We are really pleased and excited to let you know, that after the success of our children’s cupcake decorating parties, and at the request of lots of avid young bakers and their parents, we will be starting decorating workshops for children, from the February 2012 half-term.
The workshops have been developed to teach children, who have an interest in food, baking or cakes, new decorating skills that they can also do at home. The workshops will cover a variety of techniques including the art of buttercream swirls and fondant iced cupcakes; as well as making sugar-paste decorations using different methods.
The workshops will run for two sessions initially, in February, and will take place at Cirencester Cupcakes HQ in Swan Yard, Cirencester. Please see below for more detailed information about the workshops.
Please visit our online shop to book a space or arrange a gift voucher.
Now the budding young bakers in the family can learn how to decorate cupcakes and have great fun! This specially designed Decorating Workshop is for children, aged between 10 and 16. The workshops will run twice during the February half-term and limited spaces are available.
The workshops will be held on Friday, February 17, 2012. There will be two classes:
- 10.00am to 12.30pm
- 2.00pm to 4.30pm
It is possible to book for either the morning workshop or the afternoon workshop for your child. There will be a maximum of 8 children per workshop. We request that all bookings must be made by an adult over the age of 18.
The workshops have been specially designed to enable the children to learn new skills that they can then practice at home. Each child will decorate 4 freshly baked cupcakes which they will then take away to share with their family. The workshop is designed for beginners, so there is no need for any previous experience.
The format of the workshop is demonstration and hands-on participation. Louise, the owner of Cirencester Cupcakes, will demonstrate the decorating techniques to the children, and explain to them step-by-step. Our tutors will always on hand to help the children and answer any questions, so they will learn as much as possible. There is plenty of opportunity to ask lots of questions.
The workshops are designed to teach new skills whilst having lots of fun! The workshops will include:
- How to use a piping bag and nozzles
- How to pipe buttercream into fabulous soft swirls and rose swirls
- How to cover cupcakes with sugar-paste for a smooth finish
- How to colour buttercream and sugar-paste
- How to use sugar-paste cutters to make simple decorations, ie. butterflies, blossoms, daisies, stars
- How to make a sugar paste bow and sugar paste flowers
- How to use glitter, sprinkles, lustre spray and anything else edible, you can imagine, to decorate cupcakes
To finish the workshop, the children will each create their own cupcake design using the skills that they have learnt during the workshop. A winner will be chosen, who will receive a special prize. Each child will receive a certificate and a Cupcake Decorating Starter set after attending the workshop.
Everything is included, and you do not need to supply anything. Each child will be provided with a full set of equipment for to use during the workshop. Refreshment drinks will be provided during the workshop.
The workshops are for children aged between 10 and 16. Parents are not expected to stay with the children, although we request that you remain in the local area and are contactable by mobile. A valid mobile number will be requested when arriving at the workshop. On booking, we will email you a list of places of interest that you may wish to visit whilst you child is at the workshop. Cirencester is a historical market town with a rich and varied history, as well as having an eclectic mix of independent retailers.
Our classes all take place at our shop in Cirencester town centre. We are 5 minutes off the A417, between Cheltenham and Swindon, and a ten minute taxi journey from our nearest rail station, Kemble. There is no parking on site, but there is plenty of free parking around Cirencester town centre, during workshop hours. Directions will be emailed to you on booking.
Price: £30 per person, all inclusive
Booking Terms and Conditions
Please double check the date that you wish to make the booking for as all courses are non-refundable, and no refunds will be made for cancellations. In the unlikely event that we have to cancel a class, a full refund will be offered.