It has been a hectic (…but fun!) ten days at Bay Tree Cottage with quite a diverse range of workshops …from Spring Cupcakes to Stained Glass, Building Willow Furniture to Pruning Fruit Trees, Indian Cookery, Pies & Pastries and Handmade Paper Making! Phew!
We kicked off last Tuesday with our Spring Cupcake workshop …ideally timed so we would have enough cupcakes in the cupboard to keep everyone going through all the other workshops that we were running in the week!
With spring just around the corner, this half day workshop showed participants how to make a range of scrumptious homemade cupcakes, using a range of seasonal ingredients and decorated with a special spring twist!!
On the menu we had …
Black Forest Cupcakes with Rich Chocolate Buttercream
Easter Simnel Cupcakes
We always advise the participants on our cupcake workshops not to bother with breakfast as they do have to taste all the cupcakes during the course of the morning!
Although all the baking is done prior to the workshop, for each different cupcake we carefully explain the whole making process and try to include a range of cupcakes that tackle a variety of baking methods, so everyone picks up some new tips and techniques. And we give everyone a recipe sheet so they have all the information they need to recreate their own batch at home! (And all the recipes will soon be up on our Website or Blog for you all to try too!)
As well as the obligatory tasting, it is a very hands-on morning and everyone gets to have a go at decorating a selection of cupcakes to take home with them.
So during the morning everyone had a go at piping buttercream, creating gorgeous decorations from regal icing and making some seasonal Easter adornments from marzipan …including a very cute Easter Chick!
It was a really fun-packed morning and everyone left with a box of beautiful cupcakes, inspired get baking the perfect treat for Mothers Day, Easter and St Patrick’s Day when they got home!
We have Cupcake Workshops running throughout the year, so do come and join us and we will show you how to make a selection of scrumptious cupcakes and decorate them with a special seasonal twist!
- Summer Cupcakes Thursday 24 May
- Autumn Cupcakes Wednesday 10 October
- Winter Cupcakes Wednesday 28 November
All Cupcake Workshops are half-day workshops running from 9.30am to 12pm and cost £30 per person, which includes all materials …plus lots of yummy cupcakes to taste!