Robert recently bought me a Groupon voucher to go to a cup-cake decorating session in London.
The event was hosted by The Cocoa Box at the Britannia Hotel, Hampstead.
Robert came with me and when we arrived we were given 6 cupcakes to play with.
We were then given 3 pieces of fondant icing in white, pink and red and told how to make a bow, a cupcake and and ice cream cone out of it - which we did.
Two cakes were covered with Glace Icing (which she kept calling fondant - well she was American and that's what they call it :) - two with cream cheese frosting and then came the best part, we were let loose with a piping bag of buttercream. This was coloured mauve and had parma voilet flavouring.
After seeing Donna's "rose" cakes which she made for Lianne's 21st, I really wanted to learn how to make them, and here is my first attempt. Sprinkled with edible glitter - I was very happy with the result.
Next was a swirl of buttercream and we were told to "be creative" with the leftover fondant so I made the butterfly below.
These are the finished six cakes with the bow, ice-cream cone and cupcake as above.
The pair of flowers I also made with the leftover fondant.
I'm not sure about that blue Glace icing but we had a lovely time and bought them home.
Lynn's husband Alan was my guinea pig and ate the one with the butterly - hope he's OK? LOL!
That evening we dined at the local Miller & Carter steak house where I discovered the following:
Yum, Yum and more Yum!