Cupcake Cuteness for a Good Cause
The week before last, I gave a cupcake decorating workshop for Bethany Trust service users.
It was a lovely event, with a really good turnout. I went armed with 72 cupcakes, thinking that should be plenty and give everyone a chance to decorate a few each, but almost an hour of the 2 hr session still to go, we had completely run out, and emergency cupcakes had to be procured! In the end 110 were decorated by kids and adults alike.
I had to laugh at the decorating style of some of the little-uns: Dollop on icing, stick on as many sweets as possible. Eat said sweets. Stick in some more. Eat those ones and lick off the icing. Repeat. I can't help thinking there were probably a) a few kids full up of cake and refusing to eat their tea and b) on a sugar high come bedtime!
|Butterkist popcorn lion says "Raaar"|
Anyway, I decorated a selection of cakes in advance to take along for inspiration. Undoubtedly the panda and the marshmallow flower were the most popular with the participants.
|Toppings tubbed up and ready to go! (Thanks Mrs H!)|
|Oreo panda and a rather squat hedgehog|
|Gold and silver sprinkle stars|
|Jammy heart for icing haters|
|Marshmallow flowers a la Australian Womens Weekly 1980s cake decorating tips! |
|Scary face looks a little non-plussed|
|Rosebuds and sugar pearls |
|Flags - incase you don't like icing OR jam!|