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The Great British Bake Off is back on T.V. and I couldn’t be more excited, which is weird because I can’t bake to save my life. I’ve attempted to bake twice in my life and both times turned out terribly. I’m not even sure how: I followed the instructions to the letter! Anyway, let’s not talk about that because my past failures haven’t stopped me from enjoying delicious baked goodies or watching others create beautiful masterpieces on T.V!
So as a toast to the toast to one of the best things currently on U.K. telly and because I have no idea what I’m talking about (baking wise) I’ve decided to ask the lovely Pia from Vanilla Pod Bakery to explain a little bit about cupcake making hen parties…
If you are planning a hen party for a vintage queen, a dessert obsessed foodie, or a budding Mary Berry then a cupcake decorating hen activity should be right up your street.
Cupcakes are amazing single person desserts, and are now a firm staple in British birthday and wedding celebrations. Cute little cupcakes can be transformed from a simple sponge in a pretty case to something incredible with a swirl of buttercream and the adornment of a handmade sugar flower - just google amazing cupcakes to see what I mean! There are so many different styles and decorations that you can create on a single cupcake, so you can never get bored with them.
Cupcake decorating parties can also be a chance to learn how to create awesome wedding cupcakes for your wedding day. If you are looking to save money on the cake or would like your guests to get involved, a cute idea is to ask all your hens to learn how to decorate 12 beautiful cupcakes each and then create them for your actual wedding - either displayed as cupcake tower or as a dessert table. So if you have 10 hens, that’s 120 cupcakes! Most bakeries are pretty lovely, so if you book a class then the bakery may even share their tried and tested cupcake recipes!
At the Vanilla Pod Bakery we offer a unique take on the cupcake decorating activity. Inspired to create classes that get hen’s chatting, bonding and showing off their competitive side, we developed ‘Cupcake Wars’ where two teams battle it out to be crowned the champion of cupcake decorating! This fabulous one and half hour activity teaches you the basic principles of piping and sugar paste modelling, it also gives you and your teammates 75 minutes to create your own masterpieces within a set theme. We provide all the tools, equipment, butter icing, sugar paste and of course the delicious cupcakes. At the end of the event each hen gets a box to take their personally decorated cupcakes home. The winning team also gets a prize!
With a variety of options to choose from, whatever type of cupcake decorating activity you choose for your hen party, make sure you have lots of fun and take lots of pictures! - Pia x