You might have seen a few weeks ago, I posted about a campaign on the Duracell Facebook page where people are inspired to try new things and share their goals. Duracell also invited me to learn a new skill.
I LOVE making cakes, but definitely lack the skill and patience to make them pretty. My sponge is good, but my decorating skills were pretty much limited to piping icing and adding sweets.
I chose to attend a an elegant cupcake decorating class at The Cake Makery in Fleet. My expectations of my own skills were low and I wasn’t expecting to make anything I’d be pleased with.
I surprised myself.
It is amazing what the right tools, peace and quiet and a good teacher can do. I REALLY enjoyed having the time to concentrate without fending off children wanting to eat the icing and actually taking the time to make something look good.
I have set myself a new challenge. This week is H’s birthday party, I want to make similar cupcakes but with bright coloured ribbons on them to match her ‘crazy tea party theme’. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
Huge thanks to Duracell for giving me this opportunity.
Lucy at Dear Beautiful
Wow. These look amazing Emma. I’m seriously impressed. I’d love to do a class and get better at icing, it can make the difference between an okay looking cake and a thing of beauty.
You should be so pleased with yourself. x
Thanks Lucy 🙂
Wow they really are beautiful Emma. I’m useless at cake decorating but Would love to be able to do it, these look like something out of a magazine or cook book xx
they were really easy Karen , I promise 🙂
Michelle Twin Mum
Oh wow Emma, they are divine. Could this be a new sideline? Mich x
I don’t think I have the patience to make more than 6 🙂
I Heart Motherhood
they look so stylish! I also wish I had the time to do these kinds of creative things just for me. Looks like you may have a new hobby….
i thought so, until I tried at home …it was a disaster!
Woah they look all professional and gorgeous! How jolly nice of Duracell -when can we start placing orders? 😉
I do have a new love for Duracell 🙂
Oh my word they are BEAUTIFUL! I love the buttons.
How nice to get some ‘me time’ too. x
Awww, thank you. xx
Boo Roo and Tigger Too
You should be very proud of those cakes, they wouldn’t be out of place in a wedding
Thank you. xx
Donna @ Little Lilypad Co
Wow Wow Wow! These are amazing, I would totally pay money for this standard. Did they taste as delightful as they look?
They are so pretty, well done xxx
These cakes…yum!!!! I would love to take a class like you did too!
These are so so awesome. I am not creative but I am going to try!
Oh my word, how good are those?! So pretty.
So pretty, what a lovely thing to get to try! xx