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Well what an amazing summer we’ve been having so far, we’re not really used to this are we? It has been all-go on the Angels front but we held our final cake class of the summer last week and will now be having a rest (haha) (on the cake class front) over Wedding season until the autumn. We are planning some really fun classes for the autumn including a model making class, which I am really looking forward to.

We have had some interest from younger cupcakers too so we embraced it by including the young-uns on our final workshop!ImageIts always nice to see their enthusiasm and often kids throw a whole new spin on an idea that we have been teaching for ages! So I look forward to creating some new classes for children too this autumn/winter caking season and as always will keep you posted via our website: http://www.angelscakesandbakes.co.uk/ and Facebook and trusty Twitter (see tabs for links).

I do hope we continue to have glorious weather and you all enjoy the summer and I look forward to hopefully seeing you at one of our cake classes soon when the days are not so bright and we need some Sunday Fun.

happy caking,

The Angels xxx

We’ve been so busy recently that I forgot we even had a blog…how bad is that? It’s been a funny old 6 months since we last blogged but the truth is there are just so many social media outlets these days it is truly hard to keep up, it’s a job in itself, on top of our ‘actual jobs’.

So what’s been happening? well other aspects of our daily lives seem to have been so busy and making cakes and running classes all take up our time. The baking-trend roller coaster does not seem to be losing momentum, indeed, there are still numerous new baking/cake decorating publications making there way onto the shop shelves and stores selling equipment, as well as actual cake shops,  still popping up everywhere. Literally, there are now ‘pop-up’ shops opening on the high streets and in malls. I think they are a great idea as they do not involve the expense and dedication required involved in opening a full-on commercial property and they can be moved to popular areas depending upon demand.

So what else is news? Well, we have just published the dates of our new cupcake decorating classes on the website which you can see here: http://www.angelscakesandbakes.co.uk/angels-cakes-and-bakes-workshops.html

We accept Paypal now too which is a bonus for people, so no fuss, just an easy-peasy payment and booking procedure! So if you haven’t been on one of workshops yet then book early to avoid disappointment we always have loads of fun and there is so much to learn!

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Look at the ladies here with their prize cupcakes! 🙂

Well that’s all for now, I’m off to make fondant willy’s, oh the joys of my job,  Hope to see you soon! 🙂 xxx

Well it’s been a while since the last blog post, but in that short space of time the world, well the UK at least, seems to have gone BAKING MAD! Everywhere you turn there is baking paraphernalia, whether it be books, baking tins or just about everything you can imagine with cupcakes printed on it!

On the TV every other programme is either a reality show or a cookery show of some description or another! We are getting more and more enquiries every day about our classes and I’ve noticed that many other classes are starting to pop up too around the UK!

It is great to see that so many people are trying their hand at home baking, I for one have always been a huge fan, and since I was very small, have enjoyed producing sweet treats to hand out to family and friends! With that in mind we have been very busy working on new products and goods and promoting both them and our classes! Our last class in fact was just the other Sunday and the cakes produced were some of the best yet!

You can see how much work has gone into these little Easter cuties! I just love teaching making these small fondant figures and kids really love eating them so all of our students go home happy and the children (or grown-ups) in their families enjoy savouring their hard work!

We have a range of classes scheduled for this year which can be viewed on our new website soon but in the meantime you  can contact us via our e-mail info@angelscupcakes.co.uk. We are based in Bebington, in the North of England and all ability ranges are catered for!

Last week we were lucky to have a nice sunny Sunday so the ladies sat out and ate lunch overlooking the fields at Claremont farm (where our classes are held).

So if you fancy joining all those people on the TV by trying out your caking skills why not join us on one of our classes and see how you fair! we always have fun and at the end of the day there is always Cake!

Where did it come from, it just crept up on us from nowhere! Xmas is just a stones-throw away & boy have we been busy!

Our classes for 2011 ended in November but we had a lovely last class with many of our students returning for the festive workshop, which was great! They made some really lovely cakes and I got some great feedback from many of them to say how much they enjoyed the class and some of them also visited at the Xmas stall too!

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The Xmas Food Fayre at Port Sunlight was very busy this year but I think there were more people taking leaflets about our cakes and enquiring about our classes than actually buying our delicious delicacies (which is still good news).  I think that with the influx of cookery and baking programmes now on TV people are giving it a whirl themselves, and good on them too! We are always happy to have a stall at a couple of these types of events every year and spread the good cakey word, particularly about our workshops at Claremont Farm.

We were really happy with the stand this year, we do try to make it as festive as possible and the lights and voiles really added to that I think.  Anyway there were loads of visitors and our mince pies sold out again (we can never make enough) thanks to a local DJ telling people about how fab they were, and we weren’t going to argue!

Our cream soda push pop cakes did not sell as well as we would have liked, they sold-out in the summer so I am guessing they are more of a summer thing, we made the syrup ourselves and were very pleased with the results so summery ‘cream soda push pop cakes’ here we come!  A big seller were our sweetie-pops, they were a new line we added and basically consisted of marshmallows on sticks with white chocolate drizzled over and sweeties stuck on top, and they were yummy, even though I say so myself!

Our jam tarts are always a big seller too, they all sold out, along with our Baileys Cream cupcakes and our triple chocolate ones! So all-in-all it was successful and very festive, although we did do better last Xmas and at the summer Fayre (we sold out in 4 hours), I think this is more of a sign-of-the-times especially after talking to other stall holders who also said that business was slower than at previous events!

I wanted to share with you a picture of one of this years Caribbean Christmas Cakes we have been making, full of lovely fruits such as mango, dates and figs, lots of Caribbean rum and covered in golden brandy marzipan and Madagascan vanilla fondant!

I am not a massive fan of fruit cake if I am honest but I have saved one of these for Xmas day so that I can sample it myself and hopefully not be disappointed.

Other news is we are currently working on our new website which we are hoping will be up-and-running in early 2012, with lots of new exciting features and links, so watch this space, and we have also been approached about supplying our wares to a couple of outlets- more about that in the new year! (*fingers crossed*)

Well I must dash now as I have lots to do but all that remains for me to say, and all of us at Angels HQ, is have a fab Christmas and end of 2011 and I look forward to blogging in 2012! Thanks for reading Kim x

I cannot believe how quickly this month is flying by! Our workshop at the start of June was a great success, we had another full class and the students produced some beauties! We decided upon the ‘Secret Garden’ as a theme so that we could make some lovely creepy crawlies and flowers!

Above are just some of the students beautiful creations! Plus some pics of them hard at work!

For more pictures and updates see our facebook page ‘Angels Cupcakes’

Well what can I say, our May cupcake decorating learning day was a huge success! The Ladies produced some real beauties and I was so impressed by their enthusiasm. The class got on really well together and at times the room was silent and filled with pure concentration & at other times laughter- which is nice!

Below is a picture of the ladies hard at work!

This was our first class of the year so we wanted to create some nice sunny designs and bright colours. One of the ladies used all pastel shades to produce her decorations and the results were beautiful!

We have already had tons of enquiries about our next courses so if you are interested in learning buttercream piping techniques and how to produce professional looking cupcakes just e-mail us, tweet us or check out our Facebook page!!

Check out our Flickr link at the side to look at more photos from our classes!

*Further to our post below, we have reduced the price of childs places to £35

We have a new workshop in June !!

The workshop is entitled ‘the Secret Garden’ and entails decorating cupcakes around this theme. Specifically we will be making mini edible roses, leaves and flowers. Plus toadstools, butterflies and other edible delights associated with the ‘Secret Garden’. We will also be demonstrating buttercream piping techniques such as ‘edible grass’ and how to achieve the ‘soil effect’ for creating your own genuine-looking mini Secret Gardens.

The course will be held in Heswall, Wirral on Sunday 12th June and will run for 3 hours. This is a great workshop for parents and kids (over the age of 8 ) or adults alike, who wish to hone or learn new skills. The course aims to be informative but also, and most importantly, fun! The price of the workshop is £65 * including 6 cakes to take home, refreshments, all your materials and a certificate of attendance!

Our morning workshop (10-1) is for mums or dads with kids and the afternoon workshop (2-5) is for adults only!

If this sounds like something that would be of interest to you or you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact us and we will send you payment details and our address etc. email info@angelscupcakes.co.uk

The Secret Garden brings out the child in all of us and we are really looking forward to it, we hope to see you there!!

 



		

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