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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!

ladies hearts and flowers 2013

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!

I am thoroughly ashamed that it has been over a month since my last blog-post, okay, okay so I always say something similar…’we’ve been really busy’, ‘up the wall’, ‘no time to turn-around’….its all true I swear!! Okay so whats been happening I hear you ask, well, now you come to mention it, we have been up the wall! Since the last blog-post which was a summary of our Secret Garden cupcake workshop we have also held a full-day intensive course; ‘Flower Power’, which concentrated on (obvious maybe) ‘Flowers’ and forming beautiful flowers for adorning cupcakes!

It was a great class and there were some beautiful creations like this one (bottom) which is a fine example of ‘less is more’

 Occasionally students have a tendency to either over-load their cupcakes with decorations or run out of cupcakes and pile all the decorations they have made on to one cupcake!  But I think this is a great example of a simple but beautifully adorned cupcake made with florist paste and a silicone mould! (which are my new best friends).  Below are some other examples made by a student who, I am sure she wouldn’t mind me describing as a ‘tom-boy’, and whom produced some of the loveliest flowers I have seen for a while. I particularly like the pink one on the right hand-side!

So a successful day all round and I have since had lots of nice feedback from those who attended to say they really enjoyed their day! I am also glad to announce that we have a new venue for our courses, which will now be held at Claremont Farm on the Wirral in their professional kitchens! http://www.claremontfarm.co.uk/forthcomingevents.html check out this link to their website for upcoming events and more details of our courses!

Anyways, there is more news but I have to go, but I will share with you news of our latest event at Port Sunlight Village Fayre very soon! Thanks for reading our blog!

The Angels 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!!

 



		

Following the success of our Cupcake Master-class last year, and after many enquiries, we now have a date for the next Cupcake decorating class which will take place on Sunday May 8th on the Wirral, near Cheshire.

‘Hearts and flowers’, our summer homage to cupcakes, will focus on the decoration element of cupcakes, enabling students to create a summery themed selection of cupcakes to take home (12 to be exact). The day will include a lovely lunch, refreshments as and when required and 2 boxes of 6 cupcakes lovingly decorated by your own fair hand.

This class will focus on buttercream piping techniques, creating hand-made roses and flowers and will also look at creating colour-schemes for events such as weddings and occasions which you keen cake-decorators may need to cater for!

For more information please e-mail us at info@angelscupcakes.co.uk and we will be happy to send you more details. Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis!

Thanks x


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