Fun me time!!

So in the last couple of weeks I have been treating myself to some fun things just for me.  Something I have not done since I have the boys.  It has been fun and I’ve learnt a lot!

So what have I been doing?  Classes on baking and decorating of course!  Yes my idea of fun is a class, but it involved food so that’s ok right??  I’ve done 3 and I would love to do more in the future if I can find some money in our budget.  These were luckily paid for with money I received from family for my birthday months ago that I’ve been saving and saving not knowing how to spend.

The first one I did was on decorating cupcakes with fondant.  I think they came out rather well and I have been practising my roses since and getting better and better. 

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Then I did one of covering cakes with fondant – that was challenging but I think the result is awesome!  The problem is now I don’t want to eat the cake, but hubby is very keen!!!

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Those two classes were done locally and run at one of the councils community centres so that was great.  The last one I did a couple of days ago I actually bought through Scoopon.  I’ve dealt with them before making small purchases (kitchen stuff I probably didn’t need but had to have!) but this was the first time I’d booked a class and it was a much easier process than I thought. 

It was run through Stotts College, a Cupcake Masterclass.  We were taught how to make the perfect cupcake, about buttercream icing and my favourite part which I wasn’t expecting was on how to create chocolate decorations.  My technique with piping icing needs some practice but I did quite well with the chocolate filigree

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Now I’m trying to come up with reasons why I need to make cake and cupcakes so I can practice!!  The boys birthday is still 6 months away so I have plenty of time to master my skills and create something awesome (I hope).

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