• Wedding cupcakes class at Le Dolci Wedding cupcakes class at Le Dolci

    Wedding cupcakes class at Le Dolci

Wedding cupcakes class at Le Dolci

It’s no secret that I sometimes find decorating cakes and cupcakes intimidating. Over the years I have attended some classes, and learned some tricks that have helped me decorate cupcakes, cakes and pastries to a much higher standard than what I used to produce. I was able to overcome my fears of working with butter cream and piping tips after taking a cupcake decorating class at the Bonnie Gordon School of Confectionary Arts.  But despite the fact we worked with fondant at the class, and I brought a tub home, I rarely decorated with the stuff. So when Lisa, of Le Dolci Cupcakes and Cakes invited me to attend one of their cupcake decorating classes, I eagerly accepted and signed up for the wedding cupcakes class at this fun food education studio. And you can see from the amazing cupcakes I decorated with my own two hands in the photo above that it was a huge success.The […]

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  • Star of Bethlehem cupcakes Star of Bethlehem cupcakes

    Star of Bethlehem cupcakes

Star of Bethlehem cupcakes

  I made these cupcakes for our annual cousins’ Christmas party and had high hopes they would turn out like the ones in Susannah Blake’s book “Cupcakes” — which contains some great ideas for amateur bakers, by the way. But as the clock continued to tick ever faster and I realized I was going to be late for the party, it quickly became obvious that the frosting – a standard one made of icing sugar, egg whites, and lemon juice – required more patience and time that I had.Rather than wait for the cupcakes to cool, I added a dollop of the icing on the cupcakes, and seconds later, the icing was quickly spreading of it’s own accord. I had been aiming for only a small dollop in the centre of the cupcakes, but the too-hot icing began to drip. I caught some of the drips, but I wish I […]

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