CakesWorkshops and Classes

Zoo Animal Cupcakes Class

Join in our fun with our Giraffe, Tiger, Monkey, Zebra, Lion and Elephant Cupcakes. Fun novelty cupcakes great for parties!

Date:Monday 15th September 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: £20 per person
Ref: HMB111 – Animal Cupcake Workshop
Venue: Standish Community High School, Kenyon Road, Standish, Wigan, WN6 0NX

This class will be a fun packed relaxing evening for you to enjoy. Tonight’s theme will be all about the zoo so if you fancy monkeying around for a couple of hours then come and join us. Throughout the evening you will be given demonstrations on how to make fun zoo inspired animals using a variety of tools and techniques. We’re sure these novelty designs will be a big hit with all your family and friends.

Everything is provided on the course so all you have to do is show up. I provide light refreshments and you get to take home a box of 6 cupcakes that you can devour at the end of the evening!

Should you have a question/query regarding this workshop or wish to book direct then please call Angie.

Otherwise please read T&C’s then book online.

If you would prefer to make payment via bank transfer then please contact me direct for further details.


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<b>Zoo Animal Cupcakes - Student Creations (15/09/14)</b><br />
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Well hello and welcome back to our classroom write up and oh what fun we had this evening! <br />
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Tonight was all about monkeying around and we most certainly did that, I arrived early to set up the room and found that Alister the on site manager was still there, I hadn&#039;t seen him in a while so it was nice to see a friendly face. I am also going to meet Jackie and Jen from SLS tonight who are coming over to the lesson to find out what we do and take a few pictures of our lovely creations. :D<br />
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I started to set up the room when Linda and Elizabeth arrived and offered to help, thank you ladies, then I received a call and had to walk down and meet Sue and Lydia as she had forgotten where abouts on the school we were and Abi was running a little late due to a delayed train. Gail then arrived with Doreen and not long after Jen and Jackie arrived with their camera in tow. :nerd:<br />
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It was a little bizarre having lights camera action going on in the lesson but it was great fun and the ladies happily posed for the piccies. I&#039;m ever so grateful for this as I ask them all the time but they&#039;re not much into selfies and posing. <br />
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We started the lesson with a demo of the Zebra, Tiger and Giraffe, it was a very humid evening as the weather has been quite hot of late however we couldn&#039;t open the door as the farmer had been muck spreading so it was either sweat it out or stink it out, so we decided on the humidity! Unfortunately icing doesn&#039;t bode well with heat so we did have a little stickiness but not enough to cause concern. ;)<br />
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As I am going through the demo&#039;s of the animals Jen is getting great shots of me rolling, shaping and using tools. It was a little daunting at first but then I got used to her being with me so I just continued as normal.<br />
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Once the first demo was complete I sent the ladies back to there own cupcakes and then proceeded to put the kettle on. I asked Jackie if she would like to have a go at making some of the animals as I had some extra cupcakes this lesson. She happily accepted; so after a few tips from me she was well on her way to creating a Zebra and a tiger, Jen on the other hand was chief taste tester and then got snap happy again, getting some really great photo&#039;s of the ladies in action, there were group shots, decorating shots and creating shots, basically just about every shot you can think of Jen got it! There are even pictures of me in there with the group which is nice. I am really excited about seeing the piccies and cannot wait to put them on the site.<br />
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Here are the Zoo Animal Cupcakes: <br />
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<b>Abi:</b><br />
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As you can see Abi has done a lovely job with her cupcakes, the monkey on these ones has to be my favourite.<br />
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<b>Doreen:</b><br />
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Doreen who is our infamous Cake Boss lady has made some very happy cupcakes, the lion does it for me on these ones.<br />
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<b>Elizabeth:</b><br />
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I love Elizabeth&#039;s monkey with his tongue sticking out, that was her idea and a great finish that children will love on a cupcake!<br />
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<b>Gail:</b><br />
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These are Gail&#039;s final creations from the evening, I do really like them all but the giraffe is a firm favourite this time.<br />
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<b>Jackie:</b><br />
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<b>Jackie and Jen from SLS: </b><br />
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Jackie and Jen had a great time learning about what we do on the workshops and actually having a go themselves. Jen was taste tester for the evening and Jackie got a bit creative making a few of the animal cupcakes. She has done a grand job seeing as she has never done anything like this before! Well done ladies, and lovely to finally meet you too!<br />
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<b>Linda:</b><br />
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Linda has done a wonderful job of re creating tonight&#039;s Zoo animals, fab job well done!<br />
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<b>Lydia:</b><br />
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Lydia got slightly carried away with the dusting part of the workshop and seemed to wear more than she used, she did a lovely job of the cupcakes she decorated and finished of with some love to her final cupcakes because we were out of time! <br />
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<b>Sue:</b><br />
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These are Sue&#039;s lovely Zoo Animals, she did exceptionally well seeing as she does not like chocolate icing which is what the monkey was made from. I was sure that she may have made two of another animal instead. Another happy box of goodies!<br />
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Thank you ladies for another wonderful evening and thanks again for posing for the SLS team and their photo&#039;s. We look forward to seeing and posting them soon! ;)
I have now received the pictures that Jen at <a href="" target="_blank" class="externalLink" rel="nofollow">SLS</a> took of the workshop. They have turned out fab, here are me and the ladies in action! ;)<br />
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These were the Zoo animals designs we were making as cupcake toppers, here is me with a demo on how to make them.<br />
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Here are the ladies sat watching the demonstration you can see the concentration!<br />
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Me finishing up before the ladies are let loose to create their own, rolling pins at the ready!<br />
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Here is where the fun and relaxation begins.<br />
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As you can see Lydia and Sue are very much into their cupcakes, they were taste testing the icing too.<br />
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Here is Abi fully relaxed and creating a zebra, Lydia and Sue happily posing for Jen. <br />
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Gail and Doreen having fun and posing for pics and Jackie&#039;s zebra seems to be coming along nicely.<br />
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This is a really lovely picture of Elizabeth and Linda and Abi looks like she wants to giggle in this photo! <br />
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Here&#039;s me doing another demo, I like the second photo much better. :D <br />
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More pics of the girls and a lovely tiger by Jackie.<br />
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Here is a lovely picture of Abi, Doreen, Sue, Gail, Me (Angie), Lydia, Linda and Elizabeth, Jackie and Jen are on the other side of the camera.<br />
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I would like to say a special thanks to Jen and Jackie for taking part in the evening and for the lovely photo&#039;s. <br />
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What a wonderful collection of photos Angie, it certainly looks as if a good time was had by all and the end results looked marvellous. :)