Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sponsored by readers like you: Cupcake & cookie decorating

This is another great class because if you mess up, you can eat it and it still tastes great! We enjoyed this class in Yarrow and Chilliwack, and we're doing it again in the summer because, after all, who can resist the lure of the cupcake?

In an ideal world, we'd learn all the different techniques of making swirls and flowers and grass and leaves and flowers, but let's be honest - most of the kids just want to put some icing on them and eat them! (The older ones show a lot more restraint than the younger ones, and I have to give them lots of credit for actually leaving the building with some of their sweets intact! I don't think mine would last that long!)

If you're interested in learning more about cookie decorating, here are a few of my favourite links!

The University of Cookie - Everything you wanted to know with great videos and tutorials!

Cake Journal - Great recipes and tutorials! Check out this section for all the basics and more for cookies and cakes!

As you know, our youth groups are funded by readers like you who donate by buying the e-books, Back to BasicsHair Care Products: Shampoos & Conditioners, and Lotionmaking 101. If you'd like to learn more about our groups and what we do, please click here.

These pictures are posted regularly so I can share the joy we feel teaching these groups to the youth with those of you who have donated to make them possible. I also want to share with you the idea of teaching youth in your community crafty fun or to introduce you to a new craft that might not have interested you previously!

If I haven't said it before, thank you so much for all your support!


Lise M Andersen said...

Gorgeous looking and creative cakes!! Well done!

Will (Cleveland, OH) said...

Wonderful. I have no patience, myself, frequently the icing is eaten before the cupcake is baked, especially if a buttercream is involved. I wish I had a dollar for every time I've been scolded over frosting! Yeah, I'm that bad.