Thursday, 29 September 2011

Eric Lanlard Cupcake Masterclass

Yesterday was my birthday and as a treat I had the day off work and booked on an Eric Lanlard Cupcake Masterclass with my friend and mum. We didn’t really know what to expect, but turned up early at Cake Boys so we could have some lunch before hand. The food was tasty and good value and as it was a lovely sunny day we sat outside to make the most of the last few days of warmth.

The course is actually run by Eric. He started by doing a quick demonstration of how to make decorations for the tops of our cupcakes using silicone mould and petal paste using moulds similar to the photo below and then how to paint and decorate them with edible food colouring and edible glitter.

There were lots of moulds to choose from. Once we had made 12 each and they were fairly dry we painted and decorated.

Eric then produced huge bowls of frosting and boxes of cupcakes for us all to decorate and take home. The frosting was a vanilla cream cheese frosting and we had a choice of colours, white, pale pink and pale green. He then showed us three methods to pipe the frosting onto the cakes and topped with the decorations made at the start.

We also did some of the cakes with half pink and half green icing in the bag to get a two tone effect.

Here are the cakes that Eric made:

Here is my slightly less professional attempts!

We got to take home our Cake Boy aprons and Eric kindly signed a copy of his recipe book that I had been given for my birthday.

All in all we had the most fabulous day and I would recommend to anyone who is interested in baking and cupcakes.


  1. Sounds like the perfect way to spend a birthday.

    I think your cupcakes look totally professional!

  2. Thanks, it really was one of the most enjoyable birthdays I can remember!