It was definitely worth the wait!! On Saturday Mara, Mom and I made our way to Leah's Pantry just outside Macclesfield and we had a fantastic time! I was anticipating our day of cupcake making to be amazing...but the actual day surpassed all my expectations! From the second we arrived until we left we were impressed by all the small details which had been taken into account and really added to the day. The Pantry where we baked all day was a lovely place to be..it was a beautifully finished kitchen and even had cupcake kitchen tiles too! Upon our arrival we were offered drinks and home made biscuits that were delicious..all served on gorgeous crockery too! We were presented with recipe files which even had all our names inside, and then the cupcake making began! (Check out our aprons too!)
One of my favourite things of the day was the array of flavours we were able to make! We made brownie cupcakes, lemon meringue, white chocolate and raspberry, blueberry, vanilla and even rocky road!So we had a good mix! and not only did we learn how to decorate elegantly with fondant icing there was also lots of buttercream around and a whole selection of various toppings and sprinkles to decorate with. We were shown how to make rose decorations and frosted blackberries. We were also left to our own devices with every colour icing imaginable and a big selection of different shaped cut outs - we had so much fun..making decorations to our hearts content! Whilst our icing decorations were left to set we indulged in a homemade lunch of cauliflower cheese soup and chocolate mousse cake which was scrummy! and then after lunch we assembled all our cakes and were given a presentation box to take them home in!
Here we are proudly holding some of our creations!
These were my finished creations:
Mara and I even bought some goodie bags at the end of the day filled with icing and colourings and edible glue so we can now practice what we learnt on the day at home! Here I am in the hotel that night with my goodie bag (in my cupcake pj's).
I would definitely recommend it to anyone..in my opinion it certainly offers the most fun on the day then any of the other cupcake courses I looked at, you make more cupcakes and you get to take a variety home with you..not just all the same flavour! and value for money was incredible too - I would have expected to pay double for a course of this quality! Thanks to Leah for giving us a great day! You could even make a weekend of it like we did (but we didn't manage to get accomodation at the farm where it's at as we took too long to book so book early!) because Leah's Pantry is situated at her family farm Harrop Fold Farm which is an amazing B&B that's won many awards and I could only imagine how yummy the cooked breakfasts would be since everything is sourced locally. We had some of the butter with our soup at lunch which was sourced from Shropshire and it was the best I'd ever tasted!