Last night I went with my best friend, Katie, and her Mum, Deb, to a cupcake decorating class held at Buttercream & Fondant in Jindalee, Brisbane. The two hour class cost us $39 each (usually $90 each) as we purchased our tickets through the Groupon website here and it was well worth the money (and on my part, the travel). Included in our booking price were light refreshments, a glass of sparkling wine, 6 cupcakes for us to decorate and take home, a takeaway container filled with pre-prepared buttercream frosting, and two reasonably sized rectangles of fondant icing for us to play with. :)
Not only did we learn how to make the perfect buttercream frosting, but we also learned how to position the piping bags properly and which tips to use to get the best dispersion of a particular style of frosting. As you can see from the photos below I was a pretty slow learner when it came to the buttercream frosting.. but the important thing to remember is that they tasted great! :P
We were also given a pretty detailed lesson on different ways to play around with fondant such as using moulds, cutters, imprints etc. which I found very interesting, although I don't personally enjoy eating fondant myself.
Overall we had a really good night and I would definitely recommend this class to a friend. :)