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Confession time: I am deathly afraid of public speaking. So much so that when I was approached recently to run a cupcake workshop for a corporate group of 20 women, my first thought was ‘No way!’ The more I thought about it, however, the more I felt I should reconsider. How often do I have the undivided attention of an audience who is genuinely interested in what I have to say about cupcakes? I decided to seize the opportunity. I would feel the fear and do it anyway!

 

The Challenge

My challenge was to create a cupcake workshop that would keep a group of adults interested for an hour and a half. I wanted my participants not only to have a fun time, but to also walk away with some new skills.

I designed the following workspace for each participant (the red ball is fondant):

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We started with the most basic skill: how to pipe a cupcake. Along with the Classic Swirl, I featured the very trendy Rose, which is both incredibly easy and a showstopper!

 

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The group learned how to make the appliqués below. Roses are very time consuming and there is definitely a learning curve, but my group was phenomenal!

 

 

I did not get to take any pictures during the actual workshop, but I was lucky enough to get my hands on some that were taken by others:

 

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Spilling my secrets to cupcake perfection

 

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Some (but not all) of the group!

 

 

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They were piping naturals!

 

Some of the fondant appliqués:

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The workshop was a TON of fun, and I would do it again in a heartbeat! In addition to a very different and refreshing take on a corporate group activity, I would be happy to offer this workshop as a birthday party activity for children aged 11 and up.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!

9 thoughts on “My First Cupcake Workshop

    1. tanya Post author

      Thanks, Robbie! Teaching is fun, and I definitely couldn’t pass up the opportunity to teach adults.

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  1. Abby Geiger (@AbbyGeiger)

    I am admiring your talent and drive, and drooling over the results both at the same time. Who wouldn’t like to learn how to make such beautiful cupcakes? I hope you have many more opportunities to teach people!

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  2. Sian

    Well done for doing this despite the nerves! That’s a cool company if they offer their staff cupcake workshops! That piping looks very impressive!

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