Back in November, I was invited to give a cake decorating demonstration for some 15-17 year old "Rangers". These girls are the next step up from Girl Guides and meet regularly to do all kinds of fin things. I prepared by marking loot bags for the girls filled with an 8 piece decorating kit, disposable piping bags, a pallet knife, a cake tester and a couple of gel colours. I pre-baked 6 cupcakes for each girl and brought a bucket of buttercream icing, along with heaps of sprinkles and coloured sugar for decorating. After showing the girls how to make a paper piping bag, properly colour their icing and use each of the tips, I let the girls run wild! I wish I had taken more pictures, but we just ran out of time. The below cupcakes were made by my friend Amie, who is one of the leaders and helped arrange the awesome night. Nice basket weave Amie!
I baked my first cookie at the age of 5, and have been in love ever since. The smiles on people's faces when they taste my creations is what keeps my passion alive!