Last Friday, I attended a Modern Vintage Cupcake Decoration Hands-on Workshop at Shermay's Cooking School conducted by Chef Jackie Tay. The workshop focused on basic techniques and applications in using fondant, gumpaste and edible icing images, and I got to decorate 6 cupcakes during the 4hr workshop :)
Although I shun away from fondant and gumpaste in my bakes because I don't like their cloyingly sweet and chemical taste, I do agree that fondant and gumpaste can create intricate and pretty looking edible decorations that look too good to eat.
When I saw the workshop put up at Shermay's Cooking School, I was immediately tempted because the cupcakes look irresistibly pretty and the vintage old English kind of theme appeals to me. It's always good to learn more, in case I may really need to apply fondant, gumpaste or icing images on my bakes in future. Moreover, I still have some credits left over from my expiring membership.
We then proceed to make buntings, bunny silhouette, butterflies, sugar plaque, pink carnation and english rose using fondant and gumpaste. I was so absorbed in making them that I forgot to take photos along the way.
I was very glad to attend the workshop and gained useful knowledge and tips that I'm sure would be useful one of these days :)
Did I eat the cupcakes? Well, I ate half a cupcake just to try. Still don't like the taste of fondant, gumpaste as well as the icing image :( Doesn't matter, so long as they are pretty to look at!