Easter Bunnies and Rainbows Iced Biscuits

When I came across this Easter biscuit/cookie cutter set by Meri-Meri I fell a little bit in love with the pretty shapes. Bunny rabbits and rainbows are two of my favourite things, I couldn't wait to dust off my piping nozzles, mix up some royal icing and have a little play. Sometimes it's nice to work on a little project just because inspiration strikes, with no customer expectations or the pressures of a looming deadline. 

Taking inspiration from the popular sleeping unicorn trend, I decided to opt for a dreamy sleeping bunnies design for my little fellas.

Sleepy Bunny Biscuits

I choose a soft pastel pallet using Sugarflair food colourings in Claret, Party Green, Egg Yellow and Ice Blue to create the spring like colour schemed. The delicate gold details have been carefully piped, left to dry and then painted by hand using Sugarflair Gold Lustre mixed with a tiny amount of clear alcohol. Once the icing had dried Sugarflair Pink Shimmer Lustre has been dusted on with a dry brush to create the cute little blush on the bunnies rosy cheeks. 

Sleeping Bunnies Iced Easter Biscuits

Once my inner girlie creative juices were in full flow there was no stopping me, I couldn't resist adding a flower crown to some of the rabbits. I've decided these bunnies look like they could be off to a festival! What do you think?

Sleepy Bunny Iced Easter Biscuits

Rachel x

Custom Cakes - My Story

People often ask how I discovered cake decorating and ask how my business began.

My passion for cake decorating and sugar craft began as a small child. I always remember my mother creating the most wonderful birthday cakes for me and my brother. I would spend hours looking through her cake decorating books, marvelling at the designs and carefully choosing what birthday cake I would have each year. With these fond memories held close to my heart, when my own daughter had her first birthday party I decided I would carry on the tradition and I baked and decorated her birthday cake. Everybody at the party was most impressed with the 2 tier fairy castle cake I had lovingly spent hours creating. Family and friends then began asking for celebration cakes in all shapes and sizes and before I knew it friends of friends too. After my success designing and creating cakes for family and friends I became confident in myself, my work and with a wealth of practical experience under my belt, in 2009 I took the plunge and launched my business The Custom Cake Shop, baking and designing custom cakes.

Today I enjoy passing on my experience and knowledge to others through Custom Cake Classes by The Custom Cake ShopSince 2011 I have been busy teaching cake and cupcake decorating, running cupcake classes, hen party workshops, children's parties and hosting private corporate events. 

Although my path has changed direction and led me into teaching, I still consider a select few bespoke cake commissions but availability is extremely limited as I find my diary quickly fills with class and party dates. If you would like to make a cake enquiry please email your requirements along with the date you require to Rachel@customcakeclasses.com. 

Click on the images below to view a selection of some of the my personal favourite cake designs I have created.

Hen Party Cupcake Decorating at Gascoyne Place, Bath

CUPCAKE DECORATING PARTIES AT GASCOYNE PLACE IN BATH

Whether you are after a fun Hen Party activity, a glamorous girly day out with your friends, a corporate team building event or an extra special birthday treat, a private cupcake decorating class is a wonderful and unique way to spend an afternoon.

We are delighted to have teamed up with the stylish and cool Gascoyne Place in Bath to offer an extra special package for your special event. Bathed in history, Gascoyne Place is conveniently situated within Bath City Centre making it the ideal location for Hen Parties visiting this historic city. Our cupcake events at Gascoyne Place are held in the elegant Georgian first floor dining rooms that look out directly onto Sawclose square and Bath’s historic Theatre Royal.

Hen Party Cupcake Classes Bath

THE PACKAGE

On arrival you will be welcomed into the warm private surroundings ofGascoyne Place with a glass of bubbly. When everyone has arrived your group will be seated at the large table and each given a pretty apron to wear ready to begin making your cupcake decorations. You will be guided through the class design with demonstrations given every step of the way.

Mid class you will take a short break for you all to enjoy a cup of tea, coffee and complimentary cupcake courtesy of The Custom Cake Shop. Feeling refreshed you will then take back to your seats to complete your cupcake designs, each using a piping bag to pipe beautiful butter cream swirls and adorn with your handmade decorations.

The class will last approximately 2 hours and will include:

  • A complimentary glass of Prosecco on arrival
  • 6 freshly baked vanilla cupcakes to decorate per person
  • A short break mid class for complimentary light refreshments such as tea, coffee and an extra cupcake to enjoy!
  • All ingredients and equipment are supplied for use during the class including aprons
  • You will learn a variety of piping techniques and how to make small delicate decorations
  • A pretty presentation box will be provided for each of you to take your cupcakes away safely
  • We will take photographs throughout to capture the special memories of your day (available to download after the event)

 

Our hen party and group bookings package at Gascoyne Place costs £35 per person with a minimum group size of 8 people. Group bookings at Gascoyne Place can take place on any day of the week or weekends, morning or afternoon.

Gascoyne Place is such a cool and welcoming place to visit that many people find they don’t want to leave! Many of our groups stay for lunch in the resturant or drinks at the bar before of after the cupcake class. For more information or to make a reservation please visit their website here.

 

Cupcake Decorating for Hen Parties, Bristol and Bath

CUPCAKE DECORATING PARTIES & CLASSES BROUGHT TO YOU!

As well as our cupcake decorating classes at St.Vincent's in Bristol and Gascoyne Place in Bath, we also have a home visit package available where we bring the cupcake workshop to your home, holiday cottage, office or party venue. The package costs £30 per person with a minimum group size of 8 people.

We have travelled all over the south west hosting hen do, team building events and birthday party cupcake classes at numerous offices, cottages and holiday homes.

We provide all of the ingredients and equipment including tablecloths, aprons and cake decorating tools for the duration of the party. All we need from you is a big enough table to work on for your party size requirements.

We will arrive in plenty of time to set up the work space ready for the cupcake class. We take pride in arranging the cupcake decorating table to look immaculate which will impress your guests on arrival.

Your group will be guided through the class design with demonstrations given every step of the way. You will be taught how to colour sugar paste, make a selection of pretty decorations and learn how to pipe a variety of soft butter cream swirls.

Once the class has finished we will then completely clear the area of any mess that may have been caused leaving you free to enjoy the rest of your day. You won’t know we were ever there!

The class will last approximately 2 hours and will include:

  • 6 freshly baked vanilla cupcakes to decorate per person
  • All ingredients and equipment are supplied for use during the class including aprons and tablecloths
  • You will learn a variety of piping techniques and how to make small delicate decorations
  • A pretty presentation box will be provided for each of you to take your cupcakes away safely
  • We will take photographs throughout to capture the special memories of your day (available to download after the event)

Times, dates and numbers are flexible with this package. Please note, a mileage charge may be applicable.