Friday, November 5, 2010

Hello, Cupcake Baking Class

I love visiting Sur La Tableau, a cooking supply and gourmet food shop, where they often host cooking classes. Some of the classes include French Bistro, Holiday Baking, Sushi, Seafood, and Grilling. I was really excited that the author of Hello, Cupcake was going to be hosting a cupcake decorating class, focusing on seasonal designs. As soon as I found out about the class, I signed up because spaces tend to fill up rather quickly.
The class was hosted by Karen Tack, and cupcake design creator and food writer. Her books include Hello, Cupcake! and What's New, Cupcake? I highly recommend these books. They include inventive and very creative recipe ideas for cupcakes for ALL ages. The next cupcakes I would like to create are "spaghetti and meatball" cupcakes made with Rocher chocolates, strawberry preserves and shaved white chocolate to mimic the grated cheese. You can even add decorations such as grape juice for wine and a red and white checkered table cloth to create an Italian restaurant feel. These cupcakes are great for holidays, birthdays and any type of celebration. They even have wedding cupcake creation ideas. These are easy, fun DIY projects that are fun for the whole family.

This was supposed to be a cockroach...A date was used for the body and caramel for the wings.

The werewolf for Halloween was the most fun making! The tongue is made out of Fruit Roll-up and the mouth protruding is a marshmallow. The dog design is similar to this one. Create a moon cupcake to accompany him!
He says rarr!

My pumpkin! The mouth is made of Starbursts and Tootsie Rolls 
The pumpkin cupcake is literally also a pumpkin cupcake with orange-colored vanilla icing!

Above are the cupcakes created by Karen. She does such a beautiful job! I must say I couldn't stop eating the icing when I was creating my cupcakes! She said that she doesn't do it anymore because she does it so often, you could get nauseous. :-/
I love my Turkey!
The Turkey cupcake is made from caramel, corn flakes dipped in food coloring, pound cake, sweet pretzel-like sticks, and mini green edible decorations.

I will be keeping my eye out for future classes with Karen. She was such a pleasure to work with and learn from! I also look forward to creating these cupcakes at home with my family and friends.
I gave the alien to my uncle, the pumpkin to my brother, the werewolf to my mom, the Turkey for myself, and the cockroach I gave to my dad. They all enjoyed them :-)

I gave my alien hair and a smile :)


  1. Those are some awesome cupcakes!

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  2. that sounds like fun!! LOVE the werewolf one :)


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