Cupcake Class

Just a quick one today, its 9am and I need to start getting ready for my blogger day at the Blythswood Hotel and then Scottish Ballet :) This will be the second time I've been to the Blythswood this week (I went on thursday for afternoon tea and a spa day which my lovely boyfriend got me for christmas) and this is also only the second time I've been to the ballet. We are going to see Alice, and I'm really looking forward to it (and hopefully a bite to eat with the girls afterwards!)

Anyways, I finally got to go to my long awaited cupcake class during the week, at Cupcake Glasgow. We were greeted with a glass of champagne... which then led to two or three - which is TOTALLY my justification for going a bit mental with the decorations haha :) Enjoy!







The class was for 2 hours, and we learned how to decorate cupcakes with buttercream, icing and the little icing shapes. Since taking the class, I know I need to change my buttercream recipe, and I would love to get my hands on some of the little templates we used for cutting the cute shapes out. There was also a box of edible glitter for us to play with, and it was SO hard not to go overboard! I know my cupcakes look a bit crazy, but it was good practise. I bought a tub of iridescent edible glitter, and I look forward to making some slightly more 'themed' (and calm) cupcakes in the future haha.

What do you think about 'experience' presents like this? I am starting to enjoy/want for them much more nowadays, than vouchers for clothes or makeup etc when it comes to my birthday or christmas. The spa day from David was another good example, and next weekend I'm taking him surfing for the day complete with lessons and kit :) Which was his Valentines gift from me.

I better head off and get ready now (there is no milk in the fridge for this morning for a cup of tea, sad start to the day folks) but just to let you know, thank you for your good luck messages on the last post. I found out towards the end of the week that I got the job :) and will be embarking on my second ever 'proper' Art Director role, on a prime time BBC tv show, come May! ♥ So pretty safe to say I greeted the weekend with a spring in my step. Have a great one whatever you're upto :)

Ayden x

41 comments:

  1. These are SO cute!! I def want to learn how to make pretty little cupcakes!!
    KatXoXo

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  2. Congratulations lovely! Hope you all have a fab time today! x

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  3. The cupcake class looks so fun! Love your bright and colourful cakes. I really like experience presents - as I've got older there are less "things" that I want and I'd probably enjoy something like this a lot more. I did a sushi-making class last year which was great. Congratulations on getting the job :) x

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  4. wow i am extremely jealous!! i love cupcakes and making them!! i need to do this too asap!! love the photos and your cupcakes <3

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  5. Massive congratulations on the job, that's so exciting. Hope you have a lovely time today, I love the ballet so very jealous! Xxx

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  6. The cupcakes looks amazing!
    Great idea for a present! X

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  7. Congrats on the job! :)

    I'd love to go to a class like this - looks so much fun! Your cupcakes look amazing!

    xx

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  8. They look so pretty, I love the glitter! I do think you get more out of a day when you do something like this and it's much nicer than vouchers :) Congratulations on the job too that's fantastic!!

    Maria xxx

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  9. Those are adorable! A cupcake masterclass sounds like an amazing gift, espesh for a blogger ;) The last photo of the fairycastle and cupcakes is just beaut! Huge, huge congrats on the Art Director role Ayden, so happy for you! Have a lovely weekend (: xx

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  10. Experience vouchers are much better than store vouchers or whatever, I do think its a little more of a personal choice, and I always think its better to be doing something in person than spending money on things you'd probably buy for yourself anyway *shrug* Me and my boyfriend are just going out for an evening and day for my birthday, sweet! :)

    Oh, and the cupcakes look delish, you definitely went crazy with the decorations. Crazy in style, pahaha!xx

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  11. wow! your cupcakes look super cute, the glitter is fab! I'd love to have a present like this :)!

    xxx

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  12. I would LOVE to go to that class! I dream in cupcakes! It looks amazing! How much was the class?

    Georgie
    xx

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  13. Wow congratulations on the job, that's brilliant! What show will you be working on?

    The cupcakes look amazing and your pics have made me want to take up something like this but I'm not sure there's anything in the area! I think giving them as gifts shows that you've put a lot of time and effort into them!

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  14. Congratulations on the job Ayden, totally deserved and no doubt you'll rock at it.

    Um if not....be a cupcake maker! Your cupcakes look amazing! I'd totally eat them because they are covered in glitter! Makes them even more yummy! :)

    What a great class! I want to do a stain glass class, would love to make glass for my kids (when I have them) bedrooms so the light can filter through and twinkle. And would love to do a thai cooking course, to wow Andy with my skills.

    xxxx

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  15. This looks like so much fun! I love the little butterflies. I need to experiment with fondant icing more.

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  16. congrats darling on getting the job. i'm so happy for you! and the cupcake class sounds wonderful. theres intro to baking, cake classes here and my mum signed up for it! and she's going to let me know how it goes and maybe i'll go the month after. :) these experience type gifts really sound interesting and you've got me intrigued :) and btw, LOVE your cupcakes!!

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  17. Congrats on the job! Something tells me I'm going to have to get hold of some edible glitter... :)

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  18. Aww that looks so fun!I always wanted to get edible glitter but I know I wouldn't be able to resist the temptation to put it on everything - mmm sparkly mash potato! I think gifts like that are really nice, my friend got me vouchers for a ceramic painting cafe for christmas that I haven't had time to use yet, I'm reeeally looking forward to it x

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  19. that is a lovely present! i really want a cupcake now. congrats on the job lovely xx

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  20. How awesome that you got to take a cupcake making class! I love how the glitter makes the cupcakes looks sooo cool!

    I think it's a great idea to have more 'experience' gifts. It's a great way to experience new things that you haven't before :D

    Congrats on getting the job! Art director of a TV show? you must be so excited!!

    x, I

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  21. Oh, wow! That cupcake class looks like it was bundles of fun, and as intense as your cupcakes are, I really do love how you decorated them. Sometimes it's good to have crazy things go on sugary treats, haha!

    x x Michelle
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  22. This is the best gift ever! I really want to do something like this. I'm loving all the iridescent glitter haha. Big congrats on the new job Ayden, thats fab news! Really happy for you :) xxx

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  23. This looks amazing, definitely want to do one of these now! Anything that involves food and im there x

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  24. The cupcakes are gorgeous, and congratulations on the BBC gig; I think I'm doing a very similar degree to you so I can only hope I'll be doing as well as you are when I've graduated ha! :)

    xoxo

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  25. OMG you're cupcakes are AMAZING! Love it. There is a place up my way that does this but it is closed at the moment as the owner is having a baby. Might need to do it in Glasgow next time I'm down. Hope you had a fab day at Blythswood and Alice.x

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  26. sounds like fun! you made some cute cupcakes! :)

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  27. My my your blog makes me hungry. I'm quite jealous of you right now. Art Direction is the most awesome thing. Hope you enjoy the Scottish Ballet!
    Ren (of the now defunked ren ate all the pies)
    x

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  28. Oh this looks like so much fun! I love the sparkles :) My best friend and I always says you can't go wrong with glitter. I am sure that is an on over exaggeration but it in this case its awesome!

    P.S. I love you blog! Sorry I have been a silent reader for some time :)

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  29. Your cakes are the best thing I've seen ever. NEEDSMOREGLITTER.I love the window display in cupcake...the wizard of oz one was my favourite.SWOONERIFIC. For now I just want to master the art of making violet cake.Nom x

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  30. Ayden, they are AMAZING. Seriously amazing looking cakes. I;d love to decorate mine properly, but sooooo cack handed!

    I've never had an "experience" type present or day, but because I haven't known where I'm going to be living from one 6 months to the next for a couple of years being given "stuff" is a nightmare. And with mine and The Guy's birthdays being really close together, I think we'd both rather enjoy doing something or something together even if it's just dinner somewhere we wouldn't usually go.

    Can't wait to see more cupcakes!

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  31. SO COOL!
    I'd love to give that a go.


    Oh and huge congratulations.

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  32. That's amazing news, Ayden! And that cupcake class is such a cute idea! Activities are the best.

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  33. the cupcakes are awesome, and you can never have enough glitter :)

    congrats about the job, awesome news! :)

    shiv xo

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  34. Those cupcakes are AMAZINGGG!!! I'm sure I'd have gone overboard with edible glitter too lol. Sounds like you've had a great week! x

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  35. Your cupcakes look immense!! totally gorgeous. I think experience gifts like this are a great idea and still quite an unusual one :) x

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  36. Congratulations Ayden, you deserve it!!

    I love the idea of experience presents, a memory lasts just as long, and you get to do something you might not have ever thought to do yourself.

    Your cupcakes look amazing, they're dragalicious in a good way!!

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  37. Wow - these are so beautiful - you did really, really well! And don't be silly about them being 'mad' - mad is good when if comes to cupcakes!

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  38. I love this idea its fab! Would love to do something like this as I'm really into baking right now but I don't think there's anything like this near me. But anyways, definitely DO NOT calm your decorations down!! LOVE the glitter! A very appropriate amount in my eyes.

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