a “Fabulous” Treat Yourself Monday
Well yesterday was a very “Fabulous” Treat Yourself Monday… as Amanda and Harry spent time with The Fabulous Cake Company, learning how to decorate a ‘Parcel Cake’
Now our Mondays are normally pretty busy, setting up tasks and jobs for the week; and following up on the daily chores. However, this was a Monday with a difference; as in September for Amanda’s birthday, she was treated to a cake decorating class…. and today was the day!!!
Situated only 30 minutes down the road, in the picturesque coastal village of Wells-next-the-sea, you’ll be able to discover The Fabulous Cake Company.
After a small lay in and a few cups of tea before our departure, we arrived and greeted by the company owners, who made us feel very welcomed into their home, after getting to know each other, and discovering the two ‘Fabulous’ owners lived not to far, from where the boys grew up; we sat down and the ‘Parcel Cake’ master class began.
First we learnt how to level our cakes, and then make a cut through the middle and apply the jam and filling (don’t panic, the off cuts were consumed in to time)… now this may sound simple, but it’s actually trickier than it sounds… Amanda was a pro, however Harry took a little longer trying to achieve a nice flat level service. But when it came to the buttercream and jam filling, it was Amanda who ended up with more of a strawberry ripple!!!
Cakes set aside to firm up; it was time to make the decorative flowers, and play with the sugar icing, after Harry confusing a plastic rolling pin as a candle (we do sometimes wonder, what his mind is thinking) we was on a roll, creating these delicate decorations.
Next was time to cover the cakes; so back came the cakes, and on went some more buttercream, to hold it in place when draped over the cake. Now it wasn’t easy and took a little concentration, but two parcel cakes we’re starting to take shape.
|Amanda’s Finished Parcel Cake|
Next came the ribbon and bows, with some very creative imprint patterns; and then was lunch; and what a treat it was. A fine selection of cooked meats, cheeses, pickles and bread were offered, creating a truly fine antipasto lunch and the perfect opportunity in getting to know our hosts for the day, and exchange stories about Norfolk.
|Harry’s Finished Parcel Cake|
Then back to the cakes and time to bring it all together, next were the polka dots, helping to create a disguise for any of those little imperfections!!! then to add the decorative flowers, as a finishing touch to polish off our creative parcel cakes.
It really was a fabulous day with The Fabulous Cake Company, and we can’t wait until the New Year, to maybe have another go at something different and new.
For more details on how you can enjoy an experience like ours, with The Fabulous Cake Company simply visit their website.