What you will do
This is the perfect class for you if you’re interested in mastering your cupcakes from scratch. At the end of the class you will take home a dozen beautiful cupcake creations. You will learn everything you need to know to ensure perfectly baked cupcakes time and time again.
Xanthe will share all her knowledge gleaned from years of baking and teaching. In this class you will learn to bake either a classic English (vanilla) or American (Red Velvet) cupcake. Xanthe will then demonstrate how to make a delicious cream cheese frosting to top your cakes
During this class we will cover step-by-step techniques, which will be fully explained so that you never again need to worry about anything from the mixture curdling oto how to ensure that your cupcakes are equal in size.
You will learn when it is necessary to sift, what kind of sugar you should use and how to adapt the recipe to create countless variations. She will even advise you on how to control the shape of your cupcake depending on whether you want a ‘peak’ or a ‘flat’ top.
You will learn the following;
- Fail safe recipe
- Correct weighing and measuring
- How to adapt the recipe for a variety of flavours
- What to do if your mixture curdles
- How to ensure cupcakes are equal size
- The perfect technique for light, fluffy icing
- How to check the cakes are perfectly baked
- The perfect icing recipe
- The RiGHT way to fill a piping bag
- How to pipe a variety of swirls
- Using sprinkles to accentuate your piping
- You will leave the class with a box of 12 cupcakes
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Cookie Girl
The original cake, cookie & cupcake baking and decorating classes in London.
Cookie Girl gives you the chance to learn from a celebrity baker in Willesden in North West London. Head tutor and best selling author Xanthe Milton teaches you the secrets to ensure that your cakes and cookies are always the perfect delight.
Xanthe, a.k.a ‘Cookie Girl’, began baking life by selling cookies door to door around Notting Hill and Portobello Market in 2003. Quickly, a loyal following grew around Cookie Girl and her blog ‘The Cookie Chronicles’ which was picked up by Grove Magazine as a regular column for 5 years.
Cookie Girl has written a best selling book with Random House, stocked products in Selfridges, had 5 pages of recipes featured in the independent, featured a full page in Grazia, had over 4 million youtube views and done live demos at the Good Food Show, Cake International and other food shows.
At Cookie Girl you will be guided through how to pipe the perfect swirls, roses, ruffles and peaks when trying to create the best cupcakes you can to wow your friends. Lots of classes, from beginners to experts are on offer, and the Cookie Girl also arranges lots of private / bespoke classes for corporate, hen and stag celebrations. All classes are under 10 people so you can be sure to get lots of hands on help.
Class size is kept small so you get plenty of personal attention. Tutor Xanthe Milton has taught millions to bake and pipe buttercream both in person and via YouTube. Xanthe will share with you the tricks of the trade and the secrets to her success. She has taught people from all over the world, many of whom have gone on to starty successful bakeries.You will go away with the tools and the confidence to be able to produce perfect bakes time and time again.We provide everything required for the class including aprons and packaging.You will get to take away your delicious cupcake creations & the recipe.We provide tea, coffee & water.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.