What was the name and date of the workshop you attended?
Baking Cupcake Class
What were your reasons for attending the workshop? Improve baking skills and also get a basic understanding of decorating principals.
Did you find the class interesting, appealing and enjoyable?
Most definitely! The class moved quickly which kept in interesting; there was a great variety of techniques involved, and Jackie made it possible for all of us to complete the tasks and helped us out where necessary so that we all finished with great looking cupcakes!
Did you find the class beneficial?
Without a doubt! I had essentially no knowledge of decorating so I learnt lots of basic knowledge but also little tips and tricks, all of which help to be able to make a great looking product.
Did you learn any new skills or tips that you can now use?
Per above, yes, it’s the little things that help, such as folding the butterflies over a piece of foam backwards to get the beautiful bent shape, so simple, yet so effective.
Did you leave knowing you have learnt the skills you were wanting to achieve?
Yes, and so much more. I made cupcakes that looked better than I ever thought I could. I was impressed with the range of different tools and techniques that we got to play around with!
Was the full-day workshop too long?
No, whilst it was a long day, I think in order to bake cupcakes as well as decorate and learn all the things that we did, this length of time was necessary. There were ample opportunities to sit down if required.
Would have liked to have a morning or afternoon tea break?
Not necessarily, I wouldn’t have minded if we did, but felt fine without one. We sort of had a break for morning tea where we all got a drink and could have biscuits anyway, and it was good timing in that we could enjoy this while listening to some information.
Do you think the class was value for money in your learning?
Yes, when you consider the length of the class and how much we learnt, I believe it was value for money.
Did the folder and the printed information and templates help as we went through the various stages?
I didn’t use the folder too much on the day as it was easier to listen, rather than read, however, the folders are invaluable to take home and refresh our memories. Also loved having the notepaper to add our own notes and hints etc as we went.
Would you recommend this workshop to your friends and any cake decorators and why?
Yes, I already have! Simply for all of the above reasons!
Did you enjoy your lunch and beverages, were you adequately attended to?
Yes, there was a good choice of beverages (both hot and cold) which was nice as I am not a hot drink drinker! The lunch was sufficient.
What did you think of the class facilities?
Excellent facilities. When you turn up at someone’s home, you get a little bit worried about the facilities you will be working in, then when we walked out to the extra room, however, I was delighted. Everything you could ask for was there, the displays were beautiful and the workstations were handy – I enjoyed having an area that was “mine” where we could place our belongings and where we had a set of tools each to use.
Is there any additional feedback you might like to add?