Afternoon Tea and Cupcake Decorating at Cake Boy

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Cake Boy Afternoon Tea

I am hooked on watching those mesmerising cupcake decorating videos on Facebook, especially the ones that recreate a succulent garden like this video.

So when I was given the chance to learn how to decorate cupcakes with my favourites baker, Eric Lanlard of Cake Boy fame, I jumped at it. This is one of Red Letter Day’s experiences and is a great idea for a party with friends.

Groups are assembled around this work space, laid out with all sorts of glitter and paints will invoke your inner child and unleash your creativity. You have the license to go crazy and make as much of a mess as you like.

Cake Boy Afternoon Tea and Cupcake class

Cake Boy Silicon Mould Icing

It is like a playschool for grown ups, fueled by glasses of bubbly and lots of laughter. We get to choose from a choice of silicon moulds to tops our cupcakes. These are then filled with sugar paste, left to dry and then painted. We are then let loose on the multitude of jars and tubes of glorious colours. It was soon evident that a lot of hidden talent was lying latent around the table. Some very imaginative and ambitious colours and designs emerge from the humble white sugar blocks.

Here are some of them.

Eric shows us some methods of icing the cakes. Of course,  we don’t follow any instructions that he shares and free hand it to detrimental effect. The result is a messy, colourful but delightful mess.

Cake Boy Cake Decorating Eric Lanlard

There is a mini competition of the best cupcakes and it was won by this very precisely painted selection. Well deserved.

Cake Boy Decorated Cupcakes My messy cupcakes but I do like the Unicorn one in the middle
My messy cupcakes but I do like the Unicorn one in the middle

Luxury Afternoon Tea at Cake Boy

As we clean up, the table is laid for the sumptuous luxury afternoon tea to follow. Eric is a master patissier and his concoctions are almost too beautiful to eat.

Cake Boy Afternoon Tea Savouries
The Selection of Savories


Cake Boy Afternoon Tea Macaron


The sweet patisseries
The sweet patisseries
Cake Boy Afternoon Tea
Beautiful Afternoon Tea

After lots of cake and chatter, we take our boxes of cupcakes home with a newly found admiration for those talented chefs who do this daily and make those wondrous creations. They are true masters.

Cake Boy
Unit B, Kingfisher House,
Battersea Reach, Juniper Drive,
London SW18 1TX

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