Celebrations are more special if you make it personal. Hell yes, there are a lot of dessert gurus out there that I can order from, but nothing beats homemade goodies. One day, I'd love to be able to say, "I made my son's birthday cake," or my son say," My mom made my birthday cake and it's so cool!" Hence, this is the reason why I enrolled at Heny Sison's Theme Cupcakes in preparation for Rocco's baptism.
The Theme Cupcakes (by Chef Aggy) workshop teaches you how to make 3D cupcake toppers (so don't expect that you'll have hands on training on how to make different cupcakes since that's another class). When you come to class, the cupcakes are already prepared, topped with fondant that acts as your topper's base. Chef Aggy will quickly show you how to make the banana choco chip cupcakes, fondant and gum paste and the rest of the time, she will teach you how to make the toppers.
Initially I was wondering why the class would run from 10am to 6pm. That long to 'just' make 3D toppers? I never thought that making these little toppers would be so tiring because you'd be using your hands all day molding (gum paste) them into works of art. You will need A LOT of patience especially if it's your first! I'd say it's also not for everyone because you will need to be creative. Time flew so fast and before I knew it, the day was over. I took home all 10 cupcakes that I made by myself and was itching to start on my 1st project, my son's baptism!
Under the sea : our first cupcake, I had a hard time doing the starfish because I forgot to cut my nails! Lesson learned: always have short fingernails!
Baby shower/ Baptism
For the Bagaholics
My first project: give aways for my son's christening
Bottles (yes, those are bottles ;) ) and booties
For Heny Sison's schedule of classes, check her website: http://www.henysison.com/ . The Theme cupcake workshop costs P2800, a whole day hands on class where you get to take home your works of art.