View Full Version : Cupcake decorating parties - can I pick your brains please?
Some one asked me if I did kids parties earlier and I've agreed to do it as a one off, but I'm beginning to wonder if it could actually be a bit of a go-er.
I thought I could market myself as doing kids parties - I could take along a selection of pre-baked cakes and get all the kids colouring their icing, showing them how to pipe swirls and roses, how to make flowers and butterflies, etc, etc, maybe a bit of simple modelling and then they could take home a giftbox of 6 of the cakes they'd decorated.
I'm not sure of the logistics/equipment/insurance/whatever yet, but I wondered if it would be something you'd consider booking for your own kids parties.
I would aim for older kids, and maybe keep it small - 6-10 kids max
What do you think?
I don't have kids but I'd book that for my own party :nod::oops: :lol:. It would be a fab hen do activity too.
The only thing I could see you needing is possibly an assistant (or help from a parent?) - at least for the first one or two. We did very simple chocolate making with about 8 of us (adults) and one "teacher" was only just enough. I can imagine with all the sticky icing, help with adding colouring etc an extra pair of hands to go round and assist, wipe hands etc would be useful.
Also a lot of equipment although you could have half of them piping and the other half making decorations for example.
I've been asked to do this and so far have resisted (although I have done the full training for cookery parties for children) - but I am seriously considering it too. I think it would be a fab thing to do and for hen dos too.
Not much help sorry but am happy to swap PM's and ideas as we set it all up - what do you reckon?
I think it's a fab idea - I'd love something like this for DD or DS! :clap:
I'm so sick of soft play parties! :tongue:
I think DD wants a cooking party for her next birthday, so I will be doing something similar (although doing it myself).
As part of it, I think I'm going to get some fabric aprons for them to decorate whilst the items are cooking and they can also take them away.
As RB said I think the only problems would be logistics with helping children, we have done craft parties and quite a few do need the extra help to do the skill part of it.
Would you be able to cook the cakes there, they could mix it straight away and then bake, whilst you then make the decorations (or possibly compile and decorate a cupcake box?) whilst they're cooking and cooling, and then decorate? It would make the party last much longer.
Wilkinsons are good for small cakeware and things like spoons, or check out ikea and lidl when they have their offers on.
Get googling to see what other 'cooking' parties do, this is one I've seen advertised in a mag
I would jump at the chance for this kind of activity for my little ones.
I'm not sure how to go about it to be honest. I had thought about taking the bases pre-baked and then letting them lose with icing, etc. I think baking with them may take a little too long - 20 mins to cook and then letting them cool. I'm not really sure.
I have had 5 mins with Google so far, most seem to take pre-baked cakes so I'll have to do some more digging and have a good think
Tigerpants - will definately have to get our heads together!
DD went to a Sharky & George party last year, and part of their activities were having the kids decorating gingerbread men - but that was just with pre-packed writing icing type stuff.
I always do a bit of it for DD's parties and playdates, all the kids love it! But remember to include some decorations that boys will like too.
Oh, and rude ones for the hens :teehee:
Also themed parties like that are great - Hallowe'en, Christmas, fairies, animals, etc.
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