Monday, 25 October 2010

Hen party ideas

Cupcake decorating with a vintage afternoon tea is a very lovely and might I add very civilised way to spend your hen party. This group of ladies organised their hen do in record time but it all went very well indeed! The champagne was flowing, one of the ladies even brought her homemade Elderflower champers along for everyone to enjoy. There was lots of tea and cakes piled up on pretty vintage cake stands. The room looked gorgeous and then the icing sugar and edible glitter were opened and every where was covered! If you don't get covered in buttercream and icing sugar whilst doing this workshop then you haven't worked hard enough quite frankly!

I held this particular workshop at a beautiful place called New Farm, it is owned and run by Chris who is a top chef. It is a unique barn conversion on the rural border of Staffordshire and Derbyshire. They offer exclusive private dining and also provide external catering to stately homes and other venues.

I had such a nice day teaching these ladies and I must say they produced some amazing designs; none of them have ever done it before either so I was very impressed! I ran a little competition for the best decorated cupcakes and you can see the winner pictured here. They won a little teacup and saucer candle from Kate Aspen Uk.

The winner of my little competition

The hen, Lauren is getting married in November and I hope she has a wonderful day! she has lots of really lovely friends to share it with.

Congratulations Lauren, all the best for your wedding day!


The finished cupcakes!


  1. How wonderful! The cupcakes look absolutely delish...xoxoxoxo

  2. Oh this looks so much fun & such a wonderful way to spend a hen party celebration.

    Thank you so much for your sweet message on my blog about my Mum, she has been wonderfully strong thoughout this whole time & I was so pleased that I could blog about such wonderful news!


  3. This looks like so much fun!