Sunday, 5 July 2015

Plymouth Blog Meet & Exploring Cornwall

This weekend has been crazy. On Saturday I went to my first blogger event at Mrs Browns Bakery in Plymouth. The event was organised by the lovely Little Ellie Mae, and was a great chance to meet other bloggers and like minded people in Plymouth.

During the event we got taught how to do different piping techniques and how to make fondant roses and rose buds. As well as getting hands on we got the chance to sit back and nibble on some delicious Victoria sponge cake and sip on coffee and tea while we all had a chin wag.

Here's a sneak peak of the cakes I decorated, I did the two in the middle and on the right, then Mrs Browns Bakery kindly gave us an extra two to take away.

The first thing we learnt to make was fondant roses. When I first knew we were going to be doing this I really didn't think I'd be able to do it, but low and behold I think I did pretty well!

The next thing we were shown was how to do piping so it looked like a rose. Oh the panic! I felt so tense trying to do this. The girls running the workshop (Georgie and Jemm) made this look super easy and effortless. I then added some fondant leaves and sprayed the icing with this spray which gave it a metallic sheen.

 We then had a quick pit-stop to enjoy the tastiest Victoria Sponge cake ever!

Georgie, the owner of Mrs Browns Bakery working her magic

 Georgie then showed us how to do a whippy style with the icing. We then added chocolate sprinkles and a chocolate strawberry on top.

The final thing we learnt was how to make fondant rosebuds. I found this the easiest to do, but I think it looked really cute and effective once it was all put together.

This event was such a great day and I enjoyed every minute of it! Georgie and Jemm were so lovely and so were all the bloggers. I'd definitely recommend popping into Mrs Browns Bakery if you're ever in Plymouth.


Then today me and my boyfriend went exploring around Cornwall in the sun and it was the perfect way to finish the weekend. 



Praa Sands

St Michael's Mount

the weekend. What did you guys do this weekend? I hope you all had an amazing time!

Ellé x


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