What is it?
An informal (100% non-profit) one-day event where cake lovers (and eaters) can attend and learn different skills and techniques from professional guru cake makers, designers and decorators. Basically a learning and eating fest but without the togas.
When is it and where will it be?
Saturday 15th October 2011 held at a private kitchen in Clapham Junction, London. The morning session will be from 09:30 to 12:30 and the afternoon session will be from 14:00 to 17:00.
What will I learn?
We are planning on two-half day sessions with 14 attendees per session. Each session will cover two topics. The morning session will be for for cake-pops and cupcakes and the afternoon session for celebration cakes and mini macarons.
How much will it cost?
Each session will cost £39* per person. A full day will cost £78. This is to cover the cost of the venue hire and prices include all the ingredients, decorations and equipment required along with non-stop supply of tea, coffee and refreshments. There will also be very special goody bags for each attendee (with F&P involved, how can it not be super classy?).
*A percentage from each booking will be donated to http://www.foodcycle.org.uk a charity that combines volunteers, surplus food and a free kitchen space to create nutritious meals and positive social change in the community.
Please note, if attending both sessions, you will need to make your own arrangements for the lunch break.
What do I need to bring?
Apart from a sense of humour and willingness to have lots of fun, you will need to bring your own cake, or cupcakes based on what session you are attending. More details will be sent to you after your booking.
Who will be teaching?
We are delighted to annouce that Ruth of @ThePinkWhisk has agreed to attend the whole day to be on hand as our overall cake-goddess-guru! Ruth was a Finalist on BBC2’s The Great British Bake Off and in her own words is “… a full-time stay at home mixer girl I have no formal training or baking type qualifications completely self taught in my own particular style!” Find out more about Ruth at www.thepinkwhisk.co.uk.
We are currently confirming availabilities with other talented cake/bake gurus and will put their details on as soon as we have a firm commitment.
Who can attend?
Anyone and everyone. If you love cake (and who doesn’t?), this is the event for you. Plus it’s also a great opportunity to meet other twittees. We might even squeeze in some design/making of the non-cake variety.
There is a twitter list of interested parties already created and you can use #cakecampuk to tweet, but feel free to comment below with your details and what cake activity (trainer or cake-lover) you would be interested in. Twitter in love cake by Mariana Pugliese.
Whose madcap idea was this?
Cake Camp UK was a random idea conceived one dull and grey Thursday lunchtime, whilst chatting with @FraserParsley on twitter. So basically, I blame Josie and twitter for all of this. For beautiful stationery and parties planning, visit www.fraserandparsley.com your one-stop-shop.
Spaces are very limited, so please make your booking and payment to secure your space!
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