SPOILER ALERT: You know it's sometimes fun and exciting when you don't know what to expect? Well, this post will tell it all.
We were having lunch at the lobby restaurant when a staff approached us and ask if we would like to join the baking class. Jane's carrying Lia at that time so Ashrie and I decided to join.
There were two other couples in the class. Each of us has been given a colorful apron and one person from each couple receives a nametag. We were also handed two recipes, one for chocolate cupcakes and the other for vanilla buttercream frosting.
Everything was prepared in advanced. The oven was preheated, the measured ingredients were in bowls and the butter's already softened at room temperature.
Our trainer was quick, very knowledgeable and lively. We hand-mixed the cupcake mixture, Ashrie wrote her name on the cups and in minutes we were scooping the chocolate mixture onto the cups for baking.
After a little cleanup, we then got to frost some mini cupcakes (these are different from the ones we're baking). Ms. Trainer frosted one cupcake as a sample and we are to design seven cupcakes per couple using the available buttercream icing in different colors and a variety of candy sprinkles.
For fun, a judge chose one cupcake as the best one and the couple received two small bottles of rock candies. The generous winner gave one bottle to Ashrie being the only kid in the class.
Before the hour is done, our chocolate cupcakes are out of the oven! They were returned to us together with a big white box to bring home and enjoy along with the mini cupcakes we frosted. T'was fun indeed!
Thanks to The Quincy Hotel for their Qool Weekend Promotion. If you'll stay on Mondays to Saturdays, you will get to enjoy their Painting Session instead.