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Easy Baking and Cake Decorating Ideas

Easy Baking and Cake Decorating Ideas

Looking for some easy baking and cake decorating ideas to do with the kids during lockdown? (or if you are reading this after lockdown – then perhaps at the weekend or in the school holidays instead).

Maybe you are totally new to the idea of baking and decorating yourself, so want a few easy to do projects to start you off?

Lets start with baking!

Easy baking and cake decorating ideas by Julie's Cake in a Box, Beverley, East Yorkshire
A yummy batch of cupcakes coming out of the oven!

Cupcakes (or buns as you may know them) are one of the easiest things to start with, both for baking and decorating.

Here is my favourite 'go to' recipe for vanilla cupcakes

Easy Vanilla Cupcake Recipe from Julie's Cake in a Box

Decorating your cupcakes

The simplest way to decorate is with some glace icing and sprinkles or sweets (especially if the children are ‘helping’)!

Easy baking and cake decorating ideas for cupcakes by Julie's Cake in a Box

Sieve 125g Icing Sugar into a bowl. Gradually add warm water (approx. 15ml), a little at a time, until the mix is thick enough to coat the back of your spoon. Spread over your cupcakes to cover and then add decorations of your choice.

Or perhaps you want to try your hand at making models for cake decorations from sugar paste?

These super cute little teddy bears are perfect for children or first time sugar modellers to make – no specialist equipment required!

Free sugar teddy bear tutorial by Julie's Cake in a Box

Using a combination of very simple tools and readily available sugar pastes, you can quickly and easily make these cute teddy bears!

You can also find more information, ideas, tips and advice for baking with your children on my previous blog “Baking with your Children”

REMEMBER – especially when baking with children – it doesn’t always look pretty – but as long as the process is fun and the end result is kind of edible – that is all that counts!

But what if you want to try something a little more adventurous?

For those with a little experience of cake decorating already, or if you just want a little more of a challenge….

I have other tutorials available for all different skill levels and types of cake decorating on my website.

Free online cake decorating tutorials by Julie's Cake in a Box

For more easy baking and cake decorating ideas, including some ‘not so easy ones’ for those who are feeling a little more adventurous, you can find out more by clicking on the photo above.

Want to take it a step further?

Did you know I run face to face cake decorating classes at my cake studio in Beverley, East Yorkshire?

Chocolate Drip Cake Decorating Class, Julie's Cake in a Box, Beverley, East Yorkshire

Sadly at the time of writing this blog, I am currently not open for classes during the Covid-19 lockdown, however, as I am working very hard behind the scenes designing new class content for when I reopen!

 

However, you may be reading this blog after lockdown – in which case – YAY – I am back open for business!!

One of my new cake classes which has been designed during lockdown – I can’t wait to run this class with students!

Woodland themed cake decorating class with Julie's Cake in a Box, Beverley, East Yorkshire

As an accredited teacher, I also run Cake Minds monthly modeller classes – for more information on these visit the Cake Minds website or contact me to check current place availability.

So, whether you are looking for basic cake covering classes, carved cake classes, or modelling classes, there is sure to be something for you.

Cupcake Decorating Class at Julie's Cake in a Box, Beverley, East Yorkshire

Cupcake Bouquet Class

In the class we were all able to sit around one table whilst Julie taught us step by step how to decorate our cup cakes. Julie was able to keep a watchful eye on us and could step in to guide us when necessary.  Julie is an excellent teacher, she has lots of patience and gives you plenty of time to do each step.  We all left with a fabulous Mother’s Day Bouquet to be proud of. I’m looking forward to the next class.

Jo Harrison

Julie's Cake in a Box
2020-05-06T16:06:30+01:00

Jo Harrison

Cupcake Decorating Class at Julie's Cake in a Box, Beverley, East Yorkshire
In the class we were all able to sit around one table whilst Julie taught us step by step how to decorate our cup cakes. Julie was able to keep a watchful eye on us and could step in to guide us when necessary.  Julie is an excellent teacher, she has lots of patience and gives you plenty of time to do each step.  We all left with a fabulous Mother’s Day Bouquet to be proud of. I’m looking forward to the next class.
Cake Decorating Class at Julie's Cake in a Box, Beverley, East Yorkshire

George Dragon (Cake Minds Class)

I arrived to a warm welcome from Julie. When I saw what we were going to make, I couldn’t believe it – looked an impossible task. However, with Julie’s tuition and excellent instructions, we all managed a dragon that actually resembled the one Julie had prepared earlier!

It was a lot easier to make than I thought and I am looking forward to the next challenge.

Alyson Calvert

Julie's Cake in a Box
2020-05-06T14:40:07+01:00

Alyson Calvert

Cake Decorating Class at Julie's Cake in a Box, Beverley, East Yorkshire
I arrived to a warm welcome from Julie. When I saw what we were going to make, I couldn’t believe it – looked an impossible task. However, with Julie’s tuition and excellent instructions, we all managed a dragon that actually resembled the one Julie had prepared earlier! It was a lot easier to make than I thought and I am looking forward to the next challenge.
Chocolate Drip Cake Class at Julie's Cake in a Box, Beverley, East Yorkshrie

Chocolate Drip Cake Class

Julie’s Chocolate Drip Cake Class was so much fun and I learnt a few “tricks of the trade” too.

Julie has a very warm and natural teaching style. 100 per cent recommend.

Sarah Marshall

Julie's Cake in a Box
2020-05-06T14:45:04+01:00

Sarah Marshall

Chocolate Drip Cake Class at Julie's Cake in a Box, Beverley, East Yorkshrie
Julie’s Chocolate Drip Cake Class was so much fun and I learnt a few “tricks of the trade” too. Julie has a very warm and natural teaching style. 100 per cent recommend.
Cake Decorating Classes East Yorkshire

Dragon modelling (Cake Minds) class

I found the project really fun to make and because it was a small class everyone had the time and attention necessary to produce an amazing dragon.

I felt a great sense of achievement and my Grandchildren were really impressed!

Hilary Feller

Julie's Cake in a Box
2020-04-24T14:13:32+01:00

Hilary Feller

Cake Decorating Classes East Yorkshire
I found the project really fun to make and because it was a small class everyone had the time and attention necessary to produce an amazing dragon. I felt a great sense of achievement and my Grandchildren were really impressed!
Cake decorating classes in Beverley, East Yorkshire

Basic Cake Decorating Class

As a beginner to cake decorating, I found Julie’s basic cake decorating class easy to follow, as she showed us step by step how to complete each part.

Julie is a friendly and fun teacher, she had lots of interesting tips and ideas which was really helpful. She was on hand to help and demonstrate clearly each part and I was so happy with the result!

Lucy Annett

Julie's Cake in a Box
2020-05-06T14:46:46+01:00

Lucy Annett

Cake decorating classes in Beverley, East Yorkshire
As a beginner to cake decorating, I found Julie’s basic cake decorating class easy to follow, as she showed us step by step how to complete each part. Julie is a friendly and fun teacher, she had lots of interesting tips and ideas which was really helpful. She was on hand to help and demonstrate clearly each part and I was so happy with the result!
Testimonial from free cake decorating tutorial by Julie's Cake in a Box

Little Lucy free tutorial

Just thought I'd share my flower girl, made using Julie's fabulous tutorial. The first figure I've made that I'm truly happy with! Such a simple, easy to follow and comprehensive tutorial. One of the best tutorials I've followed! Broken down into such simple steps. Thank you Julie!

Julie Jackson

Julie's Cake in a Box
2020-05-08T19:40:16+01:00

Julie Jackson

Testimonial from free cake decorating tutorial by Julie's Cake in a Box
Just thought I'd share my flower girl, made using Julie's fabulous tutorial. The first figure I've made that I'm truly happy with! Such a simple, easy to follow and comprehensive tutorial. One of the best tutorials I've followed! Broken down into such simple steps. Thank you Julie!
Cupcake Decorating Class at Julie's Cake in a Box, Beverley, East Yorkshire

Cupcake Bouquet Class

Well what can I say, Julie, your class was brilliant I can't believe how many new skills I came away with. Thank you so much for a most enjoyable class, I can't wait for the next one .

Jo Tradewell

Julie's Cake in a Box
2020-05-06T15:56:00+01:00

Jo Tradewell

Cupcake Decorating Class at Julie's Cake in a Box, Beverley, East Yorkshire
Well what can I say, Julie, your class was brilliant I can't believe how many new skills I came away with. Thank you so much for a most enjoyable class, I can't wait for the next one .
Cake Decorating Cake Minds Class at Julie's Cake in a Box, Beverley, East Yorkshire

George Dragon (Cake Minds Class)

I moved to the area and thought I would join some classes to meet new people and find a way to start a new hobby. I always wanted to try sugar craft, just never had the time, and not really been to any classes up until now.

First class went very well. Julie is lovely and patient with how she teaches the class. I was impressed with Julie and also had fun making the dragon. I cannot wait to do the next project. Definitely would recommend to anyone

Julie Sangster

Julie's Cake in a Box
2020-05-06T14:42:47+01:00

Julie Sangster

Cake Decorating Cake Minds Class at Julie's Cake in a Box, Beverley, East Yorkshire
I moved to the area and thought I would join some classes to meet new people and find a way to start a new hobby. I always wanted to try sugar craft, just never had the time, and not really been to any classes up until now. First class went very well. Julie is lovely and patient with how she teaches the class. I was impressed with Julie and also had fun making the dragon. I cannot wait to do the next project. Definitely would recommend to anyone
Chocolate drip cake class, Beverley, East Yorkshrie

Chocolate Drip Cake Class

Julie’s Chocolate Ganache Class was AWESOME. She showed us every stage along the way, and talked us through various techniques/tips to achieve the best possible look. Julie was very encouraging to all the class, helping us individually to achieve the look we wanted.

We all left the class thrilled by our finished cake to take home

Elaine Beamer

Julie's Cake in a Box
2020-05-06T13:57:44+01:00

Elaine Beamer

Chocolate drip cake class, Beverley, East Yorkshrie
Julie’s Chocolate Ganache Class was AWESOME. She showed us every stage along the way, and talked us through various techniques/tips to achieve the best possible look. Julie was very encouraging to all the class, helping us individually to achieve the look we wanted. We all left the class thrilled by our finished cake to take home
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Julie's Cake in a Box

You can get in touch with me for more information about my classes, in the following ways:

 

  • Visit my website
  • Email me at cakes@juliescakeinabox.co.uk
  • Telephone me on 07578 160239

However, as a last resort – if you really don’t want to make and decorate your own cakes – or if you are looking for something really special – I will be happy to make it for you.

I specialise in ‘out of the ordinary’ cakes for weddings, celebrations and corporate events.

Julie Rogerson