Flour to Flowers

The end result!

The ‘Flour to Flowers’ class – All the basics of cupcake making.

NEXT CLASS: 10am-4.30pm on Saturday 5th March 2016

This is a one day class where you will learn everything from mixing and baking the perfect cupcake to decorating with our signature swirl and a variety of floral decorations.  This class is suitable for everyone, from those who are total strangers to baking, to those who can bake a cake blindfolded (we don’t recommend!) but just want a wee decorating refresher.  We will pack plenty into the day to ensure you have sufficient attention to complete 12 perfect cupcakes that you will be proud to show off to family and friends!


We will provide you with everything you need from ingredients to equipment.  This will include everything from stand mixers, baking trays and cutters to decorating pastes, colours and more.  All you need to bring is an apron and a packed lunch!

Class Times

We will be fitting a lot into the day so classes will start promptly at 10am.

We recommend that you come 15 minutes early in order to be set up ready to go for 10am.  The classes are held in small groups so there is plenty of individual attention given.

What you will learn

The decorations…

It may seem a little back to front but we will actually start with the decorations!  You will learn how to make all kinds of flowers and we’ll also have available cutters for hearts, stars, shoes, handbags etc.  All the decorations are made from sugar or florist paste and are 100% edible. We will look at colour schemes and how to work the paste to the best possible consistency, both of which are important for making a striking and distinctive cupcake.

There will be lots of moulds, cutters and other decorating tools available to experiment with and you will end up making more decorations that you will need!

Making the cakes…

With decorations drying it’s time to get stuck into the baking.  You will learn how to make the perfect, light and moist, vanilla cupcake.  This is not learning by observation – you will get flour on your hands as you do the baking yourself!  Of course we are there to help and answer questions so even if it is your first time there is nothing to worry about.

The Buttercream topping…

We often are asked about our delicious buttercream and the art of the perfect swirl and this is the part of the class where we let you in on yet more of our secrets!  We will teach you how to make that buttercream to the perfect consistency and create a professional swirl using various piping nozzles.  There will be demonstrations and lots of time to practice while your cakes cool.

And finally…

… It’s time to put it all together!  Using your acquired piping skills you will decorate your cakes with the piping style of your choice before finishing them with the flowers and decorations you made earlier.  We will provide a presentation box for your cakes to ensure their safe journey home – you don’t want to miss on the compliments you will undoubtedly receive from family and friends!!

How to book


If you’ve been lucky enough to be the recipient of a gift voucher for the class you just need to contact us via phone or email and let us know the class date of your choice.  Places are dependent on availability so as soon as you decide on a date let us know.

If you wish to purchase a gift voucher, again contact us by phone or email and we will email a voucher to you. We accept payment by cheque or PayPal.

Self booking

Please contact Linda on 07548885517 (or email info@lilycupcake.co.uk) and let us know the the class you wish to attend. Payment is via PayPal or cheque. Places will not be confirmed until payment has been received.

Location: Classes will be held at Lily Cupcake unit at the Nautilus centre, Rooney Road, Kilkeel.There is plenty of free parking available and it is only a short taxi ride from Kilkeel bus stop.

cupcake class

cupcake class in full swing

Price: £95 (Includes VAT where applicable).

Time: 10am – 4:30pm

Dates: 5th March 2016.

Before booking, please ensure you read the terms and conditions on this website and also double check the date that you wish to attend as there will be no refunds for cancellations. Class places are non-transferable.

For further details, please email info@lilycupcake.co.uk or call 07548 885 517