Updated: Sep 14
Spring is springing!
Wow we really have been having all the weathers here in the UK! Storms have ravaged so many areas, I've just come back from a super wet and muddy walk and now I’m looking out of my kitchen window to beautiful sunshine!
"Tell me you're British without telling me you're British…"
Me talking about the weather pretty much does that!
I can see so many pretty spring bulbs popping up in my garden; snowdrops, narcissus, muscari and crocus plus a whole load of leaves soon to be joined by flowers like tulips and my absolute favourite bluebells!
In the Spring of 2021 we were still in ‘lockdown’ here and a lovely group of professional and home bakers joined me (virtually) in my kitchen for a series of live treat making demonstrations.
Here are some of the delicious things we made:
Layered Buttercream Mini Cakes, Mini Simnel Cakes, Passionfruit Curd, Cookie Stacks, Chocolate Scotch Eggs, Layered Cookie Kit Gifts
As well as the usual array of sweet treats you'd expect from Sugar Buttons, I also baked up a selection of delicious picnic savouries. We discussed the craze for grazing boards and used the freshly baked, pimped up sausage rolls, cheese straws and palmiers to create a beautiful party display.
Have you spied the salami roses? I kept seeing them popping up on social media so I thought I'd have a go.
**My lovely friends at Epic Gifts and Crafts engraved my Enjoy! chopping board which is available to buy here. And they've also provided a 10% OFF Code, just type Sugar10 into the box at checkout for 10% OFF your own engraved bamboo grazing board. You can personalise your own board or just go for my Enjoy! design, it's up to you! Your business name would be a great shout on a board.**
And a picnic isn't a picnic without something yummy to drink. My Raspberry Lemonade is the perfect fresh flavoured spring or summer beverage.
We used a selection of fresh and pressed edible flowers from Nurtured in Norfolk on the cakes, cookies, drinks and desserts which adds a bright and beautiful touch.
The final part of the course is dedicated to a range of fun and simple Easter themed Cupcake decorating ideas, suitable for all ages. The perfect activity if you are looking for things to do with children during the school holidays.
As well as sharing many of my personal favourite recipes, you'll find out where to source equipment, ingredients and some pretty, environmentally-friendly packaging.
So if you’d like to:
Create a delectable selection of Spring inspired edible gifts that you can give to family and friends
Learn easily adaptable recipes and skills you can use for gifts for YEARS into the future
Share the joy of baking with your children or grandchildren during the Easter Holidays
Learn some eco -friendly ways to package your treats to give as gifts to family and friends
A few questions answered:
How do I access the course?
The course is hosted in a dedicated private Facebook group where you will be able to watch the replays and access everything at a time that suits you.
How long do the sessions last?
They are at least an hour long but occasionally longer depending on what is being baked each day. Watching them on replay means you can always fast forward through some of my chat!
Can I have the recipes to use after?
I supply a list of ingredients and equipment for each bake but some of the methods are currently only available by watching the videos.
How long will I have access to the live videos and course content?
The Facebook group will be available for at least 6 months after joining. Recipes can be downloaded and saved for you to use at home*
Are the recipes simple enough for beginners?
The recipes are some that I use as a professional however I have chosen to teach them based on their simplicity and ease so they are accessible to all abilities.
"Baking along with Imogen on this course has been a truly wonderful experience. This course was taught by Imogen through live videos and I had access to a private group to learn about the recipes, baking tips and other people on the course. Not only did I learn how to make so many delicious treats but also how to package and display these treats for gifts. I also get to keep these recipes and I can’t wait to make them again and again! Overall I found the course a fun and relaxing experience - I can’t wait to sign up for another course! Thanks so much for your time Imogen, it’s been a pleasure learning from you :)"
If you fancy channelling your inner Nigella, Kirsty Allsopp or Ina Garten to whip up a whole host of delicious tasty treats, simply click here to access the replays.