This month we had the chance to get involved in a spooktacular cake decorating workshop ran by the local cake legend Raamona Makes Cakes. This was only her second ever workshop since deciding to launch the service alongside her baking.
Raamona has lived in Northwich most of her life and is not only passionate about baking but also putting on events that will bring the community together. Having been a teacher for the last few years this has enabled her to deliver workshops confidently and understand that everyone learns in a different way. It was great to see her supporting the children and breaking down each step of the process to ensure every child produced something they could be proud of.
As we arrived at BEAR coffee shop in Northwich, a long table was set up and in front of each chair was a station with everything needed to decorate cakes: A chopping board, rolling pin, utensils, icing, sprinkles, edible glue and even an apron that children were encouraged to colour in before they got started. The cupcakes were all pre-made and boxed ready to be topped, with examples of finished toppers in the centre of the table. It all ran very smoothly and was wonderful to see the children enjoying themselves and focusing on making their cakes look great.
There was even a station for us to join in, so obviously we couldn’t say no. There is something very satisfying about rolling and shaping icing. It was like being a child again, but this time I was able to concentrate and not eat it all before the end. We even got a certificate!
Raamona also offers these workshops for private events, which are perfect for birthday parties, children's activities, hen parties, baby showers, team building and much more. She can design bespoke packages for any theme. Classes are usually between 60 – 90 minutes depending how many cakes you choose to decorate and are suitable from ages 4 years and up.
Coming up: Raamona is hoping to run more public workshops for both children and adults on the run up to Christmas and in the new year. Plus a baby sensory session so keep your eye on her social media pages for announcements.