Whether you are pro- or anti-Valentine’s, Grace Stevens has the sweetest ideas for you


CELEBRATE that special one – or even yourself – this Valentine’s by learning how to decorate cupcakes like a pro.

Multiple award-winning decorator, instructor, TV personality and author, Grace Stevens, will present two workshops this year aimed at those who sit on either side of the fence. At these classes, you will learn the “sweetest” craft of them all – how to decorate cupcakes using materials such as fondant.

For those who have been successfully earmarked by Cupid and would love to impress the object of their affection with a creative, adorable, self-made treat, Grace will share her skills on how to model a cute fondant piggy with modelling paste (with the message “I MUDdled along ’til I met you”), as well as three additional Valentine’s themed cupcakes. And you can join in before the most romantic of all days arrives so you are well prepared to create your own, as the workshop will take place on Saturday, February 9. It costs R550, with all materials included.

But for those who are likely to eye-roll at the love sick population, but would still like to celebrate themselves with some self-love on Valentine’s Day itself, Grace has the solution too. On this day, you can learn how to pipe blueberries, raspberries, berry blossoms and leaves to decorate six one-of-a-kind cupcakes. And best of all? You get to take them home and enjoy them all by your amazing self. This workshop is also R550 (including all materials), that is one fine way to spend February 14 this year, while avoiding love being in the air out there…

Classes are from 9.30am till 1.30pm in Bergvliet, and booking is essential. To secure your spot, send an email to [email protected]

“Apart from having a lot of fun, the skills that you will acquire at the workshops can be used over and over, and will also enable and encourage you to come up with your own creations,” says Grace. “You can expect a fun-filled learning experience, acquiring the craft on how to make creations that others won’t believe aren’t the real deal. And I promise we won’t talk about love during our anti-Valentine’s workshop.”

Apart from being the owner and founder of Cupcakes by Design, Grace is a tutor at Pretty Witty Cakes, the world’s largest online cake school, which boasts students from 58 countries. She is also a regular face on SABC3’s breakfast show, Expresso, among others. For more information, click here.

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