Sugar Buttons and Vegucation at the Norwich Food and Drink Festival 2015

I have been particularly terrible at blogging, I never seem to have any time. It was my New Year’s Resolution to keep up to date with social media for my business and to write a blog post every 2 weeks. Hmmm….it’s been months since I started this blog so I’ve got a lot of catching up to do.

I plan on doing several posts looking back at various Sugar Buttons events but for now I will start with something far more recent.

On Saturday and Sunday the 12th and 13th of September, Sugar Buttons collaborated with Vegucation once more to bring foodie workshops for children visiting the Norwich Food and Drink Festival.

On Saturday morning the Tour of Britain cyclists whizzed by Chapelfield Gardens and with this in mind, Phoebe and I decided to theme our workshops to match. Phoebe was offering a “Wheelie” good pasta salad and I decided to go a bit abstract choosing to create a metallic embossed cog and wheel cupcake design

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Our weekend started on Friday when we set up the event tent ready for the next day. The sun was shining as we decorated the tent with bunting, sadly this sun did not last for the weekend.

On Saturday we arrived bright and early and began setting out our tables with leaflets, equipment and ingredients. It had rained all night and our sweet tent had survived the worst of it but much of our day was spent wiping up puddles and wringing out the wet bunting!

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My new banner made its first appearance and stood up to the random changes in weather.

Despite the slightly dreary weather we still had a range of visitors to our take part in our workshops.

We had some really young children taking part and they showed excellent concentration becoming really engrossed in their tasks.

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Sunday was still a bit rainy but thanks to the Battle of the Bangers competition we had lots more visitors across an age range from 3 to 19!

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I have to admit that I only planned my cupcake decorations the night before the event, but the last minute pressure obviously worked as I was really pleased with the embossing technique* I came up with. They had a kind of steampunk feel to them. The technique worked a treat with all ages and I loved seeing everyone becoming completely engrossed in creating their decorations.

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It was a crazy busy weekend and after taking down the tent in the rain, Phoebe and I were exhausted and ready for our beds!

*See my next post for a mini tutorial for my steampunk inspired bike cog cupcake toppers*

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