Serious Studenting & Cupcake Decorating

Things have changed a bit since I was a student…

At the end of last month I had a great opportunity to go and teach small groups of students some simple – but effective and very pretty – cupcake decorating techniques.

Over the two days I had a right old laugh, and a great time working with these enthusiastic and creative young people. The mini-courses were held at their student accommodation “Icon Inc” – private, super luxurious, and well-located apartments fully kitted out with everything the modern student might need.

In 2003, my first digs consisted of a bright pink bedroom (my all-male housemates determined I would have this room – it was the kind of psychedelic hot pink Barbie might decorate with, but less tasteful and on every wall), rats in the basement, grotty sofas and a freezing bathroom; all for the grand sum of £44 per week.

Icon Inc apartment “The Glassworks” on Cardigan Road, is just around the corner from that pink room, but in all other respects, could not be further away. There’s an onsite gym, sauna and steam room, cinema with big squishy chairs, laundry room, study pods, lovely outside space including a BBQ and glamping pods for visitors, free wifi, Sky TV, a mega kitchen on each floor and all the kit and caboodle the modern Leeds student could ever wish for. Not that I’m jealous or anything…

As a welcome for the new and returning students, Hannah’s Kitchen took part in a couple of days, put on by the staff, fun-packed with activities – Zumba & Yoga, BBQ’s, cupcake decorating (obvs!). This is seriously superior student living, my friends, and if I didn’t want to go back to being a student before (lie-ins, long holidays, drinking on a school night…), I certainly do now! 

Check out my snaps of the students and their excellent cupcakes...

       

 

Cupcake Tutorial Days are a great idea for gifts, hen-dos, family fun days – whatever! For your own cupcake decorating tutorials in Hannah’s very own kitchen, please complete the enquiry form with your details.