I was very lucky to have been one of the food bloggers invited to do a Cupcake Masterclass at Cupcake Central.
Cupcake Central is owned and managed by Sheryl and Tin. It’s a dream Sheryl has been envisioning ever since the day she had her first bite of a famous cupcake sold in New York. Sheryl’s determination on getting the right cupcake recipe was a long and hard road but with trial and error, she was able to find the perfect recipe that has made their little cupcake shop grow into a thriving business.
Their first store was opened in 2010 in Hawthorn and only a short 10 months later, they opened their second store in Melbourne Central. The idea behind cupcake central is that all cupcakes are baked fresh every morning using only the best ingredients. They bake up to 400 cupcakes a day and on a busy day, they can easily double that. They truly believe in the “quality over quantity” philosophy.
When we arrived for the workshop, Sheryl greeted us and gave us the history, then it was straight into the workshop. Sheryl and the pastry chefs were very friendly and helpful. They shared tips on how to achieve a light and airy cupcake and how to decorate and how to pipe frosting. There was a competition on which group had the best decorated cupcakes judged by Tin, but since my group didn’t win, I won’t mention that part :p
We were showed how they make the cupcake batter.
The baked cupcakes ready to be frosted.
After being shown how to roll out fondant and how to pipe frosting, we all got stuck in and started decorating our own cupcakes.
My finished cupcakes.
And this is how they meant to look like.
Thank you so much Sheryl and Tin for letting us all loose in your workshop and sharing some tips on how to make your famous cupcakes. Thank you Thanh for organising such a fun (and tasty) event and for modelling the apron for me so I can take a photo
I hope you go and try out their cupcakes. They are amazing.
Level 2, Dining Hall,
Shop 7, 672 Glenferrie Road