How are you all? I hope all is well with you! So far since the start of the year I’ve been attending numerous workshops and have been spending a lot of time trying to learn all these exciting things that I’ve always wanted to. The workshop I attended today is called the “Sweetheart Stack Decorating Workshop” by Danica from De Baker.
Firstly what is a sweetheart stack?
So if you’ve been keeping up with the latest baking trends you’re most likely familiar with cookie stacks (or otherwise known as cookie cakes). Cookie cakes are pretty much just layers of cookies with frosting/buttercream piped in between the layers and on top. These are some of my favourite types that I’ve seen on Instagram and Pintrest:
The decorations on top of them are what really catches the eye. How pretty do they look?! Its no wonder these cookie stack cakes have become so trendy and are a popular alternatives to cakes!
So today one of my besties, Chloe and I went to Lakeside Joondalup to attend the Sweetheart Stack decorating workshop by Danica. The workshop took place at The Market Hub Perth‘s pop up store in the mall and it was a small workshop with two tables set up. On the tables were De Baker boxes for each participant (which had a piping bag, gloves and two heart shaped cookies), a tub of buttercream frosting each and bowls of different items for decorating.
When everyone arrived Danica gave us a short introduction about herself. She’s a self taught baker who owns her baking business in Caversham, WA. Danica was lovely and she and all her assistants were very friendly, helpful and attentive throughout the workshop.
First we had to pipe buttercream on our first heart cookie layer – I admit I’m still an amateur with piping (and I may have broken my piping bag) but Danica gave me a demonstration and tips on how to pipe my buttercream properly.
Once that was done, we had to gently put the second cookie layer on top and pipe that top layer again (so much piping and a great workout for arms and hands haha!).
When we finished frosting the top layer that’s when we started to get creative and started decorating! Everyone had most fun with this part and we had so many decorations to choose from – sprinkles, flowers, macaroons, meringues, cookies and so much more! This one is my final sweetheart cookie stack:
And here is Chloe’s:
Throughout the workshop heaps of people walked by and so many of them stopped to watch and comment on how beautiful all our sweetheart stacks looked. Chloe and I really had a great time with this workshop and the best thing is that Danica gave everyone her sugar cookie recipe so we can re-create these at home (WIN!).
Here’s another picture of my sweetheart stack!
Thank you so much to Danica and her team from De Baker! I loved the workshop and had lots of fun whilst learning. Hopefully we’ll be seeing more workshops from De Baker!
If you would like to see more of De Baker’s work or contact them to make orders, their contact is as below.
Also note that The Market Hub Perth has some other amazing creative workshops in store over the next month or so such as the Cactus Embroidery workshop, Botanical Resin Art, Go with the Acrylic Flow and more! You can book these workshops here!
Thanks so much for reading lovelies! Enjoy the rest of your week and till next time!
xx Ing from According to Ing