t was a great idea of Michelle's to surprise everyone with our cake making team building event. The responses we got when each participant walked into the room where varied and some of the expressions were priceless. The head of the engineering department looked pretty indignant when he realised he had to wear a cupcake apron. Initially he only wanted to use the blue buttercream icing. It didn't take him long to lose his preconceptions and throw himself into the task at hand. As you can see he ended up having a great time, embracing the pink icing, sprinkling glitter and even posing for a photo in his apron. There was a great since of camaraderie amongst the participants and a huge amount of laughter. This is a group of people who clearly enjoy each others company. They were also very attentive and concentrated on the piping techniques demonstrated. This meant they got some great results with their cake decorating. The 'speed cupcake decorating' element was really popular although some of the guys got rather carried away with the icing. They seemed to take the attitude that the more buttercream icing the better the cake would look. They couldn't have been more wrong! In the end the prize of my bestselling recipe book was won by a very happy Michelle. Her cupcake was beautiful. Neatly piped with a great design and just enough buttercream! You can see why these cake making workshops work so well for networking and client events. They are such good ice breakers and bonding experiences. Everyone has fun whilst learning a new skill. And they get to take their cupcakes home with them. The funniest moment for me was when Theresa, the head of housekeeping, went to leave. She had put on her coat and bag when I pointed out that she was about to walk off wearing one of my aprons! You would think that she would be extra careful regarding this kind of behaviour what with the number of people that leave with towelling dressing gowns in their luggage!