It was an early start for us last Thursday. We had been asked to provide a cake making 'icebreaker' workshop at breakfast time. We were set up and ready to go by 8am and were very impressed by how bright eyed and ready for action our participants were. They were from all over the world and worked for big companies. The conference was about digital connectivity in the modern age. I taught the group how to create a variety of buttercream swirls including rose and classic. Once the group had masterminded the cake decorating basics we moved onto the fun competitive element. This was when they each had to completely ice and decorate a cake from scratch within a 1 minute time limit. This lead too much hilarity as the time pressure kicked in. The whole group then voted for their winning cupcake. The winner received a signed copy of my bestselling recipe book Eat Me!