Are any of y’all on Google Local? I know, I wasn’t, but there’s actually a really cool idea behind it – instead of reading generic reviews from people you don’t know, it gives you a chance to hear from people you’re connected to – those whose opinion you know and trust, rather than randomers on the internet (like bloggers………… gulp….)
Google Local is making an effort to explore interesting things to do in London and as one of their activities, they planned an American baking session at Outsider Tart (my love of the place is well known!)
We started with a root beer float (obligatory for a Fourth of July celebration!)
After that, we headed to the Outsider Tart kitchen to have a go at making red velvet whoopie pies. I will note that most of my fellow bakers were total beginners – which meant that it was very much a basic class, but it was an incredible experience to get to use a bakery kitchen!
But for me – the real highlight was getting to use an industrial stand mixer!
The next step was cupcake decorating – probably the highlight for me was learning how to make the Magnolia Bakery frosting swirl!
Check out my swirl!
David was lucky enough to share with us his new whoopie pie recipe, inspired by New Orleans turtles. It was AMAZING. If you get a chance, bug David about bringing it out because it’s absolutely delicious.
Overall, it was a wonderful experience and I’d definitely recommend an experience like it to novice bakers, or just those coveting use of a stand mixer.