When we arrived, the countertops were covered with freshly baked (but as yet undecorated) cupcakes. And after a brief introduction, Frances set her KitchenAid in motion, whipping up vanilla, lime and coconut, and rose buttercreams.
All three ladies then got busy with their palette knives, demonstrating how to make Primrose's signature swirl:
I watched closely, but they were so quick! Here's the lime and coconut and rose cupcakes, just ever so slightly smooshed from their journey back to Teddington:
While we sampled the iced cupcakes in class--the rose was heavenly!--Frances mixed up batters for basic Vanilla Cupcakes and Pecan and Orange Marmalade Cupcakes, a slightly less sweet breakfast treat.
The ladies were all so friendly and down-to-earth, and I had a really nice chat with Frances (in the middle) afterwards, who's from Texas!
Feeling very inspired to bake a batch, and I think the Pumpkin Cupcakes on page 86 could be just the thing...