Recently, I had the opportunity to help Margaret Smith lead one of her famous UmNumNum cupcake courses. I’ll admit, I was curious whether baking cupcakes among strangers would be as fun as with friends. Turns out, it is!
The class started with everyone meeting one another and breaking into smaller groups. The smaller groups shared ingredients and tools so it was a team effort. It was about then I was thinking this would have been my dream hen night back in the day! But we had a dance off and ice cream sundaes so kinda close, right? Anyway, the recipe Margaret uses with her classes is amazingly simple and, dare I write, fool-proof. And you can create flavored cupcake combinations with it too. But I can’t talk about that or I’ll be craving a great cupcake all day. So here are some photos from the class.
And here are the cupcakes I made and brought home. My butcher got six of them!
Margaret Smith is founder and head instructor at UmNumNum, a boutique cookery school in Ballincollig, and was co-organiser of the 2012 Social Media Day Cork. She can help even those self-professed to be ‘helpless in the kitchen’ learn how to cook a meal. Margaret has studied social media and marketing and puts her knowledge into practice for Goodalls and other leading food companies in the Republic.