Every time I passed by The Icing Room, I would stop by and take a look. There would always be people standing around decorating the cakes. I find that this is a very unique shop. Not only do they sell cakes, puffs, cookies etc., they also provide the facility for customers to decorate their own cake. I have always wanted to try the DIY.
Then came an opportunity when I bought these discount coupons from Groupon for a Jr. Chef Workshop for Kids at The Icing Room. I paid half the original price of $36 per workshop.
The workshop was in the morning, at Somerset 313 branch and there was only one other kid beside my two. I liked the set-up of this particular branch, so pink and sweet. There was a sitting area where you could sit and enjoy a dish or two from their menu. Today, they used this space for the workshop.
The theme for that day was to decorate the cake into a bumble bee with cream and chocolate. The instructor was very patient with the children. I'm not trying to praise my own but from the final products I could say that my kids were very patient too. It really took a lot of time and patience to make the cream 'balls' so small and closely packed together. They really enjoyed themselves.
That very night, we 'sacrified' one of the bees to our tummy. We cut one of the cakes and ate it. The taste of the sponge cake was not fantastic, but the fruit sandwiched between the layers of cake blended well with it and improved the overall taste.
Date of Visit: 2011-08-27