Seniors learn about cupcake making

CLIFFORD – President Carol Reiner welcomed Hannah Veld of Palmerston to the Merry Makers seniors meeting on March 5 at Jamesway Manor.

Hannah shared tips and tricks of the trade to decorate cupcakes. She brought along flowers she had created ten years ago that look as fresh and realistic as the day they were formed. She showed how to create a rose and how with a slight twist of the wrist, daisy petals can flow from the same tip. A red candy was transformed into a lady bug. Two cookie teddy bears enjoyed a day at the beach with a dip in graham cracker crumbs for the sand, blue coloured sugar for the water, a piece of tri-coloured gum rolled out formed the beach towel, and she finished with a cocktail umbrella to complete the design. She showed photos of fondant fun and a gingerbread house, decorated indoors and outside.

Veld spent a lifetime decorating cakes for family, for weddings, for special occasions, but now focuses on cupcakes and cookies and teaching others how to create any design their minds can imagine.

The ladies finished the day trying their hand at decorating, and enjoying all the cupcakes with a cup of tea or coffee and other refreshments prepared by Reiner.

Birthday greetings were sung to Edie Henry and Joyce Beyers. Ethel Whitehead turned 95 on March 3.