Cupcake decorating at Sponge & Cream

I went to Sponge & Cream in Brixton Market with Zomato, on the first official #ZoMeeto. First of all, I’d like to have it go down in the record books how pleased I was to have a blogging event south of the river. I live just a fairly short bus ride from Brixton Village and it was so nice to leave an event and not face an hour plus journey. More events south please!

We all were welcomed with a glass of fizz and a slice of the cake of our choosing. We all shared our cakes around so that everyone could try a bit of everything. I particularly loved the butternut squash cake and the red velvet (of course). I was also impressed that the gluten-free cakes managed to be so light! The raspberry chocolate cake and the carrot cake were two more winners in my book! 

After stuffing our faces with cake, the workshop portion of our evening began. First Paulina demonstrated how to make one of her fabulous 3-tiered lemon and coconut cakes (it involves using lots of frosting to contain the lake of lemon curd that goes in between the layers). Then we started to decorate for ourselves. Personally, I’m not a fan of eating fondant. But I am a fan of playing with clay, so I really enjoyed Paulina leading us in some spooky Halloween sculpting lessons in order to make the perfect Halloween cupcakes! Sadly, my witch’s hat was far too big for my cupcake. However, I might have mastered the art of the pumpkin. I also liked the piping hints for making green icing look like grass (I’ll definitely be utilising that skill in the future.) 

Our lovely host for the evening, Paulina, is offering workshops in a larger space during October and I highly recommend looking into them. Paulina was so sweet and knowledgable. 
brixton market
baking classes
sponge and cream
butternut squash cake

Butternut Squash cake.

raspberry chocolate cake

Raspberry Chocolate cake. 

german chocolate cake

German chocolate cake. 

cakes lined up
my raspberry slice
lemon curd

Piling on the lemon curd. 

piping layers

Piping in another buffer ring of icing. 

coconut and lemon cake

The magnificent 3-tiered stack! 

covering with coconut

Covering the cake in desiccated coconut. 

coconut cake decorated

Before finishing it off with candied lemon slices! 


Our lovely host for the evening! 

halloween cupcakes

And her wonderfully spooky cupcakes! 

fondant hat
cupcakes and fondant

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  • Piping a thick ring of frosting to keep in the lemon is a great idea! I’ll be doing that in the future!

  • Those Halloween cupcakes are so cute, and I love the look of the chocolate and raspberry cake! xxx

  • Butternut squash cake, that sounds so interesting I would love to try that combo. Those Halloween cupcakes are so cute!

  • Miu

    I would have loved to try the Raspberry Chocolate cake! And the cupcakes look amazing, definitely little works of art.

  • I always pass by this shop when I go to Brixton Village, but haven’t really tried their treats. Now I’m curious and would love to taste their stuff!

    Honey x The Girl Next Shore

  • Angie SilverSpoon

    OMG the halloween cupcakes are so cute.

  • I LOVE those Halloween cupcakes! I’m so happy it’s my favorite season again!

  • Christine Everyday

    This looks like so much fun!! I am totally coming to live with you and go on all your adventures with you. Ha!

  • The hats were the trickiest to make, surprisingly! x

  • Wow I like cake I wish at times I could do cakes like these

  • Wah, its things like this that make me really wish we’d carried on with our move to Streatham! I love Brixton, there’s always fun things going on there.

    • But you definitely wouldn’t have a amazingly spacious house to do refurb on or a garden! xx

  • This looks like so much fun! I love crafty, baking projects so this would be right up my alley. I also love eating cake, so it’s a no brainer! haha xx

  • I could seriously watch people decorate cakes and cupcakes all day long. There’s just something so gratifying about it..!

    • I’m so envious of people with great decorating skills – it’s the most challenging thing when baking for me! x


    • Ok. I am so glad you said that. This is why we are friends. That’s (obviously) exactly what I thought at the time, but no one else there seemed on the same level of childish humour as me so I kept it to myself. x

  • Oh man the intense look of concentration on my face! (epitomising #restingbitchface right there…) Such a fun class and ideal for getting us all in the Halloween spirit! I’d definitely like to try making more fondant models, they made me feel like a little kid again! xx

    Tamsin / A Certain Adventure

    • They make me feel like a kid too! Although I also have epic #restingbitchface. It’s a true problem! xx