Whether you are pro- or anti-valentine’s – the multiple award-winning decorator, instructor, TV personality and author, Grace Stevens, will present two workshops this year aimed at those who sit on either side of the fence. At these classes, you will learn the “sweetest” craft of them all – how to decorate cupcakes like a pro using materials such as fondant.

For those who have been successfully earmarked by Cupid and would love to impress the object of their affection with a creative, adorable, self-made treat, Grace will share her skills on how to model a cute fondant piggy with modelling paste (with the message “I MUDdled along ’til I met you”), as well as three additional Valentine’s themed cupcakes. And you can join in before the most romantic of all days arrives so that you are well prepared to create your own, as the workshop will take place on Saturday, 9 February 2019 (at only R550, with all materials included).

But for those who are likely to eye-roll at those part of the love sick population, but would still like to celebrate themselves with some self love on Valentine’s Day itself, Grace has the solution too. On this day, you can learn how to pipe blueberries, raspberries, berry blossoms and leaves to decorate six one-of-a-kind cupcakes. And best of all? You get to take them home and enjoy them all by your amazing self. At only R550 (with all materials included), that is one fine way to spend the 14th of February this year, while avoiding love being in the air out there…

Booking for either classes, which takes place from 09:30 to 13:30 in Bergvliet, is essential as these popular workshops by Grace Stevens sell out fast. To secure your spot, send an email to

As Stevens herself states: “Apart from having a lot of fun, the skills that you will acquire at the workshops can be used over and over, and will also enable and encourage you to come up with your own creations. You can expect a fun-filled learning experience, acquiring the craft on how to make creations that others won’t believe aren’t the real deal. And I promise we won’t talk about love during our anti-Valentine’s workshop.”

Apart from being the owner and founder of Cupcakes by Design, Stevens is also a tutor at Pretty Witty Cakes, the world’s largest online cake school, which boasts students from 58 countries. She is also a regular face on SABC3’s breakfast show, Expresso, amongst others.

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