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Cupcake Decorating Challenge

Culinary Fun for Kids at Back 2 Basics Cooking!


Prepare your little chefs for a tasty adventure! Chef Ashley invites kids aged 3-15 years to the exciting 'Cupcake Decorating Challenge' at Back 2 Basics Cooking in Columbia, Missouri. This fun and educational event is designed to inspire a love for cooking among children. Plus, it's a great way for them to get a taste of our amazing cooking classes!


Here's How It Works:

Our mini chefs will get a crash course in using pastry bags, couplers, and different tips. Plus, we'll have a fun discussion about how mixing different colors creates new ones, making it a perfect blend of learning and creativity. Then they get to unleash their creativity and decorate their cupcakes all on their own! 


For our junior chefs, we're turning the heat up a notch. In addition to the crash course, they'll also receive a quick demonstration on how to create roses and leaves with icing. Then, it's all about unleashing their creativity. They'll have free rein to decorate their cupcakes however they like! 


And here's the cherry on top: both groups will have the option to use one bag that has multiple colors of icing. Imagine the rainbow of possibilities!


Once the masterpieces are complete, Chef Ashley will take a snapshot of each one and post it on the Back 2 Basics Cooking Facebook page with an entry number. Then it's time for the votes to roll in!


Learning While Having Fun:

While the challenge is all about unleashing your child's creativity, it also serves as a platform for your child to develop important skills. They'll learn to present their work attractively, enhancing their presentation skills. They'll also get familiar with various utensils, tools, and buttercream icing techniques, thereby building their kitchen vocabulary. They'll get the chance to follow instructions and work on their patience!  And as they create their own cupcakes, they'll gain culinary confidence that will encourage them to explore more in the kitchen.


A Chance to Win and Learn More:

The cupcakes with the most reactions and comments in each age group (3-6, 7-15) after 1 week wins an amazing prize - a FREE cooking class!!

**In the event of a tie, voting will be extended by 24 hours until a winner may be declared.

Winners within the 3-6 age group can choose any available 2024 mini-chef class. Those in the 7-15 age group can pick any available 2024 kids' culinary cooking club class.


All Set for the Challenge:

We provide all food, utensils, aprons, and everything else needed for the challenge. The entry fee is just $15 for ages 3-6 and $20 for ages 7-15. But hurry! We can only accept 10 kids per age group, so sign up now to secure a spot by clicking the red button below with your child's age range. 


To make this event accessible to all, we're offering one scholarship per age group, waiving the entry fee - just email Ashley at with the subject line "Cupcake Scholarship" to apply.


Join us for this unique opportunity to unleash your child's culinary creativity. It's going to be super fun, informative, and a delicious journey they won't forget!


Sign up today for the Cupcake Decorating Challenge. Let's create, decorate, and celebrate together at Back 2 Basics Cooking!

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