London hotel plans cake decorating class

Hilton Hotels & Resorts has announced that a charity-supporting Patissiere Masterclass is set to take place at the The Waldorf Hilton next month.

The occasion, launched by Linda Robson, star of Birds of a Feather, will help support Barnardo's.

It will take place on May 24th, with hotel pastry chef David Conlon hosting the event, and will see the public trying out various culinary techniques while decorating cakes.  

The class is set to last for two hours and will involve participants decorating a trio of cakes of various sizes, which they'll be able to take away at the end of the session.

David Conlon will be offering tips to those involved, showing them techniques for using Royal icing and sugar paste and various other cake decoration skills.

The class will cater for up to 16 would-be cake artists at a price of £55 per head. A £5 donation from this entry fee will go to Barnardo's. There's the option to take afternoon tea at the hotel as part of the experience too, for an extra fee.

The people who attend – who can be either beginners or more experienced bakers – will be given notebooks including recipes for different treats.

Similar classes will happen all this year, and other dates are set to be made public in future. The sessions will each have a seasonal focus – themed around Christmas or summer weddings, for example.

Barnardo's is responsible for running over 900 UK services and helps in excess of 200,000 young people and families annually.

At the moment, Barnardo's Scotland is running a scheme with several Scottish branches of John Lewis whereby used clothes can be donated in-store and money raised from these will go to the charity.

Berkeley Scott is a specialist recruitment agency providing hospitality employment solutions.

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