I had a delicious introduction to a cute little shop just recently. I visited for a launch, which I will tell you more about later. It’s a cup cake shop in Mosman, The Classic Cupcake Co. owned by Anna Eden. It’s a bit different from other shops of this kind and I was so impressed with Anna’s commitment to quality I had to tell you about it .
The shop is small and white and functionally neat. There are stands of flavoured cupcakes in the window and a board to help you make your choice. As well as cupcakes she makes deep chocolate cake pops, special occasion cakes, mini cupcakes, meringues and biscuits. There is a parade of people coming in to buy boxes of dozens and half dozens for gifts. Kids heading home from the game getting an energy boost and then there is us, sitting at the tables outside with an array of cupcakes, cake pops, good coffee, hot chocolate and Mariage Freres tea (wonderful French tea) presented in a gorgeous teapot and delicate cup and saucer. Love.
Anna likes to keep her ingredients as natural as possible. This means natural food colours and flavourings so she uses freeze dried fruit powders and pots of colours without numbers (Creative Brand), New Zealand butter, Chocolate by Callebaut and The Chocolate Man, Willy Harcourt-Cooze. The shop is compact with the small kitchen area doubling as a classroom for up to 60 people a week doing hands on cupcake cooking and decorating classes. The “Academy” is overseen by the charming Anna who keeps activities moving along with interesting stories and tips. Her wonderfully clipped English accent hails from London. She arrived here 4 years ago and now calls Australia home with her young daughter and husband. The Classic Cupcake Co has been open for 18 months now it seems set for Sydney domination with more stores planned and a few other surprises on the way as well.
Her natural approach to cupcakes attracted the attention of Sam Tew, Natvia co-founder. Natvia is a natural plant based sweetener. His young but internationally growing company is based on his passion to improve people’s health by making their diet more natural …oh and free of sugar. Supporting schools with vegetable gardens and cooking classes are just part of his way of promoting Natvia, and another is to have this unlikely pairing within a traditional cupcake shop, just to show that the new food world and the traditional one can meet in the middle. So this kitchen that pumps out all kinds of decadent sweet treats can also handle sugar free cakes with just as much style. The launch included a hands on cooking class, recipe book and product samples. There were two good things about the night. The first was learning about a new product from an Australian company and the second is discovering Anna’s shop in the Sydney suburb of Mosman. I do get asked to make some low sugar things so it is always handy to know there is a natural alternative available. Anna has worked it into the options at her shop offering not only a sugar free chocolate berry mud cupcake but also the very first sugar free cooking class in Australia. I got a first hand look at baking with Natvia and you can too. This is what the classes involve.
This is what you will learn at the sugar free cupcake classes
• How to bake using Natvia as a substitute for sugar
• How to make fantastic icing using Natvia and not icing sugar
• Bake cupcakes in class and learn how to produce great results everytime!
• Using tips for piping
• Preparing and filling your piping bags
• Working on top of cupcakes
• Tips & tricks from the experts!
• Packaging & storing cupcakes
• All recipe sheets provided to take home
• Your own reusable CCC embossed box to take your creations away in
These classes are sure to fill up quickly! Book your place here:
Now, back to the sugar filled options after all they are my favourites………………………………
This is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own.