Parties for Children

Kids go mad for our cupcake parties, book yours today and make their year!

Location Options

Our bakery & shop in Chelmsford Essex

Some evening sessions available

Your home – any number of children you can seat around your kitchen table

External venue of your choice – restaurant, bar, office etc


Ages & Numbers

We run group sessions for 8 – 14 children at our Chelmsford shop or any suitable number at your home or venue (see below). Numbers depend on the children’s ages and number of staff available.  The content of the party will be adapted to age and ability, we provide ready baked cupcakes for younger children, older children can bake their own on the party for safety reasons with our mixing equipment.

Prices & Times

Party length and activities can be adapted to suit as per the above, however a typical format would be as follows costing £20 per child lasting around 1.5 hours:

– arrive / welcome drink / cake (if at our Chelmsford shop)
– presentation box per person of 6 ready-made cupcakes (or choose to bake in the class for older children, 4 cupcakes each)
– decoration / flower making / icing modelling
– making icings (ready-made icings if any location other than our shop)
– colouring & flavouring icings
– piping in different styles
– applying decorations
– finishing touches, sprinkles & sparkles


The Riverside Retail Park immediately next door to our estate offers 2 hours free parking (camera monitored) which could cover the duration of your party. Alternatively there are several pay and display car parks within a short walk. On Sundays and evenings you may park on the single yellow lines on the road our shop is on. We kindly ask that you do not park in our limited staff and customer collection bays out the front of the store when attending a party. Thank you.

Party at Home?

Your venue must have a sink facilities and be able to accommodate all of your guests seated at a table. We will bring all equipment, cakes, icings, tools etc for use at the party, plus patisserie bags and boxes for your guests to transport the cakes away in at the end. Travel is charged at a flat rate of £12 then £1.5 per mile from our shop.

Food & Drink

We provide unlimited soft drinks for the children whilst they are with us as well as a snack such as a cake. We can also provide a lunch bag with sandwich, fruit snack and crisps for an extra £5 per child which can be eaten at the end of the decorating session. Please discuss options with us on booking if you would like to add this. Alternatively we are very close to the town centre and there are eateries nearby such as McDonalds on the retail park right next door or the new bond street restaurants just a few minutes walk away.

How to Book...

Please Contact Us to book your party. We take a £95 deposit to secure a date for your party and will require you to give us a number of attendees at the time of booking with the balance due the week before your party. (Our availability is limited and constantly changing therefore early booking is highly recommended! Due to the large number of enquiries for a limited number of dates we are unable to hold dates until you are ready to leave a deposit.)

Terms & Conditions

A £95 deposit is required to secure the date for your party. When you book a party with us we will often turn down other customers who enquire about bookings on the same date therefore deposits are non refundable under any circumstances and cannot be transferred to other courses or dates. We recommend leaving your deposit as soon as possible as dates are not held on enquiries until this deposit is received. You may decrease or increase your attendee numbers after booking but not by not more than 4 people below the original number of attendees given at the time of booking. This number must not fall below 8 people in total. Increases in numbers may be possible but availability varies depending on staff and venue capacity so please call us with number increases as soon as possible. The balance of your party will be due on arrival at the shop on the day of your party. Parties may not arrive more than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time as we may be holding another event or need to close the shop to set up for your own event. Similarly we may have another party after you so late arrivals will need to join the class at the point at which they arrive and we regret we are unable to repeat course content due to lateness. There is a 15 minute grace period to wait for late attendees after which the course will commence with the attendees that have arrived. We provide tea, coffee, soft drinks and a cake free of charge as part of all our parties which are self service on the course. You may bring your own drinks however we cannot guarantee storage or service.


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