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Free Donut Decorating Workshop at Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre

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by Catherine Van Bergen (subscribe)
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When I was a child, I thought the best part of the baking process was the end, when you got to ice and decorate the goodies that you had just created.

Donut Decorating @ Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre

Making the cupcakes or biscuits was the boring part. Sure, you got to lick the bowl and taste test the dough or batter to make sure that it was 'edible'. Sometimes it could even be fun to mix all the ingredients together and watch them transform from a sloppy-looking mess into a recognisable cake, but there wasn't as much scope for creativity. Besides adding some extra fruit or choc chips here and there, you couldn't change the recipe too much otherwise you could end up with an unfortunate-looking and tasteless disaster.

Donut Decorating @ Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre
Kids can decorate a donut however they want at the free workshop

That's why I enjoyed decorating and icing the cakes so much- even if the cakes didn't look that good to begin with, a dash of colourful icing, and a lolly face could make the appeal of the cakes go a long way. Who wouldn't want to eat a cake that has bright pink and red icing and features a smiley face made of banana lollies and raspberries?

Donut Decorating @ Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre
The workshop will be held at Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre

The people at Donut King in Waurn Ponds understand the appeal of unleashing icing, lollies and plain 'canvases' to creative children. On Wednesday 25 September, as part of the Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre School Holiday program, Donut King will be holding a donut decorating workshop from 11.30am until 2.30pm. Kids will be able to decorate a plain donut to their heart's content. This free event will only be held once during these school holidays (in the first week), and it is always popular, so be sure not to miss it.
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Why? To unleash your creative side on some baked goods
When: Wednesday 25 September, from 11.30am-2.30pm
Where: Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre, opposite the OPSM and Optus stores
Cost: Free
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