Cupcakes in Korea

Jared and I walk past this cute little cupcake shop on our way to work every day. A few weeks ago, our dear friend and co-teacher Tarria told me that they offer cupcake decorating classes! This sounded beyond fun, so Tarria and I decided to investigate it further. I mean, who couldn’t resist the opportunity to decorate cupcakes in Korea?

What to do in Gohyeon: Cupcake Saii

Sure enough… The owner offers private classes to anyone who wants them. She was booked for the week, so we reserved a spot after work on the following Tuesday. The private class comes with 7 cupcakes of your choice (anything from Chocolate Chip Mint to Red Velvet), frosting, decorations, and personal, guided expertise from the owner. Each class typically lasts about two hours. She kindly let us split the Private Class package.

Cupcakes in Korea

Tuesday finally rolled around and Tarria and I left work as soon as possible! We were greeted with a smile, and the smell of freshly baked cupcakes.

Cupcake Saii: Decorating Cupcakes in Geoje, South Korea

She has the cutest shop! All of her displayed cupcakes were her own, hand-crafted creations.

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She sells many different flavors of cupcakes including Red Velvet, Lemon, Mochaccino (coffee), Mint Chocolate Chip, Strawberry, Vanilla, and Chocolate.

Cupcake Saii: Decorating Cupcakes in Geoje, South Korea

She also makes almost any “coffee shop” beverage you can imagine… (I’m excited about future coffee dates in this cute little shop that smells like heaven!) She also does custom orders for individuals, weddings, birthday parties, and various other events or requests.

Cupcake Saii: Decorating Cupcakes in Geoje, South Korea

When we arrived, she had our station all set up, and she was whipping our frosting in her mixer.

Cupcake Saii: Decorating Cupcakes in Geoje, South KoreaCupcake Decorating Lesson in Geoje, South Korea at Cupcake Saii

We picked out our frosting colors–pink, purple, and blue, and started mixing!

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She began by teaching us how to use different frosting “ends/tips” and let us practice the technique in our stations before braving the real deal.

Tarria and I set out to master these techniques!

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We finally felt we were ready to give it a try on our cupcakes. My first one turned out to be pretty successful.

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We continued slaving on…

Cupcake Decorating Lesson in Geoje, South Korea at Cupcake Saii

Koreans are into counting days, especially when it comes to couples and relationships. Days/dates are very important to them. I decided follow this tradition by making one with the number of days Jared and I have been married.

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We slaved until only one was left. What should we do? Since we had both decorated three cupcakes, the last one became a joint effort! We made individual flowers, and then froze them for a few minutes.

Cupcake Decorating Lesson in Geoje, South Korea at Cupcake Saii

We piled the flowers on the cupcakes, added a few leaves, and created my favorite cupcake of the night!

Cupcake Decorating Lesson in Geoje, South Korea at Cupcake Saii

We celebrated by taking a few more pictures!

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It was a great experience, and I highly recommend it if you get the chance! If your Korean is any good, check out the shop’s blog for more pictures and information!

Cupcake Decorating Lesson in Geoje, South Korea at Cupcake Saii

Not only did they look great… but they tasted delicious too! (Jared and I ate up the Lemon “Marriage Days” Cupcake as soon as I got home.)

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