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Wasabi Cupcakes with B-Tempted

Ever think wasabi could go in a cupcake? No? Neither did we. But that’s just one reason to take part in S&B’s wasabi cooking demo! Focusing on wasabi-centric dishes, this demo hopes to introduce dishes that not only suit the local palate, but fit comfortably into anyone’s holiday food repertoire.

Did you know? Wasabi, although called “Japanese horseradish,” is not actually horseradish at all! It’s part of a family called Brassicaceae, which includes cabbages, mustards, radishes, and broccoli. Unlike horseradish, the part of wasabi that is commonly consumed is the stem, which appears root-like and knobbly because of leaves that have fallen off. It shows up in Japanese records for the first time as far back as the year 918, and was valuable enough that it could be used to pay taxes. A very difficult plant to cultivate, wasabi grows naturally only in very specific climates and requires cold water with a delicate balance of minerals, as well as temperate weather and shade.

Not only are these cupcakes pretty and festive, they’ve got a little kick of something special: wasabi. During this cupcake workshop, professional cake artist Pippa Hymans of B-Tempted bakery will guide you through 3-4 styles of frosting with Wasabi flavoured buttercream. At the end of the workshop, you will take your Wasabi flavoured cupcakes home!


  • When: Sunday the 27th 14:30
  • Where: Hyper Creative Studio
  • Free to participate
  • No advance bookings
  • Be at the Creative Studio 10 minutes before the starting time for the activity.
  • 40 people per workshop

B-Tempted is a luxurious gluten free bakery in East London. As suppliers to Harrods, Fortnum & Mason and Selfridges, our small cakes and friands are made with the finest ingredients.

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