Hen parties with Gourmandises Académie

We are at the height of the wedding season and whoever is getting married this year has surely been lucky with the weather.

For those of you who have to wait until next year, first congratulations. I’m sure you’re all already planning your memorable day. But have you planned your hen party yet?

If you haven’t here are a few of the activities we organise at the Académie.

hen parties with gourmandises academie

Whether your bride is a a novice baker or a cook extraordinaire, we have activities to please everyone during your hen do.

Mini bake off:

This is a fun and hands on activity. No soggy bottom is allowed here. You will learn how to make the perfect pastry, rustle-up your own mini tarts and go back with a box of your own goodies, so what’s not to like.

Luxury chocolate experience:

This is the ultimate Willy Wonka experience! Loads of chocolate making and tasting involved in this activity. Your party will be whipping-up truffles with gorgeous ganache in no time. The best bit is going back with a box of your own chocolates.

hen parties with Gourmandises academie

Eclairs decorating:

That is really a fun one. For those of you looking for something different from the usual cupcake decorating, this one is for you. You will be piping scrumptious chocolate and vanilla creme patissiere. Then comes the fun bit, decorating those beautifully piped eclairs with icing and everything you fancy really. This is where you can let your imagination go wild. Again your guests go back with a box of their own creation.

Afternoon tea à la Marie Antoinette:

I know what you’re thinking, not another afternoon tea with a load of finger sandwiches again. ( by the way, this is not a criticism of finger sandwiches, I love them, but it is rather everyday…). In fact there aren’t any sandwiches nor scones. Picture Afternoon tea like Marie-Antoinette used to have, with a myriad of little patisseries, mini gateaux, entremets, hand made chocolates, a table of delights for your bride to feast on with a glass of Kir Royal. This can be coupled with the activities listed above.

hen parties with Gourmandises Academie

If you’d like to book your hen party with the Académie, send us an email contact@gourmandises.co.uk

All the activities can take place either here in Cottenham for a group of 12 hens or we can arrange the activity to take place in Cambridge for bigger groups.

This list is not exhaustive, if you have an idea that’d you like to put together let us know.

A lot of the classes we offer can also be arranged as a group activity for your hen do. Have a look here.