Norwich men swap pints for pinnies to make Valentine’s cupcakes in the pub

Members of the Norwich Castle Round Table group swapped pints for pinnies in the pub recently, as they took part in a 'decorate your cupcake party.'

A group of six men gathered at the Murderers pub, on Timberhill, where they met organiser Sally Porter, of Decorate Your Cakes, and designed cupcakes for Valentine's Day gifts.

Sally set them to task with plenty of glitter, chocolate flowers and butterfly shapes, and was delighted with their enthusiastic response.

She said: 'It was great fun. The guys all put their aprons on and waded in, making some lovely cupcake decorations.

'They really enjoyed themselves and did find it relaxing after a hard day in the office.

'When I was approached by the group I wasn't sure they were serious - I've not done a party for a group of guys before – but they had a good laugh and I hope more male groups will be interested.'

Norwich Castle Round Table is part of the national organisation, Round Table, a group which promotes local businesses and charities through the activities of its members.

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Chairman, Michael Lake, said: 'We are always on the lookout for new ideas and activities. Cupcake making was something none of us had done before and doing it in the pub made it all the more enjoyable.

'I took four home but the following day none were left! The kids couldn't believe dad had made them.'

Norwich Castle Round Table are known for their eccentric antics, which have included a bow tie-tying evening, chocolate factory visits, horse back riding and sausage and cider nights.

Patrick Cutter, brother of landlord at the Murderers, Phil, said: 'Not your typical 'night out with the lads' but nonetheless in the spirit of Norwich Castle Round Table we have been challenged and we have been rewarded, with cake!'

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