It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything – I just haven’t been inspired to write lately so I felt it time for an update. Most people know that I’ve moved back home for now and I decided to use my time to take a cake decorating class. Cake decorating is not for the faint of heart let me tell you. It is tiring and tedious work, but it’s so much fun to be able to look at your creations when you are all done. It also takes a crazy amount of supplies and lots of arm muscles! I’ve learned that I don’t like decorators icing and when I have a wedding cake one day I can assure you that I will be using real buttercream much a decorators dismay! Anyways, here are some pictures of cakes that I have made during June and a few answers to some questions I received in a phone message the other day.
You don’t make anything week 1. It’s the easy week and doesn’t prepare you for the next 3 in my opinion. We learned how to make decorators icing and how to ice a cake – no easy feat I assure you. You also learn that you don’t need any special reason to make a cake although I consider it helpful (answer numero uno for friendly question). All this to say sorry no pictures.
For week 2 your are supposed to bring an 8in iced cake to class. I made 2 cakes for week 2 due to some technical difficulties, namely disinegrating cake. While the other two household residents claim it must have been bad luck and terrible quality cake pans, I think there may have been a case of sabotage. However, I digress. During class we learn how to write with icing, make polka dots (I perfected this for you Krista), pipe stars (I love stars), and what is called a piping gel transfer.
Piping gel transfer is when you either draw or trace any image and then put is on your cake as a guide for were to use your icing. We transfered a rainbow onto our cakes and then filled it with stars. I also made mine for a friend who was having a birthday – I know adults feel special when they get their own personalized rainbow birthday cake – I would at least! Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure.
Week 3 was my favorite because
a. We could bring cupcakes and didn’t have to ice a full size cake.
b. We learned figure piping – which I loved
c. I got to make a monogramed cupcake (In Krista-ees it was presh)
Enjoy the pictures!
This is the week of the cursed rose. This rose is crazy hard to make and if you are a perfectionists then it can drive you crazy. Once you learn though they are very pretty. Please ignor the writing on the cake – it was part of a joke and not actually part of the design. Oh and check out that bow – I love icing bows.
I start course 3 next week its tiered cakes and fondant icing. I’m excited.