Monday, July 30, 2012

Teach Me Something New

Me & My Big Sister
Back in May I decided that I wanted to take a class on cake decorating. Mostly just too see what there was that I didn't already know or hadn't figured out for myself. Being the shy girl that I am I had no desire to walk into a class alone with a bunch of strangers so I invited my sister. It wouldn't hurt us to have some girl time together, we haven't done that in a very long time. I signed us up for the Wilton Cake Decorating Class and that's what we did every Tuesday night through the month of May.

We had fun participating. I learned all sorts of things I didn't know, and some things I did know.

  • Stuff we learned in our classes:
  • How to Bake a Great Cake
  • Buttercream Icing
  • Using Decorating Bags and Couplers
  • Icing the Cake
  • Leveling and Torting the Cake
  • Using the Star Tip
  • Drop Flower, Rosette
  • Dimensional Decorating
  • Shell
  • Pompom Flower, Leaves
  • Filling and Icing a Cupcake
  • Guidelines for Elementary Cake Design
  • Printing, Writing, Rose Base
  • Piping Gel Pattern Transfer
  • Ribbon Rose
  • Guidelines for Decorating Your Cake

This is my first cake I made in the class.



Then there was the fun of cupcakes. See those awesome rose swirls.

 And we learned how to make some flowers with frosting.

This is my Final Project Cake.... Mostly done.

I added a few extra details.



 And this is my sister's Final Project Cake. Isn't it cute?