Monday, February 1, 2010

Cake Decorating, Pt. 3

In getting ready for our final class in Course 1, my mom and I made little drop flowers to put on our cakes. We had a few mishaps, but overall, I think they turned out really great!
(And Addison had a blast eating the leftover frosting!)

Practicing making leaves.
Mine didn't turn out very well, but I think that was because I didn't follow the instructions and mix my frosting with piping gel. Oh well, the mistakes we make!
Practicing making bows.
These were actually easier than I thought they would be. I think I could do this one again!
The final cake!
(I never thought I would say that I was completely caked out, but I am!)
We had to make three "Wilton" roses to put on our cake. I cheated and had the instructor "show" me how to make one, and then used hers on my cake. (Don't tell...hehehe)
I think I got the idea about what I was doing once I thinned my stiff consistency frosting out. (Way to stiff for me!) About the time that I got it figured out, my piping bag burst and there was frosting everywhere. Too much fun for me! But I think the cake turned out really pretty.
Since I was all caked out, I gave my cake to my neighbor who is on bed rest with her sixth child. She sent me a Thank You card and said in it that her other 5 kids think that I should make their birthday cakes. I would not say that I am nearly good enough to start making cakes professionaly (no Ace of Cakes in my future), but I will take the compliment!

Stay tuned for next weeks installment of cake decorating for dummies with Jenifer!


Ashley said...

I think your cake looks spectacular! It must feel pretty cool to know more about a skill than almost everyone else you know. I read more about all the little girls eating frosting flowers on your mom's blog. Lucky little things!

Gwyl said...

Nice cake. I think it turned out really good. I might have to sneak a piece of the next one when it is done.

Jenni Elyse said...

Your cake turned out really pretty. I like it a lot. Good job!

Beth said...

I think you did a great job! You are way to hard on yourself! Take the compliments and smile! (did your "for dummies" mean me?) jk

Deon said...

Good job, Jen! Your cake certainly is good enough to go on Ace of Cakes! I love the darling little pink doo-dahs on the side of your cake; they make it look so party-ish!

I also love the pictures of Addison on the right side of your blog. It's so much fun to see her looks change from a baby into a mini grown-up. So cute!!!

Kaylee said...

That looks beautiful! I think Addi's going to request that you make her bday cakes, too!