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!