Friday, January 2, 2009

Cake Decorating Classes

My friend Emily and I had the genius idea to sign up for the Wilton cake decorating classes held at Roberts. Best idea ever. It was so much fun! I loved the first class so much that I ended up taking all 4 classes that they offered. That translated into spending 4 consecutive months of Saturdays in Roberts decorating cakes. By the end of the 4 months I was so tired of making a gagillion types/colors of frosting and a cake every week and my kitchen was permanently covered in fine mist of powdered sugar. It was worth it though.

I didn't do a very good job of taking pictures of my I only have a few pictures of the cookie-cutter cakes that everyone who takes these classes make. Doesn't show off much, but it's the best I've got.

Okay....this cake was TASTY. I got the idea for it off of my cousin Laurie's blog. She lives in Arizona and just happened to be taking the same classes as me. It was like we were living parallel lives there for a bit :) She told of a friend that used a maple-cinnamon buttercream icing. Yum! I made a pumpkin-spice cake with a cream-cheese frosting and a maple-cinnamon buttercream icing. It was heavenly. The perfect fall treat.

Flower basket cake:

My first fondant cake. Fondant is so fun to work with (and so much easier too!) but not the tastiest thing ever. Even with the marshmallow based, homemade kind that my instructor taught us....still not as yummy as buttercream.

1 comment:

Laurie said...

Ahh, yes, the cake classes. How I've been missing them. (Who knew that making a cake a week for 2 months would leave such a lasting impression on my craving patterns? I've been NEEDING some red velvet cake with marshmallow flavored buttercream for a while now.)

I do love your cakes... You did such a beautiful job on both the class #1 finale and your basket weave. I also love-love-love your fall beauty, and that fondant cake is so freaking cute! Aaah! I must enroll in courses #3 and #4!