Saturday, June 27, 2009

Wilton - Course 2 Class 4 - FINAL

This week was my final Course 2 class. I had to make 50 Primroses and 25 apple blossoms for my final cake, but I ended up running out of room on my cake so I didn't use them all. My instructor says they last for a really long time so I think I'll keep the rest of the flowers in case I need them in the future.

The cake is french vanilla with buttercream icing, pretty plain huh? I put vanilla baking chips in the cake batter to give it a little extra "oomph" and I think it turned out pretty yummy.

I also learned how to do the basketweave and rope border. Overall, it was a pretty fun class. But I'm REALLY looking forward to Course 3 where I learn how to work with fondant and tiered cakes!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wilton - Course 2 Class 3

More royal icing flowers this week. The reason they're all purple is because I was using left over icing from the previous class- I don't like to be wasteful!!


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wilton - Course 2 Class 2

I started Course 2 this month and I'm pretty excited. The first class was learning to do a couple of flowers with buttercream but they weren't all the pretty, so I didn't take pictures.

But the second class we made flowers with royal icing, which is way different to work with than buttercream. We made apple blossoms, violets, violet leaves and the primrose. Our final cake (class 4) will have 100 apple blossoms and primroses, so I better get really good at them!

Violet Leaves & Primroses
Apple Blossoms

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Graduation Cake

In my last post, I mentioned that one of Jake's co-workers asked me to do a cake for her daughter's graduation party. It was a full sheet cake (my first ever), half vanilla and half chocolate, with buttercream icing. I haven't heard from Tannis how the party went, but I'm really hoping the cake was pretty and yummy enough for everyone. Here it is!!