Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cake Class

I took a decorating basics class at Michael's and tonight was graduation.  I learned how to bake, level, torte, and layer a cake.  How to make the best buttercream frosting for decorating, how to make a cake really smooth and that frosting can fix almost any mistake!  I learned how to make several types of flowers and even a ribbon rose.  I did not do well with lettering so I don't think I will be doing much of that.  In fact I didn't even attempt it on my final project.  I've already signed up for the next 4 weeks of classes where I will learn about fondant and gum paste.  I'll keep you posted as to how that works out.  Here's my final project.  I was originally going to have just a few vines and leaves to accent the flowers but it was so fun making the squiggly lines that I went crazy with it.  Fortunately I stopped before my cake turned into a gloppy mess.