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.
4 weeks ago