Monday, July 14, 2008

Wilton Course 1 - Class 2

I'm a cake decorator now. Not a good one, as you will soon see. But, I was pretty happy for my first cake. No major disasters. One small mishap - As I was taking the cake out of the refrigerator for class, I slipped and put a big dent into the side. It turned out to not be a big deal, I just planned my design to cover it up!

I was so excited to go to class. I had all of my supplies ready because it's a rush to get home from work and get there on time. Half-way there, I realized I didn't bring my buttercream! How was I going to decorate my cake??! So, I had to call Aaron and beg and plead and bribe him with a Chipotle burrito to bring my icing to Michael's and it worked. He brought my icing about 5-10 minutes into class and saved the day and I gave him money for his chicken burrito bowl (mmm).

Here is a picture of my iced cake- that icing tip came in pretty handy! The cake looks good, but the cardboard - SLOPPY! Someone please tell me how to keep it clean. I baked a chocolate zucchini cake for this class and can't believe how much work it was to prepare all this! And to think I have to do it all again in a couple days since we're going out of town this weekend. Maybe with practice I will gain speed.
Tonight we practiced making stars, curved lines, zig-zags and writing. We also made the first part of the Wilton Rose, and we'll learn a different part each class. I didn't get to practice this because my stiff consistency icing was so hard, I couldn't squeeze it out of the bag with one hand and hold the nail. Rather than trying to thin it down in class, I just watched as I was catching up/preparing for our cake. So, I'll have to catch up next week on the Rose.
I didn't want to do the rainbow design in the book, so I brought a cookie cutter with me to class and used that as my pattern. I lightly pressed it into the icing so I could follow the lines. I wanted to make my icing a bright pink and bright orange, but it was taking forever to get the colors darker (I went through about 10 toothpicks) and decided I like the lighter colors. Besides, I can always photoshop them darker (just kidding - this was the real color).

I like making stars and dots. I was running out of time and wanted to finish before packing up, but as I was squeezing out the orange dots, my bag broke and I got icing everywhere. For that reason, you are only seeing one side of my cake.
There are 11 people in our class and everyone brought cameras! I wish I had thought of that. Next week. So, here's the full, finished cake 1!


Joelen said...

Great job for your first cake!

madebymel said...

So cute! I love the flowers! I loved the Wilton courses, you will be a pro in no time!

Shauna said...

I love it! I think it is so adorable. Definitely nothing to laugh about.

~Amber~ said...

Wow, your cake is beautiful! Great job.

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