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Monday, September 29, 2008

Wilton Course 3 - Class 3 & 4

In class 3, we went back to working with royal icing. We practiced lilies, petunias, poinsettias, and morning glories. We used the lily nail for each of the flowers and practiced several of each. The flowers in this class were probably my least favorite of everything we have done. The flowers in the book look great, but mine - not so much. Part of the problem was using tip 68 to make the petals. If I ever try to make these again, I will attempt them with tip 352, instead and hope for better results. Sorry, these weren't picture worthy.

For my final Wilton Cake in class 4, I decided to go a different route than the tiered cake in the course book. Instead of doing a fondant covered cake with cascading roses, I made a tiered chocolate cake, covered in peanut butter buttercream, detailed in buttercream on the sides with the brush embroidery method we learned and decorated with Fall themed fondant pieces. I made my own marshmallow fondant instead of buying the boxed, Wilton fondant. I loved how the fondant pieces looked, but I didn't really like how the sides came out. What can you do?

Overall, I was happy with the cake. It didn't really survive the ride home. I'm glad I brought my camera to class! I don't know if it was from the car ride, or pushing the pillars into the cake, but the icing on the sides started to crack pretty bad and slide off. I forgot to put the bottom border on! agh!

I sent this cake to work with Aaron for his coworkers to enjoy....here are the photos: (The spiral things you see were supposed to stick into the top tier, but the yellow and orange ones both broke on me. I knew I should have made some extras.)









12 comments:

Katie said...

OH my GOODNESS Melissa - I know I say this every time, but you SERIOUSLY have a talent for this. You are so crative! It is beautiful!

Cate said...

AMAZING! I'm in complete awe of your talent

Jenn said...

That cake is fabulous. Not in my wildest dreams could I do that. You should get a job with Ace of Cakes!

Penny said...

Really cool! I agree with you much better than the flowers. It sounds like a lot more fun to make than the flowers too!

The frosting sounds great!

Good for you another thing mastered, hmmmm what will you tackle next????

MrsSchoon said...

Oh my goodness. How cute is that! Looks like you put a ton of work into that!

Michael said...

Melissa,
Loved the cake today. The icing was divine. I really do not like chocolate but that PB set it OFF! Thanks for the treat and thanks for the Pretzel Recipe.

Michael

Brooke said...

If only we lived next door to each other....I would be in heaven. As always, beautiful.

Elly said...

How cool! The leaves look SO good.

Stephanie said...

This is awesome! you are really great at this! Great job!

rookie cookie said...

Nice job! Cake decorating overwhelms me. You did an awesome job. I love the leaves.

Tammie said...

Your leaves look awesome! I can't wait to learn how to do that!

withoutadornment said...

Wow! I really like how you did something different for this cake. Your fondant pieces turned out beautifully!

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