Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cake Decorating 101

Now that all the baby showers are out of the way, I've been trying my hand at cake decorating.
I took Wilton Course 1 through the local Michael's, and I'm really glad I did. Granted, I've tasted more super-sweet buttercream than I've ever wanted, but I've also learned a little bit about piping and creating flowers with the pretty stiff frosting stuff. I don't think I'll be giving up ganache anytime soon, but at least I've got something else in my repertoire.This is the first cake that I did. We had to practice the star piping technique, so that was the point of this cake.This is the second cake I did, and I opted for using the ganache to ice the cake. There isn't much exciting about eating a white cake with white buttercream frosting. The cake is a bit busy, but at least I was practicing some new techniques.The point of this cake was to make roses. I had grand ideas of filling my cake with a rose spray, but in the end, my frosting was a bit dry, so this was as good as I could do. I'm pretty proud of myself, considering, but I don't think I'll be signing up for the next class.


Michelle M said...

These look sooooo cool! I've never tried my hand at decorating tips, but you're amazing at it! Is it a tip that makes the leaves on the roses? I'm IMPRESSED.

Emily said...

i've always wanted to take the class from michaels, but they seem to always be on sundays here. :( your cakes look good!