Anyway, I said awhile back I'm taking a cake decorating class. The class is being offered at my local Hobby Lobby and the class I'm signed up for is a cake decorating basics class. Last time I posted about my class, I showed a picture of one of my cookies covered in stars. This last week we did a lot more than make stars on a cookie!
We had to bring a batch of medium consistency icing, a batch of thin consistency icing, a cake, filling (if we wanted to fill our cakes), and all our other cake decorating supplies. I made a chocolate cake and brought raspberry jam for filling.
In class, we torted (fancy cake term for cutting your cake in half to ready it for filling) our cakes, made a frosting dam to contain our filling, filled our cakes, reassembled our cakes, and frosted! There is a particular frosting method, so that part was not as easy as it sounds.
We also learned a couple decorating techniques that involved making dots, and this cool, bubbly fill in method. We also did sweet zigzags with a tip similar to the star tip.
After frosting our cakes with thin consistency icing, we did piping gel transfers. This basically involves transferring a predrawn image from parchment paper to the cake. It makes really great outlines that you can fill in later. For my transfer, I did a cute fish!
Then at home, I used my second cake and did some freehand decorating. I made a cupcake design with green paper and pink frosting.
To get rid of all of my cake we had a really great wine and dessert night at my house yesterday.
If you ever wanted to try cake decorating, but were nervous about it, you should give it a try. This class is surprisingly easy and if I can do it, you can do it!
|Free hand Cupcake Design cake|
|Torted, rasberry filled Fish cake (WM called it the Nemo cake)|