A year ago I couldn’t decorate a cake to save my life. Writing with icing was not a problem but the decorating was so frustrating.
I have a couple of cakes I want to share before and after’s with you of here in the next couple of weeks but for now I will show you the progress.
Here is an example of what my cakes looked like before:
To be honest, this was a better cake. Don’t believe me? You’ll see, I promise!
I started cake decorating classes in October and I would say that the first set of classes were the most important. We learned how to write and how to do ombre rosettes. We became friends and going to class was not a chore.
The thing that frustrated me the most with cake decorating was answered with the last class of the first session. Out of everything I learned, making roses was the thing I desired to understand the most.
Once my teacher explained “Make rainbows” arching my hand the way a rainbow goes, it seemed so much easier. Naturally, making roses are one of my favorite things to do now!
Here was shortly after I recieved my basic certification (and shortly after I started my second set of classes):
My students and I were so proud of that cake.
The next two sets of classes were more on perfecting our cakes. Towards the end we even got to play with fondant.
While most people think that fondant is gross, I think it depends on the flavors: I added in sparkling wine and cookies and cream to my last two fondant recipes. While still not the best tasting texture wise, it did have flavor.
Here was our final class lesson:
She’s a Lisa Frank puppy.
I enjoyed making cakes for every class. I got skilled at coming up with new flavors, such as a cookies and cream and a rocky road cake.
Other times, such as with my LF puppy I focused on visual. She had different colors in her cake. Each vanilla but in rainbow colors. It was worth the experience and I look forward to making fun cakes for my friends and family.
Hope you enjoyed! If so, please share: