I have been taking a Wilton cake class with a friend this month and last night was class #2. First chance to actually get out our tools and get our hands dirty...or icing covered, in this case.
The first class was all about making butter cream, filling bags, and baking and icing a cake to perfection. Lots of good info.....and a lot of stuff we already knew.
I made a marble cake with raspberry jam filling do decorate for this weeks class. It was fun executing the tricks the instructor showed us on how to get a perfectly smooth cake with little effort. Here is the blank slate I brought to class.
We learned piping stars, lines and writing words. Very beginner stuff, but it is nice to be formally shown the right way to do these techniques. We then were able to use these tips to decorate our cake however we chose, I used a piping gel transfer method to put this swirl pattern I drew out on parchment onto the cake. It was super easy, just time consuming. I was so sure my hand and arm were going to be sore today after all those stars!
Hopefully the crew at Roy's work enjoys my creation...I decided it was best for my diet to keep the cake out of our house!