Feb 26, 2010

Grand Finale Decorated Cake

My birthday is tomorrow-oh dear-and killing two birds with one stone I'm going to have my cake decorating cake assignment used for my birthday cake! Cake class number 2 had us learn all the flowers and basket weave. Now I'm on to class number 3 where we'll tackle to two tiered cake! This cake is so Spring-time like and perfect for the dull cold days of February.

Feb 17, 2010

Happy Mardi Gras

Fat Tuesday and what better way to celebrate then with a luscious piece of cake with double thick frosting made of Crisco and sugar??? Continuing to practice my cake decorating skills and conquer the 'rose' I decorated this one to celebrate the holiday. There is a little plastic baby inside for the lucky one to find it!

Feb 8, 2010

Cake Decorating

I've been taking cake decorating lessons this last month and a half. Our instructor is phenomenal! She's 86 and you would have no idea that she is. Helen is a buffet of knowledge and competence and anything she says you just follow since no one could ever top her expertise. I'm planning to follow the courses through as long as Helen keeps teaching. She talks about retiring from it but I said "please not until I'm through!" We've been practicing roses which are the quintessential decoration for any special event cake.

I use to decorate cakes when I was in college. Enjoying any special occassion since I knew I could decorate a personalized cake. I went as far as a two tiered anniversary cake. Time, children and other activities led me astray. This weekend I spent time decorating cupcakes. This was mainly to be able to decorate with clowns and practice my roses. I have to be ready for Helen's next class!