Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cake Decorating

This was my nephew Tyler's birthday cake... he likes computers...
My final cake for the Course I Decorating Class... Not perfect, but not too shabby either...

For Christmas this year, Chad gave me one of the best presents I have ever recieved... a cake decorating class. To make it even more fun, Chad invited several of our friends to also get their wives the class for Christmas. The class has spaned four weeks, and tonight was our last class. (I even recieved a certificate of completion...). We had to bring a frosted cake to each class, and we have learned some basic piping skills and how to create several frosting flowers including creating a frosting rose. I wouldn't say that I have mastered any of the skills taught, but I am definitely a more saavy cake decorator than before. I made a commitment when I originally learned about the class that I would make a cake for each of the grandkids for their birthdays. That will be a total of 14 cakes this year, and by the end of it, I should be better... My sister-in-laws, Kathy and Kara benefited because they got each of the finished cakes every week. I neglected to take pictures of my first two cakes, but I got one from my nephew Tyler's birthday and from my last class. I liked the class so much that I think I'm going to take the Course II one that starts next week.


Kara asked me to make her wedding cake for her reception that will be at the end of March... I'm going to be practicing a lot between now and then...

5 comments:

Marc Daybell said...

Here I am sitting at the computer craving a treat, and your cake pictures/descriptions are making me drool!

You'll be here in about 6 weeks...maybe you might consider baking the old man something delicious during your stay, huh?

Can't wait 'til then (and not just for the prospective cake, either)!


XOXO,

Pop-T.O.S.F.G.

oldangelgirl said...

Wow, that final cake is really lovely! I like the colors that you chose. Beautiful. :)

Plowmanators said...

I am very impressed! Great job! What a fun present.

Our Carlson Family said...

Amazing cakes! And Happy CHinese New Year, by the way! And not to be nosy, but your dad's comment is cracking me up. Hope you are doing fabulous!

Julie in the studio said...

I had No idea you were such a magnificent artist!!!!! I love those cakes Megan!!!! (And I love you too!)