I am taking the Wilton Basics class from our local Joann's store. Yesterday was my first class. I convinced my friend Jen to take the class with me. We both have little ones and don't get out just to ourselves very often. It is nice to just spend time with each other without little ones running around. Jen has some experience decorating cakes, but she wanted to learn all the ins and outs. I will have to convince her to send me some pictures of her cakes and a mini tutorial as they are amazing!
Let me share with you some of my first attempts at decorating and a great video tutorial on putting together clean icing bags.
The first class showed you how to use the tips and prepare you for baking a cake. Since we didn't have a cake made yet, we brought cookies to learn how to start decorating.
Here are the cookies that I decorated during class. All I had was white icing on hand, but the instructor was nice enough to let us borrow some of her colored icing to try a few different designs.
I brought home my supplies and the kids were anxious to see what I had created. Really they just wanted to taste test. I wanted to try a new technique I saw on Pinterest to put icing in the bags without getting the bags dirty. Check out the video to see how.
I wanted to check and make sure this worked before sharing it. It works fabulously! I will never put icing in a bag the traditional way again. Too much cleanup for me!
After I got my new icing colors, I had three helpers right by my side to learn and eat!
Here I am with Ryan and Evan, showing them how to hold the bag correctly.
Ryan took to decorating right away.
Evan's hands are so tiny that he had to double fist it to get it to work. He did it a couple times and gave up.
Anna on the other hand was caught red
Both Ryan and Evan proudly showed off their cookies prior to gobbling them down. Then the sugar induced hyper activity began.
Here are a few of the cookies that I made with colored icing. I will keep practicing and hopefully get much better.
Next Monday is my second class. I can't wait to share with you all the new things I learn!