Yesterday, I had my second cake decorating class. It was a ton of fun. I have been practicing using the bags and tips all week and I was ready to tackle a cake!
Being the over eager student that I am, I practiced everything for the week ahead prior to class. (Yep, I am one of those students. I can't deny it). I also found a great resource for learning some basic cake decorating. Did you know that Wilton has its own you tube channel? I am now in love. Here is a link to the main you tube channel.
I watched two videos last week in preparation for class. If you are interested in learning some new skills, these are a great resource to start with.
This is a video on how to ice a cake using the tip 789. It is so much easier and smoother than using a spatula.
The second video that I viewed was how to make Rosettes. I thought these were beautiful and easy to do!
I utilized my new learned skills to decorate my cake in class today. The teacher is great and very helpful so it is nice to try new things in class. I wanted my cake to be decorated for Valentine's Day. I used a transfer technique for the heart, it was my first time so it wasn't perfect. I also want to work on the shells that I did the border along the bottom. They aren't quite right. Other than that, I am very pleased with my first attempt at decorating a cake.
What do you think?
I can't wait to show you some of the ideas I want to try on future cakes.