Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mother's Day Cake

Since my husband and kids are planning a surprise for Mother's Day, I decided to make this cake early since I won't get to make it on the actual day



My Mom actually had surgery on the day that I made this cake. It helped take my mind off her 7 hour surgery and became a very cathartic process for me.



I am currently in the middle of Course 2 of the Wilton Cake Decorating classes. This second course is going much better since the teacher is fantastic. I am enjoying the classes and feel liked I've learned a ton!



It's obvious I still have a lot to learn, but at least I'm enjoying the process. Each time I make a cake becomes a learning experience. This cake taught me to make enough icing to begin with, to freeze the cake before icing it (got tons of crumbs on the side) and to check the list of tools needed before starting. I wanted to do a special technique on the side but forgot to get the tool. I should have also iced the cake in a different color than the one used for the rosettes, and made them tighter on the top. However I will say that I am very happy with my shell border on the bottom!



Happy Mother's Day to all of the great moms reading this!



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10 comments:

Amanda said...

The color is gorgeous!! How fun, I'll have to look into those classes :)

Melissa said...

I am super impressed...I don't frost anything but sheet cakes in the pan - my technique is that bad!!!

Kim said...

I love the cake. It is beautiful!

Jess said...

That is beautiful!

Hannie.. said...

That is really pretty, i LOVE the color! And u have a new follower:)

Christy said...

THanks for swinging by 'my place.' I always love to see what other bloggers are up to, and it gives me an opportunity to get out there and explore. :O) What a gorgeous cake, and great piping work on top!

Corna said...

What in the world! Amazing!

Lori said...

Wonderful.. It turned out great. Hope your mom is O.K.

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MessyMissy said...

WOW. I mean, WOW. That looks incredible!! I have got to take one of those classes.

Lori said...

I love this!

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