Sunday, May 23, 2010

Flowering Cake

Special Note: I just found out that my little blog reached 100+ followers today. I had a giveaway planned but didn't realize it would happen so soon. I hope to be able to post about it in a few days. Please stay tuned and thanks for following... you are making this journey a blast!



This was my final cake for the second course of the Wilton cake decorating class. We worked on the flowers throughout the first three weeks and then learned the basket weave during the last class.



The flowers were made using buttercream and royal icing. I liked making the royal icing flowers better than the buttercream ones, as they look more realistic to me. We also learned how to use color flow to fill in pictures.



I loved learning the basket weave and will definitely use it in future cakes. It's not as hard as it looks although it does require some concentration or you can get lost really easily.



The cake suffered some "trauma" on the way home from class, and I didn't have enough buttercream to fix it. I'm still really pleased with it and everything I learned in the second course.



This would make a fantastic Easter cake! Can't wait for my next class... gum paste & fondant- yippee!

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19 comments:

momstheword said...

You have no idea how badly I want to eat that cake right now. I am sooooo not kidding! It looks yummy.

You did an awesome job and how cool to be able to design your own cakes. I can't believe how much you learned in only two classes. Awesome! Have fun with the fondant and thanks for linking up today!

Mama E said...

I love the cake! Luckily I don't have a sweet tooth.
-Mama E
www.homeandheartsblog.com

Jamielyn said...

Love the cake, good job!! I'd love for you to link it up at iheartnaptime.blogspot.com

Miri said...

This cake is gorgeous! The basket weave is amazing! It looks way to good to eat. :)

Thanks for the Versatile Blogger award...I just posted about it today!

Joyfull said...

Beautiful cake! That is excellent work for class #2! You make it sound so easy! Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

Yum, yum, yum...

Kaysi said...

That is so pretty! I love all the flowers!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love the basket weave pattern, it is a classic. And your flowers are just the right touch, so pretty! And you had fun!

LovelyBlogger said...

Oooh! Looks pretty! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Ginger
SSB

Pinkie said...

Such a pretty cake!

Liliana said...

¡Qué maravilla! Es precioso, tanto que da pena tener que cortarlo. Me parece increíble hacer decoraciones así para las tartas.
Gracias por tus amables palabras en mi blog
Besos y que tengas una semana estupenda
Liliana

Kristin said...

I just signed up for the classes myself but I don't start until June. I am super excited, I cannot wait. You cake looks beautiful! Oh and congrats on reaching 100 followers!

Robyn said...

Your cake is GORGEOUS! I took that class when I was like 18 and it has come in handy ever since! ....I'm 39 so believe me that was money well spent! ENJOY!

Casa Mia * My House * said...

Wow, I love it. I want to take a class too... Love your blog.

Ali Hall said...

It looks fantastic! You should be so proud of yourself. I saw the Wilton classes advertised at my local homewares shop. After seeing your cake I'll have to sign up!

Cheryl said...

Congrats on such a lovely cake & thanks for sharing it at Craftastic Monday. Stay tuned because I'll have a week's worth of CraftShare devoted to tips, tricks & ideas with cake carving, fondant & modeling chocolate starting June 20th. I'd love for you to add pics of anything you make with any of those to the CraftShare Flickr pool:)

Bree said...

WOW, looks great. I had considered taking a cake decor class...following you from the Sunday link up, www.breebee.com, have a amazing weekend!

a little bit of everything said...

Your cake looks great. I took a cake decorating course years ago and the tips stay with you forever! New friend through Follow Friends Sunday...

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

So pretty!
What a great job you did. How exciting.