Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Wilton Cake Decorating - Level 1

I am currently taking a Wilton Cake Decorating class at Michael's in an attempt to learn the basics about cake and cupcake decorating.  I know how to make these things taste good, but anything more than a decorative swirl is beyond me!

I decided to go with a vanilla cake and fill it with chocolate pudding. The buttercream I used was a classic vanilla buttercream, but I think I might play around with the fillings and the buttercream flavors more next time to keep things interesting!

We had the option of trying out a 'gel transfer' too, so I chose a simple starfish. I figured if my cake was already blue, let's go with an underwater theme.  I filled the starfish with classic stars (which we learnt how to make last class), and I think it came out pretty decent.

Then I finished it all off with a simple border, mostly because I was running out of time in the class!

Next week we are decorating cupcakes! My favorite! We will be learning how to pipe flowers, leaves, how to fill cupcakes, and who knows what else. I can't wait!

I will be sure to keep you posted with my progress and/or failures in decorating. Who knows what next week will bring. :)

Have a great week!

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