For yesterday's class (class two of four) we had to bring a frosted, decorated cake plus three 1 cup batches of different consistency frosting's with us, ready to work with in class.
Let's be clear. Heather and I bake cupcakes from scratch all the time - but baking and assembling a layered cake? Boy, that's a whole other story.
If we were smart, we would have baked on Monday and frosted on Tuesday...
We're not smart... : )
I won't go into too much of the disastrous cake baking and frosting that took place ALL DAY yesterday but the highlights included: collapsed cakes, underdone cakes, wobbly cakes, and way too thick frosting.
We eventually ended up with two blue cakes. Sort of. As you can see, my cake was incredibly lopsided, and because I'd sandwiched the wrong halves together and we made a really crumbly cake, there were cake crumbs mixed in with the frosting all over the place.
I almost had a temper tantrum and boycotted us going to class. Seriously! I'm a bit of a perfectionist and was NOT happy with our results...
Anyhoo, lucky for us Heather is much more level headed and we made to class we all of our supplies, and our cakes in one piece.
Class was SUCH FUN!
We worked primarily with gels and star tips, although we did some writing stuff as well.
And we got to decorate our cake using a transfer design technique.
Here we are with our finished products!
If you ignore the actual cake on concentrate on the decoration - it's really pretty sweet looking!
And the best part? The instructor said we can bring cupcakes next week! PHEW! : )