Thursday, March 19, 2009

Cake Decorating Class - St. Patricks Day

Sorry I haven't been blogging as much lately...please forgive me! I have had so much going on lately...I have been working on my stepson's website, my son's school issues, my daughter had the flu, and our finances as well as a "secret" project that I can't reveil until next week. It has been CRAZY busy!

At cake class this week, we decorated St. Patrick's Day cakes. Our teacher let us do them in "free form", basically any way that we wanted to do them. I had planned on making a sugar cookie for the top of my cake in the shape of a shamrock, but that didn't happen.

This is our teacher's cake...she actually had to do a plan "b" because the gel she had just bought was mildewed. YUCK! But I thought she did a great job considering she planned it up as she went...I guess if you do this for over 25 years, you probably wouldn't have too much trouble doing it either. (-:

The horseshoe is actually a sugar mold. I really don't know anything about sugar molds. I have a sugar mold candle holder, but beyond that, my knowledege is zilch. She is going to show us more with them next week.

This cake was made by one of the girls in the class, and I thought she did an awesome job. It turned out really great!
The below cake was done by the school nurse and her daughter who is a teacher, they are really nice people. They chose to make chocolate icing. Meeper wanted to do chocolate icing, but she didn't for some reason....

Here is me decorating my cake. I hate pictures of me...UGGH. But I am going to step out of my comfort zone and just publish it here for you all to see! Anyways, my cake had homemade cream cheese icing because I ran out of shortening to make more of the "decorating" icing. Luckily I had plenty of the decorating icing left from last week so I used that. I just mixed yellow in with my blue from the doll cake and got green icing.

I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my cake so the teacher asked me if I was interested in learning a couple new things. I did Austrailian lace on the edges, and a crisscross pattern in my shamrock. I really liked the rainbow cakes better, but at least I learned something new and I need to learn as much as I can from this class.

Meeper also made cream cheese icing, but for a different reason. Her family is sick of the decorating icing that we always use. She has been throwing out the last bits of her cakes cause nobody wants to eat them. I'll have to ask her if the cream cheese icing helped any.

Both of us still used the decorative icing for the actual decorating part because cream cheese is too soft to use for decorating.

After all our cakes were made, the teacher started teaching us how to make roses. We are making a rose cake next week so we have to bring 12 roses all ready made. Geez...homework. Meeper and I didn't do too well with our homework for this past week...we were suppose to bring in daisies for our St. Patricks Day cake. But I think we'll both do our roses....

Here is a picture of my practice roses.....the beginning glob on the left, and my last rose on the right. I need some more practice, but I am definately heading in the right direction...or at least I hope!

Catch me next week for our Rose cake class!


Shawn said...

I've always wanted to try cake decorating but I feel I would not the have the patience and would eat all of the product!

What fun!

momma said...

my dad used to teach cake decorating classes when i was younger. he has his own cake shop where they live. your pictures bring back memories of that time for me!

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

your cakes are looking great. And your roses look good too! I guess I know who to call if I ever need a cake ;-)

Rhonda said...

I love making cakes but have never took a class yet. That is one of my goals this spring/summer...Looks like your doing a good job...Thanks for following my blogs!