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!