Monday, January 14, 2008

Cake Decorating With Wilton

As one of my Christmas presents, my husband signed me up for Wilton's cake decorating class.  He knows how excited I got after I saw how beautiful bath cupcakes could look like.  Anne-Marie of the Soap Queen blog gave a tutorial (with pictures).  I was so happy for her when they came out so well after some sad bath bomb cupcake flops.  This is what the final cuppies looked like:

So you can see why I got inspired to expand my knowledge of bath and body and test the waters where I have zero skill:  Confections.  It is one of my goals this year to try new things where my comfort level is seriously compromised and be willing to fail when I do attempt a new thing.   Like cake decorating.  I have no more experience with decorating a cake past the can of chocolate frosting you buy in the supermarket and a butter knife.  Maybe some sprinkles and candles.

So I am out of my comfort zone with this class, 'tis true, but only because I have never done it and I am a bit clutzy with fine detail. This is an understatement, folks. 

My class started last week, but we only talked and there was a quick demo in making the icing and .  Tonight, my class meets and I am supposed to bring in a cake, already baked and iced with the stiff buttercream frosting I am to make.  Hmm.  I know I should have practiced this week, but with work, company and other family related events, I could not get to the cake thing before today.



Heidi said...

What a great gift! I took that class 2 years ago and loved every minute. I'll warn you though, when people find out you can decorate your own cakes, they'll want you to do theirs too = )

Anne-Marie said...

That is SO COOL! I can't wait to see what you come up with. Email me photos and I'll be sure to brag you up on the Soap Queen blog.

You totally rock. Frosting is very hard and I'm hopeful that you will learn some skills that you can share with your less talented fellow frustrated frosters. =)

Trendy Tots said...

Oh, you're going to have so much fun! My friend bought the classes for me for my birthday last year. She was tired of me asking her to decorate all my cakes. LOL.

Sandy said...

I have always wanted to take a decorating class. What a lovely gift for you. Enjoy and looking forward to seeing your new skill. :-)

koinoniacommunity said...

I haven't taken the class, but I have tried my hand at decorating a few. It is a great stress reliever....well when I can get it done without all my 'mini-helpers'. I hope you enjoy it. Show us your works of yummy art! =D