Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cake, Cake and more Cake!

So it has been a while since I have posted on here! Busy, busy at work ya know!

There have been several cakes that I have made that I just have not gotten around to putting here on this blog...so I thought I would do a blog today with these cakes! I am also taking my friend Emily's idea and putting together a blog JUST for my cakes and other things that I make...it will take me a while to get them all posted but the blog will be under http://www.stephaniessweetcreations.com/ So check it out in the next few weeks!


So let's start with my final cake for the Wilton Course 2 class. In this course we learned how to make several types of flowers out of royal frosting - which makes the flowers hard and easily movable. We made flowers like daisies and roses - among others. On the night of the final we learned how to create a basket weave design on the cakes. It was a little time consuming but definitely NOT as hard as you would think...or as hard as I thought it would be anyway!

You have to start out the basketweave by dividing the cake into equal parts...




Next you work your way around the cake - 3 sections at a time, making the basket design



And finally, add a border and top with the flowers made of royal icing, any way you choose!



Next, was Kylee's birthday. She was looking through my Wilton Course booklets and found a cake that she wanted me to make her. The book showed this cake all covered in fondant and all white - we mapped out a few variations that we could do....Kylee wanted the colors to be pink, blue and purple!



I covered the cake in buttercream instead of fondant (tastes better!) But I did do the bow and streamers in fondant.



Kylee was extremely happy with it and said that it was exactly what she wanted! Happy Birthday Kylee!! :)






We had Kylee's "friend" party the following weekend after her birthday. So for that, I wanted to attempt doing the cupcakes with my decorating tips from class. I used a large star tip and swirled it on and put some of my left over flowers on the tops!






The blue ones were the favorite by all!





I tried the striping in my bag with purple coloring for the white frosting. I definitely need to not be so shy with the color! Not enough came out onto the edges of the frosting!





I had some more cake batter than I had cupcake tins, so I put the rest of it into an oval cake pan!





I put semi sweet chocolate chips into the batter so it made a yummy layer of chocolate in the cupcakes and cake!








Next was Course 3 for our Wilton cake classes! This is all about fondant. We learned how to cover a whole cake with fondant and how to make smaller bows.





Pretty easy!








My birthday was next. I found some really cute ribbon in the 2 for $1.00 rack at Michaels, so I picked it up and decided since my favorite color is blue, I would use it for my birthday cake! I also used the same technique that I learned in my cake class for the yellow bow on the top of the cake.





I made the little flowers to cover up where the ribbon met up. I make one larger flower and one smaller and softened them with the fondant tool we got in our course 3 kit! I love the flowers!





And for the finale...my last cake for the Wilton Course 3 class! We had to start be making about 40 fondant roses at home, varying from rose buds, to medium size roses, to full bloom roses! I made some awesome orange colored fondant, so I chose to add some pink and yellow to the mix. I think they turned out really nice...as they should for spending about 6 hours on them! :)





We were learning how to make a tiered cake, so we needed a larger cake and a smaller cake already covered in fondant for class. Then she showed us how to construct the tiers.





Then, you just start applying the roses...this was very nerve racking for me! I sat there for about 5 minutes just wondering where to start! I also chose to add a buttercream dot border. I had to cover up some of the irregularities in the bottom edges of the fondant! :)


Then add in some leaves to fill in the crevices between the roses and whalah! I never thought I would make something like this when I started the classes!



1 comment:

the Burtons said...

that is so much fun steph!! who know youd be a terrific cake maker tooo heheh great family! your daughter rocks at dance