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 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 will take me a while to get them all posted but the blog will be under 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 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 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