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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wilton Cake Decorating Course 2

So, course 2 is over! I really enjoyed this class. Working with royal icing to make flowers is much more enjoyable than working with buttercream... it is easier to work with, smoother, longer lasting and the result is much prettier. I think the colors are even more vibrant when done in royal icing rather than buttercream as well!

I missed lesson 3 due to a crazy allergy attack (that ended with me in the hospital needing a steroid shot, by the way) so I had to learn how to make several of the flowers on my own. As a result, my daisies are really ugly and I don't have any mums :( For the Finale Cake, here is what I had...

Apple Blossoms... using a flower nail and tips 1, and 101.
For Wilton instructions, click here

Violets... using a flower nail, your violet template, tip 1 and either tip 59s (righties) or 101s (for lefties, like me!)
For Wilton instructions, click here

Daffodils... using a flower nail, your daffodil template, tips 1, 3, and 104
For Wilton instructions, click here
These are one of my favorite flowers to make!

Daisies... using the flower nail, your daisy template, and tips 5 & 104
For Wilton instructions, click here
So not my fave. This is one I just could not master.

Primroses... using your flower nail, your primrose template, & tips 1, 14 and 103
For Wilton instructions, click here
My other favorite to make, so cute!

Victorian Roses... using your flower nail, & tips 12 and 104
For Wilton instructions, click here
Much easier to do royal icing roses than buttercream roses.

I also made the Violet Leaf called for in class, as well as some smaller leaves with tip 47 to go with the smaller flowers...

So how did the GRAND FINALE CAKE turn out? Pretty good in my opinion. Learning and completing the basket weave was time consuming, but fun. It creates a nice effect. Take a look! Be nice! Keep in mind, it's my first :)

Looking forward to course three in about 2 weeks! Oooh, fondant! (I'm scared).


Anonymous said...

Oh wow! That's absolutely gorgeous! I've always wanted to learn how to make flowers.

Elyse said...

I'm so glad you're recovered!! What spurred such an intense allergy attack? Looks like you made up your missed lessons just great...these decorations look superb!

MaierHousehold said...

It's gorgeous! I have thought about trying to take this class at Hobby Lobby, but have never set aside the time! Looks like I might have or need to reconsider!

Sara said...

Great job! Your flowers looks beautiful. Wilton class #2 was my favorite too. :)

A said...

oh WOW! Looks wonderful!

Ingrid_3Bs said...

I started laughing when I read what you wrote at the end about course III being fondant and you're scared! LOL, me too. I haven't taken that one yet. Let's hold hands and go together.

You did a FABULOUS job on the flowers and basketweave!!! Wow, your teacher did a great job teaching you. I'm so jealous. I'll console myself with the fact that my daisies were better than yours. Ok, they weren't. :-(

Donna-FFW said...

What gorgeous flowers. Awesome job, they are so pretty, and the cake looks magnificent.!

Sara said...

I've always wanted to learn to make flowers, yours look so good! I am terrible at cake decorating.

apparentlyjessy said...

Stunning! I adore the look of the finished cake, the flowers are just lovely! I wish we had Wilton decorating courses in Australia!

Anonymous said...

Well done!

cakeflower said...

Beautiful basket weave and your daffodils are way better than mine were!!! Good Job!

Mermaid Sews said...

Wow, I can't believe this is your first time. The cake is beautiful. I really want to take the Wilton classes - if only I could find one on the weekend.

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Those are beautiful.......I sooo wish that I could decorate cakes. I was looking for decorating tips and found you!! Truthfully, I could never make anything that beautiful :) I'm a caterer (though I NEVER list recipes....too sick of food at the end of the day, lol) and I wish that I could find someone to make such a work of art.
Would you consider moving closer???
Take good care and.......

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Coleens Recipes said...

VERY pretty! It's hard to believe its your first cake!

unconfidentialcook said...

Gorgeous! I wish I could do that!

Elyse said...

Stephanie! Join the group, I'll send you the recipes (!!!!

Yosha said...

This is beautiful! And I am not just being nice!

I just started the first course, the stars weren't hard but the rose looks intimidating!!!


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