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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wilton Cake Decorating Course 3, Finale Cake

So, last night was the final class for Wilton Cake Decorating Course 3, Fondant & Tiered Cakes. I have really enjoyed these classes a lot! At times, it got frustrating and time consuming, but I am very glad that I did it. I learned a lot, and got over a lot of decorating fears. I would definitely recommend these classes at Michael's to anyone interested in learning the basics of cake decorating (well, at least in my area of Central Florida, my teacher was awesome).

The finale night was a free for all! We were allowed to make a cake of our choosing - decorating it as we wish. During class, the customers & workers of Michael's voted on a class fave. I was not happy with the outcome of my cake initially... it did NOT come out like I had envisioned. The color scheme was NOT what I was going for. I really wanted an Argyle pattern on the bottom, but it didn't work. There are a ton of imperfections. And my little wire ballies didn't come out like I had hoped. But guess what? I tied for first place! It was shocker. I personally thought my cake looked like a female alien robot wearing a pearl necklace. The other cakes were really very stunning, I definitely should not have won! I had two personal faves of other girls in the class, and I was rooting for them to win. If I had seen them for sale in a bakery, I would buy them in a second! All the students' cakes looked very professional. It was fun and interesting to see everyone's take on cake decorating - seeing everyone's personal vision for their cake. Very cool!

Here are some pictures of my cake:











Anyway, I hope I get the opportunity to make cakes in the future, so that I can keep practicing my decorating and fondant skills and get better!

17 comments:

Cristine said...

GORGEOUS!!!

JRS said...

That is so beautiful.

I stumbled upon your blog on Google reader and I love it.

I was taking the Wilton classes too until a recent car accident put me out of commission for a bit. I had to delay them and I'm picking them back up this fall.

I loving reading your posts and looking forward to everything I'm going to learn.

Karen said...

I think your cake is gorgeous! I would buy it!

LOVE your site!

oneordinaryday said...

I love your cake! The color combination of tangerine and pink is awesome. It always reminds me of my daughter, for some reason. : ) It suits her personality.
Great, great job!
I'm in awe of you. I'm scared of fondant.
Michelle

pinkstripes said...

Your cake looks wonderful! Great job.

cakeflower said...

My gosh! Your cake is fabulous! I love that it is so colorful and not at all like the ones in the books. Out of my class (6) I was the only one that didn't put flowers on my cake! Your creativity has inspired me. :)

Ingrid said...

Congrats! Your cake is looks amazing! We're always hardest on ourselves!
~ingrid

Julie said...

That is awesome! I just finished course 1 and am getting ready for Course 2... oh the things I have to look forward to I guess!! :D Very nice work!

Dale Leifson said...

Your cake are beautiful, we are stationed in Japan, and as soon as we go Stateside....I'm going to take some classes. Thanks for the photos.

jodye said...

Your cake is gorgeous, and I can totally see where you were going with the argyle pattern!

Mermaid Sweets said...

That is soooooo pretty, I love it.

Kerstin said...

I'm so impressed - it looks amazing!!

Megan said...

Wow - that's very impressive! I think you did an inspired design and you definitely deserved to win.

Jennifer said...

LOVE it!!!!!!!! You are very talented! Way to go :)

apparentlyjessy said...

I love the colour scheme, and the pink fondant spiral ribbons are amazing... I wish I knew how to make them!

HanaĆ¢ said...

Great job!! I love the vibrant colors you chose. I finished Wilton I and II but haven't started Wilton III yet. Your cake makes me want to go back and take the class. You're right, the classes are a lot of work but a lot of fun too.

Laurel said...

What can anyone say but Beautiful!

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