Monday, November 23, 2009

Cake-a-licious

I don’t know if I mentioned it before or not, but one of my birthday presents this year was a set of classes to learn to decorate cakes. I think my mother-in-law could have used more help with the train cake – because I was seriously like no help at all!

The classes were really fun and we learned everything from the little stars you use to cover the character cakes from Wilton to clowns to roses. Um…you should probably not request that I decorate your cake with roses, unless you like roses that look like they’ve been run over by the lawn mower.

Anyway, this past Saturday was my final class. We had to bring in two 8 inch round cakes, and enough icing to ice them and decorate them. Most people brought in yellow cake, but because I’m difficult, I brought in chocolate (I was one of 3 who brought in non-yellow cake). They gave us a choice of fillings, so I use Bavarian cream. The cake was awesome. I told Clint I was bringing whatever was left to work today and he told me no. He said he would eat it – so it can’t be that bad.

It's no train cake, but it's not bad for a first timer. And it matched my kitchen wallpaper...kind of.

And it's tasty too!

5 comments:

kbreints said...

So awesome! What a fun class too.... seriously, I don't even BAKE cakes...

The Modernish Father said...

That looks great! I have mucho respect for anyone who can decorate a cake.

Carol said...

yum! It looks good, and good for you NOT doing yellow cake, chocolate is way better...

I'm doing good if I BAKE a cake, much less even think of decorating it...

Ashley said...

The cake was AMAZING! I don't even like chocolate cake that much, but the piece you sent home with me didn't last long because it was so good.

Aunt Becky said...

That's wicked awesome. I can't decorate cakes to save myself, and although I was all "I'M GONNA LEARN," I'm totally not. I'm just not that creative. That's okay, I think.