Sunday, December 13, 2009

Cake Class 1, Part 2

Last week I went to the Wilton Cake Decorating class at Michael's. There were only 6 of us. The first night we learned how to "bake a cake" and make the frosting that we'd be using the rest of the time. Our homework was to bake a cake for next class, frost it, make enough frosting for the in-class part, and to think about what we wanted to do on our cake. I was the only one who came prepared for that last part.

We learned only how to make stars, outline & write words, and how to make dots. Pretty easy. Some people's stars looked liked gloops. I definitely have to develop the muscles in my hand. By the end of the night I felt like I owned a claw for a hand because it was stuck in the position to squeeze the frosting bag. Below is my cake. I used snowflake cookie cutters as a patterned, outlined it, and then filled it in with stars. It was snow themed, very appropriate, as I almost died on my way home. I got stuck in a white out on the interstate with just over 5 miles to go.

My snow-themed cake

I got more pratice on Friday night. It was my good friend's birthday. She and her boyfriend, as well as another fellow Miltonian came down to visit Tom and I Friday night. Luckily I still had a cake in the fridge that I was going to use for Monday's class, and I still had more frosting. I quickly put together a cake and decorated it before she came. I clearly need to practice writing, and should have spent more time evening out the frosting.

We went out to a local restaurant for dinner, Positive Pie. It's a "modern" pizza place. The cocktails are expensive, and quite small. I tried one that was not very good at all, although she enjoyed hers. I did enjoy our pizza however. The meat lover's was called 'The Carcass'. We also got a pepperoni. Very delicious.

This upcoming week is going to be hectic. Class decorating on Monday and Thursday. I have to stay late at work on Tuesday, and Wednesday I'm going to an ugly sweater Christmas party. I don't own an ugly sweater so I'll need to find one. That's on top of all of the extra Christmas shopping I need to get done, and the fudge that I have to make.... yikes!

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