Monday, June 22, 2009

Wilton Course 1 Finale

I'm just running through the graduations these days. My four week Wilton cake decorating course finished today with a bang.

Like every other week, I was required to bring my own cake in to decorate. But... yesterday I made bread pudding and I half-prepped some sticky buns for my brother's birthday and... I was just tired of baking.

So I...

dumped out a yellow cake mix

poured a can of soda over it

watched it do its science fair thing for a minute and then mixed it up. The cakes (two 8" round) baked for thirty minutes exactly and after turning them out, I walked away for the evening.

I iced the two layer cake at around 11pm with a tub and a half of cream cheese icing. I'm not trying to win any prizes here... I'm just trying to half-assedly do my homework. :)

I got up this morning at 7:35am to...

make this mess

and these roses. They are still a little cabbage-y with their jagged edges, but I'm getting there. I think I need to tend to my tip a little.

I thought I gave myself enough time this morning to get going and get everything together and ready, but I came to a conclusion. No matter what time I get up and begin the prep, I will always be just on time to class. At least I'm that.

And... an hour later... I left Michael's with this beauty!

What my cake lacks in homemade baking/icing it makes up for in classy Wilton-method decoration. This design is called the bouquet something-or-other, but I'm sure you don't really need to know that.

And while I'm okay with my roses, I am in love with my sweet peas. Those are the little flowers around the bottom of the cake. They are so easy to make and they work every time. Such fun.

And just in case you are wondering, I signed up for Course 2 today. Me and my classmates got a super sweet deal and ended up getting Course 2 for a whopping $12.50! CanNOT refuse that.

Course 2 is all about flowers and borders, so you can look forward to seeing more of my awkward practice this July.


Kate said...

I love it. I'm glad your soda cake handled life better than mine did. And those sweet peas are just darling.

Barbara Bakes said...

I never knew those were called sweet peas. Sounds like a fun class and you're doing great!

Anonymous said...

Wow good job! I am kinda jealous of your classes :( - I would love to do some cake decorating courses.

Ash said...

Great job!! I feel the need now to take a cake decorating course. I want to be able to do that!

Hilary said...

I am getting sooooooo jealous of your mad decoration skills!

Casey's Wifey said...

SO PROUD OF YOU! You're making absolute masterpieces! Have you found your GG dvd's yet? I wanna do cupcakes/GG/catch-up night missy!

I'm on vacay next week...but after that I'm all yours.

Amber said...

at least you didn't make cupcakes, cut a hole in them and stick a can of soda in them.

you could teach that Sandra Lee a thing or two.

pita said...

i think you did a great job on all of your decorating class cakes. the roses take a little while to get the hang of them. when i took course 2, i couldn't squeeze with enough pressure when it was time to make poinsettias. mine looked more like ferns. the teacher tried and tried to help me, but finally gave up when she figured out it was a lack of hand strength. even going up a tip size didn't help. so no poinsettias on any of my christmas cakes. :) you'll have fun in course 2.

Jenny said...

I remember taking the Wilton classes. My family begged me to stop, and eventually I practiced mostly on cardboard. :)

Your cake looks great!