Cake Decorating Class

As you may have noticed, I have been quiet on the baking front over the last month. Over the last month I have been taking a cake decorating class at Gloria’s Cake and Candy Supplies.

In the class I learned how to pipe petals, leaves, roses, shell borders, rope borders, basket weave, letters, and how to do crumb coats.

Here is the first cake I did, a sunflower cake:

Sunflower Cake

The second cake, a book cake with a Winnie the Pooh quote:

Winnie the Pooh Cake

Winnie the Pooh Cake

Here are the flowers I piped for the flower basket cake:

Buttercream Roses

and here is the cake!

Flower basket cake

 

Flower Basket Cake

 

 

Some good pointers I learned in the class about making your frosting:

  • If you live in a hot place, switch from butter to shortening so that your frosting doesn’t melt while piping.
  • For a pure white frosting, switch to shortening and use vanilla butter instead of plain vanilla
  • Don’t fill up the piping bag too much so it’s easier to handle while piping
  • If your frosting is a little droopy add more powdered sugar

I will be making some 4th of July cupcakes in an attempt to use my new piping skills and will post them later.

 

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