Last week I talked to you all about my first experience with my Wilton Cake Decorating Class. It was interesting, but not all that much “new” information was brought up in the first class. The second class we learned about using the round tip- how to make dots, continuous rounded lines, etc. And the project was a single layer 8″ cake. This third class (and consequentially my last since I couldn’t attend the final fourth) was about cupcakes. Or more specifically, how to use a few other tips to create some decoration on cupcakes (or even cakes).
And I wish that I could recall all of the tips and their #’s and which was responsible for which design, but I can’t. I am terrible with tip #’s, I could tell you visually or if I looked at my course book, but both are on their way overseas to meet me on my move back to Germany. As soon as I get them I will be sure to update this, but until then, you’ll just have to enjoy the visual. I wanted to use this series of posts as more of a review of the course rather than my actually teaching you any techniques anyways.
So how did the class go then? Very well! It was quite fun and I learned a lot that I didn’t know. If you look at the first (front) cupcake with the pink, flat rosette-type flowers, you will be looking at my new favorite technique. It’s so easy to do this! And they look great! The back two frosting techniques I was much less impressed with- the shaggy mum flower and some other flower (I’ll have to get back to you on that one). They just don’t come out as neat and professional looking. And I think my shaggy mum petal frosting was too loose, it ended up just looking more mop like than anything else and in the book it shows a much more “on end” flower. Not so droopy. And I can’t take credit for the rose- my instructor did that for me. She was teaching us basic ribbon roses (which I am not a fan of), and mentioned that she would be teaching the traditional rose at the following class, which I was going to miss. I asked her if she could give me a quick tutorial on my own and she kindly obliged. I tried to do a couple on my own but WOW, were they hideous!!
Now that I have taken the first decorating course I can definitely say that my cake decorating abilities and knowledge have improved. However, I am in need of some desperate practice time!