Saturday, September 24, 2011

You Decide

Ok, so my next cake I want to design with a theme. I came up with a few ideas, narrowed it down, but can't quite decide on one, so I thought I'd ask you guys. I put a poll over there ---> with my ideas, so if you pick one, hopefully you will see the winner on here before too long. Thanks!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

More Flowers

I started my last level of Wilton classes a little over a week ago. This level is learning how to make even more flowers. The first class we made button flowers and pansies out of gum paste and fondant, and the second class we piped the Wilton rose out of royal icing. My piping definitely needs more work.

Here are the button flowers and pansies:

These are all my attempts at piping the Wilton rose:
Like I said, my piping needs more work.
Out of all of the roses, this one is my favorite, so it gets the close up.
No, the edges aren't supposed to be jagged, I just wasn't squeezing the icing bag hard enough because I hadn't done any serious piping lately, so my hands got out of shape. I was told to squeeze tennis balls in my spare time to strengthen the muscles, so I'll work on that. 

When I got home I decided to try piping some flowers that I hadn't yet learned in class. I tried daffodils and lilies.
The lone pink one was before I decided to make a new batch of icing, and it was what I had left over from the roses. When I made a new batch of icing I fiddled around with different color combinations to see which one I liked best. I think the white petals with the yellow middle is my favorite.

Any tips and suggestions are always welcome!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Another Birthday Cake :)

This one was for my friend, Alaina. As I was making it I said, "This one's not blog worthy" but here I am putting it up anyway. It's a French Vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream.

For the "A" I just printed off a picture and traced it with melted chocolate chips onto parchment paper and chilled it. I wanted to stand it up on the cake, but it kept flopping over, so I just had to lay it on top.

Let me know if you like it!