“It’s not the wand, it’s the wizard.” – Cake Boss
One of my new found treats is my mother’s Cake Decorating Class. Where is it? My old high school. There is a beautiful thing called Adult Education Classes that almost every high school has in the Fall & the Spring. My mother is currently the teacher of the cake decorating class & I’m one of the students who of course gets there on time each week. For years I’ve seen her make roses, decorate birthday cakes, make delicious icing out of butter & a few bags of powdered sugar, & dazzle me with ribbons of icing & a few tricks. Well…now it’s my turn to learn.
I’ve decided to share with you guys a few lil tips I will be learning each week. It’s difficult to just jump in to decorating a full fledged cake so instead we are working with cupcakes first. There are several things you actually do need to successfully decorate a cake.
*Cake decorating Metal Tips – Wilton makes a set of them
*Icing & lots of it!
*Cake Decorating Nails with Base on top
*Disposable Decorating Icing Bags
For basic decorating those are the supplies you need. With AC Moore & Michael’s coupons everything is actually quite affordable. We practiced making the icing which is basically, 2 sticks of butter, a bag of powdered sugar, & some vanilla extract. Tonight with that icing we did Roses. I love cupcake roses. They look so hard but honestly it’s not that bad. Once you’ve been shown it in front of you it’s so much easier than looking at a piece of paper. Here's some Quick Tips!!
QUICK TIP #1: Making an Icing Rose you need a Cake Needle, Wax Paper, Scissors, & some icing. Why Wax Paper? Well if you put a dab of icing on the base of the needle then slap a small piece of wax paper on top of it, the rose will then be easier to pull off the base because you pull off the wax paper instead!
QUICK TIP #2: Make the roses then put them in the freezer until you’re going to place them on the cake. Not too too long, just enough time that they get a lil hard so when removing them from the wax paper it’s Easy as pie!
|My Finished Cupcake with My Rose! =)|
This class was so much fun! It’s 5 girls all around my age & my lil cousin is doing it too. She doesn’t shut up but I’m hoping this will soften my friendship with her. I’m beginning to understand the need for a lil stress reliever every once & a while. I feel so good after this class because I played a lil. I didn’t have to worry about a thing! Just what I needed. Happy Decorating!
I wonder what my mom will doing next week for class!! All photos are mine from Tonight's Class! =)