Thursday, October 7, 2010

My First Cake Decorating Class!! Cupcakes Galore!!


“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!
*Food Coloring
*Wax Paper
*Cake Decorating Nails with Base on top
*Cake Comb
*Disposable Decorating Icing Bags
*Flat-handled Spatula

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! =)

22 comments:

Leanna Vera said...

That looks like so much fun! I'm taking my first cupcake decorating class later this month. I will definitely keep your tips in mind!

Sam said...

They are super cute and look so yummy! How much fun to take a class, especially one your mom teaches :) I wish we had adult classes at the high schools near me!

The Owl's Closet said...

How fun, Melanie! I've always wanted to try a cake decorating class:) You did a great job! Thanks for sharing ur tips and so sorry it took me awhile to get back to your blog! Hope ure doing well:)

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Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

That is so amazing! I'd love to take a class like that! :)
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btd. said...

Wow I want to do this! & the roses look so beautiful!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

very cool!

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abigail said...

Oh, I want to take a cake decorating class! so much fun!

Teenage Bride said...

so fun!!! You did great!

Pop Champagne said...

omg that is so fun! I want to do a cake decorating class! i dislike baking but I love to decorate on them. the roses you made look so pro

FALEN AKA THUNDERCAT832 said...

I would so fail at this...I'd be doing more eating than decorating!Cupcakes are my crack!!

ag. said...

I'm so impressed...you look like a professional already! Yummmy looking cupcakes!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Great job! I saw these adorable turkey cupcakes for Thanksgiving, wish I had the skillz to pull them off.

Susan R. Mills said...

Beautiful roses! Good job. Glad you're enjoying the class.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

How exciting! They look so amazing! I want to take that class :)

Jen said...

Those look DEE-LISH-US!! Can you send a few my way?? ;-)

elledee said...

Those are very pretty! I've taken cake classes before. So much fun!

Kris said...

GREAT JOB! Love those little flowers!

Diana Mieczan said...

OMG I so want to take a cupcake decorating class now...Those roses look so cute and your cupcake rocks! Hugs and kisses,sweetie

drollgirl said...

dude! how fun! and they look FABULOUS!!!!!

the "L" spot said...

you're little roses came out perfectly! Those puppies are hard to do!!

Sharda said...

The rose on the cupcake is beautiful, for your first lesson that's pretty good decoration:)Thanks for your tips!

Kim W. said...

fun!! they look amazing and delicious!

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