Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wilton Cake Decorating - Course 1, Class 3

Tonight was cupcake and flowers night.  We each had to bring 6 uniced cupcakes to class and predyed about 8,000 containers of it.  No seriously, 5 different colors, but it felt like 8,000 when we were mixing and dying.  Remember, my daughter, Meg and I are taking this class together, so we're making double everything.  We opted for Devil's Food cupcakes because well, it's chocolate...need I say more?

Wilton Decorating Basics Student Kit
Wilton Beginner's Cake Decorating Kit
We practiced drop flowers, rosettes, shells (surprisingly more difficult than you'd imagine), pompon flowers (much easier that I expected) and leaves.  We spent most of the class practicing these tequiques using the little clear plastic templates that came with our Beginner's kits.  You just slide the
desired template under the protective plastic coating and pipe away.  When you're finished, wipe off and start over.  Really super easy.  FYI, I'm pretty sure it's frowned upon to lick the flowers off the plastic during class...just saying.

Shaggy Mum

We also practiced filling our cupcakes.  I love this and it's unbelievably easy to do.  I had some chocolate Bavarian cream left over from last week's class, so Meg and I used this and our cupcakes were yummmmmy. 

PomPom flowers

The PomPom flowers are done by placing a square of wax paper onto a rose nail and piping the flower directly onto that. Once you finish, you gently remove the flower and allow it to dry or "crust" before placing it on your cake or cupcake.

Finally, it was time to actually decorate our cupcakes, but just like last week, our 2 hours was just about up and the instructor was ready to head home.  We decorated a few, de-iced ourselves, packed up our supplies, then headed home to finish up. 

Got home, pulled everything out of our bags and proceeded to destroy my kitchen.  Now, this is the mess they don't tell you about when you sign up for the class!  Icing, icing everywhere.  I'm beginning to see it in my sleep.  AAACCCKKK! 

Seriously, we are thoroughly enjoying the classes, I just wish we had more time to actually decorate in class.  Stay tuned for next week...the grand finale!  We'll be learning both the Ribbon rose and the Wilton rose and fully decorating our, trim, etc.  Yikes!!  Cake Boss, here we come.


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  2. I need to remember the pom-pom flower. That would look so cute on a cupcake.

  3. Paula, truly the Pom Pom flowers were the easiest and most forgiving to make.