There is this inspirational cake adorning a board on the wall when I walk into our cake decoration class. It is made of foam and decorated with butter cream icing, gum paste and fondant and stuck to the notice board along with the course information. I wonder, if I could ever decorate a cake like that!
The last lesson gave me a chance to try. It was like an ultimate challenge to decorate a cake using some techniques we learned. The course completion certificates were on the table ready to be given out to us and we had a point to prove. So we started our cake decoration with a twinkle in our eyes as the instructor was always around to assist us.
Before venturing into the final task, we learned to make ribbon roses and Wilton roses. This has to be made on a flower pin by slowly rolling it between the thumb and index finger while piping the petals. Transferring theses flowers to the cake was a challenge as they were crafted with very soft icing and got smashed while landing on the cake. Handling them gently with care was absolutely necessary.
Here are some of the cake creations by the participants in my class. (I got their permission to post them here.)
And lastly my cake.
I really enjoyed the course because it made me relax, think and at the same time learn some new skills. Inspired by this class and being very curious to know how to make flowers in a sturdy medium, I joined Course 3, the gum paste and fondant decoration course.