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Cake Decorating - Week 2: Cake Redemption

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I didn't blog about my 2nd cake decorating class. It was too ... um ... tragic. I'm sure hormones had a little something to do w/ the fact that I cried all the way home last Tuesday evening. Poor Rich didn't know what to do w/ me. "My cake disintegrated," I texted him from class, and then dissolved into a heap of tears when I got home. "I just wanna make nice cakes," I sobbed, "I just wanna be crafty like the other girls." And then it hit me. This is a totally irrational response. I should be laughing at my "I Love Lucy"-esque evening. It HAD to be hormones! Whew! I'm not crazy. And sure enough, 3 days later, like clockwork, my hormonal reaction was confirmed. (OK, I know, TMI for some of you...)

My cake DID disintegrate in class Tuesday. We were "torting" our cakes - dividing the layers into more layers, and my cake totally fell apart. I was able to salvage 2 tort layers to make a puny little cake, but at least I had something...

Then we decorated the tops, using techniques we had learned thus far. I totally ran out of time. I mixed my colours in class & filled my bags & started on a fishie that was shown in our books. It came out looking a bit like an amoeba. It was pretty awful. But it was a rush job & only my 2nd class, so in retrospect, it looked pretty typical. But NOTHING like the other cakes in my class! Oh man! They were beautiful!! (We had my amoeba cake Thursday night w/ the kids & Daniel, bless his little heart said, "It does look like a fish." I LOVE that boy!! But regardless of what it looked like, it was really yummy!! I used a lemon filling. MMMmmmm)

I left Tuesday vowing I would buy cakes from then on, but then came to my senses & decided to exact Cake Revenge this weekend. I baked a new cake on Friday & it torted beautifully. I went through the Wilton website & found a really cute cake to make:

Wilton's "Pastel Posies" cake - my model

And this {drumroll} is MY cake:

Pretty good, huh, considering this is, like, my 3rd decorating project since finding out how to do this. :-)

More detail of the top:

I learned how to make leaves today, just for this cake. We learn them for real in class on Tuesday.

And this is the side.

Man, sides are kinda hard. I need to find a way to make gravity go sideways sometimes...

I'm pretty proud of myself. :-)

Tuesday we're doing cupcakes & learning flowers. Should be interesting...

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DGPIAFFE16 3/15/2011 9:36PM

    That's gorgeous!

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TERESAMARIE1959 3/15/2011 9:00PM

    I have taken two Wilton courses too! It is so fun. The beginners course and a cupcake course. The problem is my hubby is getting overloaded.

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RECOMMIT2ME 3/14/2011 10:05PM

    Looks great Nancy! Wonderful job!! :o)

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GINACARIDAD 3/14/2011 3:59PM

    I love cake decorating! You are off to a great start!!!!

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BESTSUSIEYET 3/13/2011 11:24PM

    Such fun! I've wanted to take a class, but hubby always reminded me we'd have to eat a cake every week. My body just can't take that! You're doing great! Keep ai it and have fun!!! (even if you do give Lucy a run for the money!)

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ROX5CAR 3/13/2011 9:53PM

    Yes!! You did it!!! The cake looks amazing.....

The sides are tough to do, but you did a great job.

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NICE_ASPHALT 3/13/2011 9:46PM

    Mental note to self ... accidentally run passed Nancy's driveway on Tuesday evenings ....
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MAMA23GRLZ1BOY 3/13/2011 9:17PM

    Looks great!

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GABENSEBSMOM 3/13/2011 9:04PM

    Your cake looks so adorable! I made an attempt at fondant once...not pretty. Not pretty at all. You're very talented. But, boy, do I understand about hormones. I find myself crying for no reason around *that* time. *hugs*

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CHARANN3 3/13/2011 9:02PM


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EM4488 3/13/2011 8:58PM

    FYI: Your TMI's are never too much. You're mild.

And my main point: AWESOME CAKE!!!! So stinking rotten amazing, I'm giddy! I am overflowing w/ pride for you!!! Go Nancy!!

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JANLEH 3/13/2011 8:57PM

    Well, my goodness! Your cake is a beauty!!! So incredibly cute and yummy looking, too!

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