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Thread: I took a cake class

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    Super Member Lindsey's Avatar
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    I took a decorating cake class from Wilton and this is my first try from their class.

    stars for practice
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    It could been a little smoother. But looks better in person lol
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    looks good! and yummy lol

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    Now I'm HUNGRY!!!

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    Looks good! Now you've made me hungry for cake!

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    Good job!

    I took a class years ago and really enjoyed it.
    Haven't done it in so long I'd probably just make a big mess if I tried anything fancy now.

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    Looks pretty for your first try!! Save me a piece, if you would?? Looks tasty! :thumbup:

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    very nice job.. i use to teach this class... awsome job.

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    Great start. I did that in the 80's and then did do much for a long time. I moved to a rural are of Louisiana and the locals found out I can do cakes soooooo Sometimes I have more work than I want. Other times it's slow (that is good for my quilting time). It is a fun hobby:)

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    She showed us a trick for making the icing a little smoother but I tried several things and everything stuck to it. i'll find out next week. They tell you to practice. Geez how many cakes can we eat before next week. I'll be freezing them.

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    I took that class many years ago...it was a blast!

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    I want a piece and vanilla ice cream please.... LOL!
    Just kidding. My mom took classes to learn to make cakes when I was a kid. I loved it because there was icing to get into in the refrigerator...
    You are doing wonderfully already. I can't wait to see what you do next time.

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    i would love a piece right now.

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    Looks great to me.

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    made my mouth water

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    Looks GREAT!! :D:D:D

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    yummy! Looove cake!!

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    Yummy. I think you should send us samples of your work :lol:

    Nice job.

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    Good job for your first cake. I used to do wedding cakes years ago. I spent many a night icing cakes to the wee hours of the morning. A few I'll never forget. It was a warm & super humid night. The humidity was so heavy it was like pea-soup fog. We had no air conditioning. I had a 4 tier wedding cake to do for the next day. My violet roses kept sliding off the cakes. It took me all night & part of the next morning to get it done. Another cake I did was so tall (over 5 feet) & had so many pillars/brandy sniffer, etc, I couldn't assemble it. I left a note for them to assemble just before cutting, as the table they had was too wobbly. My fav was a strawberry themed wedding cake. I made 47 strawberries in all sizes for that cake.

    Many are now using paper towels(Viva is the choice brand) gently pressed to smooth icing, but it also leaves a sort of imprint/design. When I took cake classes back in the late 70's I was taught to use hot water to get perfectly smooth icing.

    There are great forums on the Wilton site. http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-c...-inch-pans.cfm The link is in the left column. Tons of recipes/photos/ideas/etc. This one lady has a super recipe for buttercream icing. It's to die for. Go to the site & look for "Bunnywoman's buttercream" in the recipe forum.

    Happy decorating :).

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    Good job Lindsey. Keep practicing.
    I did the Wilton cake thing also several years ago and ended up doing quite a business. Your major expense will be in the pans but that will be defered after a few cake orders. If you have any questions and want, just PM me and I will be more than happy to share some of my tips.

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    We practiced on wax paper...make the patterns, then scoop up the icing and do it again....not on cakes for awhile.

    Put your "pattern" under the wax paper until you get the hang of it and practice away.

    Looks good....been so long since I did any of it, I'd have to blow the cobwebs out of the tips

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    That is so pretty. I'm lucky to get the frosting on the cake. You are doing a great job.

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    Your project looks good enough to eat. I took cake decorating 40 years ago and still use some of the techniques. Have fun.

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    I did that class too!! Loads of fun! Actually my DD (17 yr old) and I did them together (we did two) and had a BIG time. She loves to cook :D We have been wanting to take the fondant class but haven't had time. It was one of MANY classes I took in my attempt to find a hobby...all before that first quilting class....ahhh yes...been addicted to quilting ever since :)

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    I took all 3 classes keep at it it will be easy for you since you are a quilter!! It is so much fun!!

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    Looks great! I've been decorating cakes since the mid-80's when my kids were little. It' comes in really handy....espeically once you can do a shower cake in under 30 minutes and the ladies want to know how many HOURS it took! In case you want to play with duplicating it, I iced a big square smooth with chocolate icing (new mom was a chocoholic) then with a quilting ruler, marked it into 9 blocks, then into Ohio Stars. Filled in the marked spaces with small stars in pastel colors to make the design, then did a quick bottom and top shell border. OOOOOOH, AAAAAAH....and only I knew how quick it was! :)

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