Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Wilton Course 1, Class 2

Last evening was my second class in my Wilton 1 course. For class I had to take a cake that was torted, filled, and iced. I also had to take icing for practicing and colored icing for decorating my cake. During class I learned how to make stars, lines, dots, writing and also started building the rose. After practicing those designs for awhile I was able to start decorating my own cake.


I originally wanted to make a cake with red white and blue stars on it that was patriotic but I remembered that my instructor said black and red were the hardest colors to mix. So I just grabbed a couple colors and got to mixing. The end result is what I am calling a shooting star cake. :)


A few things that I learned this week. After making a last minute trip to the store I learned to buy Crisco in bulk, not those easy 1 cup sticks, go ahead and buy the big mongo tub. Afterall it only takes a second to measure. Buy lots of powdered sugar too, you will also need more of this than you think you will. Icing consistency matters, my "medium" was really super stiff and hard to pipe. I learned to just add a bit more water and mix it up well. I also think I need to buy some "butter flavor" I only used vanilla this time and thought it was good but something was missing. My instructor showed me the Wilton 8" x 3" cake pan. It is amazing! If you use a boxed cake it holds an entire box mix and bakes up beautifully (especially if you use the bake-even strips). Last but not least, the Wilton Bake-Easy non-stick spray is my new bestest friend. :)



Stay tuned next week for the infamous (and quite scary looking) clown cake.

18 comments:

sherri said...

I also took one of these courses in the past and loved it! I made a wedding cake for a cousin, and several birthday cakes for my sons when they were growing up. It is fun but LOTS of work and time. I would not want to do it for a living.

Your cake is adorable!

Erin said...

Your cake looks beautiful! I took Course 1 in June and I'm taking courses 2 and 3 right now. I like this better than the rainbow cake!

Melody said...

Keep the info coming! Your cake turned out great! Love it!

Anne said...

Wow, what a beautiful cake! The shooting star decoration is gorgeous :)

junko said...

Really cute cake!!

susies1955 said...

You did wonderfully.
Great following you in your classes.
Susie

Michelle said...

Your cake turned out great! You got the buttercream so smooth! I can't wait to see the rest of your cakes - you're a natural pro!

Melissa said...

Great job! Love the colors and your piping looks perfect!

Gia said...

Looks great!! I have a fear of clowns and the entire time we did out clown cake, I was wigged out. They are so creepy!

Risa said...

Good Job!

That Girl said...

I am especially partial to blue and gold as colors (GO UCLA!)

Stephanie said...

so cute and creative!!

Amber said...

Good job! That looks so good!

Beth said...

Beautiful! I also just did Level 1, course 2 (see my blog for my cake). I love the star border you did. Was that with the star tip that comes in the kit? They look bigger!

Dana said...

It looks great.

Laura said...

It's boo-ti-ful! I love the blue and the yellow together.

I think I may sign myself up for one of these classes. Get myself out of the house one night a week, and maybe I'll make a foodie friend in the area!

Anonymous said...

Love your cake - it looks great. I took the classes and one of the girls bought pez dispensers and took the tops off - she used those in stead of the clown heads...SOOOO much cuter!! Oh, and the animal picks look great too...try them. Don't give in to the evil clowns...lol!

Oh, and get a small butter flavor -noone in my class likes it at all...experiment with other flavors: almond, coconut, banana, etc.

Katy ~ said...

I wish we had a class like that around here. I would so love to decorate a nice looking cake like yours!!