Monday night was the final class of course 1 and at the end of the evening I was awarded my certification of completion! In class I learned how to make sweet peas, leaves, vines, bows, and I also learned how to finish making the rose. One tip that my instructor shared with me that I want to pass on to you is that for making roses it is best to buy the can of Wilton Decorator Icing. It costs around $2 for a pound and the roses made with it are less likely to crack than if homemade stiff icing was used.
For this weeks cake I made a cake that I have made before, Dorie Greenspan's Perfect Party Cake. It is basically a white cake that packs a light lemony punch. For the filling I mixed equal parts of strawberry preserves and buttercream to make a strawberry cream. I did not get to taste the cake this week but I am hearing reports that my husbands coworkers really enjoyed it.
Overall I was really happy with course 1 and the things that I have learned and the progress that I have made. I am really and excited and looking forward to take course 2. Unfortunately my instructor will not be offering course 2 until October so there will not be any more Wilton updates until then. Thank you all for following my progress and for your great comments. As a thank you I will share one more tip that my instructor shared with me. The secret to a deliciously moist cake is to wrap the cake in a layer of wax paper and then a layer of saran wrap while the cake is slightly warm and allow the cake to cool completely. For the very best results the cooled cake can be stored in the refrigerator for a couple hours.