This was the last class of course 1. We reviewed the Wilton rose, learned how to make sweet peas, bows, leaves and vines. The final cake involved creating a rose spray- roses, leaves, vines and a bow, as well as a shell border with sweet peas tucked in around the bottom.
I have to say that I was just not into this cake, I have not been feeling well for the past couple of days and certainly did not put as much effort in to it as I should have. My Wilton rose did improve somewhat (though to me, they look more like carnations), and the sweet peas were fun to make, but I just wasn’t really feeling this cake. Overall, I have really enjoyed course 1 and plan to move on to course 2. My only complaint about the course is that I feel like I was so limited creatively, I loved making and decorating the cakes, but hated the fact that it had to be a rainbow/clown/rose cake. I know this is the best way to learn the techniques, but I feel like I could have learned them making a cake with my own creativity. I know that some instructors are a little more laid back about what cakes you make, as long as you demonstrate the basic technique, unfortunately mine is not one of them.
I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in learning about the basics of cake decorating, I really did learn a lot and already have people asking me to make cakes for them. Here are my entries for classes one, two, and three.
I have been debating whether to post the picture of the final cake, since I am really not happy with it. But I am going to go ahead and put it out there for you to see.
Next Course: Course 2 is all about flowers and borders. You learn how to make flowers with color flow and royal icing and finish the course with a basket weave cake at the end. I am looking forward to not having to make a cake every week, just when I want to, and at the end. Cost of the next class is $35 at my Michaels, but again they are having a 50% off sale on classes for the month of April, plus I have the $5 off coupon I received at the end of course 1. Yay!
Supplies needed: I am still looking in to this, I will probably end up picking up the course 2 kit since it contains the oval pans needed for the final cake. I am having a hard time finding these by themselves, but the kit with a 40% off coupon should only be around $12.