Wilton Course 3, Class 4

by Melissa on May 28, 2008

Yay! It’s tiered cake time! This cake was very labor intensive, but I am so proud of how it came out! I spent almost 2 entire days assembling the components for this cake. The bottom layer is two 10-inch cakes, and the top is two 6-inch layer cakes. Both of the cakes are frosted with buttercream and covered with rolled marshmallow fondant.

I had some minor disasters making my cakes- namely baking them. The cakes kept sticking in the 10-inch cake pan even though I liberally greased and floured the pan. So what should have been 2 cakes, turned into 4 cakes, each cake being an entire recipe since the pan is so big. That means extra ingredients, extra trips to the store…. etc. The 6-inch cakes turned out fine and I learned my lesson to bake my cakes a little more in advance and buy extra cake ingredients! I will post the cake and filling recipes I used a little later.

The roses were much more time consuming then I was planning on. I didn’t quite have the required 38 roses, but I think it looks great anyway! I didn’t want to deal with coloring different shades of fondant, so I painted the white roses with pink pearl dust mixed with a small amount of vanilla. I love how the pearl dust shimmers in the light. The leaves were relatively easy to whip out and the little flowers were very easy, and so cute! The border is a buttercream ruffle border.

My estimate is that this tired cake would feed at least 40 people. We had some for dessert during our Memorial Day cookout, sent a some home with friends, some to the neighbors and the rest went to work with Nate.

The final Wilton course is all about working with fondant and gumpaste. I plan to take this course eventually, but the next couple months are very busy for us, so I am going to hold off for right now.

 

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katie102006 May 28, 2008 at 10:20 am

So beautiful! Well done. I love that pink color you acheived!

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Amy May 28, 2008 at 10:20 am

That cake is beautiful!! :) Your cakes seriously rock!

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Chelle May 28, 2008 at 10:23 am

Your cake is absolutely beautiful! I hope mine turns out half as well!

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Kylee May 28, 2008 at 11:13 am

That looks FABULOUS. You did a great job, it just looks adorable! Well done!

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Geriann May 28, 2008 at 12:09 pm

That looks awesome!!

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Renea May 30, 2008 at 4:07 pm

That is one beautiful cake! Great job.

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Ashley May 30, 2008 at 11:41 pm

That is so pretty! I love your roses :-)

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Megan August 21, 2008 at 10:31 am

Great cake! I had troubles with my cakes sticking too, but found the solution: parchment paper! Trace the bottom of the pan onto parchment paper, cut it out and put it in the bottom (might take a little greasing to keep it in place). Then cut strips the same height as the pan and grease them a bit and stick them on the sides. The cake will slide right out NO PROBLEM! And the pan will be MUCH easier to clean!

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Bean June 2, 2009 at 11:32 am

Wow! That is amazing! I am starting course 3 next week and really looking forward to it! :)

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