Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Last night of cake decorating
Last Wednesday was my last night of the Wilton cake decorating class. I must say I absolutely loved the course. Kirsten, the instructor, was great – very patient and helpful and the other people doing the course were lovely. On the last night we learned how to do tulips and ribbons and then we practised our roses some more and decorated our final cake.
After a few false starts, I think I got the hang of doing my roses! I was really pleased with how they turned out. The cake I made was a variation suggested by Dorie Greenspan for the perfection pound cake – I did a vanilla and chocolate marbled cake which I split and filled with chocolate ganache and raspberry jam. I took it to work on Thursday. It was nice although as it was made on Sunday it was starting to dry out a bit.
My icing is a little wobbly but not too bad for an early attempt. Over the weekend I practised more roses and luckily hadn’t lost the knack! I am looking forward to practising more of the techniques I learned at the course.