Thursday, June 26, 2008

Wilton Cake Decorating - Class II



Last night was the last night of my part II Wilton cake decorating class. This class has focussed on royal icing. I have really loved this class as most if has been about making icing flowers, which is one of the whole reasons why I have gone to cake decorating classes. I want to be able to simply but effectively decorate cupcakes and other cakes with little flowers.





Last night we got to decorate a cake with the flowers we had made other nights in the course. I had also made some flowers at home. Not all the flowers are perfect, but when you look at the cake as a whole, I am pretty pleased with the effect.



The cake itself is a yummy almond Madeira cake which I filled with a mixture of soaked and semi pureed dried apricots, mixed with cream. The cake was made in an oval cake tin which is quite cute for a change. I’m posting heaps of photos – sorry, but I am really pleased with this.







I have already booked in for the next class which is fondant icing, but it’s not until September.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's just gorgeous! Particularly the daisies, pansies and daffodils. If you'd described it I would have thought, too bright! But it works beautifully. You should be rightly thrilled!
Stephanie X

Tammy said...

thanks Stephanie - it is a bit more full on than I would normally do, but when you are in a class you kind of have to put all techniques onto one cake!

Fiona said...

I love it Tammy. Looks so very clever and hard to do. You're amazing. I love the colours too. How handy to have these skills now.
Fiona.

Linda F said...

that looks so lovely Tammy! I am gagging to do a cake decorating course, what I have done to date has been taught to me very quickly by my mother who was a very good decorator, I don't think I inherited her patience though:)

vibi said...

Tammy, your cake is wonderful!
The colors remind me of a scandinavian flower wreath... was it meant that way? ...or just a sure bet on summer colors?
Any way... it is gorgeous!

Barbara said...

Lovely!

By the way, I've seen some references to Madeira cake on some blogs -- mostly from Australia & New Zealand -- what is it? (I'm from Wisconsin and have never had the chance to visit you great folks "down under" except by blog, photograph and web site--and talking to customers at the mail-order company where I work.)

Tammy said...

Hi Barbara

Madeira cake is like a lighter version of pound cake. Here is a recipe I use http://www.foodlovers.co.nz/recipes/display.php?id=1178

Anonymous said...

Wowl wowl wowl Tammy. That is stunning with a capital "STUN". You clever girl. I particularly love the wee yellow jonquil. I have one waving in the breeze out the window here and yours is ever so realistic. You must've grinned all the way home from class - and rightly so.

Anonymous said...

Well done once again Tammy, they really do brighten up a winters day, such beautiful colours as an artist (oils) I love working with colour, they make me feel cheerful & happy as your cake did. Lyn

Glenna said...

It's adorable! You did a great job!

Rebelwithoutakitchen said...

I'm not easily impressed by icing flowers - but yours are gorgeous - I don't think it's over the top either - sometimes....more is more! Pansies deserve special mention, as do Daisies - but then I'm biased! - Lynley

Cakelaw said...

This cake lloks amazing Tammy - so beautiful. I also like the sound of the apricot filling - marvellous.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

so pretty! maybe you can give me flower lessons one day! i tried to find wilton classes in sydney after your last flowers post, but could not find...is there a good book you know of?

chelley325 said...

What a beautiful cake!! It's so colorful and your flowers are perfect. Love it!

Sophie said...

What a pretty cake! It looks like it's straight out of Alice in Wonderland :D.

giz said...

Your cake looks amazing and the flowers are great. I hate working with Royal icing just because it dries out so fast. We finished course 1 and I just couldn't manage II until the fall. The homework was alot.

Psychgrad said...

Great job! I recently took the first course and am thinking about the second course for the future. I like the focus this level has on flowers. I wouldn't mind learning the basketweave too.

Tammy said...

Hi Steph

You can probably order the Wilton course booklets over the internet. The Peggy Porshen books also haev instructions on how to make flowers etc, but to be honest, I personally found the class a lot better as it is the kind of thing that you need to see done rather than just following instructions (or at least i do)

Tammy

Cherie said...

Your cake looks great! I just started Wilton 3... I like the stripes you did on the side of the cake! It's a great and creative variation instead of the basketweave!

Good luck in course 3!

Anonymous said...

hi Tammy.
where do you go for the decorating classes?......I live in Auckland aswell and have been dying to find some good ones!!
thank you

Ayesha

Tammy said...

Hi Ayesha

I go to Millys in Parnell

Tammy