Thursday, September 24, 2015

Ganache Cake

For class this week, we assembled, frosted, and decorated a ganache cake. I've never worked with ganache before, so this was a new experience for me.

One of the things we make to decorate the cake were fondant roses. I had trouble making them, but they came out ok. What's nice is that we got to take our cakes home with us :D

Here are some pictures of my cake.

I made purple roses because purple is my favorite color!!

The finished product.
It is all completely edible. I haven't had any yet, but I can't wait to try it!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Advanced Cake Decorating Class

Well, the fall semester has started. I am taking an Advanced Cake Decorating class this semester, on Thursday evenings.

My teacher is really nice, and I think I'm going to really enjoy this class.

The first week, we just went over what we will be doing during the semester. We get to make gumpast flowers, make 3-D/sculpted cakes, and work on more piping skills.

This past week, we did some practice with covering a cake (in this instance we used cake dummies, so we didn't have to waste anything) in fondant, and practicing piping skills.

Including me, there are four students in this class, which is the smallest class I have ever been in. But it's actually kind of nice, because there's more space for us to work at.

Here is what I came up with, when we practiced with piping:

It came out alright. I like it.

I am really looking forward to the rest of the semester!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wedding Cake Class Final

Well, yesterday was the final for my class: to make a wedding cake.

It went pretty well. My cake wasn't perfect, but it came out pretty good. My teacher said she really liked it, so I'll take that as a good sign.

Here are a couple pictures I took (the ONLY ones I took).

The fondant roses I made for my cake.

The finished product. There are a few imperfections, but it's pretty good for me; for my skill level.
Next week, we have to go to class, to clean up the kitchen, and we're also having a potluck. Then, the semester is OVER.
I can't believe class is (almost) over already. It feels like it just started, and now it's ending. I really enjoyed the class, and learning how to do all the different types of decorations for cakes. I can't wait to put those to good use!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Midterm Cake

Wow, it's been quite a while since my last post!!

I started my cake decorating class back in February, and it is going well so far.

My midterm was this past Tuesday, it it went as well as can be expected.

We had to make a birthday/party cake, and I chose to do a Baymax cake (from the movie Big Hero Six). It took me about 3 1/2 to 4 hours to finish it, and it came out pretty good.

It wasn't great, but it was good. My teacher said that I did well, though, so I'll take it!!

Here is a picture of my completed midterm cake (which I was allowed to take home):

I enjoyed making it, but am so glad the midterm is over.
The next big project for class is the final, where we have to make a wedding cake. I hope that goes as well as the midterm went, as I am not quite that confident right now.
I can't believe there's a month left of school to go (four classes over four weeks for me). How has that happened? It feels like class just started, and now we're almost done!! I guess that's what happens when you're having fun!