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!!