Thursday, September 30, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake

I spent the past weekend making cake display boards to help promote the cake decorating classes I teach.  All of the icing is either royal icing or fondant and everything is (technically) edible except for the cake bases, which are made of styrofoam.  It took about 30 hours to make all three display boards, but I was happy with the results.  Thought you might like to see what I teach and also let you know these are the techniques you would learn if you decided to take a Wilton Cake Decorating class near you.

This is for the Gum Paste/ Fondant class:

Close ups of the calla lilies and fondant roses are in the first photo and below is a close up of daisies and the fondant bow.

Flowers and Cake Design examples are below:

Close ups of the violets, button flower, daffodils, and the classic Wilton rose.  You also learn other flowers, including the large lily and  gum paste pansies.


The Decorating Basics display board looks like this.  If you haven't taken any classes, this is the one you should begin with.  It's lots of fun and you will begin decorating cookies in the first lesson.

These are close ups of the piping gel transfer technique and the ribbon rose that ate taught in the Decorating Basics class.

These are just some of the many techniques you learn during the courses.  Hope these photos inspire you to try cake decorating too.

1 comment:

HappyCrafter said...

Very neat! I usually just dump chocolate shavings on top of my cakes and they never look this beautiful! What a work of art each one is.