Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cake Class

I may be able to make a cake and do ok with fondant, but I am tip challenged.  I don't know what all those different tips do, I couldn't make a "rose" if you made me, and I was only ok with writing if I used a really big tip :)  My husband encouraged me to take a class at a local spot, and I had such a great time.  It really isn't my "style" of cake, but it just shows all the things that we were taught in the class, rolled into one cake. 


After Evan and Jessica's wedding I had a bit of a lul in my cake making.  I did get to make some REALLY fun pumpkin cookies for someone I knew in high school, but I forgot to take pics :)  My friend Bridget had a baby two months before I had my oldest daughter.  We worked together so we would compare bellies and how big we were getting and all the other prego things :)  Out kiddos are now 5 and almost 5, and she just had her second, a BEAUTIFUL little girl named Kristen.  I needed an excuse to make a cake because well, it had been FOREVER!  I learned a new technique in my cake class that makes regular icing look like fondant, a really neat technique, so I wanted to use that.  I was going for a more lavender color, but after a little mishap with my coloring we went with a darker purple :)

WEDDING DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ITS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So.......... I baked and I baked and I baked and then I baked some more :)  I had my oven on from 6am to about 3pm.  I made batch after batch of cupcakes.  I make classic white, devils food, and red velvet.  I had vats of icing to use and went to town........I should mention that I did over estimate how much icing I would need, and I did have quite a bit left over :)  I had the help of my very best friend otherwise I am sure I probably would have lost my mind.  All that to say it was fun and I LOVED that I got to do this for my brother and his new bride!!!!!  I think they turned out really nice.  Everyone ranted and raved about how good they tasted, so that pretty much made my day :)  Thanks Evan and Jessica for this WONDERFUL opportunity.