Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wilton Cake Decorating

I've started my second round of Wilton cake decorating classes.  This is the second set of classes in the 4 part series.  This class focuses on flowers and cake design.  Flowers are everyone's favorite thing to make anyway.

Last night we learned about the basics of working with fondant and gum paste and then we made two flowers.

The first flower was made using a special flower press.  It cut the gum paste and stamped a design on it at the same time.  We just layered the different flower bits on top of each other and left them to dry.

The second flower was a basic pansy.  We used the same gum paste, a thin piece of foam, and a ball tool and made the petals of the flower curl slightly.  We layered a couple of the petals to make it 3-D and that was it.

These flowers were easy to make but can still make a huge impact on a homemade cake.  I can't wait for next week.

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