I've wanted to take a cake decorating class for a while now, but resisted because...well....it just seemed so domestic. But finally I decided to jump in and see how it went. I really hated the first class and felt restless because all we really learned how to do was make the buttercream icing in different consistencies, fill a pastry bag with it, and make stars. I was bored. But something happened in the second class and I started to enjoy myself more. The course ran for four classes, and I took pictures of my creations for the last three classes. Keep in mind that I am very much a newbie and need more practice!
The first cake I made was a two layer white cake with my homemade wineberry jam between the layers. I took it to my grandmother's house. Everyone thought it was quite tasty.
The third class I made chocolate cupcakes with the buttercream frosting, filled with vanilla pudding. I learned how to make little flowers, leaves, and the shaggy mum technique.
In the final class I did two layers of white cake with my homemade strawberry jam in between, a chocolate buttercream frosting, and a bunch of roses.
How about you, readers? Have you ever signed up for a class just for fun?