Cake Decorating 101

22 Feb

Last night was my first night of my Basic Cake Decorating class at the local vo-tech.  It was soo much fun!  I kinda knew most of what we learned tonight, but it was fun to get to play with the tips and such.

In Class 1 we learned:

  • How to cut the hump off of cakes (make both sides flat)
  • Ice a 2-layer cake
  • Star borders

I had my reservations about this class since I’ve had this teacher before for a baking class and we did not click at all.  But last night went well, so I am much more optimistic about the class.

Here is my first cake:

Cake 1

John had to sample it (even though I didn’t make it).

Cake 1

So, the bad part about this class I found out last night.  We have to bring a cake each week to class!  Yikes, so much for WW… 🙂  I think I’ll just bring them to work and my coworkers will either love me or hate me depending on their dieting plans. hee hee.

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10 Responses to “Cake Decorating 101”

  1. CB February 22, 2008 at 9:56 AM #

    Muy impressive!! You frost really well! I totally suck at frosting. Can’t wait to see the next BU! 🙂

  2. nikki57 February 22, 2008 at 10:09 AM #

    You have an unhealthy obsession with hearts 😛

    Looks very pretty

  3. NinaBeth February 22, 2008 at 10:17 AM #

    CB: Thanks! I did take the liberty of taking pictures of the best parts, lol.

    Nikki: I do! I wasn’t planning on doing a heart, but I couldn’t think of anything else to pipe on top. When I showed the cake to John, he goes “Is everything from here to the end of our lives me hearts?” Maybe I should make a football or something next time for him, lol

  4. Glenna February 22, 2008 at 11:44 AM #

    Very nice! I’d love a slice of that right now.

  5. RoRo February 22, 2008 at 12:51 PM #

    It is fun visiting your blog just to see what you’re going to do next!

  6. RoRo February 22, 2008 at 12:52 PM #

    Oh yes, very very pretty cake decorating.

  7. NinaBeth February 22, 2008 at 12:54 PM #

    Glenna: The cake is alright, I think it’s a cake mix. The day time Culinary students made them for us lowly night classers. 🙂 Next week though, it’ll be a creation by yours truly.

    Ro: Even I don’t know what I’m gonna do next! 🙂

  8. Kyla February 22, 2008 at 1:52 PM #

    Yummy Yummy. You should make us a 2nd anniversary cake!

  9. Rhonda a.k.a. Nina's momma February 22, 2008 at 2:28 PM #

    looks really pretty to me, like a mini-wedding cake.

  10. NinaBeth February 22, 2008 at 3:30 PM #

    Kyla: I would love to attempt to make a cake for you and Carl. Your anniversary is May right? I have a couple of months to hone my skills. 🙂

    Momma: The whole time I was making it, I felt like I was making a low-budget wedding cake, lol!

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