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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Adventures in CupCakes

OK, so I was a little worried about making a cake out of cupcakes. The last time I did this I was not happy with the turnout. But I figured out that the trick is to not use too many cupcakes (60 was a big mistake, lol)
I made a cute froggy out of 18 cupcakes for a little boy's birthday and I loved how it turned out. They wanted to have 30 cupcakes so I iced the rest and gave them a separate box with the extra dozen.
Although, I do have to admit that the design that I used came from another blog site, so I have to also Thank The Cake-Ninja!
The little flowers though, were a way for me to incorporate practice time with some techniques I have recently learned in class. Can't wait for the next one to start in October.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Course 3 is done! Now on to Fondant

I did it! I made a very pretty, but somewhat subtle two tiered wedding cake for the 3rd course in the series of Wilton courses that I am attending.
I was very happy with the results of my final project. Especially the flowers. My instructor told me that she had never seen anyone do Morning Glories on the final cake because they are too time consuming. I totally agree. It takes almost 5 minutes per flower to make those things. But the end result is beautiful, so it was worth it to me.

I am registered for the Fondant and Gum paste course that is offered in October, so keep an eye out for any updates on how that one goes.
Maybe, just maybe I will see if Wilton wants to hire me as one of their instructors once I have completed all their courses. I hear they are hiring, and who wouldn't want to earn extra money while doing something they love?!