Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Well, I did it! Tonight I finished the Wilton Course 2 at Hobby Lobby. The instructor was Lori Cottrell, who made it a lot of fun. Throughout this course I mainly learned how to make flowers out of frosting and royal icing. My final cake was an oval strawberry cake with a cream cheese filling. It had basket weaving on the sides and a rope border. All of the flowers are made with royal icing. The flowers include Apple Blossoms, Violets, Mums, Daffodils, Victorian Roses, Pansies, Daisies, Primroses, and Rose Buds. I really enjoy decorating cakes and can't wait to start Wilton Course 4 at Hobby Lobby next week. It is a gumpaste and fondant class, which will run four weeks.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Chocolate Mint Delight

Doesn't this look delectable? I made this cake for the dessert auction at our church. It is a chocolate fudge cake with chocolate fudge frosting. It is topped with Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies and the sides are covered with Mint Chocolate Pirouette Cookies. The shell border is made with a Chocolate Mint Buttercream Frosting. This cake is sure to be a hit at the auction tonight!

Friday, March 7, 2008

My Lily Tier Cake

This cake was my final project for Wilton Course 3. I made the lilies and leaves with royal icing a few days ahead of time. The 6 inch and 10 inch tiers are both lemon cake with a homemade raspberry filling. I crumbcoated them with a buttercream frosting and then topped them with a homemade marshmallow, lemon fondant. I thought it turned out very well. A perfect cake for Easter. Too bad Easter is still a couple weeks away.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Ryan's Birthday Cake

Ryan's birthday was on February 1st. Knowing that I had started taking cake decorating classes, he was planning for me to make him an elaborate 4 tier cake with a Harry Potter theme. After only a month of classes, I talked him into a much smaller Harry Potter cake.