Saturday, June 4, 2011

Wilton Cake Decorating: Week #4 {I graduated!}

My 4th and final week of my Wilton Cake Decorating class Course 1 is done!

The only thing we really learned in class was the Ribbon rose. The way you make these roses is by using the flower nail, then freezing it until it is firm. Once the rose is firm you can (more) easily place it on your cake. The rest of the class was spent decorating our cakes.

Although I DEFINITELY need more practice, I'm quite pleased with how my cake turned out.

I asked our instructor why my roses looked "cracked" or like the icing sort of had bubbles in it, and she told me that I didn't have enough Crisco in it. So I guess next time I'll add a bit more Crisco than the butter cream recipe called for.
Rose closeup
Our instructor DID tell us that in the decorating books, the flowers are likely done with royal icing, which is why they look so smooth. Now I don't feel quite so bad.

Who's ready for course #2?

Other posts in this series:
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3

Linking up: Young and Crafty, CRAFT, Little Rays of Sunshine, Vintage Wanna Bee, Homework, Not Just a Housewife, Someday Crafts, Handy Man Crafty Woman, Gluesticks, Momnivores dilemma, Finger Prints on the Fridge, Ladybird Ln


  1. That is so cool! I have always thought it would be fun to take a cake decorating class.. I'm curious though, why Crisco?

  2. It what the recipe called for. Apparently, icing a cake you should use half butter half crisco (for taste), but flowers and other decor you use all crisco so it doesnt "melt". I dunno. I'll probably try out some different recipes.

  3. You did such a good job! I really want to take a cake decorating class now!

  4. I'm a new follower from the Military Monday blog hop. I've always loved decorating cakes. I have a giant wilton set of tips and bags and stuff, but I've never taken a class. I should really look into that.

    All the photos of your food look delicious. I cannot wait to see more.

  5. Congratulations on graduating! I loved taking that class. It was a blast. Your cake is beautiful. Love the colors.

  6. Beautiful cake. This is something I want to learn one day.
    Thanks for linking this up at my link party.

  7. congrats
    the cake is beautiful:)


  8. I've always wanted to take a cake decorating's on the master bucket list.


    Thanks for sharing at Creative Juice. Hope you loved your class!

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