At our final class, we worked on piping letters, both printed and script….
Boy do I wish I’d had this information before I attempted Husband’s birthday cake! Remember, Natalie: lift the piping tip during the strokes–only touch it down at the beginning and the end. Go slowly! Use thin consistency frosting!
And last but not least, we made roses! Oh what fun! I was so pleased with the way my first one turned out, and of course I took a lot of photos. I will certainly be looking for excuses to put frosting roses on things, haha!
At the end of class, we decorated the cakes that we’d brought. But I’m not going to show mine to you just yet! 😉 I used this time to work on my idea for my son’s first birthday cake–and so I will write a separate post about the cake(s) I made for our celebration of his one-year birthday!
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Some musings on paying for a live, in-person class:
At first I wanted to take a class (any class) because I just wanted some truly “me” time away from the house and my responsibilities there. The Wilton class seemed like a good opportunity, because my friend and I had talked about taking a cake decorating class. However, I wasn’t sure how this particular class would be more worthwhile than say, watching YouTube videos.
I can say now that I am really happy that I took the live, in-person class for several reasons
- Specific, directed content. Taught in a logical order, without me having to strain out extraneous information or spend (waste?) a lot of time looking for the exact tutorial that I needed for a particular technique.
- Dedicated, hands-on time. The class is a reserved time where I “have” to practice. If I were just watching a video, I’m personally not necessarily self-motivated enough to attempt and practice all the techniques on my own, over and over again. Plus, in class, our instructor came around and showed us a technique up-close, or corrected our form when necessary,
- Camaraderie. The other ladies in the class made it so much fun! I loved getting extra time with the friend I came with, and I felt like we all became friends with each other during the class. Obviously this would not have happened if I were working on my own!
I am really looking forward to taking more cake decorating classes in the future!