We did it again! My friend and I took the second Wilton cake decorating course– “Flowers and Cake Design”– at the local Michaels craft store…way back in October 2015! I am finally blogging the experience now.
The first thing we did in week 1 was to learn how to make a piping bag out of parchment paper. Some people prefer to use parchment for royal icing (rather than a plastic piping bag). It took me a little bit of time to get my head wrapped around the right way to wrap the paper to make the adjustable cone… but I finally got it! And I took a photo to help me to remember for next time. (I didn’t bring my big camera to the first week of class, so all the photos from this week are from my cell phone.)
We worked with buttercream this week, and learned some new techniques for cake decor: brush embroidery (left) and Cornelli lace (right).
It shows up better when you take the practice template out from underneath the clear layer of the practice board!
A close-up of the Cornelli lace. It reminds me of a meander pattern of free-motion quilting. Except, you know, with a continuous bead of buttercream. Much tastier! 😉
I have to admit, I wasn’t a huge fan of the brush embroidery look at first. My friend and I joked about what else we could brush embroider…I suggested a fish, and then I had to see if I could do it!
Not too bad, right? Actually, the brush embroidery has grown on me… I think to be happy with my own, I need to practice (a lot!) more, but I do like the flowers with two rows of petals.
Last but not least, we made flowers!!! This week it was buttercream apple-blossoms. I love making frosting flowers!