My mom and sister and I recently signed up for the Wilton Cake Decorating class at Hobby Lobby. We had our first meeting last night. The instructor, Adalina, is very nice and quite funny. I admit I was a little surprised to find out we were going to have a homework assignment. Since my current nightmares still consist of not getting homework in on time, or flunking tests, I thought I should practice. Next week we are all supposed to bring in an iced cake. This is so we can practice making the icing in different consistances. Let's just say, I would of flunked the first test! The first attempt at "stiff" icing, was more like a medium consistancy. The second batch was even worse, it was like a thin consistancy, you would use to ice the outside of a cake. So that's what I did.
As you can see, I hate running out of vanilla and meringue powder.
This was the finished product. I used the first cake to practice using different tips, and of course I had to use my new tools.
Not bad for a first try. My kids were very impressed.