Following on from last week's class at the Greensborough Cake Decorating Centre, we built on the skills that we had already learnt.
The first thing we did - besides spending an hour prepping our icing - was learn to pipe shells. Apparently this is the hardest thing you can learn, after properly smoothing a cake. It took me a while ot get the hang of it, but I got there in the end!
We also learnt to make drop flowers, which are a heckload easier than they look, and decorated cupcakes with them in various ways.
(I had to include one of the wrapper, cos they are just so darned cute!)
Once we had decorated the cupcakes, it was time to learn to make ribbon roses and turn our attention to the masterpiece - our cake.
I'm still feeling a little smug about the fact that I finished my roses a good ten minutes before the rest of the class. They're not that hard. I may sing a different tune when it comes to more complex things, but a ribbon rose is a walk in the park for me.
This is my completed cake. I have a way to go yet in controlling my dots and stopping them from turning out spiky, but I quite like the overall appearance. You know what they say - practice makes perfect!
Next week we're decorating novelty cakes. I'm doing a flower pot with flowers in it. Could be interesting...