This is a pic of the final cake I made for my cake decorating class. I actually took this pic at my class before I left......just in case it were to slip & slide & get messed up in the car on the way home LOL. Thankfully it made it home in perfect condition though. My preparations were a bit rushed & I didn't have a clear vision of how I wanted my cake to look as I prepared my homework to take to class. So I'm a little disappointed in the cake for that reason.
I wanted to do a color I hadn't yet done for the roses. So I chose purple. For the text I needed to add "piping gel" to the icing & I only had it in blue. So I had to do my text in blue. I had thought about doing my roses in blue, BUT I thought to myself that there are no blue roses in real life, so I scrapped that idea & stuck with the purple roses. And then because I didn't have a clear vision the extra decorating frosting I didn't even color. I really didn't know if I was going to need it or want. I had no idea how to do the rest of it prior to going to class. That's all the beading you see as the bottom border & side of the cake. I still think it looks nice in white, but would've looked even nicer I think if the color of the roses, text, & beading had all tied in together.
I now went ahead & got piping gel in more colors, so I shouldn't have that issue again.
For my birthday last month I got money from my hubby, mother, & mother in law. I did buy something for my son & something for both me & my son & a CD I have been wanting for a very long time. But the rest of the money was all spent on cake stuff. I was able to buy a caddy to store all my tools, which is VERY nice. And then I bought an assortment of small things that will make cake making & decorating easier. My goal is always to work with the least amount of tools as possible. I don't like having lots of stuff for anything in life, really, not just the cake hobby. But all of what I got is very useful & small enough to store away easily.
I cannot wait to make my next cake. I already know how I want to decorate it--well, most of it, still not sure on the borders, etc. I am hopeful it's going to turn out great. :) And I think Lil J will love it too.
I can't wait to take the 2nd class. I asked the teacher when she would be teaching it on a Saturday so I can take it. She said she thinks she will be in January or February, so I guess I have to wait until then. She is doing the 3rd class on a Saturday in November, but I still don't think I want to do that class. It's about fondant & gum paste. And while I like the look of that, I don't really enjoy eating it. And an even bigger reason is all the gadgets that are needed to work with fondant. I dread the cost of all that & having to find room to store it all. I would really prefer to just limit myself to buttercream & royal icing decorating I think. Now I never say never in life so I'm willing to say that I might change my mind. And I know that the 2nd class does teach ONE fondant (or maybe gum paste? I'm not even clear on what the difference is between the two) flower in the class. So I know there's a possibility that in that class I will absolutely love doing that & want to learn more about fondant & gum paste. But I'm really hoping I don't.
I guess that's all for now.......until the next cake then.............