So a friend asked if I was going to be interested to do a cake decorating class with her and her daughter. I thought, ‘Sure, why not?’ It was one of those things that I didn’t mind doing and with free time on hand, I thought it would be a good way to level up those paltry baking skills of mine.
So this was supposed to be a cake decorating course where we not only learned how to bake a basic vanilla and chocolate cake but also how to decorate a cake properly with butter-cream icing and then fondant. I was really excited for I often oogled at pretty fondant cakes and wondered when I would be able to try my hand at making some of them. And remember these gorgeous Chanel cupcakes that the ex-colleagues got for me as a farewell gift last year? My ultimate goal was to make one of these EVENTUALLY.
I thought it was going to be all fun and games at this cake decorating class that we were taking. After all, how difficult could it be? I soon ate my words. We were cruising in lesson 1 but for the rest of the lessons, we basically needed to do our homework before going to class.
By the end of lesson 2, I learned how to cover a cake with butter-cream icing and decorate the cake with a simple piping gel design.
Pretty pleased with the result but of course, icing of the cake could be improved.
We were told that we had to prepare a 2-tier cake covered in fondant as our final project on lesson 5. Of course, I’m a little nervous but I chose to go with an Anna Sui type of cake – think chocolate cake covered in purple fondant and adorned with black butterflies.
And over the weekend, it was mad baking at the loft. A total of 5 chocolate cakes were baked and that’s not all, made 2 batches of butter-cream icing. All these are now sitting in my freezer waiting to be assembled for my final project.
So fingers crossed and wish me a good luck won’t ya for my final project? Can’t wait to show you guys the pics of the cake IF it turns out well.