Class 2 Wilton Cake Decorating class ended tonight. This is my “graduation” cake.
Flowers are made out of royal icing in the past few weeks, and the birds are made with “color flow”. Vines and leaves are made from buttercream. Basketweave, shell border, rope borders and frosting are chocolate flavoured buttercream icing with chocolate brown food colouring added to it to get to the right colour.
In this course, we learned how to make pansies, violets, primroses, Victorian roses, rose buds, daisies, mums, apple blossoms, and daffodils over 3 classes (3 weeks, 1 class a week). Royal icing and color flow creations harden really well and can be made well ahead of time.
I think I got a little too crazy with the flowers and vines, hence it’s more like an untamed spring jungle cake (I’ve got spring fever due to some crazy frigid weather in Michigan right now). Plus, I didn’t want to arrange the flowers like in the course book, but I rather have them creep up from the bottom instead.
Class 3 starts next week and we’ll be making tiered wedding cakes!
More pics… (I’m really proud of this cake, as you can tell :P)