Thursday, March 26, 2009

Final Cake

Tonight was the final class in Course 1, so we were able to decorate our cake however we wanted. I chose Spring colors and was actually really pleased with the result. We did learn sweet peas tonight, but since they were pretty easy, I stuck with roses to get a little extra practice. I think I will enroll in the next course so I can learn more flowers and borders, but I am still deciding. I have posted a picture of the cake prior to smoothing so you can see what a difference it makes. I just used a fondant smoother and placed some parchment paper on the cake and lightly smoothed my way over the cake.
before smoothingafter smoothing
final product

When we head home this weekend I am going to make a cake with my mom so I can show her some of the techniques I learned throughout the course. She just celebrated a birthday, so we'll have to pretend it is her birthday cake!
After arriving home from class, I found Matt had already started shredding cabbage for dinner and he had a salad put together. I jumped in and finished off the cabbage and carmelized some onions for the polish sausage. All in all, it was quite a productive day and dinner was delicious!


  1. The answerman seems to be speechless this morning, feature that! Courtney, the cake is amazing and I look forward not only to your visit but also to learning some cake decorating techniques! And Matt, dinner looks impressive, good job! Please drive safe and we will see you tonight!
    Love you both,

  2. When are you going to hang out your shingle? Looking forward to seeing you and Matt!

    I love you both,
    Grandma Sissy

  3. The cake is absolutely gorgeous!! You are very talented -- definitely take the next course! And remember, Cha lovies some wedding cake :)

  4. oh my lord! i love your blog. you look like an expert chef. i am so hungry now. that cake is to die for! i have always wanted to take a cake decorating class. maybe i will. you did such a great job!

  5. Thanks Katie! The class was so much fun and I have already signed up for the second one to begin next week. You should definately give it a's easier than it looks:)