Last night was my first lesson in Cake Decorating 101. As Kim, our teacher, said: ” I am sorry, but tonight is going to be a little boring for all of you. Not much happening in the decorating side, but you will have to listen carefully and take everything in”.
So that is what we did, or tried to do. We are 12 ladies taking this course and I am very happy that the other 3 ladies on my table are really funny and so sweet and a little Mad Hatter style just like me. We are definitely the Noisy table and had lots of fun. And what’s nice is that we are already helping and giving advice to one another…as though we have been doing this for years :). And it was really funny to see that even at this age we are still biting on our tongues while concentrating. I did well in the piping test, seeing that I have never piped flowers…but was a little to strong for the piping bag and it exploded in my hand……icing was good though and I cleaned (licked) the mess up rather quickly.
The only Piping and decorating we did was to practise the Flower Tip piping on some Rich Tea Biscuits. We did however receive a lesson in the art of cake baking and then Kim showed us how to ice a cake properly. Gave us a few tips of the trade on how to hide the mistakes and to make sure the cake looks and tastes good.
On Sunday we will be baking and decorating a complete cake and that will be our first test. With that I will give you a little lesson and show you how I baked, iced and decorated the first cake of the course. And if I can remember everything…a step-by-step how to do it at home guide 😀