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My Cake Decorating Adventure – 4

Ok, this is actually lesson 5 but lesson 4’s result landed on it’s head as I loaded it in the car and therefore…no photo of the lovely pink and white cake, white sugar paste lovingly covered the madeira cake and a gorgeous pink bow made from sugar paste draped over it…until it landed on the floor, head first. The cake bit was fine but the decorating but..well… what decorating bit :D.

So this is now Lesson 3 and the last one of the Beginners Course 1. We had to bake a cake, cover it in sugar paste and decorate in whatever way we wanted. Now being overly excited about this I decided to make a two tiered “elegant” cake. The piping of the flowers kind of worked well although they were all different sizes and shapes. But overall not to bad seeing that I have piped that with Allegra hanging of my leg, smiling and then crying, showing of all four little white teeth in her mouth. Now that was piped from Royal Icing and left to dry. Can I add,  luckily it did come of the grease proof paper :D.

I baked my two cakes, obviously different sizes and with that it was time to start decorating. The covering in sugar paste went well and although here and there were a little bump and a little bit of unevenness going on, I was very happy with the result. I stood back and looked at the smaller cake that had to go on the bigger one and had this vision that the little one will end up “inside” the bigger one…but joy of joy it did not happen like that and the two sat very happy together on the turn table. Oh, I used drinking straws to secure the smaller one on top of the big one.

Then I randomly started gluing the flowers to the cake and connected them with piped swirls. I had so much fun I nearly did everything at home..but I did leave the shell border to be done in class.

The final touches were added and my masterpiece was done, ready to be sliced into pieces and destroyed in 5 minutes. It was soooooo worth it and I am planning my next one as we speak. So all that is left to say is: “Thank you Need-A-Cake and Kim, our tutor, it was so much fun and I can’t wait for the next course to start”.


About The PaperCup Kitchen

Hi there everyone. I am Nelmarie, but please call me Nel. I, like so many people out there enjoy cooking and baking. Food makes me smile and it makes my heart beat faster. The only place where I know I fit just perfectly, is in the kitchen. I have also enrolled in a few cake decorating courses this year and I think I have met my true love....not mentioning my Hubby now :D. It took me 36 years to find out what I want to do with my life and I can now say the answer is rather simple...Bake and then decorating what I've baked. I have started PaperCup in 2011 whilst we were living in Moscow, Russia. Living the life of an Expat can sometimes get very lonely and the blog has not only brought the whole world into my kitchen but I have met so many gorgeous Foodie Friends. I am so happy that I have taken the plunge and started PaperCup. I am not a brilliant writer, I am not a brilliant chef, I am not a brilliant baker BUT I do invite you into my kitchen, take your shoes of, relax, have a bite to eat and let's have a chat. A little more about me: Nelmarie Rennison, married to Christopher for 6 years, together for 12. Two lovely kiddies, Nicholas 3 1/2 and Allegra just over a year. South African, lived in Russia for two years and now loving living in the UK. Diagnosed with MS in 2000 and never felt better :D I am just as grateful for dust blowing in my eyes as I am for Angels sitting on my shoulders. I love my family, my friends, my life and I am grateful for each new morning. Looking forward to get to know you better xx

6 responses »

  1. Loooookeee at you…Miss Priss! OMG, you’re next stop is going to be Cupcake Wars!! Amazing!! xoxo Ally 🙂

  2. I am so impressed! I can’t even get my cakes to be level and look what you have accomplished with the decorating!!!

  3. Absolutely Beautiful! I can see work for you, whether you want it or not…family, friends, parties, get togethers…. Lovely! ❤ and hugs Sweet Friend!


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