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”.