Other flowers we learned to make included violets, apple blossoms, chrysanthemums, as well as violet leaves. I don't have pictures of those yet but will be able to post those later.
I have found cake decorating pretty relaxing, especially making flowers. I am amazed that I can actually make frosting look like something alive and growing like a flower. I find myself studying real flowers so I can make my sugary little petals look more life like.
This is the first cake I made in my Wilton class. We learned how to do drop stars, write on a cake, and do zigzags. Not bad for a very first cake, but a far cry from where I want to be.
For my second cake, we learned how to do drop flowers, shell borders, and how to make creepy clowns. I think this cake turned out pretty well.
My next cake will be my final project this next Tuesday. We are learning how to do a basket weave and then will put all the flowers we made on top. I am excited to post pics when I am done with the final project cake. After that, we will be learning fondant and gum paste and will learn to make a wedding cake.
Learning cake decorating has been a blast and is something I would love to keep doing. I remember my mom made some really cool cakes for my brother and sister and me when we were little. It was always cool to have a home made cake that looked and tasted great. I want to be able to do that for Ashton so he will have fond memories of his birthdays and how his mom took the time to make it extra special.