Friday, June 13, 2008
I am now doing course 2 of my cake decorating classes and I am loving it! The first course was using buttercream icing, this second course is all about royal icing and I have signed up for course 3 in September which is fondant icing.
Last night we did the flooding method which is something I have done before when decorating biscuits, but it is good to be shown the proper way of doing it and most importantly the proper consistency of the icing. We did some little butterflies that I can use to decorate cupcakes, but I also took these cookies to ice. I need to get a bit of a steadier hand with the outlining, but I think if I took my time (being in a class is always a bit rushed) and with practice I will be able to build on these skills.
We also started making royal icing flowers which is almost the whole reason why I did the class. I am excited about decorating my cupcakes etc with these. Here is a sneak preview (bad photo – sorry) of some of the flowers I made. I might make some cupcakes over the weekend and decorate them with these.