A couple months ago my Mom and I were able to take a cake decorating class. I had been wanting to take this class for the past couple years, so this was almost like a dream come true for me. We jumped right in and took two classes at once. Fondant and Buttercream. Over the course of 2 weeks we finished both classes, and made 6 cakes.
We began the fondant class making fondant roses.
Mom's rose was my favorite.
We also made Calililys which were really fun.
And then we made fondant bows and leaves.
This was my bow. I really liked the two tone look.
Here's all the flowers and bows we made after the first two fondant classes.
Next was buttercream.
For the first couple classes we practiced making flowers, and leaves on a sample sheet.
And then we made cupcakes and simple cakes to practice our designs. (for some reason I don't have a picture of the cupcakes.)
Then we took all the finished dried fondant flowers back for the final fondant class.
We also each made a two layer filled cake to decorate.
But before we decorated our cakes, we learned the final fondant techniques of making inlayed flowers....
and painting fondant!
Then we began working on our final cakes.
I decided to use most of the flowers we had made from all the fondant classes on my final cake. It ended up being a bit like a fondant flower garden I guess.
I think the Daisys were my favorite flowers beside the roses.
Mom decided to use the Calilily's for her final fondant cake. She also painted the extra leaves on the fondant. I really liked how her cake turned out.
And lastly we made our final buttercream cakes. I loved the colors of Mom's. It was so simple, yet so beautiful.
I ended up making my final cake into a birthday cake for a friend.
The lettering was fun to do, as were the hearts. Overall, the cake decorating classes were a very fun experience. I was SO blessed to be able to learn the skill with my Mom, and we had such a good time doing the classes together. We haven't made any cakes since the class, but we look forward to making cakes in the future for birthday's and special events. And I know the skill will come in handy throughout my life! God is SO good to give us so many different ways to enjoy His creations, and to recreate His beauty for others to enjoy!
"I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them." (Psalms 139:14-16 KJV)