OK- now back to the regularly scheduled subject matter...
My department was hosting a summer luncheon on the morning of Class 3 (our classes are in the evening). I had just finished delivering some leftovers to my DB, and upon returning to the Café, I suddenly felt sharp, stabbing pains in my lower abdominal region. The pain worsened and was so sharp, I lost consciousness, which eventually led to a call to 911 and I was taken to the ER. Knowing we couldn’t attend the evening’s Wilton class, my DB contacted our Instructor, Melissa, to let her know… and she kindly offered to do a make-up session for us this weekend. We were thrilled!
What did I learn?
We learned several new decorating styles today- Part 2 of the Wilton Rose, Shell border, Figure piping, Fruit & Hearts, Star flower and a Swirl flower.
Our colorful array of buttercream icing:
We started out with thinly frosted cakes with white thin consistency buttercream frosting:
Here my DB is sketching out his design for his cake:
He wanted to make sure his cake was very smooth before starting- he used a tip we learned in class: To make your frosting look extra smooth, take a piece of wax paper and smooth out the top and sides of the frosting with your hand in long, sweeping motion:
Working hard on his Star border:
In our private weekend session, we learned how to complete the Wilton Rose... so here is my DB trying to practice his Rose, transferring to the cake with the flower lifter:
He is doing the Swiss Dot all over his cake:
His finished cake!
A close-up of his Roses:
I chose a floral/luau theme with colors that were bright and festive. Our friend Rachel was turning 30, so I decided to try my hand at figure piping the 4 of us (me and my DB, Rachel and her husband) on the cake, and piped "29+1" for her final days in her 20's.
I started out with a shell border and some swirl flowers on top:
My first attempts at figure piping:
My completed top of the cake (I still need to learn symmetry, lol!):
Here are some close-ups of my shell border and drop flowers:
And my completed cake!