Yesterday night was my last cupcake class, so I thought I would decorate a cake for my students. The class was originally supposed to be a cake decorating class, but after you decorate one cake...um what are you going to teach for the other 7 weeks?!?! Cupcakes are so much better to teach on, and then you can incorporate the decorations onto the top of a cake like I did here. Remember the Christmas Tree Cupcakes? Well I improvised.
The stages of my cake...
What fascinates me about cakes is that it can look so messy & disorganized one minute and then with the right tools and patience it can look beautiful in another minute. I made a lemon curd filling for the center of the cake. I wish I could write that I used my handy dandy cake saw to make the layers but alas it broke last semester and I have not had a chance to replace it, which is why two identical cake pans are definitely better than one. I made two identical flat cakes and placed the lemon curd between them. It seems like it's a cheat way to make a layer cake BUT you don't have to worry about the crumbs of the cake going up into your filling that was left behind by the cake saw wire.
I love making the little stars on top of the trees...I used Wilton Tip #21
I STILL could not get the "Christmas Red" really red, but at least it was deeper than the Santa hats!
I went a little too crazy w/ the sprinkles, but I still love my little cake. I'm more of a cupcake girl but once in a while a cake can be just as pretty! =)
FYI...my job from 8:45am - 12pm ate almost the entire cake. All that was left at the end of the day was the portion with the trees. I was pleasantly surprised. =)
People's reactions to me bringing in my cupcakes & cakes to work have been "Oh My God, my wife would never let me have a cupcake, thank you!!" or "My son loves the cupcakes that I bring home to him. He wanted me to tell you thank you" or "You Made this?? WOW!!". Other people are like "Why don't you work in a bakery??". I always answer, "Oh it's just hobby" but I'm really starting to think about branching out with what I know. Maybe teach more than just my little adult education class like a Wilton class at my local craft store on the weekends or something bigger...It's a thought...Hmmm...
ANY TIPS ON MAKING LAYERS IN A CAKE??
I'm all ears...
Title of the Post: "Doll Parts" by HOLE