Thursday, June 28, 2007

I had a little "creative project" to do today. I baked and decorated a cake for a co-workers birthday. And I must say, It was really fun!

Don't look too closely at the cake, because its not that great. But I am getting a little better. I am still learning how to smooth out the frosting on the sides of the cake. Its a lot harder than you would think it would be! Anyway, here are a couple pics of how it turned out.

Its a double layer chocolate cake (only 6' rounds) with buttercream frosting. I used the star tip #21 to do the rosettes on top, and also the stars along the bottom. It was really fast to make.

This is a view from the top of the cake. I started running out of frosting, so the roesettes on the top actually didn't look as nice as the ones on the bottom, unfortunately. But thats alright. It was still fun to do. I was going to write "Happy Birthday" on the sides of the cake, but my writing skills still need a LOT of improvement before I attempt it on an actual cake!

I took the Wilton cake decorating class course #1 back in February, and I think next month I might sign up for the Fondant and tiered cakes course. Since Mike is going to beone the whole month, I figure it will give me something to do. And I love the look of fondant cakes. I think it would be really cool to know how to do that. Anyway, those are my plans. I had such a great time practicing my "techniques", I think I might make some cupcakes with cool designs on them next week. I'll definitely post pictures if I do.


  1. Coming from someone that decorated cakes that look AWESOME!! I don't know if they taught you these tips but here you go anyway. Make sure your cake is frozen. It makes the icing go on a lot smoother. Also if you are still having troubles take your knife and dip it in warm water and then spread the icing. Also when writing on a cake (if you are not going to mess up any of the decorations) always do it first with a toothpick. That way if you don't like the look of it you can erase it with a knife. You are doing great and I wish I could come down and take that next class with you. You might will have to send me the notes.

  2. Way to go Sarah. Your cake looked great. Yummy too, I'm a bit hungry. :) I would love to take a class like that. We don't really have anything like that here, so you'll have to teach all when your done. :)