Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy Birthday, Brittany!

Our family friend from way back, Brittany, celebrates her birthday today. My mom, sister and I are driving 5 hours to see her tomorrow. She knows we're coming, but doesn't know we have a super fun surprise for her birthday. You'll have to check back tomorrow to see what it is!

In an effort to practice more techniques learned in my third week of cake class, I made her this white cake with vanilla pudding and fresh blueberry filling.

Don't mind the wonky looking loner rosette up top. It's out of place. Obviously.

I simply love making these rosettes!

Side view to show the star tip piped border.

Nothing super fancy, plenty room for improvement and here's what I learned:
  1. Don't start baking too late after a long week at work. Frustration happens faster and easier in this state.
  2. It is very important to practice lettering. I didn't. Lettering will be covered in our final class this coming Wednesday. Hopefully, I'll get some tips, but I'm sure one of them will be: practice what you will write.
  3. Designing a cake should be done with a bit more precision, as I sort of just started making rosettes, but didn't make it look as good as I wanted and could have done had I planned how each one would sit a little better.
  4. As much as I love making rosettes, I still need to practice a million of them to perfect my tails. This is very evident in the straggler one up top. Yucky tail. The others are hidden a bit better by being close to one another and leaves.
Check back tomorrow for Brittany's birthday surprise!

1 comment:

  1. Looks amazing! I need to practice some before our next class so I don't get scolded. Between that and a lack of a repositional glue stick, she might fail me. Lol.


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