It was hard to believe that my Wilton Decorating Course 1 was coming to an end. I had learned so much in lessons 1-3, and was looking forward to the final class where I would put my new skills to the test.
Lesson 4 took the most preparation, and with good reason. I was going to make, decorate and present my final cake as a representation of the skills I’d learned over the previous three lessons. To prepare, I needed to bake two round cakes using my Wilton 9” baking pans.
For filling between my two layers I used additional Creamy Decorator Icing, as the extra icing is my favorite part of a cake. With both of my cakes stacked, I iced and smoothed the outside of my cake and my canvas was then ready. Although I was pleased with my end result cake, I certainly want to work on the smoothing process for the future.
As with lesson 3, my cake was prepared and transported in the ULTIMATE Trim-N-Turn Caddy.
My next step in class prep was to work on ribbon roses for my cake. For my roses I used white Decorator Icing. I believe the roses were my favorite technique learned in class. I look forward to using them on many treats to come!
After my prep for class was completed then came clean up. I’ve used decorating tips before to decorate gingerbread houses and cleaning the tips is quite a chore! However this time around I had the Dishwasher Tip Tray and it is hands down my new favorite product in my cake decorating tools kit! Most of my decorating tips fit right in and I placed it in the dishwasher for cleaning. How easy is that?
When it was time to head to class I grabbed my Decorator Preferred Carry-All Tote, Decorator Preferred Decorating Caddy, and ULTIMATE Trim-N-Turn Caddy. The ULTIMATE Trim-N-Turn Caddy sat perfect on the floor of the car for traveling.
Upon arriving at class I prepared my work space by getting my ULTIMATE Trim-N-Turn Caddy ready as well as my Tool Caddy and icing colored and into my decorating bags. I chose some rich, bright colors. The theme of my cake was birthday for my neighbor Jill whose birthday party we were attending the next day. The pressure was on as I’d never made a cake for anyone outside my immediate family.
For my final cake I made hot pink ribbon roses with green stems, green writing and a purple shell border on both the top and bottom of the cake. I was so delighted with my cake and impressed that all my course instruction came together so nice and easy. I’m planning my future cakes already! All the students in the Wilton Cake Decorating Course 1 class passed with flying colors and made beautiful cakes to take home and share with their loved ones.
The next day I presented my cake at the birthday party and I’m happy to report it went over very well and tasted just as good as it looks. Everyone was amazed that I’d made and decorated it from scratch.
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