The cake I made came out really crumbly and sticky, so I had a hard time icing it. My cake kind of looked speckled and crumbly, probably not a desired effect.
Then, when I went to class, everyone had perfectly iced cakes in lovely cake carriers. I brought my cake in on an old pizza box.
We learned how to fill and hold the icing bags and some decorating basics, like stars, waves and lettering.
The Wilton star technique
My hands were also covered in food colouring and icing by the end of the class.
The cake was supposed to look like this:
Mine looked like this:
But as my Dad always says, "if it was easy, everyone would do it." So, I am not going to get discouraged after the first attempt. I am going to practice and show everyone that I can be a "Cake Boss!"
My cake got eaten very quickly in my house, so I'm hoping that's a good sign.