Monday, August 15, 2011

Pretty Cakes

So my sister signed me up for the Wilton's cake decorating class at our local Michaels craft store.  It was pretty fun.  It's a 4 week course that met once a week.  It can get kinda pricey, it seemed like we had to buy something new each week, along with the start up items, but if you plan on decorating at all when the class is over it's a fairly decent investment.  Our first class we decorated cookies, second was a 2 layer cake, then filled cupcakes, and then a final cake.  The first 3 classes we decorated our whatever using the skills we had learned for the week, and the last was a "have fun with it".  

So here was my final cake:

It's a double layer yellow cake (thank god for box mixes)  with a hot fudge filling (from the ice cream aisle) and chocolate butter cream frosting (made from scratch, recipe's on the wilton's baking site).  We learned frosting roses in the last class, hence all the roses.

About a week after we had a bake sale at church to raise money for a blind school in Jamaica, and after a quick online search for something interesting to make, I found (and made) these:

Sugar cookies decorated to look like sand dollars

Owl cupcakes made from M&M's and Oreos

Sunflower cupcakes made from M&M's and Oreos

Sunshine made from candycorn