Mantra: A word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation
"BE AT PEACE.....CAKE IS SLOW"
Slow? Who has time to go slow?? I got things to do and places to be! Anyone who knows me knows that I very rarely work at a slow pace. Why do you think I'm clumsy.....it's cause I'm always in a hurry. I always have at least 2 projects going at the same time at work because if I didn't, I wouldn't get anything done....especially this week with my boss on vacation. I've been doing the work of 2 people for about a week and a half (with the support of my amazing co-workers ;] ). So why on earth would I decide to take a cake decorating class this month? Simply put...I'm a little crazy and a sucker for punishment.
On my 28th birthday, my cousin and aunt bought me a 101 piece cake decorating kit that kick started my baking and decorating. From that point on, my cousin and I planned to take a cake decorating class together and we finally got around to in in the Fall. I took the "Wilton's Basic Cake Decorating" class at a local Michael's store (www.Michaels.com). For anyone who likes to bake and wants to learn the basics of baking and cake decorating...everything from how to level a cake to making the cool little swirly top on a cupcake to making a ribbon rose....I recommend taking this class. It was super informative and I use a lot of the techniques every time I bake. It was also fun to take it with my cousin who makes me laugh at the simplest things. We were like the disruptive schoolgirls at the back of the classroom who wouldn't stop giggling. Below are a couple of my cakes from the first class.
Swirly top cupcakes and drop flowers
I think I did okay for my final cake. I'm at peace with it :)