Go ahead. Laugh. I've gotten over the trauma already. That was my daughter's 2nd birthday cake and it was an enormous disappointment. To me. She's 2. She didn't care. And, if you can't tell, that's the Wonder Pets logo done in fondant. The W in this case stands for wonky. I am so determined that her 3rd birthday cake will be nothing less than spectacular. Hence the need for the class.
So, once I had finished all the squealing, I got on the phone to my Mom and the Frugal Homemaker and got them on board. And I am soooo glad we did it. I had a blast! I learned tons and girls' night out was desperately needed by all of us.
Getting ready for class each week was a bit of work. I'm finally over my butter cream frosting obsession and I'm pretty sure my lungs are coated with confectioner's sugar but it was totally worth it. For our final project we were told to design a two layer cake. Here's what I came up with:
|A plain white cake. Turned out a bit dry.|
|A forest of toothpicks.|
|Much mixing had to be done.|
|Crumb coated dry white cake.|
|The final layer of frosting.|
|A million and one leaves. And, yes, my hand was cramping.|
|My Autumn is Awesome cake!|
|Top view of my shaggy mums...and more leaves.|