Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cake Decorating Lessons

I have been watching a lot of cake decorating shows this past year and kept talking about finding a class to sign up for. Well, for Christmas, Kory decided to surprise me with cake decorating lessons at Orson Gygi's Culinary Institute. I have only had one lesson so far, but after my first lesson I was so excited to get started that I came home and tried to make and decorate my first fondant covered cake. It went pretty well for my first try. Everything was going so well until I tried to lift my rollled out fondant off of the counter....I put down the powdered sugar just like I was told, but I guess I didn't put enough. My fondant was completly stuck down. I eventually got it off with Kory's help, but it end up looking like old man skin by the time I pressed it down on my cake. I made little colored circle to try and cover up the wrinkles. I guess for my first try it looks okay.



Ta da!



Frosting the cake with buttercream to use as a glue to help hold on the fondant




Rolling out the fondant.

(this is when I should have used more powdered sugar on the counter)


Well, I can now say that I have made my first fondant covered cake and I can't wait to learn more and make more cakes!


Thanks to Martin Luther King, Kory and I got an extra day off and spent the weekend in St. George!






Gargoyle




11 comments:

Allison and Mason: said...

That cake looks great!! I'm impressed!

Ann Mitchell said...

I love the show "Ace of Cakes!" You should join the show!

Jonathan and Janessa said...

The cake looks great! My first fondant covered cake was a lot more sad looking! What kind of fondant did you use? I have found that the store bought Wilton kind sticks a lot easier than others...and it tastes gross too in my opinion. I have a really easy recipe for fondant that tastes great and is easy to work with if you want it. Anyway, you can use a mixture of powdered sugar and corn starch to help it stick less, and pick up the fondant and rotate it after each roll of the rolling pin...that'll keep it from sticking :) Sorry for the super long comment...I make wedding cakes, I don't know if you knew that or not :)

Shar said...

Good work! From what I can see, you're a professional. Keep it up!

Jennifer said...

okay so a few things. one fun to see you. two amazing cake. and three we were down in st. geroge the same weekend and so was liz and her husband. we ran into them a few times it is to bad we never ran into you guys!

Sophia said...

Where are you taking the class!? I want to do it! what a great skill to have especially since wedding cakes cost so much.

Sophia said...

Where are you taking the class!? I want to do it! what a great skill to have especially since wedding cakes cost so much.

Chels & Zak said...

Wow! I love it!! I have always wanted to take a cake decorating class. I hear they have classes at Roberts arts and crafts too. But I guess I could always just learn from you.

Jennie Z said...

I can't believe that was your first attempt at fondant! It looks great! Love the little circles. I wish we were close enough to let you make my kid's birthday cakes! That is definitely one talent I don't have! Excellent job. I can't wait too see what your cakes look like at the end of the class!

Nelly said...

your cake looks great! good job!

The Waltz's said...

LOVE the cakes! I've always wanted to take the lessons. Someday...that's my new mantra, lol. St. George looked fun! Hope everything is going great!