Ta da! I think I have graduated to the 3 of clubs on my journey up the playing card catalog. Though this cake is nothing spectacular, it has most definitely exceeded my own expectations for having taken one class in cake decorating. This cake was made especially to practice my new skills.
In class number one (four classes total for the beginner session) we learned how to bake a good cake and make good icing. Those are two very essential points in good cake decorating. My friend and I also learned that these Wilton cake decorating classes are like a Wilton infomercial. And since I get sucked into infomercials very easily, I now want every bit of cake decorating utensil Wilton has to offer (my birthday is in a couple of months, just a heads up).Notice the Christmas cookies I chose to bring to decorate
(90% off at Target, couldn’t pass that up)
And then we got to practice making stars on a practice board, and then on a real cookie. This was a very exciting moment in my life.
And so, to practice my new skills some more, I made a cake. At first I was worried because the cake did not have a desirable start and I was afraid my old cake decorating luck would stick with me throughout the rest of my life.
Fortunately, I was undaunted by the unwillingness of my cake and my stamina proved to make it somewhat decent-looking.