January 25, 2010

Candy Hearts - Valentines Cake

Since I finished my courses at the end of last year, I have had little reason to actually make a cake. My husband moved offices, so it is harder for him to transport a cake to work, and lets be honest, I have few friends:)
So I finally got itchy enough to make a cake just for the hell of it. I realized last week that *I* now have a place of employment, and I am sure they would love a cake every now and then...

So, make a cake I did.

I saw this on the Wilton website for Valentine's Day and I thought it would be a nice one to try out. The cake itself is a lemon cake, with raspberry filling. Then a light buttercream coating on it, followed by a fondant layer. Then the next three hours of my night were consumed with cutting out hearts, and placing them on the cake like I was working with a huge jigsaw puzzle. Only these pieces I had to make fit on my own.
Overall it was an easy-ish cake to do. It was more work than I thought it would be, but I had fun doing it. The good thing was, it was only a 6 inch cake and not the 10 inch one I was going to do!

I brought the cake into work this evening, and in the two hours I was teaching my class, the cake was completely devoured. So at least I know my co workers liked it!

January 3, 2010

A New Year .. a New chapter

Holy crap, when did it become 2010?? Wasn't it just 2002 not too long ago?

Anyways, The start to 2010 is off to a bang. I began my first two classes as a Wilton Instructor! My first month will see me teaching a course I and a course IV. My Course I class began today and I must say, I was pretty nervous! Im a drama major. I know how to speak in public and how to teach. But even I felt like I was a little school girl on her first day!

My class is a full 12 students, All eager to learn and I'm the one to show them guidance. The first class is basically just watching me, so it is 2 hours of me talking. I'm sure by the end no one wanted to hear me anymore! However I did have a good chat with some of the ladies and a lot of my class are planning to take almost all of the other courses. I even had a few ask me if I would be teaching Course II next month so they could take it with me. Alas, I am not teaching Course II:(

Anyways, the class went well, and I know get to prepare for my course IV tomorrow. At least in there I get to play with the gumpaste along with my students!