Sunday, November 15, 2009

Attempting to reach perfection

I have begun down the road of perfection. I have started my cake decration class. I have had two classes so far and I am really enjoying it. I did not realise how long it took to decorate a cake. We are decorating a fruit cake (the same one every week so it should be ready for christmas). So far I have put marzipan on the cake and last week I put the sugarpaste on the cake. Oh my it takes about an hour just to get the marzipan and sugarpaste just right but not even close to perfect. I am trying but I will need to practise a few times to reach perfection. I have acquired some lovely new tools. Who know you needed so many tools just to put icing on a cake and we haven't even got to the flower making tools yet. 

The new tools in toolbox.

The cake is looking a bit like a hat at the moment but I'm hoping that once I get all the decorations on it will look good. 

I have embosed some minibeasts around the edge of the board (which is iced. It's the thing to do in the cake world.)

The cake is now bloody heavy after adding 1kg of marzipan and 1kg of sugarpaste. 

This Monday we are piping icing and doing something else but I forget. I'm sure whatever new technique it is it will only add to the cake look rather than the hat look. 
Everyone in the class is very nice and all seem to share a love of cake which can only be a good sign. There is talk of a level 2 class starting in Feburary. So I will be saving my money for that.  


1 comment:

Amity said...

Haha. Great post honey. Yes it does look a bit hat-ish for the moment but absolutely perfect I must say, well done you.

Yay for minibeasts!