Update on the cake that is a hat. This week I learnt snail trail icing and painted some branches onto the cake. The icing is very hard. You have to sqeeze the bag and then remember to stop squeezing at the right time and it really hurts you hand. We all had the claw by the end. As for the painted it is rather simple. You just painted using food clouring paste and paint straight onto the cake. I painted branches onto the cake which have ended up looking like more of a reindeer head than a tree but hopefully once I have put some leaves and flowers (part of this my homework this week as my paint was too wet to add them in the class) on it will look more tree like.
Photos coming at the weekend.