This… is where it all began. Fresh out of my first cake class at Michael’s and I was itching to make something. The first class was mostly instructional and didn’t give us hands on experience, but showed us how to make the icing and what sort’s of tools we’d need for the course. Naturally, I splurged on a 101 piece cake decorating tool set from Wilton (all or nothing, right?). I thought it would be a good idea to see what I could make without knowing at all what I was doing. This is the result.
I hate everything about this cake, even the taste. For the record, butter ‘flavoring’ for icing sounds much better than it tastes. Think microwave popcorn butter flavored icing. Yum. The colors are bland and the design is boring, but it was a start. At this point, I had no idea what crumb coating was which would have immensely helped improve the look of this cake. Crumb coating is applying a thin layer of icing all over the cake and letting it set for 20mins or so. This will lock in the crumbs and you can them apply another layer of icing over the cake with the crumbs staying put. Choosing a dark cake and white icing for my first cake probably wasn’t the best combo either :).
Anyhow, I thought it would be good to measure progress against this so I started taking photos!