Friday, May 1, 2009

Wilton Cake 2 Class

I forgot to take a picture of my final cake before Rick took it to work. Luckily, his friend's cell phone had a camera and he snapped a few pictures for me. Thanks, Tony! The cake was a red velvet cake (old family recipe) with a crusting cream cheese frosting I found on cake central.

In this class we learned how to make flowers using Royal icing and a plaque (bird) using color flow. We had to bake just one cake for this class which took a lot of stress off. Cake1 wore me out because we had to make a cake every week. I had no idea how much frosting it took to frost and decorate a cake! My goodness!

I have to confess, I couldn't get the hang of making mums. I don't know why, but I'll just leave that to someone else to make. All the other flowers were fun to make.

This was my favorite one to make. It's a primrose. I used tip 103, 14 and 1
These are Victorian roses made with tip 97

Here are my pansies. I didn't realize I had left off the two shorter petals on top of the yellow until 3 days after they had dried. Oops. Luckily, no master gardeners were there to eat the cake. :-D
The final cake also consisted of rose buds, violets, daffodils and daisies.

It took me forever to do the basket weave! I used tip 47. I used the smooth side for the vertical piece and the serrated side for the horizontal piece. Another lady in the class used tip 23 for the basket weave. I think I liked it better. The rope border was easier to do than I thought it would be.


  1. This cake is gorgeous, and it's making me wish I was taking the Wilton classes! Great cake!

  2. You did a wonderful job. Glad you got a photo to share with us.
    Susie in northern NY

  3. Fantastic job Tammy. I really like the close-ups of your flowers. Basketweaving makes my hand ache... you're looks great, and your rope trim is perfect.

    Really nice job!!!

  4. Thanks Everyone! You guys are so sweet! Thank you.

  5. Wow - Tammy, that is a beautiful cake! I'm getting caught up on some of your older posts. I haven't yet taken Class 2 - your flowers are so pretty!

  6. Great Job Tammy. I have my final this Saturday! Wish me luck.