Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Cake Decorating and Royal Icing Flowers

I've been taking Wilton cake decorating classes for a few weeks now. I just finished the second class that focused mainly on royal icing flowers. It was a lot of fun. I really enjoy making these tiny decorative flowers that can be stored and used whenever. I will whip up a batch of royal icing and then get to work piping the icing onto tiny pieces of parchment paper to make edible versions of daffodils, apple blossoms, and roses. These flowers last a very long time so all you have to do is let them air dry and then place them in storage containers and save them for when you are short on time and need a little extra something to top off your cupcakes and cakes.

I had a bunch of these little flowers in different styles, shapes, and colors stored in boxes and decided that it was time that I put some of them to use. We had a get together at our professors house and I decided to make cupcakes (of course) and bring them along. Since Spring is in full bloom I picked out a bunch of different flowers to put on top of the chocolate mini cupcakes. Sadly, the photo isn't great of them. My new camera hadn't arrived yet so I had to use my cell phone.

In addition, I also had to make a cake for my final course 2 class. For this one though I had my new camera. I played around with some of the various settings that it has. I really like the Toy camera effect. It makes the photos look vintage. The miniature effect is also fun and really makes the central image pop.