Saturday, June 16, 2012

Cake Class

Last night was the third class of the Wilton Cake Decorating Course One class. There are four classes altogether. Next week we get to design our own cake. Last night we learned how to fill, ice and decorate cupcakes. I decided to make gluten-free cupcakes because I wanted to share them with my co-workers and two of them have gluten issues. We also learned how to make a pom-pom flower, a shaggy mum, shell borders, bead borders and leaves. I didn't get any photos in class because I wasn't sure if the teacher would mind but I did get a picture of some of the cupcakes I took into work this morning.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

What I have been doing lately.

I have not been blogging much but I have been busy. My priority has been looking for and hiring a new home support worker for my adult autistic son. This has been a challenge and after six months of looking we have finally hired someone. That is one thing I can check off my to do list. My best friend's daughter is getting married this July and I have been working on her gift. I started making a lap quilt, sorry no photos. It was suppose to be a shower gift but now is going in with the wedding gift if I can finish it on time. I was able to sew two sets of pillow cases to include with her shower gift one pair will match the quilt. Again didn't get any photos of those either.
And as if I needed one more distraction, I started taking a basics cake decorating class. It is only 4 sessions of 2 hours each. First class we took plain sugar cookies to decorate. I found a wonderful recipe for cream cheese sugar cookies at Lisa's Kitchen. Lisa is a wonderful cook and has a great collection of recipes on her blog. Click on the link in my sidebar to have a look. The second cake decorating class we brought an uniced cake to class to torte, iced and decorate. The first picture is the one I started in class and finished at home. I took it to a family gathering for my mom's 83rd birthday. The second one I made Saturday morning to also take for my niece and nephew-in-law and their two girls who are moving to the Ottawa area at the end of the month.