For our last class, we got to make our “graduation cake” – i.e. a cake with the exquisite Wilton rose on it.
First, we learned how to make the petals on the rose. I was having lots of difficulty because I forgot my spatula and all the icing consistencies were off. Thankfully, someone had corn starch to thicken it (and proceeded to liberally cover myself with it) yet I managed to add too much.
We also needed to make dried drop flowers to put on this cake. None of my drop flowers were dry, so that was a bit discouraging. I guess it is ironic that the time when you want something to dry, the weather is having its token humid week. Oh well.
Don’t be like me – remember to bring your spatulas, actually count how much water you’re sticking into your icing and leave long enough time for things to dry.
I need to learn that leaving the cake on my kitchen table = death for iced cake, so my cake has some not quite healed battle wounds.
So, this completes Wilton Course 1. I signed up for course two which starts next week, so stay tuned!