Cake decorating

Feb 2, 2010

I've wanted to take a cake decorating class for a long time. My mom always made beautiful cakes and I want to be able to pass that on to my kids. I loved watching my mom bake and create fun decorations just the way we wanted. I do tend to get a little over-ambitious about things, so I wanted to make sure I really like decorating before I invest in a class and all the tools.

Thankfully, a friend from my old workplace is experienced in cake decorating and agreed to give me a lesson in the basics. She was a great teacher and I had a lot of fun! So, without further ado, here is my first cake - a prototype for little boy birthday cakes to come!

I think the coolest tip she taught me involves cookie cutters. The Dino on top was a cookie cutter that I placed on the cake, leaving a slight imprint. Then you trace the outline with icing, and fill it in using a star tip. So easy, versatile, and cute!

- Monica


Elizabeth said...

I took a cake decorating class awhile back, thinking I would love it! Turns out I'm more of a glaze/sprinkle of powdered sugar type person!

Your cake is super cute, love the cookie cutter idea!

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