Saturday, March 26, 2011

Final Cake - Flowers and Cake Design

Thursday night was my final cake decorating class for my final course. I now have all 3 certificates! Alhumdullilah. What can I say about this course. Well I didn't like the icing since it was a different recipe from the one I learned in the first course which was actually not the real Wilton recipe but I liked it better because it had butter in it and not just vegetable shortening so it was easier to work with and it tastes better too. I didn't have good luck with making the royal icing either..it kept coming out too stiff. I followed the recipe exactly and the only mistake I made was using regular spoons instead of measuring spoons. Like the last course you need a lot of time to practice your flowers which I don't have much of. I found most of the flowers hard to make as well. The wilton rose was not too bad because I did it in the first beginners course but now they have changed the curriculum and only do a ribbon rose for that course. The part that I really loved was learning how to do the basketweave design. I decided to be different and make my cake into a hat shape. So basically its supposed to be a straw hat with flowers. Perfect for spring right? The pink band and leaves are made from fondant.

11 comments:

  1. Mashallah, this is so nice!! I love it, I bet it tasted good too :)

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  2. Masha Allah. Yes it was pretty good. Duncan Hines is much better than Betty Crocker. I really should make my own cake batter though. Also something in the middle like jam or pudding would have made it better but I was in a rush.

    Hmm maybe I should make an Eid potluck and no one can come unless they bring a decorated cake, lol. Wouldn't that be fun?

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  3. Salam alaykom,

    I am very impressed mashallah!!! I love the flowers, the colours and the pattern around the whole hat. Well done mashallah, you need a cake shop! That Eid idea sounds great! I wish you took more close ups of the cake.....love it!

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  4. Masha Allah. I have some more pics but they all look basically the same. Insha Allah when the kids get bigger I'll think of a cake shop. Glad you like my idea...jump on a plane and head over!

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  5. Salam alaykom,

    Oooo I;d really love to....Just the thought makes me smile :D

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  6. As-salaamu'alaykum dearest sis,
    Yaaaay! Congratulations.. this is awesome!
    ... I'm getting hungry just looking at it!!.. and yes butter frosting is way taster than the veg. shortening one.

    ... Perfect for spring!! - now to find spring..haha

    Love Farhana

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  7. Wa Alaikum salaam

    Yay someone on my side, lol. Masha Allah. Yeah where is spring this year? Last year spring was like summer and this year like winter. Global warming? End of the world?

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  8. Masha ALlah!! I am impressed!! amazing!

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  9. wow cute mashaAllah :) u gonna make one for me for eid right wink wink

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  10. Masha Allah. Insha Allah.

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