Friday, March 4, 2011

Wilton Flowers and Cake Design

Last night I started my final cake decorating course; Flowers and Cake Design. Historically this has always been the second in the series but they have now given people the option to choose this one or the fondant one after completing the beginners one. Maybe I should have taken this one first as they do teach fondant in the first class of this 4 week course and then move onto royal icing. We made a fondant pansy and a fondant button flower. I really enjoyed making the button fondant flower because you make it in a rectangular press instead of by hand. Less chance for mistakes. The pansy was with a cutter but the middle was handmade. I made the middle a little big though as I was rushing. After the flower making we were taught how to make royal icing and how to fold a parchment bag. I think I'll stick to disposable though, they are too much trouble. My teacher was really nice for this course and everyone there were repeat customers except me! I had taken the fondant course in another city as this city had been booked solid. Business has been slacking lately though she informed us. I liked how she had name cards and told us to introduce ourselves. The last two classes I took felt so cold.  Any other cake decorators out there? Did you take this course? Did you like it?


  1. Asalaamou alaykoum,

    I'm a cake decorator but I didn't take any courses. I was taught by cake decorators at the bakeries that I worked at. I haven't done any decorating since I started having kids maybe I'll get back into it when they get older.
    Your flowers are really good mashallah! I really like the button flower! I could see a nice spring cake with those all over kind of like wallpaper!

  2. Wa Alaikum Salaam

    Masha Allah thanks. I really like the button flower too. There is one pictures in the booklet with a cake with those all over it. I really like how they look. We have to make a final cake at the end. I'll see how much I like the other flowers which will be made with royal icing and then decide how I will design my cake. Did you work with buttercream icing or royal at the bakeries?

  3. We used mostly buttercream. We used royal icing for roses and special decorations on wedding cakes though :)

  4. I guess you can mix and match all 3 eh, fondant, buttercream and royal icing.

  5. As-salaamu'alaykum!!
    Ooooh look at this!! So cool! And I'm very happy to read you enjoyed your class.
    I've taken a few classes I while back. My mom has taken all, and others..and does cakes professionally... and I help where I can. Yesterday I did a little boys birthday cake, and right now I'm working on a monogram topper. (I'll post a pic once done..insha'Allah).

    Do you take the classes just as a hobby? or do you want to make and sell them after?

    Love Farhana

  6. Wa Alaikum Salaam Farhana

    Masha Allah, glad you like the flowers. Which courses did you take? Was your mother the one who had a booth at RIS (her son was manning it though).? Right now its just a hobby but when the kids get bigger (all the kids, lol) then I am considering taking it to the next level. Are you addicted to Cake Boss too?

  7. I was just reading through the booklet and indeed we do have to combine buttercream icing with royal icing and you can also add fondant flowers as well. My, my,this should be interesting. It finally feels like everything is really coming together.

  8. OH MY GOODNESS! I took this course!