Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wilton Method Basic Cake Decorating Course .... part 2


Attended the second lesson of the Wilton Method Basic Cake Decorating Course. Baked my 8" cake and frosted it. This lesson, we revised the method for preparing buttercream frosting and also the techniques for frosting a cake. The three keys to successful cake decorating : icing consistency, bag position and pressure.
Vivian, the instructor showed us how to do a pattern transfer using piping gel. Learnt a few more piping techniques using tip #12 and #18.

Ta-daaaaa my decorated cupcake cake! The cupcake pattern is shown on the left of the cake. For the next class, students are required bring 6 unfrosted cupcakes.

Was free the other day, so decided to try baking some cupcakes using a new recipe that I found on joyofbaking.com.

Tried my hand at frosting them using the 1M tip in my student kit. Not sure whether it's the correct way cos my instructor has not taught us how to use the tip yet but looks good enough to me! The cupcakes were not very sweet but eaten with the sweet frosting, tastes just nice! Will attempt to bake some mini cupcakes for Easter Sunday Lunch in church. Off to buy a mini muffin cake pan and some baking cups!

4 comments:

prince n princess mum said...

Nice cake deco!

Hui-Wearn said...

thanks!!!

Buzzelina said...

I was browsing the internet trying to find the template of the cupcake you used to decorate this cake.You did a great job! I'll have to make that cake on Monday and I'm missing that template...do you know where to find it?I'd appreciate your help!

Hui-Wearn said...

hi Buzzelina
the template is included in Wilton's Cake Decorating Basics Student Kit. You can actually draw a template on your own, then transfer to the cake using piping gel.