Well since we've had no proper Cake training the Engineer, HR Director, and Financial Planner have all signed up for Cake Class.
We are better known as the 3 Stooges to our instructor. We came to our first class VERY unprepared!
We thought we knew what we were doing. We bought all our supplies but failed to bring the other half that we thought were supposed to be left at home not "brought from home"
So off to a bad start, but after lots of giggling we got our act together and actually produced some pretty amazing flowers.
CONFESSION: It's not entirely true that we've had NO training. We have had "some" training. Sarah completed the 3rd Wilton's course and Marlene and I have completed the "Watch Sarah and learn" course; because of this we all agreed we should skip the Basic Course and go right into Course 2 - Flowers & Cake Design. This wasn't allowed by Michaels but after begging the teacher she agreed to let us do it. I hope she isn't regretting this decision!
Which is why when our flowers got stuck in the "flower printer cutter thing" (VERY technical term) we all died laughing. Step one. Roll fondant press into "flower printer cutter thing" and take flowers out. Hmm...seems so simple!
Eventually all 3 Stooges were sucessful!
Here's our practice area. That little purple square of fondant & gumpaste was pressed into the purple former beside it to make some really cool looking flowers. (Flowers we decided were too time consuming to include in our final project!)
Next came the Pansies! Marlene laughed at me for making 4 cut outs in case mine messed up. She bragged about how her first one would be perfect and well, it nearly was.
Except she formed it for too long and it cracked and she had to beg me for one of my extras. Another fit of giggles broke out from the back row. Her 2nd Pansy WAS perfect though.
Sarah was actually able to make a few of each flower to keep for her final. I think she's got her cake picked out already! Luckily one of us has our act together!
Here are some of our "work in progress" flowers!
Yes the picture above is a comparrison of my chewed gum and Marlene's flower petal. I have no idea what the joke was but again I'm sure all 3 of us were laughing our heads off while everyone else worked quietly.
Finally, our pretty flowers! See even with all our laughing and mess ups we were able to show that we belong in the class afterall!
Even our Pansies looked like Pansies!
If we were on the Food Network we'd get bonus points for keeping our work space so clean!
Next week...Royal Icing. (THIS should be interesting)
I'm a woman of God, a baker, a daughter, a sister and now also a Mommy! I love to travel, pray and eat chocolate! You can usually find me bouncing around my house playing mommy & teacher! (My new favorite job!) Danielle's Verse: "“Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding." -Daniel 9:22
My hubby, my prince charming and my best friend. He's a man that lives for God and is an amazing father! He loves to sing worship songs, is learning to play the guitar and probably wishes he could be playing football or lifting weights instead of sitting in an office all day! He's a blast to be around and is the best part of my day everyday! Ty's Verse: "God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do." -Acts 13:22
Tabor Nolan Touchstone was born on April 5th, 2011 at 5:58pm. He was 7lbs 15oz and 19 inches long. We love this new addition to our family more than words could ever say. God has truly blessed us with this perfect little miracle. We love you TNT! Your Verse: ""one will come who is like Tabor among the mountains" -Jeremiah 46:18
Titus Slade Touchstone was born on October 29th, 2012 at 7:53am. He was 7lbs 13oz and 19.5 inches long. What a blessing this little man is to our family and what a precious gift it is to be blessed by God with love for another little boy. God is so good. We love you sweet Titus! Your Verse: "But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus" 2 Corinthians 7:6