Week 2 of our Wilton's Cake Decorating Course and it was a Royal Icing Mess!
We did however learn A LOT. For example, how to fold parchment paper (Marlene showed up with hers perfectly folded, but Sarah and I had to learn and quickly fold as many as possible in order not to fall behind!) Luckily we are all fast learners.
We filled them with the Royal icing that Monica helped me make last week (Thanks Mon!)
Thanks also to my Dad for the cool icing stand! It's been SO helpful!
We learned how to put templates on our "flower nail"
AND how to make Roses. (We weren't actually supposed to make the entire Rose, but we were determined to learn!) Our icing was a bit too soft-oops; so our flowers melted down. By next week we'll be PROs though!
Our token "lefty" was learning the Left handed technique in the background and was apparently outstanded by her results! :) See her excited face behind Sarah?!
Sarah mastered the Apple Blossom (of course)! It was so pretty!
My favorite was the Primrose!
AND although my expression makes me look like a goon in the picture below I HAVE to include it to show off the new aprons Marlene got us! I LOVE aprons!! I only (had) one and when it was dirty I was a sad little person, but not anymore!!! Marlene got us these as a thank you for doing the shower but now we are the ones thanking her!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS MARLENE!!! You're the BEST!! (Everyone in the class now wants to sit in the backrow with the 3 Stooges!!) Order yours soon so we can all 3 wear them in class together!
In case you're wondering if we were quieter and less giggly this go around...um...no! We weren't!
Here's probably my favorite picture of last night! Marlene said her flower looked like it was blowing in the wind so Sarah provided the wind while Marlene held her flower for the picture! I think a video of us in this class would make millions!
When they thought no one was looking... I caught my 2 partners in crime snacking. One on a Cakeball (yes the new Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cakeballs that I made for Father's Day and I MUST say were DELICIOUS! They tasted like a Resses Peanut Butter Cup!) so anyway, one was eating a cakeball and the other...
...was eating her flowers.
I was no saint either. I just have power over the camera! I was sitting in my corner making icing stars on Cheese Crackers! :-)
Then came the fun flowers! We were all good at these! Marlene mastered the art of Rose buds first but we quickly learned too!
Here's the teacher showing the class with OUR icing!! Yea that's right we couldn't use the "icing is too runny" excuse when she used it as the class example!
A proud Flower Girl! :-)
We loved our little Rose buds!
But we had no way of taking them home and so...
...we'll have to make them again.
I think Marlene will be making her final cake with Rose buds. I am still very undecided!!
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