We're livin' it up on the U.P. - that's Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Punkie is 6 and LOVED Kindergarten! Isaboo is 2 and she's a smiley whirl wind. We also call her Busy-Isi. This year we welcomed little Lorenzo to our family.

Life is great!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cake Anyone!?!?

I'm taking a cake decorating class! Well, I did. I still need to sign up for the next round of classes. I've never been particularly or especially drawn to cake decorating but, when my friend said that the classes are half price right now...it sounded fun!

This class has been my attempt at life long learning (go BYU!) and streching my creative juices. I have been looking for ways to be more creative since President Dieter F. Uchtdorf's talk to the General Relief Society. I love that talk!

Since I started the class my sister introduced me to Cake Wrecks! It's a blog all about cakes. When she told me about the blog she gave me a disclaimer...I think she didn't want me to feel bad if my cakes were wrecks at first. Julie said that they only bag on "professional" cakes...you know the ones that are supposed to look good because people are paying for them. But they also feature may cakes that are great...and some of them by amatures.

Anyway, it's a great blog with posts everyday and included with the pictures is witty and down right hilarious commentary. The writer of the blog, I think her name is Jen, points out funny things that I don't even notice. She explains them in a way that makes total sense because that IS what you see...but, it makes no sense...because it's a cake or on a cake. If you want to check out Cake Wrecks click here! You should follow that blog...it's wonderful!





So now, may I introduce you to my cake wrecks? I know I'm being too hard on myself but, honestly...there is room for improvement and yet, I impressed myself with these cakes/cupcakes.

This is the first cake I decorated. It was for Marley's birthday pictures and I had a lot of help from my friend Becky, who took Marley's pictures. It turned out way better than I thought it would...a little lopsided but, not bad!

One of the first rules for cake decorating....put the message on your cake FIRST. THEN decorate around it. But, really I was just practicing my writing. Though I should practice the rules too! Right?

Here are a few more angles of this upside-down, inside-out, twisted little cake.


Now for the cupcakes. The far left ones, I was practicing my drop flowers. The top middle one is a clown, with no head. One knee is bent and then other leg is crossed over his foot. The top right one was me practicing shells. The bottom one, I was trying tip 107 which isn't included in this class...but, my friend Amy had it and it seemed to be easier to make the drop flowers. And it's always fun to experiment. The other two are just blobs of practice. What? I was practicing my blobs.
Now for the finale! The best cake I made! A little OVER done but I was practicing everything I learned in the class!

Yes! I made those roses!
We love you all!!!

10 comments:

Julie J. said...

You're Making Me Hungry!!! (Said in a Pirate who doesn't do anything voice.) I hope you feel like you can show me some of your tricks and skills while you're here this summer.... Because I really like to eat cake!

Becky said...

I couldn't see the cupcake picture, but the rest are great! The roses on the last are awesome!!

Frasure Family said...

I am very happy you decided to take the class. I should have taken pics as well, but didn't think about it. It is fun to see the improvements! Tonight we had the spanish elders for dinner and I made them eat the cake, cause we have had so much! Plus we still have next month!

Corn Husker said...

Good work! I heard everyone talking about these classes. It sounds like fun!

Natasha said...

Those cakes look good! I really like the one you made for Marley's birthday pictures.

Mary said...

Nice Becky!! I will have to come over to Julie's this summer and have some cake with you guys.

Sandy said...

Who does get to eat all that cake. I would be making any excuse possible to walk by the cake and cut off a mouth full. Yummy. I love cake.

Jeanette and Jason said...

You do a great job. I always thought it would be fun to take a cake decorating class. It's funny that you should blog about the cake wrecks blog because I've actually been clicking on your link to it for the last few weeks. It's pretty funny.

Shantell said...

FUN! I've always wanted to take a cake decorating class.

rache b. said...

awesome that is SO fun and will come to such good use later!!!