Saturday, January 1, 2011

Cake decoration class

This month I went for a cake decoration class.  Its Wilton cake decoration course for 4 days, 2 hours a week. It was quite a nice experience for me. I learnt more techniques in cake decoration.

The first class was about the basic steps for baking a nice flat cake and some basic cake decoration techniques.
Would like to share some tips to you for baking cake.
  1. Always fill the half of the pan with batter and make sure the top surface is leveled. Tap the pan sometimes to make it smoother.
  2. If you like, you can buy a wilton metal strip, wet them and place it around the pan. The metal strip has some fabric inside make the sides to cook slower so that whole cake will cook in the same time and the surface will be leveled. If you don't want to use metal strip, here is an easy way which I follow. Once the cake is done, take a tissue paper, and pat the top part a little and make it level. Don't press them too hard.
  3. Use a big serrated knife to cut the cake.
  4. In butter icing, there are three different icing consistency. For applying over all on the cake, make a thin consistency. For making flowers and stars medium consistency. For making rose thick consistency. You can see the Icing recipe here.
For the second day, we all went with our own cake to do decoration. I went with a double layered vanilla fruit cake. Third class was with vanilla cup cakes. And yesterday was our last day. Our instructor asked us to come up with our theme, colours and decoration idea for decorating the cake. It was like our final project submission.

I enjoyed the class a lot. Learnt some techniques to decorate the cake also earned a certificate too!!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Preetha..Thanks for sharing the wonderful tips and your cake deco was too good..Happy new year to you and your family!!


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