We thought we were SO ahead of the curve since we were a few minutes early and we began our crumb layer before the other students arrived. My goal was to have my entire cake iced and then I would be ready to decorate when we got time at the end of class to actually play with our own cakes. It's always better in my head than it turns out in real life....
Just like last week we spent the entire class learning silly icing tricks like how to make an icing clown and the beginning stages of a rose (which I was pretty terrible at) and we had very little time at the end to actually make our cakes beautiful which is what we all want to spend our time doing! I even found inspiration for my design before class and had taken print outs and everything! So the time read 8:10 and we were given the green light to begin our masterpieces. With only one piping bag and 2 colors of icing needed I was going to be cutting it close.
Now before the big reveal, let me just say that my brown didn't turn out the way I had envisioned it. I didn't want to do black because I hate black icing and what it does to your teeth, so I opted to use brown. I was thinking it would be a bit more of a rich brown....instead it's more of a "mucky" brown. In all I think this cake is an improvement over last week, but I'll keep trying!
Bradley, on the other hand, used her new "border" skill and did a fine job on her chopsticks. :)
PS...if you need a good laugh read mom's posts on www.oursolepurpose.blogspot.com. I'm not even kidding that drama follows her! Finally, I leave you with this exchange from last night:
"Do I have this all over my back?" ~Bradley
"What? The icing??" ~Me
"Yeah. Last week I had it all over me and I don't want to sit up against my car seats if it's on my back." ~ Bradley
Me wondering how in the WORLD you could get icing on your back. Then remembering with her, anything is possible.