Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Cake anyone?

Hi all,
Whew! What a day I've had! Today I managed to get the everyday regular cleaning and laundry done. DD and I got through two school lessons. Then while she was doing her independent work I did some weeding for about an hour. Then I decided to try my hand at something I've been really wanting to learn to do. Cake decorating! So, I baked a cake and made icing both from scratch. I only have a few cake decorating tips, so I had to improvise. I was so slow, that the icing got soft, and the roses just did not turn out right. I was too tired at that point to try to stiffen up the icing, so I just went with it.

Well, here's the picture. Please remember that this was my very first attempt, and I have not taken any classes. I've just watched a few how to videos. :)

For all you cake decorators.....How do you get perfectly white icing? Also, how on earth do you get the icing on so smooth?





I'm not the best photographer, actually I'm terrible, and the first picture turned out really yellow, so I tried to adjust the color....sorry about that! Again, just to tired to take more pictures! :) What did you all do today?

Until next time,
Jennifer

5 comments:

Tracey said...

Wow - I'm impressed! Great job!

Jessica said...

That's beautiful! Do you dare cut into it to eat it? Having a birthday party for my son next Sunday. I'm debating making a cake or not. Let me know if you can find an icing that includes little sugar and little or no dairy... hahahahaha!

Bailey said...

A first attempt, I could spend a life time and not achieve something like that. I think you have discovered a new talent. Keep at it.

KiraAJ said...

WoW darl what a great job specially seeing uve never had any classes or done this b4!

Mandy said...

Jennifer,

Hey, I'm impressed! Of course, the only way in which I am crafty is in the sneaky sense of the word! I have a good friend who makes beautiful cakes. She could probably advise about the icing question and all things cakey! Let me think about how I could get you guys connected...
What did I do today? I took 5 kids to the pool to try to beat the heat!

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