Sunday, January 30, 2011

Wilton Decorating Basics - Lesson #3

Lesson #3 focused on flowers

Here's what we did in Lesson 3:
  • Made pompom flowers (first image) using the #12, 16, and 18 tips
  • Made shaggy mum flowers (second image) using the #233 tip
  • Made roses using the #12 and 104 tips

The good news this week is that my homemade frosting was much more successful.  Lesson learned, don't use old shortening :)  Unfortunately, my frosting was a bit too thin (especially after it got warmed over the course of the class) to make the flowers as dimensional as they should be.  The petals of most fell flat.  We learned the ribbon rose (taught in the lesson plan) and the rose they used to teach in the course that the instructor liked (pictured).  Both are difficult and require quick hands and dexterity.  I'll need to do a lot of practicing this week.

Next week is the last class of Decorating Basics -- time to decorate a cake for our final project!

Check out my post about Lesson #2.

Check out my post about Lesson #1.

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