I have now completed two classes in the third Wilton cake decorating course. This course takes place on Thursday nights rather than Mondays (which is the day I went to classes for the first and second course).
During the first class, we learned how to make a nice bow out of a 50/50 mixture of gum paste and fondant.
The bow was extremely easy to make, but I didn’t like it very much. It didn’t really look like a bow to me. Maybe it’d look better on a cake.
The second class was more fun, we learned how to make a calla lily, rose, and carnation, all out of gum paste.
You might be able to tell, but the rose is my favorite. I’m going to try to make another one out of clay at some point.
I guess that’s it for now. Next week: daisies and mums! I’m excited to do more work with gum paste, and I hope to be able to make more than just flowers in the future. I’ve seen some really cool gum paste stuff that looks like it was sculpted with clay and I’d love to be that talented.