I finished my third Wilton cake decorating course (Gum Paste and Fondant) last Thursday. I had a lot of fun with this course because I felt like I’d learned enough in the first and second course that I really knew what I was doing in the third.
For example: we learned how to make gum glue in the second class. So when the instructor started to teach it in the third, I was able to just do my own thing. We also learned (in the second class) how to tint gum paste, and when the instructor started to teach everyone how to do that, I already knew. It was nice to be on top of things – I liked that.
As for my final cake: I really didn’t like the taste of the fondant, and neither did the people I shared the cake with. I feel like it was a little thick, but because we were a bit pressed for time, I wasn’t able to roll it out as thin as it should have been. The texture might have been less intrusive if the fondant had been thinner. But the cake itself was good, very moist!
If you haven’t baked a funfetti cake before, the mix is white with sprinkles in it. When you bake the it, the sprinkles melt and that’s what makes the little colored spots in the finished cake. I wanted more colored spots, so I added a ton of my own sprinkles to the batter and it came out really well. I’ll do it again in the future for sure.
Now, on to the pictures!
The class was a great experience (except for the dropping of the daisies!) and I’m really glad I took it. Now, on to the fourth course: Advanced Gum Paste Flowers!