Monday, 19 June 2017

Wilton Cake Decorating Course at Bake-it-yourself (BIY) | Part 2

Continuing on from my previous post on Wilton's Decorating Course 1..

I was so excited to bring the cake for my finale lesson! I was being so paranoid to carry so many materials + a decorated cake to class by public transport but I made it! While the buttercream was less fragile in terms of texture, there was a bloated bump due to condensation, which usually never happens.

But it was not very noticeable which can be covered by my flower décor later on.

Our instructor proceeded to teach us on more techniques such as writing, leaf tip and 3D flowers like sunflower, roses and daisies.

I initially underestimated the effectiveness of Wilton Course 1, as I already knew how to decorate a cake. Sometimes back to basics can be equally important. I managed to apply the fundamental skills on my usual piping techniques and there is really difference in results. Very small changes make a difference and I am glad to be able to apply what I have learnt to my own business.

My instructor Steph is also really very patient and friendly with my bombardment of random questions and I really enjoyed her class.

Here’s my finale cake! I felt that the colours were a little too bright, but I guess it depends on preferences!

I tried some new techniques using the Grass piping tip – the brown vines on the cake. (I feel that I should have made it a little more prominent though. Oh! And I was glad to learn a new technique for the leaf tip - push in push out method to create more ruffles. So easy but I never actually thought of that before. 

And here is my completion cert for Wilton Course 1! 

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