Saturday, August 16, 2008
Weekend Cat Blogging and Wilton Classes
Thought I'd take a picture of Tina surveying the garden in the morning, she has to have a walk around and a sniff to make sure everything is ok before she gets down to some serious napping.
I also got to work on my first wilton class. I am rubbish at piping, so I thought I'd start the wilton classes at michaels. They are very reasonable, just $21 for the first set of four two hour classes, plus materials. I was lucky enough to have a 40% and a 25% coupon, so I got everything I needed for a very reduced price. I decided on the proper box for all the piping tips which also included nearly everything I needed for the first class. You can also buy the basics for $25.
I was told to bring a basic yellow cake out of a box with blue icing. Of course this sounded a bit ghastly so I rebelled and made a delicious new recipe I've been meaning to try, which had a tasty icing which was more of a creamy color. The cake was supposed to have really bright colors and I was very relieved when the instructor suggested I went with pastels. Here's a great example of what its supposed to look like.
I'm pretty happy with my first attempt although I have a lot of practice to do with the writing!!
The wilton classes seem fun although I have a lot of trouble getting past the disgusting icing you have to make with a cup of crisco and a pound of powdered sugar. It makes me gag! Hopefully I'll be making tasty cakes and we'll just scrape the icing off!