We were instructed to bring a plain iced cake, this is my first time practicing with a 'dummy'. It was really nice as it had perfect edges and didn't lean or anything! We were told we could go anywhere we wanted with our designs, I decided to go with a pretty simple present with bows as I've never tried that before. It came out really well in the end, I was very happy with the result.
This is definitely a lesson in going for it and trying new designs, it came out so well that I ought to try doing a dummy cake more often just to learn technique.
I also learned about a new tool, the extruder. It produced a really nice uniform rope, which I twisted around a dowel for a little pizazz, I'll be hoping to try one really soon!