Cake Decorating Class #1
I was honored to teach a cake decorating class to support our military spouses and their families at the USO Wounded Warrior & Family Center. The class was originally scheduled before Valentine's, but due to the snow storm, the class was rescheduled a week later.
As this was the first cake decorating class that I was teaching, and perhaps the first for the attendees, I thought we should start at the basics. I taught how to make buttercream the right consistency for piping, how to use a coupler, attach tips to couplers, then fill piping bags. I also taught how to make rose swirls and flower petals. My students also practiced piping letters onto parchment paper. They took turns piping rose swirls onto the ombre cake, starting with the darkest color at the bottom of the cake and gradually piping lightest colors at the top.
Though the rose swirls were not perfectly shaped nor equal sizes, I gave everyone 110% for effort and believe my students did a terrific job at making rose swirls for their first time and they made awesome looking cupcake designs! I hope they enjoyed eating their creations and encourage them to continue practicing and I look forward to my next class!