Thursday, March 29, 2012

MY WILTON COURSE 1 FINAL CAKE

Last Monday was my "graduation day" for the Wilton Basic Cake Decorating Course I had been attending for the past four Mondays, and here is my final cake for the course:


Honestly, I was kinda disappointed at myself for not being able to achieve the look I wanted for my cake.

First, I yet again had another tough time icing my cake.  Although I've noticed that my icing technique had relatively improved as compared to when I iced my first cake, I really wish I could have done it much better.  There were a lot of rough and unevenly iced parts on the side of the cake.  The icing was supposed to be white and smooth, but because it was a red velvet cake underneath, the icing turned pinkish and those red speckles all over were cake crumbs that my spatula kept on catching as I was icing it  :(  Boo!  I really need to practice more and work on my icing technique, but I'm going to try my luck next time with a cake icer tip, and hopefully, that will save me time and effort, resolve my icing technique issues, and make it much easier for me.

My first cake

Secondly, the flowers on my final cake were "soggy."  When I baked and decorated cupcakes with swirls and flowers last week, I was really pleased with my finished product.  For my final cake though, I had to transport the made-ahead flowers in a plastic container, and by the time I got to my class, the flowers already softened up and some had been crushed during the travel.  However, I'm pretty comfortable with piping basic borders and flower designs, so I'm positive that had I decorated my cake at home, I would've made a better job in that regard.

I dressed up my cupcakes for a spring party!

Anyway, this is a brand new experience for me.  I've never iced or decorated a cake prior to attending the Wilton Basic Cake Decorating Course, so overall, I'm quite happy with my newly acquired skills.  I definitely need to practice more if I want to improve and make better cakes in the future, so that's why I signed up for the second course, which is Wilton Flowers and Cake Decorating Course.  Now, I'm excited much! ☻

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29 comments:

  1. Penge din! hehehe! Naging design na din yung red speckles kaya ok lang kahit humalo sya sa icing.

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  2. Congrats KM, tapos na yong first course mo...Anyway it looks great being a first timer-di ko nga nahalata bread crumbs yong red speckles kung di mo sinulat.lol..
    Do you know, you have to put the cake in the refrigerator to lessen the bread crumbs before ka mag icing...
    Did they teach you how to make cake from scratch?
    Di pa ako naka sign up next month no time kasi at my travel kami for April..

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  3. Wow ate! Maganda po xa kaya nothing be disappointed naman po! :)

    You did your best! Ayeee! Super inggit ako kasi wala talaga akong talent dyan!

    BTW, ito po ako, nagbabalik. Bumabawi! HEHEHEHE! Haba ng absent ko!

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  4. Okay lang naman ang result ah? Sabi nga nila there is always a first time. Baka lang masyadong mataas ang expectation mo kaya ganun...Hehehe

    Silip lang dito...

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  5. Congrats Ms. Chef Karen(you no longer my Sis :-) that is a beautiful cake, decorations are perfect for Spring :-) super love it, great job :-) Dropping by for BPC.

    http://www.mommies2ks.com/2012/03/birthday-gifts-for-her-victoria.html

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  6. awwwwww....galing talaga! wala akong talent sa mga ganyan...:)

    thanks for joining BPC!

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  7. Congrats! Magkano naman pagawa ng cake? he,he..

    Visiting for #89 challenge- hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.loveablecassandra.com/2012/03/shes-my-yellow-bear.html

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  8. It seems alright to me and it looks great! :)

    Happy Weekend!x

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  9. that looks good for a first timer, KM. i'm sure it's delicious. my mom bake cakes and cupcakes, i used to know how but now i've forgotten since that was eons ago since i last baked one. good luck on your next course! visiting late here. soweee.:)

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  10. Actually KM, I am so "inggit" to u that u finally find a time to attend a baking class. This is one of my dreams and plans that never materialized because of my busy schedule and work. In fairness, I could see that you're doing your best and I think you have done a good job. It may not be perfect but it looks great. Cute nga eh.

    PS. Sorry ha, bihira makapag comment, busy pa kasi talaga now because we're doing the set up sa work. regards.

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  11. I love the first cake!

    My Pink, you might want to link up with my Color Connection meme as well.

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  12. Wow! That's an achievement, KM! Pwede na tayong mag-pastry maker nyan-- ikaw na bahala sa cake decorations! OK ba? Galing naman! Masarap na, maganda pa. Congrats!

    BPC hop!

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  13. My my my, ang galing galing mo na KM hehehe.

    Gorgeous! Thank you for linking up to Color Connection, hope to see you again next week..

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  14. Super colorful talaga yung mga cupcakes:)

    Visiting for Color Connection- hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.sweetposh.info/2012/03/pretty-in-her-oshkosh-yellow-shirt.html

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  15. Beautiful cakes:)

    Visiting for PF- hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.loveablecassandra.com/2012/03/shes-my-yellow-bear.html

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  16. Hmmmmn not sure but parang nagcomment na ako ditich last time I visited hehehe. Anyway, wish I have a talent like you in baking hehehe.

    My Blue, hope you'd come and see. Have a great week ahead.

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  17. For me who doesn't bake this is superb cake! Congratulations you are doing good!

    Blue Monday

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  18. Visiting again for MYM- hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.sweetposh.info/2012/04/carmex-lip-balm.html

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  19. Share mo naman yang cake mo, padala mo sa bahay thru Fedex..LOL!

    Visiting for YS- hope you can stop by:)

    http://myrecipecollection.info/2012/03/filipino-eggplant-salad.html

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  20. Isn't it rewarding to do such a good job?

    Happy Easter!
    Happy Blue Monday, KM!

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  21. you'r make me crave for sweets! so yummy!

    from BPC!
    http://ourtravelsthrumylens.com/by-the-reflecting-pool/

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  22. so colorful and delish cake :-) love the design too Sis Karen, great job!!! Dropping by from CC.

    http://www.mommies2ks.com/2012/03/birthday-gifts-for-her-classmate-victoria.html

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  23. Mukhang Pro ang gumawa!

    Droppin' by from Pink Fridays!

    http://graceabonillo.net/2012/04/book-review-the-adventures-of-babadooga-back-to-big/

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  24. love the design Sis Karen of your cup cakes, wtg! they look so delish especially the pink one :-) Dropping by from PF.

    http://www.mommies2ks.com/2012/03/birthday-gifts-for-her-classmate-victoria.html

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  25. the cakes looks awesomely perfect and I'm sure it taste very yummy.. :)
    This Visit is Brought to you by - Yummy Sunday.
    Come and Visit mine too -> http://www.yogionline.info/2012/04/03/celebration-for-my-sister/

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  26. those delish cupcakes are perfect for my coffee right now Sis Karen :-) Returning from YS.

    http://www.homecookingwithjessy.com/my-nieces-graduation-cake/

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  27. wow sis! not bad for a first time in cake designing. I love the way your cakes turned out! i wish i could do that :)

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  28. congrats KM, you did really well, ang galing-galing...:) and it looks lovely! i bet its delicious, sana makatikim kami minsan, hehehe! visiting late from last week's YS, thanks and hope to see you around. :)

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  29. you did a good job. Congratulations!

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