Tuesday, April 24, 2012

ICING A CAKE SMOOTH

I mentioned in my previous post that I was to decorate my final cake for Wilton Cake Decorating Course 2 yesterday.  Unfortunately, that did not happen.  I got busy at work, so I wasn't able to finish my cake on time for my 6:30 p.m. class.  When Vince got home to pick me up, I was having tantrum fits.  My class was about to start shortly, and there I was, still in my home clothes with an offset spatula on hand, messy kitchen and all that, not to mention that my cake was not even halfway done.  Another thing that bogged me down is the fact that my work was not yet done, and that I would have to log in back to work afterwards should I attend my cake decorating class which finishes usually around 8:30 p.m.  Sigh.  Ultimately, I decided to skip class, so that means I need to arrange for a make-up class with the instructor.

Well, despite that, I'm quite happy because, I finally was able to ice a cake presentably smooth.  If you would remember, I had been complaining about my struggles on icing my two previous cakes for course 1.  In my desperation, I resolved to buy cake icer tips (which confusion had me buying two of the same kind *toinks*).  You bet I tried the cake icer tip, but since I was on crunch time and I didn't want the fuss of putting icing in a piping bag, I eventually ditched that and went back to the lovely offset spatula.

Markings slightly visible on top icing were from paper towel. 

I realized that time is a factor for a successfully iced caked - at least for a slow poke like me. I crumb coated the cake, gave it generous amount of time to dry, then iced it, and again gave it ample time to dry. When the icing was dry enough (it didn't stick to fingers when lightly touched), I pat it smooth with a paper towel instead of wax paper.  It's cool how the paper towel markings got transferred onto the cake icing.  I learned that trick from a video I saw online (sorry, I can't remember now which site).

So, I'm saving this cake for now in case I can arrange for a  make-up class this week.  Next Monday is the start of course 3 (fondant decorating).  I am so excited to sign up for that, but I wanted to check with the instructor first if I can do that even if I haven't made up for my course 2 final class yet.  Bummer!  Oh well, even if I don't hear back from my instructor, I'll still go ahead and sign up for the third course anyway ☻

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31 comments:

  1. awww! wawa naman c Sis Karen :-( so loaded with work miss tulog ang ang klase ni Chef :-) d bale babawi ka na lng next time Sis :-) am sure that cake of yours is pretty as always :-) Dropping by from BPC

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  2. I took the Wilton cake decoratinng classes and had so much fun with them. thank you for stopping by for a visit!

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  3. I hope you will be able to arrange a make-up class with your instructor para na rin makita namin ang cake na ito na fully decorated. Good luck KM!

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  4. Parang tumutodo na nga talaga ang career natin sa baking. Enjoy lang at wag masyadong pa stress.. Hehehe

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  5. I am sure you will be able to do it. My goodness sounds like you have one crazy hectic schedule then. Looks like your cake turned out okay though. Good luck again on your next class. :)

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  6. Cake decorating is an art form, I believe. Good luck!

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  7. love the paper towel markings on the icing. haaayy when will i start making my own cake and icing..at least ikaw, you're in a class... my little boys eats up all my time... hehehe...anyway, WW and bpc hop here.

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  8. wow.. npkatalented mo nm KM.. Keep it up and pls keep on posting...

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  9. Don't worry teh. You'll be able to manage everything and I hope that we'll be able to see the fully decorated cake ika nga ni chie. You're becoming better and better talaga! Sana matilman ko. Huhu

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  10. That would be great if you can sign up for the 3rd course KM! So go go for it! I'm sure your instructor would be glad to arrange a make up class for you. Good Luck!

    Hugs!

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  11. Envy, I wanted to study baking but too expensive here.. dying to learn how to bake cakes. hehe

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  12. Galing mo na talaga, KM! Pwede ng mag-business! :)

    BPC hop!

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  13. almost perfect, way to go KM!

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  14. how i wish I can attend baking, cake decorating class too..

    Too bad wala ata talaga ako time na for that..

    Hope you'll be able to arrange a special class..looking forward for the design you'll make.:)

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  15. Those marks are beautiful thought part of the design:)

    Visiting for 115 challenge- hope you can stop by:)

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  16. I'm pretty sure that you can make up and proceed to your 3rd course, just enjoy and get inspire to your work. Good Luck! visiting from 366 BPC

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  17. Ay.. feel ko `tong ganito Ate! :D
    Nagco-conflict lahat ng sched ko. Kaya ang labas, windangers! :D HAHAHAHAHA.

    Kaya yan ni Ate KM. Galing-galing mo ng gumawa ng cake ate.

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  18. Good luck sa make up class girl and enjoy.. :)

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  19. hi KM! ur story reminds me of the show on TV. I cant remember whats the title of that show but it was all about cake. i watch it a couple of times. i find it entertaining.. =D its because when its about time, they make mistakes in decorating the cake, and everybody is yelling, trying to hurry along...and the decoration was amazing. i was hook for a few days watching it. hahaha.. i cant remember the title.. hmmm... its probably the Ultimate Cake Off. but im not sure.

    #115 BPC hop!
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  20. Tuloy tuloy mo na yan! Tapusin lahat ng course! Galing ah instant design yung pagka marka nung paper towel.

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  21. Wow, mag course 3 kana, galing ah! Wala talaga yata ako chance maka enroll sa Wilton class grabe super busy talaga ako.Maybe next year na lang I hope mayroon pa nyan. Are you planning to change you profession into a cake decorator?

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  22. oh my! it's pretty white cake. tried icing a small fondant cake, lots of work dude! keep up the good work sis KM! hope you could visit my Wednesday whites :)

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  23. am sure that WHITE cake will look beautiful and delish Sis Karen :-) Dropping by from WW

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  24. naghihintay... sa pagkatapos ng cake na eto. sige na kapatid tapusin mo na at ng maibsan ang aking pagka-suspengs. ngayon lang na-suspengs sa cake he he

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  25. Tumutodo na nga si Ate KM sa baking! :))
    Sana maka sign up ka sa 3rd course ate. For sure, gagaling ka pa ng bongga! ♥

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  26. I miss you sis! Update ka na dito... hehehe

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