After completing my first Daring Bakers' challenge (yay!), I scrolled through the blogroll and was amazed at the creations that were gracing the blogosphere.
Realizing I had a lot to learn about decorating a cake, I pulled out my Christmas gift from father-in-law. Nope, not the KitchenAid mixer (still too intimidated by it), he also bought me a cake decorating set by Wilton. The set includes a spatula, a package of bags for the icing, many decorating tips, 5 colors, and an instruction book.
I made some icing from a box of confectioners' sugar, 1 cup crisco and 4 TBSP milk.
I was so nervous! (Yes I realize, to the person who does this without thinking, my post is a bit hilarious. I stirred in some Rose coloring into a small bowl of icing. I placed the coupling into the decorating bag, measuring where to cut the end off. Then slid the decorating tip on and tightened the coupling on. I followed the directions for filling the bag. The first cake went very well. I decided to try some violet coloring (my daughter's two favorite colors). I followed the same instructions. Half way through, the tip exploded off the bag POOF! violet icing everywhere! hahahaha My son was standing on a chair watching me. He grabbed the sides of his head and yelled "Oh No!" Which made me laugh harder. I was able to get it cleaned up and even started a new bag to finish the cake.
Here are the results of my first stab at really decorating a cake. **These are
mini-star shaped cakes**
Please keep your laughing to a low roar :)
The kids seemed to enjoy it! Talk about a sugar rush for Jaxson!