Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Stepping out

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!

10 comments:

Sass E-mum said...

He he. I like the crazy blue one.

I rate your blog as excellent too, by the way.

SaraLynn said...

lol...thanks Sass!

artisbliss said...

I'll bet your kids loved the cake experiments. Jaxon looked like he was enjoying it! Good for you trying something different. I'm sure you'll get more confident with it the more you do.

Jen said...

I have wanted to get a piping bag and tip set for a while. I loved reading about your first attempt at it... I think the cupcakes turned out very cute!

Dana said...

they look soooo cute, I love them!! WTG you did an awesome job and the kids seem like they love them too!

Asha said...

Love the blue icing, somuch fun for the kids!:))

Amanda said...

Your kids are pretty stinkin cute. And I would eat any one of those little star cakes.

Cakelaw said...

Aww, these l'il stars are so cute! I am still rather scared of my piping bag and only use it occasionally - so I am starting a class next week to learn!

HoneyB said...

Hey, how else are you supposed to learn if you don't practice! Kudos for you for doing this and for including the kids!

Sheltie Girl said...

You did a lovely job on your little cakes. I love the stars and it looks like your kids did too.

Natalie @ Gluten a Go Go