Basic Cake Decorating – Happy Father’s Day!

I participated in a basic cake decorating class at my local Viking School last weekend. In honor of Father’s Day, I decided to practice my decorating techniques by creating a cake for my husband. This is what I made by the end of class:

Fathers Day Cake My husband jokingly called it a grocery store cake, but I’m still proud of it!

The atmosphere in class was very relaxing, and the instructor was very tentative to everyone’s questions and needs. Time flew by as we learned to decorate! The class covered how to:

  • level and fill a cake
  • make and color icing
  • frost a cake smoothly
  • create a basketweave pattern
  • create different borders (shells, scrolls, stars, etc.)
  • create roses

If you’re interested in learning the basics of cake decorating, but don’t have the time to sign up for the ones offered through Michael’s, definitely check out the Viking School.

Here is a close-up of the roses I made:

Close-Up of Flowers

A better view of the basketweave pattern:

Basketweave

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