Well here is a fun one - at least for me. I had seen a few of the other food bloggers blog about going to cake decorating class and it has always kind of been something I wanted to try. Last year we adopted our son and I pretty much failed at his first Birthday cake - it tasted good but looked horrible. I figured now is the time so I don't have that experience again.
Wednesday was my second class - and the first class where I actually decorated a cake. I have to admit I had a lot of fun - my instructor Yvonne is the best. It was a lot of work getting everything ready. I needed to get the cake ready and prepare seven tubes of frosting during my sons 2 1/2 hour name and I just barely made it. I went a little overboard and actually torted and filled the cake - which we didn't have to do. I filled the cake on the top and bottom with Polaner all fruit seedless blackberry jelly - I just heated it a little to make it easy to spread and put a fairly thin layer. The center has a mix of the frosting and the jelly to make a sort of blackberry cream. I think it looks pretty nice cut.
Since I didn't want to eat the three cakes I am going to need to make by myself I got my wife to get her work to volunteer to eat it. This first one worked out well since they were going to have a little celebration - that explains the strange writing on the cake. I think I need a lot more practice with the writing - it is a lot easier when you are just doing it over the top of the practice letters than while writing on the cake.
I won't post the recipes unless I get a request or something. The frosting is the Wilton recipe and it is very easy to work with. I also liked the cake but will probably expirement with some other cakes in the class.