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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

It's time for cake!! My little girl's cake class today


Today was the fourth and final day in my little girl's cake decorating class. I can not believe what a wonderful job she did decorating it. We have enjoyed the class so much! The group of girls/women in it are wonderful. I don't have the talent so I sit and watch. Today I told them I guess I am like a "Soccer Mom" or "Stage Mom" but with cakes, so I guess I am a "Cake Mom". I try not to hover over her, I have no clue how to do the things she has accomplished and I am so proud. She honestly decorated all her cakes by herself. Scroll way down to see more cakes and you will see the progress she made!
She is only 11!!
This is her final cake!!
Let me take you through the steps:
Bake the cake

Begin to ice it

Continue icing but with fine coat. Then pat with a Viva Paper Towel

Next bring the cake into class and learn the basic weave technique. They learned the technique today on a practice board and iced the cake today after learning the technique JUSTtoday! She had fun with it and did a super job! Her teacher Deb helped her finish up the back because her poor tiny wrists hurt so badly.
She made the Royal Icing flowers last week to put on her cake.
The week before the class made Birds out of Color Flow but we were out of town. Amber, the most darling girl, gave us two birdies. Here is my little girl's final cake!

Here is her teacher, Ms.Debbie, giving my little girl her diploma for graduating course two. She is now ready to move on to the third course which involves a two tiered cake! I am so proud of her efforts. We love Deb. She is the best teacher. I made her this little booklet this morning, as a thank you. It has a big cake on it.

Here are the members of her class:
Her classmates, Jennifer and Amber. Jennifer is an Art teacher and Amber a darling 15 year old. We have enjoyed them through both Levels One and Two classes. Jennifer, the Art Teacher, actually made hers look like a basket!! Amber's blue cake was so precious. Her bright flowers were just so adorable. She is just a doll!


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Here is another girl in the class, Jessica, Jessica made a gorgeous purple cake. She planned to add some My Little Ponies to the top as a special treat for a little girl she babysits for. She is so talented!! The purple basketweave was gorgeous!


Anna and her Granddaughter, Emma did not make the class today.
I miss Evelyn, she had to switch her class to another time.

Now they are all ready to move on! Me? I can't even prepare an icing bag!!

I would LOVE if you would leave her a comment! You don't have to have a blog to do so. Just click on the little button below where it has a number and says COMMENTS.

Thank you for stopping by and please have a piece of cake before you go!

56 comments :

MelissaR said...

Oh that cake looks amazing!!! Hmmm...wish I could think of a way to get a piece :) I bet it is delicious!

pammie~k said...

Wow - this cake is amazing. I used to decroate cakes and the basketweave can be challenging if you don't get the hang of it - she did a fabulous job - the flowers are adorable.

WAY TO GO!

Lori said...

I think your cake is the prettiest one...I love it and I know cakes. :) I was very lucky a few years back and got to take a class from Nicholas Lodge ( he did prince charles and lady di's wedding cake) he's awesome and is located in Atlanta... anyhow I've seen very beautiful cakes and yours is up there. You have a bright future ahead of you...watch out food network.

~~Lorrie~~ said...

Wow.... that cake is fantastic. Look how much you've learned from your first post which was way more than I could ever do. I love the "weaving" on the sides. Your daughter is very talented! Looks delish, but too pretty to cut!

ShanzMom said...

Sharon & Shannon LOVE your cakes! You are a true artist. Now we expect to get to taste one! Love you!

Just_Scrappin (Laurie) said...

Your cake looks amazing!! You did an wonderful job!!!! Wish you were closer to me....you could make my daughters birthday cake! Keep up the great work!

Mary Jean said...

I love your cake! Congratulations on passing your cake course and I can't wait to see what you make for your next class!!!! I wish that the girls who worked for me could do half as well as what your cake looks!!!

mary jean...retired dillons bakery manager

Anonymous said...

Wow-what a great job!! I am really impressed.

Peggy Estes

Anonymous said...

WOW! What an amazing job that you have done with your final cake.

Christy said...

Barb,
Your DD did an awesome job on her final cake. Tell her that we are so proud of her.
Christy and Allie

Melissa S said...

Your Daughter did a wonderful job. When I was hard on myself when I was younger my Mom would always ask "Did you enjoy doing it?" The answer was almost always yes. And she'd say "Then thats all that matters." Beautiful cake and I bet it taste yummy!

Melissa (ScrapAtHomeMom)

Diana said...

The cake looks wonderful. You did a very nice job.

Lindy H. said...

Wish you were closer to me I would pay you to make my kids birthday cake! You did a Awsome job on your cake!! I can't wait to see more.

Celeste said...

Oh wow! I wish I had your talent. That cake is just amazing!

Denise said...

If I could jump through this computer for a piece of that cake I sure would. Your cake is just beautiful. Can't imagine what you'll be doing with cakes in the next few years. Now if I should ever get down to TX. you'll make me a cake right??

Jeri said...

How special is that cake!!! Your Mom and Dad ( and brother)are so proud of you and so are we..I bet it tastes as good as it looks...next time make it Chocolate for ME!! heheh

~PaperJunkie~ said...

Wow...your cake is so beautiful! I can't believe an 11 yr old made this, I am 30 and I can't make one look nearly that good. Your DD is very talented.

Evelyn said...

sweetie the cake looks great! You did an excelent job.
I miss you guy's. Are you taking the following class? If so in the am or pm. I will be taking the pm class since i don't have a sitter for the twins during the day.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Great job. I would love to learn to do that. My mom took a class when I was young and I loved that she made my cakes for my birthday. Maybe I will take a class once the kids go back to school.

Karin H.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful cake. It's beautiful. I bet it's delicious also!

Sarah said...

My SIL took these classes and bought a billion dollars worth of icing tips- her cakes were, unh, interesting. And the icing tips sit wherever it is that things she buys and abandons are- with the stamps and scrapbook paper and knitting needles et al. Occasionally she'll attempt to tell us she's a certified Wilton decorator and we all laugh to ourselves- her cakes were quite pedestrian compared to yours! Good job!

nannato6 said...

Beautiful cake. You did a wonderful job. Wish I was there it looks delicious.

Anonymous said...

wow, what a beautiful cake your daughter made. to have such patience at such a young age is incredible! my 14 yo son just looked at it with me and said "wow".-ellen

~BridgetL~ said...

Your Daughter did a superb job. Is she for hire? She can have a little business going on. She is very good at decorating cakes.

Anonymous said...

Love the cake, looks delicious and too pretty to eat at the same time.
deb

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Barb, how proud you must be of your little princess. What an amazing job she has done and all the compliments she got here on her cake... I bet she is grinning from ear to ear... She has done an AWESOME job on her cake.. Congrats to her.

Sonja said...

WOW!! That is so amazing! Congratulations on discovering a new talent!!!

LilGreenBug said...

Great job!!! Your cake looks so professional!!! Can't believe you are 11!! Way to go!

Terri said...

Wow, she did a fantastic job decorating that cake! What a gorgeous daughter you have there!
I myself am a "dance" mom!
Very nice job by everyone in the class!

KreatesKards said...

Let her know she did a GREAT job on her cake. It looks very beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I love your cake! You did such an awesome job! I can hardly even put frosting on a cake but I love watching all of the food network cake challenges. I bet you will be on the show in the future. Keep up the good work!

Dany said...

WOW that is a great cake. I can't believe how far your DD has come in such a short time.

I also wanted to add a small tip for you two, instead of the paper towel, try parchment paper and lightly smear some white crisco shortening on one side then lightly rub over the not so smooth parts of the cake.... but make sure you have a good layer of icing to work with.

Please also tell your DD that she can get great in no time... I started with these classes in about October and took a few months off and took a few more just this spring and now I am doing sugar flowers. have her check out my blog
http://INKcrediblecreations.blogspot.com
I have posted a wedding cake I did just last week on there... it might give her something to look forward to, esp since my first cake looked very much like hers. All it takes is time and dedication. I should also say, your DD's basket weave is way nicer than mine was.

Dany

Carol said...

WOW ... your daughter has done a wonderful job ... I am totally amazed at her talents, especially for someone 11 years old. I can only imaging how incredible her cakes will be as she continues her classes. Does she plan to take all 4 of the Wilton Classes? I believe there are 2, 3, or even 4 more speciality classes after that too. I hope she does since she has such a beautiful talent.
♥Carol♥
(from the Cricut MB)

Anonymous said...

Wow, if that what she does at 11 and only two classes imagine what she'll do with a little practice!!
Does she watch Ace of Cakes? Cause I think someone should call Duff and let him know he has some serious competition comin' up. Amazing. I started cake decorating when I was about that age but have never taken a class I still can't do the basket weave. It is so easy to see flaws with a microscope, take a step back and enjoy!! It's just beautiful.
Newfy Mom

plumeriastix said...

OMGosh, that is just incredible! The flowers are absolutely beautiful but the basket weave technique is just gorgeous! Congrats on a job well done girl, you should be VERY proud of yourself :)

Linda said...

Wow...that is a beautiful creation and I bet it tastes as yummy as it looks, when do I get to try it? :)

Laurinda said...

WOW!!! What a great job you did. I totally understand your hands getting tired and aching. I've done some decorating and it's hard on the hands. Keep it up and most of all have fun!

Laurinda

ashjoy said...

OMGosh that is beautiful!

Britten said...

Girl! That cake is gorgeous!! A few years back I took Cake Decorating I at J's...bought all the stuff, thought I was going to love it. HA! I was horrible!! I remember my teacher looking at my cakes and just shaking her head...LOL! You have a true talent for it!!

JENN WATTERS said...

I think I see the next Cake Boss.

You did an awesome job on the cakes! I can't beleive how pretty they were! Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

you've created a beautiful cake. I hope to be able to do cake decorating for my girls' cakes sometime soon-- wish you were closer, I'd take lessons from you. really!!!! keep up the great work. I'm sure the cake tastes as delicious as it looks, but it sure is pretty. great job!

Lyn said...

Wow - a BEAUTIFUL cake - you did an awesome job! Keep up the great work - my son is quite like you - I just keep reminding him that practice DOES make perfect - you have such a talent - don't let ANYTHING stop you!

Annalise said...

What an amazing cake!!! She did a wonderful job!

eiyiyi said...

I am wowed!!!! That cake looks so professional. What a fabulous job. Kudos to the decorator and big smiles for the cakemom. The best part of it all is that she's having so much fun doing this. Yeahhhh!!!!!!

hugs to you both, eileen

Anonymous said...

WOW,WOW WOW!!!!

ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW! GREAT JOB SWEETHEART.
MR JOE WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU WILL BRING HIM A PIECE. EXCELLENT.

CAROL

Anonymous said...

Very cool! I can't believe how grown up she looks standing there holding that cake. She did a WONDERFUL job!

--Kari

tomiannie said...

Totally cute! Congrats to your daughter!

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Bug Junkie said...

WOW...you must be so proud of her. She did an Amazing job!! I can't believe she's only 11. She's a doll!!

Enfys said...

This is amazing Barb, she did a fantastic job. Yummy!

Summer @ B is for Brown said...

she did an amazing job! way to go!

Anonymous said...

Excellent job! Congratulations on your cake!!

Anonymous said...

Your daughter AND her cake are just beautiful. She should be very proud.
NC Grandma

Anonymous said...

Your daughter did an AWESOME job. I took a class many years ago so I could do my sister's groom's cake. I was a lot older than 11 though. She has accomplished a LOT and she should not be hard on herself. She has an amazing future if she's interested in it!

4kids4 said...

Wow! That cake looks terrific! Someone has some talent!! :-)

Anonymous said...

WOW, what a beautiful cake :) Totally impressed that this was done by a 11 yr old. WOW, is all I can say. WOW
Chris