Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My New Hobby

I've wanted to take a cake decorating class for years now, and decided that since we're moving soon and who knows how close we'll live to a Michael's in California (you can't beat my 3 minute drive here!) and before life gets crazier with another baby, I'd better do it now. It made it even more fun that I'm taking the class with 4 other girls from the MBA program! We've completed the first course which is 4 weeks long and are all signing up for the 2nd course for the next 4 weeks. It's lots of fun and I'm so glad I'm doing it!
(Annie Ostler and anyone else out there who are professional cake decorators, please don't look at my cakes, at least not closely. I already know I'm not good, but I'm having fun and I think I'll be able to make some cute birthday cakes for my kids which is the whole reason why I'm doing this class! I hope the next 4 weeks will help me just get better since I'm pretty hopeless right now! :D)

With Isadora and Kimber on the first night of class.

My first completed cake. (Disclaimer: the frosting looks nasty b/c I ran out of powdered sugar and had to improvise, so I know it doesn't look like the "Wilton icing".)Here's our instructor, Anita. She's very fun and very good.
My clown cake after the 3rd class. (The flag and other things look dumb, but I was just playing around by then, trying to use up icing.)
After the last class with all the MBASA girls and our certificates: Kimber, Isadora, Melissa, me, and Julia.

My Wilton roses that I despise doing. I think I'll just stick with sweet peas and drop flowers. :)

The completed last cake with my shell border.

13 comments:

Erin said...

How fun for you! I love people who aren't afraid to learn/try new things...especially when they're as old as we're getting. :) Your cakes look great! Maybe I'll have you decorate one for Bryson's birthday in March. What-do-ya-say?

Anonymous said...

i thought you were supposed to be pregnant! you are still teeny tiny!!

Brian & Heidi Haas said...

How fun, I've also wanted to learn to decorate cakes. You've now given me new modivation! Good job, you're kids will love their home made cakes!

kim & co. said...

Those looke great! I love your roses, even if you hate doing them--that's something I'd like to learn how to do.

The Ostler Family said...

YEA!! How fun. I love teaching those classes. Your cakes look great!! Your roses look good too!

Momma K & Big J said...

Wow--your cake looks awesome. Even the shell border, so professional!

Jenny W said...

WAY good job Becky! And I had so much fun talking to you about all of the Twilight books on the phone, I even left you a message again AFTER we talked, because I thought of more things to say! I'm way too obsessed! Anyway, I love love you! And good job on your cakes, again!

Holly or James said...

That looks like one of those things that every girl wants to do or has good intentions on doing but never gets around to doing it. GOOD JOB for actually doing it! That's also great that you had some other girls to go with. (: That makes things so much more fun!

Momma K & Big J said...
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Momma K & Big J said...

Just wanted to look at your cake again. I can't believe you despised making the roses, you're so good at it--you simply can't hide that kind of talent under a rosebush!! :) See you soon!

Annie said...

good for you. i have had course #2 on my list of things to do for 3 years :). i think after the snow is gone. your roses look great, but don't you hate how they cramp up your wrist? or is that just me? i hate those clown cakes they make you do the first course, creepy.

THE BRANDVOLD'S said...

I never saw any of your completed cakes and they are all awesome. I love the dots on the clown cake and you cant really "despise" the rose- not when you made such an awesome rose cake.

Sonja said...

Okay, I"m expecting some great treats at our next RS meeting. :D

You are amazing! How do you do it all?