my first early attempts at cake decoration

I have been taking a cake decorating class at a local college for two weeks now, and have begun my slow, occasionally pathetic climb toward becoming a master cake decorator.

here are my first early attempts at roses:

I don’t know if you can really see how terrifying my hands looked here, but they were SO PINK.

I kept forgetting what had happened to my hands, and I’d look down every once and a while and have a momentary panic attack about the vivid hue of my finger flesh.

our cake decorating professor made us do rabbits for our first cake, being a few days before easter and all. I had no desire to do so, but heeded her demands.

it looked ok. please forgive me for the yellowness of my bunny–I was forced to render him thusly.

I am enjoying this. I am creeped out by the vast amount of crisco (excuse me, vegetable shortening) that goes into my frosting, so if anyone knows a recipe for a nice, stiff frosting, good for making flowers etc., that does NOT have crisco in it, I would really appreciate the suggestion.

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2 responses to “my first early attempts at cake decoration

  1. that cake looks great! (and at least your hand aren’t blue…)

  2. I love it, Liz! I’ve been trying to draw bunnies lately (for easter related things) and found it’s hard to make them a) not look like some sort of vermin and b) look, you know, good and cute. It’s hard enough with a pen and paper, but with crisco-based frosting? WHOA! You’re a winner, buddy. I’ve heard you can substitute butter for crisco in most frosting recipes, so you could try that, using the same amounts.

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