My daughter and I are over half way through our cake decorating classes at Kake Kreations. We love that we can schedule them at our convenience, but the flip side is we started these classes in August! lol We actually did this class before my dad got really sick but I forgot to post it. Class five was cupcake decorating which was so much fun. We learned how to create about five different flowers. We always donate our finished product since we don't really eat cake... just decorate it. (Hmmmm... it just occurred to me... is that weird....?)
Things I learned: Have the icing colors mixed and ready to go. Adding two colors into a piping bag gives an awesome two tone effect.
Sunflowers are not only my favorite flower, they are one of my favorite to make now too! The instructor had us block out a circle in the middle for the center but after doing a few that way, I realized it looked odd and just freehanded where the circle would start. The sunflower petals were made with a leaf tip, #352.
My other favorite flower, a daisy. (Sunflowers and daisy's are just such happy flowers!) This was created with the #104 tip as was the rose and poppy. A lot of the flowers use the same tip, it's just how you use the tips that make the difference in the flower. Pretty basic, I realize, but I didn't know that until this class.
I'm not sure about these Hydrangeas but maybe with some more practice? Tips #102 and #2 for the center dots.
I DO NOT like making Chrysanthemums but it was my daughters favorite one to do. I just can't get the hang of these things! (They are the orange ones and the red ones in the back are the poppies but I didn't take a picture of these by themselves.) Chrysanthemums were made with a #80 and as mentioned above, the poppies were made with the #104 and a #27 for the center.
When we get home, it's easiest to run all the tips, spoons, bowls, etc... through the dish washer but sometimes Karma gets to them first....
...even though he knows better!