Thursday, December 24, 2009

The End

My cake class is over.
Today is Christmas Eve.
Here is how my cake turned out.

Simple but beautiful!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Finale Cake

I've been loving my Wilton Cake Decorating class. I've definitely learned a lot.
I'm going to use my finale cake as a Christmas dessert.
The past two cakes I've made have just been one layer cakes, but for the finale cake I've decided to do a two layer cake.
Not only that, I've decided to fill the cake with a Chocolate-Hazelnut buttercream filling.
I think this will taste superb with the butter cake mix that I have used.

Here's the recipe for the Chocolate-Hazelnut buttercream filling.
You take the regular recipe and add some Nutella.
1 lb bag of powder sugar
1/2 c milk
1/8 - 1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Vanilla
2 sticks butter, cut in 1/2 inch slices
1/2 c shortening
3/4 c Nutella

Using the whisk attachment on your electric mixer, mix the powdered sugar, salt, vanilla, and milk at low speed until smooth.
Add butter one slice at a time until incorporated.
Add shortening and whip at highest speed 10-12 minutes until volume increases by at least 50%.

I will let you know how it turns out in the end.
[pictures included - hopefully!]

Monday, December 7, 2009

Wilton Course One

Back in October [i think], I signed up to take Cake Decorating. It's always been something I've wanted to do because I enjoy making so many sweets. Well, yesterday, I spent a good 3 hours in the kitchen...standing...making that stupid buttercream icing. I think I made possibly the biggest baking mess I ever have so far in my life. I had powdered sugar EVERYWHERE!! Luckily it was an easy clean-up though. Making that silly icing seriously almost made me reconsider taking the class. I thought it was too much work making the icing [because the instructor made it look so easy when she demonstrated the process to us]. So, tonight marks night two of cake decorating. Hopefully, it'll be fun tonight and out weigh the enormous mess I made yesterday.