Last night was the second of four classes I am taking. It was a lot of fun. We had to take a cake already iced to class. Yesterday was an interesting baking day. I have three round cake pans that my husband bought me for Christmas. So I made a cake from a box and poured it into the smallest pan. It is about an 8'' diameter pan. When I picked it up I saw that it was leaking batter out the bottom slowly.
Here is where my bright idea came into play. I put it in the oven thinking...hoping that it would cook fast enough on the edges to stop the leak. Did it work you ask? No. It didn't. I took the pan back out after about 5 minutes and poured the batter into a bowl and washed out the pan and tried to get it to stop leaking. Needless to say it didn't work. So I grabbed the middle pan and poured the batter into it and put it into the oven. Well because it was a bigger pan and I had already lost some of the batter the cake wasn't very tall. I originally wanted to torte my cake but it wasn't going to work with this one. So I made the yellow cake from scratch and poured it into the medium pan and guess what? It leaked. My luck today isn't doing so good.
So I pulled out a square pan and all the batter wouldn't fit so I made cupcakes too. This cake was shorter than the first so it couldn't be torted either.
Then I made two batches of icing. A thin chocolate frosting to frost the cake with and then a medium consistency frosting for decorating. I printed a picture of a snow plow to decorate on the cake and got ready for class.
Class was a lot of fun. We went over frosting, how to smooth out frosting, how to add color to frosting, and how to use two more tips as well as hand positioning and such.
This is how my cake turned out. I thought well for a first time.
So this morning I frosted the square cake and am trying to decide what to put on it. I'm so excited.
Next week we will be working with cupcakes and how to fill them and ice them and it will be a lot of fun.