Happy New Year (Cake)!

1 Jan

Happy 2013, everyone!  Hope everyone had a lot of fun and made lots of mistakes last night!

I decorated this cake during another class I took at the Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories, which is where I took my Intro to Macarons and French Macaron 201 classes.  I really love that place!

There were many options for what to write on my cake, but I thought this was an appropriate one to practice my cake-writing with…

Cake Decorating Basics

Cake Decorating Basics

The cakes were pre-made, but we made the buttercream and frosted the cakes ourselves.  They had a huge array of different types of food gels, but no corals so I tried to make one myself.  It turned out really orange in the photos for some reason, but it’s a pretty normal coral.  The color for the writing turned out much greener than I had hoped, as I was aiming for a robin’s egg blue.

I also tried doing dots along the side of the cake, but they ended up looking more like spikes.

Coral Edging Using an Open Star Pastry Tip

Coral Edging Using an Open Star Pastry Tip

Hopefully some prettier pastries will come your way this year, with my newfound set of decorating skills!  For now, enjoy!

Happy New Year Cake!

Happy New Year Cake!


3 Responses to “Happy New Year (Cake)!”

  1. Jamie January 1, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

    How was that decorating class? Worth the money?

    • AT-AT Everywhere January 1, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

      I think so, especially if you don’t have any cake decorating experience. the macaron classes were DEFINITELY worth it, but maybe you could youtube the cake decorating one. not sure.


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    […] I took a wee bit of the leftover frosting and added a few drops of red food coloring to make it pink.  I didn’t have a small enough piping tip, so I put the pink frosting into a ziploc baggie and snipped a corner to write the happy birthday, and then created the “flowers” using a closed star tip.  And yes, I am aware that I have had better cake decorating days. […]

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