Monday, September 27, 2010

Candy Melts vs. Baker's chocolate

So I have a question for all you baker's out there!!!

This past weekend I was making Cakeballs for my kids in Children's church and I've always used baker's chocolate to dip them in. Baker's is much smoother and easier to work with than wilton's candy melts--which i have used in the past and I used for some of the cake balls this weekend before changing to baker's. The question I have is..baker's chocolate like this picture below. does it come in different colors besides white and black?

or is there a technique or ingredient that I could add to the wilton melts to make them more flexible and smooth like the baker's chocolate?

If you have an idea, please leave me a comment below!
Thanks and have a wonderful week :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wilton: Beginners Class; Course 3

This class we learned how to pipe leaves, drop flowers, dots, and zig zag lines. Like I said we were behind from the class before, but that's ok we acutally had time to play this class :) Here's a picture of my cupcakes, that I decorated this class!

I forgot to mention. We also learned how to pipe mums. I'm not a fan of mums, I think they look kind of silly. For the the cupcakes that have green, yellow and blue i just mixed a little of each color in my piping bag and I just love the way they turned out :) I also used Duff(from Ace of Cakes) food coloring for the vibrant blue color!

Course 1

Here are the pictures from course 1 class 2. We were taught how to ice a cake. It's a lot harder then it seems. Our instructor is a little new at what she does, and she likes to talk, alot. So, needless to say every week we're behind and have to carry over to the next class the things we were suppose to learn in the class before. Over all we are learning new things and I'm so excited to practice and carry on to the next class :)

not bad for my first time icing a cake!

The inside of the cake. I just colored the buttercream brown for the inside.

The cake tasted great. I'm going to keep practicing and hopefully get better and better!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wilton Decorating Basics.

So I'm sure from the title of this blog post, you can gather that I'm taking the wilton decorating class. I'm taking it with my Momma, sister & Nanny! What better way then to take a class learning to better what you love doing, with the people you love. I'm so excited to learn more about decorating and baking.

Our first class went great. Our teacher is a little talkative, which is good but we ran out of time and didn't get to decorate our cookies. I'm looking forward to next class where we will actually get to decorate a cake! Have any of you ever taken any of the Wilton classes? I'd love to hear feedback, if you have!

That's really all the post is about and one more thing. If you wouldn't mind saying a prayer for my daddy, it would be greatly appreciated! He has a nodule on his lungs(they think)(went in for a ct scan today) and we're waiting for the results to see what they want to do about it. We serve an awesome healing God and I know that he will take care of my daddy, so please just lift him up in prayer!

thanks y'all