Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cake Decorating for Fun

Saturday I spent the day at a decorating class sponsored by Wilton School of Decorating Art. Sandy Folsom, school director, shared decorating techniques with a group of Twin Cities professionals.

I'll admit that we were given a bag of Wilton products for practicing. For me, as a baker, it was a special treat because I usually take the simplest road and don't do much decorating. Nancy Siler, Vice President of Consumer Affairs, said her philosophy is "Make it simple and people will want to try it". For me, that was what the day was all about.

We produced the cakes above in about an hour after practicing with a pastry bag. I think you can tell which groups had a food stylist but everyone had fun and all cakes received a prize for something. Our generous judges awarded my team "Best Use of Border", a reach!!!

From now on, I'm going to take a little time to decorate.