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Monday, June 2, 2008

Professional Help

Ever since Hope's first birthday I've tried to make their cakes special. I've had some success and some catastrophes. For example, Hope's first cake was a rubber duckie cake which was all blue with mini marshmallow bubbles and ducks all over it. I used so much food coloring that it died Hope's face, hands, arms, high chair, shirt, everything, blue for several days. For her second birthday, I wanted to make her a Jo Jo the Clown cake which turned out pretty cute until her cotton candy hat melted into a big sticky puddle by the time we ate it. Anyway, instead of having to rely soley on sweets of every kind for my creations I decided to sign up for a Wilton class. Here are my first three assignments.
My very first attempt at using an icing tip.



These bottom two are to prove that not every one of my previous cakes have been a disaster. It's nice to be able to do a little more with frosting that just spread it now though.

9 comments:

Wehrle said...

Mindy you are sooo good! I don't htink we did the clown, you may have to show me how to do that one!! Hope is so cute in her little dance clothes!

Monica & Dave said...

Those cakes are amazing! You'll have to teach me how to do that, I can't even ice a cake and make it smooth! And Hope is so cute, Dave hears all the cute things she does/says from your parents and he fills me in, I cant believe how much I miss all you guys! She looks like a great dancer! I wish I could go watch, the costumes were always my favorite part too! :)I'm glad you guys are doing well!

Monica & Dave said...

PS is that pink cake an announcement?? I know you're pregnant...but have you found out yet what it is yet? Me & Dave are trying to figure out if you just randomly made that cake, or if its a really sneaky way of letting us know!

blairandmaisy said...

They look great! I'll have to come over and take classes from you now.

talesha said...

My mother in law used to decorate a lot of cakes. So she has taught me and I love making cakes. These ones are so cute. I might have to copy one!

Stef said...

WOW! Impressive!

marie said...

Mindy! your cakes look amazing! it's always great when you can take classes to broaden your horizons and master hobbies! i might have to hire you to design my cakes!

Barbara Munson said...

I'm so impressed! These are fabulous! You are one talented lady and a great Mom! Love you!

Laura said...

What a fun talent! I've always wanted to try cake decorating, maybe someday I'll get around to it. I love perusing your blog. I'm glad you guys are doing well.