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Wilton Method of Cake Decorating Course 2

Monday, 9 January 2012

This is a post about my Wilton cake decorating course 2 all in a single post. If you missed course 1, click here for the details. So, in course 1, it's all about the basics and buttercream icing. In course 2, we touched a bit on fondant and gum paste in our lesson 1, but the rest of the lessons were all royal icing. Not sure why we did fondant and gum paste though as in course 3 we will be exploring fondant and gum paste.

Wilton Method of Cake Decorating Course 2 fondant gum paste

Like course 1, course 2 has 4 lessons altogether. We were each given a starter kit with most of the tools needed and a booklet outlining the lesson plan. Lesson 1 started with fondant and gum paste - using ready-made ones of course. The best part about this lesson is that it's mess-free! And also grease-free!

Wilton Method of Cake Decorating Course 2

Wilton Method of Cake Decorating Course 2

Lessons 2 and 3 were on making more flowers with royal icing. We had to bring in our own royal icing, which is much easier to prepare than buttercream icing. Love the matte finishing you get using royal icing. Besides, it hardens and can be stored longer than decorations made with buttercream icing. And again, the icing consistency is important! Too dry, you might end up with a broken wrist. Too moist, your decorations won't hold and will melt.

Wilton Method of Cake Decorating Course 2 flowers

For our final lesson, we were taught how to draw stems, reverse shell border and the basketweave technique using buttercream icing. The basketweave technique is one of the prettiest decorating technique that I've come across and is not as complicated as you might think! A bit confusing at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's pretty simple. And the result is pretty impressive.

Wilton Method Basketweave cake

Finally, here's my creation!

Wilton Method of Cake Decorating Course 2 basketweave flower cake

Wilton Method of Cake Decorating Course 2 basketweave flower cake

Cakes created by my fellow course mates:

Wilton Method of Cake Decorating Course 2 basketweave flower cake

PS. All pictures taken and processed using my iPhone 4s.

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