Several months ago my friend Ashley asked me to take a cake decorating class with her at Michaels Arts and Crafts store. I wasn't really thinking this was my thing, but it was cheap (only $15) and would give me something to do once a week for a month. After the first class, I was very interested and thought the things we learned after one night were really cool. There were many simple things that our cake instructor taught us that we could easily do to make our cakes look better. She also introduced us to some very cool decorating tools. This is where the part about the class being cheap does not really apply anymore. Of course, you could just have the basic supplies, but then what fun would that be?
Ashley and I have now made it through course 3 and have both sold many of our cakes. Tonight I have made a Thomas the Train cake for the grandson of a woman in town. This is my 3rd order from her. I decorated it using piping get transfer, which we learned in course one. This happens to be one of my favorite techniques however. This cake was a chocolate 11 x 15 with white homemade frosting. (Also, since being in class, I will NEVER again buy frosting in a can!)
I will post a picture of this cake, as well as some of my other favorites.