Sunday Favorite

Hi everyone! Chari over at "Happy To Design" has a weekly party where she invites us to share an old favorite post of ours for Sunday Favorite. Make sure you stop by and say Hi to Chari and see what everyone is reposting today!

This repost is actually from my old personal blog so, it hasn't been shown here. A couple of years ago I took the Wilton cake decorating classes. And these are the cakes that I made for each levels "graduation".

This is the graduation cake for Wilton I. Since it was Valentines day, I chose to do a Valentine theme cake instead of the birthday cake from the book. The main purpose of the cake is to use all the skills you learned during this course. I didn't do a heart. I wanted to do something different so, I did "X's & O's".

Graduation cake from Wilton course II was really focused on learning how to do roses and other flowers using different techniques. It took a lot of effort to get the icing to be this pale of pink. but, I loved the way it came out. My roses are much more the English Garden Rose style than the standard American Rose. And the little polka dots on the cake was also a thing we had to include. those are the hardest to make. The roses are way easier than getting a rounded dot.

Wilton Course III was learning how to make a lot of different technique flowers. Making them head of time and how to make the "glass" looking pieces. So, the graduation cake was to be a basket weave with ALL of the flowers we learned how to make on it.

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  1. Wow. I'm impressed. My daughter just signed up for those classes. She's planning on going all the way through. She's been to only 2 so far, and is really enjoying herself. The best part is that we get to eat the cakes!

  2. Diann....what great cakes. I've always wanted to take a class from Wilton. I bet it was fun and you certainly did a good job. :)

  3. You have done a great job. Pure art, like a painting. I tried to Stumble your post but I don't know if it worked.

  4. This was a really fun post. I would love to take a class like that, but then I would have to eat the cake :-)

  5. How fun! I'm betting your family loved your graduation days!
    xoxo Pattie

  6. Hi Diann...

    Ohhh...what fun! Girl, your cakes turned out fabulous! You did a great job! I love the X's and O's on your Valentine cake...more creative than just making an old heart! Hehe! Love, love, LOVE those soft pink roses and polka dots on the second cake! That one turned out sooo pretty! Ohhh...and all of those gorgeous flowers on the third cake...FABULOUS!!! I love the basket weave on the sides! Sooo very pretty, Diann!

    My mother took a few classes from Wilton. She decorated cakes and had a small business for a number of years! I was so lucky to have learned from her! There was a time when I did quite a bit of cake decorating as well...but that was a number of years ago. Hmmm...wondering if I lost my touch? Hehe! I just have a few basic decorating tips now...I would certainly need a few more to really do a cake!

    Anyway, I loved this post! Your cakes turned out beautifully...thank you so much for sharing them and your experience with us for Sunday Favorites, my friend!!!

    Have a super Sunday!
    Chari @Happy To Design

    PS...Hehe, so glad that you answered my question about Troy being your husband! How share blogging with your honey! Do ya'll fight over computer time? Hehe! Love it!!!

  7. Gorgeous. My mom use to decorate the most beautiful cakes. This is not something I can do. I should take some classes. These are beautiful. Hugs, Marty

  8. I have often wanted to take a wilton cake decorating class. Your cakes are just lovely.

  9. What a great cake for each class you kept getting better at it but that X and O Valentine cake really does take the cake!

  10. Good for you!!! I took ONE little cake decorating class - - - we did use Wilton supplies, though I don't remember now if it was actually billed as a Wilton class. I do remember making ONE cake with the basket weave sides, though I was never any good at roses.

    Your cakes look awesome.

  11. Your cakes are gorgeous! I took one of those fun classes many years ago but never could master the rose.


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