Thursday, April 30, 2009

Show & Tell - Cake and Cookies

This is my first foray into Mel's Show and Tell.

Those of you who know me IRL, know that I am a baker, probably first and foremost, over a cook. I can do both and enjoy both, but I think baking is my first love. It started back when I was six or seven and received an Easy Bake Oven for my birthday. I loved that toy....and my parents were so good about eating my creations. I have since expanded my repertoire and no longer rely on the heat of a light bulb to bake cakes, cookies or the like.

So, I started a cake decorating class with the local Arts/Craft store last week. Class one was really the introduction, we didn't do anything, but class 2 (of 4) was this week. We learned basic piping skills, how to make a border, stars, writing, and then had to apply what we learned to a cake. We have homework each week which involves bringing an iced cake to class onto which we apply the week's decorations. V likes this course. Who wouldn't? We have cake every week in the house. :)

This is what we made last Friday. Ignore the weird cracking effect. I had a minor casualty at the front door when I got home from class. Needless to say it hasn't affected the taste. :)

This past Wednesday I also did a one night Cookie class. I've always wanted to work with fondant and such, and had a great time "playing". Here are the fruits of my labour.

I have some baking to do for the upcoming Bar Mitzvah in Chicago in two weeks, so I'm hoping to be able to make a special cookie for my nephew. If I am able to pull it off, I'll post a picture.

Go check out the rest of the class at Mel's blog.


Kristin said...

Those cookies are incredibly cool! And, the cake is adorable. I would like to take a cake decorating class.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those cookies are beautiful! I'd love to see what you come up with next!

one-hit_wonder said...

Oh my gosh, so cute! And I like the crackle effect on the cake. :) said...

A cake every week! Life can be so wonderful!...Love the cookies....have fun with the baking!

Beautiful Mess said...

Great job! Next time you have a cake in the house every week, I'm buying a plane ticket ;o)