Monday, July 18, 2005

Cake Decorating!!

Katie has always had a dream of owning a bakery. I have always had a dream of owning my own retail business. So we have decided that our long-term goal is to start a bakery/event planning company.

Step 1: Learn how to decorate cakes
Step 2: Get money
Step 3: Open the bakery!

Right now, steps 2 and 3 are pretty much ridiculous thoughts, so we decided to start on step 1 and signed up for a Wilton Cake Decorating class. Tonight was our second lesson and our first cakes. Katie and I are, by far, the best decorators in the class. Katie is a little better than me, but she is good at everything, so I'm really okay with that. Everyone else in the class is really not good. We had to have our cakes iced with the basic layer before class so all we had to do was decorate it. Katie and I were so worried about how ours looked - we spent FOREVER using the techniques we were told the week before trying to get the icing completely smooth and get rid of spatula marks. Our fears were quickly gone, however, when we got to class and saw just how sloppy everyone else's cakes were. There were 2 people, a mother and daughter, who had smoother cakes than us, but they didn't decorate as well. It felt really good when everyone kept telling us that ours were the best and asking if we had done it before! I can't wait until next week to do another cake!

Anyone want to take care of Step 2 for me?


Lindsey said...

That's awesome! I'm sure y'all are doing a fabulous job! Mmmm...cake. I could really go for a cake right now, and I'm not even a cake person.

Megan said...

That sounds like so much fun! I took cake decorating classes for awhile, but I was not very good. I would have been one of the people you were making fun of!

There's a little place out here called A&J cakes. The A&J stands for Another Job. The owner was just this corporate worker who decided to open her own business after the grocery store misspelled her sons's name on his birthday cake. She figured she could do a better job and now she has this totally successful business! She makes all kinds of cakes and does all kinds of classes. It's not exactly a bakery, but it's still cool. So if you and Katie was to open your own business someday you should totally do it. Especially if you're good at it!


Jennifer Meachem said...

good for ya'll! that sounds like fun entertainment.

~...what about a cake club?~

Felicity said...

The only way to achieve big dreams is to take small steps - so good on you for taking the first steps! I hope it successfully leads you down the path you want to follow.
Keep smiling
Felicity 8-)

Bodreaux's Dad said...

To quote Homer Simpson...


Can you say Buttercream??

Emily said...

I'm sure Blake will be able to say buttercream any day now!

Jen said...

You will have a great time with this. I just wish I had more time to do cakes. Buttercream is the ONLY icing out there. Don't ever surrender to whipped icing!

S said...

How awesome is that? I've always wanted to take a cake decorating class myself. How is it going?