I've taken a bit of a blog break this past week so I can concentrate on my latest project...cake decorating. For the past few months, I have been obsessed watching those cake shows on TV like Ace of Cakes, Cake Boss, Fabulous Cakes, and more recently Cupcake Wars, and DC Cupcakes. You see, baking has never been my forté, although I have always loved, loved, loved cakes and pastries. So...in order to expand my creative side, last month, I enrolled in a series of cake decorating classes and it has taken quite a chunk of my free time. Which explains why I have not been around as much to comment on your lovely blogs (sorry). But in the end, I am hoping I can offer you one of these yummy, delicious, fabulous, sugary-sweet, heart-melting treats.
The next two cakes are from Amelie's House. Wow, is she talented!!!
Cupcakes are a bit easier to decorate for me, and the best part is, there is no need for cake cutting
My very favorite patisserie in Paris, the world famous Ladurée, is really known for their macarons, although they also have the best cakes I have ever seen.
(A scene from 2006 film Marie Antoinette)
And finally, these lovely decorated cakes are from my class:
(created by my classmate Adrianna)
(created by my classmate Tabitha)
This one is my first ever decorated cake
These are the flowers I made using royal icing
I used them as cupcake toppers
The second cake I decorated, it's for my Mom's birthday
The lily and daffodils are also made using royal icing
And my third cake in Tiffany Bleu :)
So the next time I have a tea party
I'm hoping I can surprise my guests with something that looks as divine as these