We are SO thankful for the rain showers this week! Things have been terribly dry all summer and it is so nice to enjoy a lazy afternoon at home with the family. Lita (my mom) bought Emma these cute green rain boots....perfect weather! For some reason she wanted to wear her hat and mittens. I guess she is hoping that cooler weather is on the way (ME TOO!!!!)
I am taking my first Wilton cake class at Michael's on September Saturdays mornings. My fellow coaching wife, Lauren, is taking it with me so that makes it great :) There are several level courses but all I want to know is how to make fun cute cakes for the kids' birthday parties....not just a boring sheet cake with store bought icing. I have wanted to take this class for awhile now and decided that now was a good time. So far we have learned how to make the famous Wilton classic icing and technique for spreading it. We have also learned how to apply dots, stars, borders, writing and the base of the well known Wilton rose. I never dreamed that there would be such an abundance of equipment and utensils required! There are tons of different shaped tips, piping bags, turn tables, carriers, icing colors and doo dads out there.
Our "homework" was to bake and bring a cake to class today. Unfortunately we will not see our new oven until early Oct (yikes, can you believe it?!) so this was quite a challenge. I baked a cake at our AD's house on Thurs, brought it home and accidentely dropped it.....which turned into many tiny pieces on the dining room floor :( I can't remember the last time I was so mad!! My mom kindly offered to bake one for me to take today - THANKS!! We decorated our cakes in class this morning and here is how mine turned out: