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Friday, February 25, 2011

Fondant & Gum Paste

I just wanted to share with you all my finished product from four weekly classes on fondant & gum paste.  I have always wanted to take a class and when I saw that Hobby Lobby had 50% off their classes in February, that is what I did.  My Aunt Kim & I took the class together.  And as usual when you do anything with Kim, you have a good time:)  Our instructor was great, shout out to Sam!  And to top it all off he has some type of visual deficiency.  It truly is amazing what some people do despite what others may see as a limitation!  God is good.

Hobby Lobby provides the Wilton courses.  So if you've ever seen the book, we basically went through each lesson during class.  BUT, I found Sam's tips to be well worth the $20 it took to take the class.  I will give one piece of advice.  I called before hand to get an estimate of how much supplies would cost.   I was TOLD between $45-50, what I spent was more like $125-150.  SO, go into it knowing that and you won't be surprised like I was!  The good thing is that all the supplies, except for the gum paste & fondant of course, can be used over and over again.

Dum, dum, dum (that is my drum roll)


Not too bad for my first time, right?  Maybe?  Well, we had fun anyway:)


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15 comments:

Allie said...

Beautiful! I love the dasies. And the bow is perfect! My friend's mom just started taking classes like that, too and it's amazing what she can do! Great job!

AliLilly said...

GORGEOUS!! WOW! That seriously looks professional! :)

David Robinson said...

Beautiful job! I've always wanted to take a class on cake decorating. Hollie

Michelle said...

Beautiful! How long does it take to decorate a cake like that?

Jessica S. said...

Thanks everyone! It was so much fun too. This cake probably took me about 30 minutes to decorate. But the techniques with the ribbon and daisies are very simple. It gets more difficult and time consuming when you start making roses and carnations. But the good thing about using gum paste is that you can make them ahead of time and store them (indefinitely) because although edible they don't taste good and most people set them to the side before cutting the cake. Plus they dry hard as a rock.

Heather at Dragonfly Designs said...

Love it! Please stop by sometime ~ I've been playing with modelling chocolate and LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your cake is beautiful, I'm sure you had a great time in class, congrats:@)

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Way cute! My friend and I have been making fondant cakes for while now . .. we are kinda getting good at it. Yours looks great!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Thanks for stopping over . . Yes, I have an electric fondue pot. Got it at Joanns. If you're into making treats, you definitely need one.

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

You did a great job! I took this class last year and had a hard time with that bow. Love yours!

My Serendipity said...

Your cake looks great! I'm still trying to learn cake decorating!

Create It Fabulous said...

Awesome job! I love decorating cakes also! Next weekend I'm doing my first wedding cake! Ahh!
new follower here! Please stop on by and visit :)

Angie
http://create-it-fab.blogspot.com/

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

gorgeous!!! I love the daisy's!!! Here’s another party if you would like to link up… http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/03/project-party-weekend-5-ways-to-re.html

Anna said...

Super cute! Especially for your first one. I can't wait to see the Minnie Mouse cake. :)

Thanks for your comment on my cake pictures.

Anna
www.askannamoseley.com

Lillian Pearl Designs said...

That looks amazing! My first time, I made roses and balls. And somehow the rose looked better than the balls...Anyway you have a natural talent, keep at it!