The Petal Cake

Bad News: I missed my cake class last night due to a migraine (uggh)!

Good News: I had a crumb coated cake ready and waiting for me tonight to experiment on!

So enters The Petal Cake…I have seen this done on Pinterest many times and I have always loved it, so I thought I would give it a try. This is so simple and looks like it takes much more time than it really does.

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I started by piping 5 equal dots vertically down the side of the cake. I took my beveled edge spatula and pushed each dot down and slightly forward. I continued all the way around the cake (yes it is actually that easy)!

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To finish the top off I piped a ruffled border with a gold glitter heart in the center.

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I have to say this is my favorite cake so far! I think I will try an Ombre’ version of this soon!

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My first cake…

I wanted to take some time and talk about the first “official” cake I made. When I say my first cake I do not mean literally my first cake EVER. I mean that this is my first cake I have ever made with the intention of wanting to do this as a profession. So starts my journey…

I have decided to take the rest of the year off from college to pursue something that I have always dreamed of. Many of my friends and family think it’s a silly idea but I am at the stage in my life where I want to do something that truly makes me happy, and that is not sitting through hours of math or meetings at work, it is baking!

So I signed up for decorating classes! The classes began in September and will end the first week of December. I am so thrilled and I absolutely love everything about it! Now let’s get to it…

Things I learned in my first class:
1. THEY DON’T MAKE THEIR CAKES FROM SCRATCH!! – This absolutely shocked me! They use Duncan Hines cake mix (which I later learned is partnered with Wilton, so that would explain the brand pushing).
2. THEY BRING THEIR EGGS TO ROOM TEMPERATURE BEFORE ADDING TO THE BATTER. – This one still kind of makes me nervous but I have noticed a difference since doing this.
3. HOW TO SMOOTH A CAKE- Clouds parted…angels sang…it was MAGICAL. Using a VIVA paper towel and a little patience I am slowly mastering the smooth cake. When I get a little better I will do a post on this!

To finish out the class we practiced borders, and transferring of images using piping gel! I hope to one day look back at this cake and be proud of how far I have come…

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