HI there! In Course II you learn to do a lot of different flowers with royal icing. It's much different to use this and it's hard to get the consistency right the first time or two. The flowers come out great, though, and they last for a long time.. like months! You also learn to make colorflow icing - usually birds, though I convinced my teacher to let me make butterflies instead.
I just completed Course II. My final cake came out really pretty, but as soon as I got it home it cracked in half. I think it's because I didn't level the bottom layer and the basketweave is very heavy on the sides and it pulled the sides down and split it. Make sure you level your final cake!
Try not to get too frustrated with the class and remember that once you're done with the classes you can get creative again and have more fun!
Here's the pictures of mine before it self-destructed. You can see the other pix in the Cake Disasters forum in the thread called "Earthquake Cake..".
Best of luck!!