AngelWendy, I'm actually taking the cake deco class at a local bakery in town. They also make wedding cakes but just happen to teach classes too. We're pretty much going by the course book, but she did teach of leaves. (Even though she wasn't supposed to, but since we were learning to make the rose, she thought, you need to learn leaves too.)
I've only had two of the classes of course 1, my 3rd and final lesson is this Sunday. The cake I made wasn't for class. It was simply for my
benefit of practicing. I went to a mom's group and brought the cake as a treat. I have to bake another cake this week for my project for the last class of course 1.
As for the fondant class I'm taking tonight. It's a one time lesson. It's being taught at the same place as course 1. There was no mention of any prerequisite to any other courses before signing up for this one. So I signed my mom & I up for it, (her Easter gift.) My last class of course 1 was supposed
to be yesterday, but there was an Ky ICES meeting, so our last class was bumped to this coming Sunday. So I hope that clears up some confusion for ya.
Diane, the drop flowers are from buttercream. I had just learned how to do them that afternoon. So there was no time before my mom's group to use royal. I just stuck them in the freezer for a little while (not long enough, I might add
) so when I was transferring them from wax to cake, some of them sort of smushed. Oh well, lesson learned.
I wanted to thanks everyone else for the warm welcome! I'm very excited to be here and can't wait to keep baking. I am a little bit of a message board addict, so I'm sure you'll be seeing PLENTY of me!