Cake Decorating 101

“My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M's and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.” ~Dave Barry

During the month of April, I went on a course of exploration. I had to go no farther than the front door of
Michael's arts and craft store.
They offer different classes for all sorts of interests, but the cake decorating class was calling my name.

I mostly blame it on the Food Network. Ace of Cakes anyone? How about the Food Network Challenge? Every time they move the cake to the display table in front, I find that I am holding my breath. And so, I wanted to follow in their footsteps.

If you haven't taken the class before, it is a real eye opener into the depths of your soul. If you can survive packing icing into plastic decorating bags and squeezing with the utmost precision just to have the bag bust and fall all over the beautiful design you have been working on for about a hour . . . then this is the class for you.

I've been taking the class with my sister and we have had a great time laughing and testing out our new found skills. So far, in addition to the cakes we have made for class, we have made a cake for my Bunco group and my daughter's 2nd birthday cake.

On Wednesday, we will have completed the second course and by the end of the night, our final project should be complete. I hope you are awaiting pictures with bated breath!

So bated breath refers to a state in which you almost stop breathing as a result of some strong emotion, such as terror or awe.

(I have a feeling it may be a nice mix of terror and awe!)

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