Monday, May 25, 2009

Push In Pillars

Hey everyone. I just wanted to post a quick pic of a cake that I did this weekend. I used the Push-In Pillars. It turned out great. This is a very simple idea of just placing the tiers around an elevated center tier.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

June Class Schedule

Here is the class schedule for June:
Course I Mondays 6-8pm
Course II Thursdays 6-8pm
Course III Wednesdays 6-8pm
Fondant & GP Tuesdays 6-8pm

Kakes for Kids Saturday June 20th, 11am to 1pm

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Final Classes

Boy does time fly. Next week is the the last class for my Course 2 and Course 3 students. Everyone is doing such a great job. Course 2 will be doing the Basket Weave cake and making use of all the flowers that they have been making. Course 3 will be doing a cake of their choosing. I am interested in seeing how creative these cakes will be. The schedule should be out for June soon, and I will make sure to pass it along.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Kakes for Kids Info

note: if anyone would like this info in a Word document, please email me.

Classes: 6/20, 7/18, 8/15 11am to 1pm Altoona Michael’s
Contact Wilton Instructor Brooke Grassmyer at 949-0153 or
**Pre-registration Required at least 24 hours before class**
Join the fun!

In this 2-hour class, kids will learn the basics
of cake decorating and leave with a completed
project to show off to family and friends!
Only $15 per child!
Supplies not included-see below for complete list.

Sign up today for Wilton Kakes for Kids
Student Supply List

􀂉 4 tubes Wilton Tube Icing, colors of your choice
􀂉 5-piece tip and nail set
􀂉 1 can Wilton Decorator Icing
􀂉 1 single layer unfrosted 8” round cake, or a cookie baked in a Wilton Giant Cookie Pan, on a
cake circle or plate.
􀂉 Small Decorator Spatula
􀂉 Cake Decorating Beginner’s Guide
􀂉 Reusable disposable clothes (ie. Handi-wipes®)
􀂉 Toothpicks
􀂉 Hand towel (to cover work area)
􀂉 Plastic food storage bag to take home used supplies for clean-up
􀂉 Roll of waxed paper
􀂉 Wilton Trim and Turn Cake Stand
􀂉 Up to 3 extra #16 star tips and 1 Coupler Ring Set

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Cute Idea: Festive Floral Cupcakes

Check out this link on making these gorgeous cupcakes. This idea is using Royal Icing flowers. The flowers would also look beautiful on a tiered fondant covered cake.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Course 3 Class 2 Tonight

We will be making fondant roses tonight. Pleas bring along to class your clear vanilla extract. This will be used as a glue.
Also, you need an 8" square cake that is at least 3" tall. This can be achieved with a single layer that is 3" high, or by combining 2 layers that are 2"+ tall. The taller the cake, the easier it is to apply fondant.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

This Week's Coupons

Hello All. Good news: AC Moore has a 50% coupon and Michael's has a 40% coupon. Remember that you can use both of these coupons if you have 2 different items in 1 purchase. Course 3 students, use your coupons to buy fondant. Also 50% off the 4lb ready made BC icing is a great deal. See the side menu for links to these coupons.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mother's Day Wish

Happy Mother's Day to all those Mom's out there. I am giving myself a well deserved break this weekend from making cakes. This seems to be the only time to take break. My May and June calender is quickly filling up. with Birthday and Wedding cakes.

Here is a link that is easy for children to make--just for Mom.

I hope that everyone has a great weekend and maybe someone who loves you will make a cake or at the very least, breakfast in bed. :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Margarita Cupcake Video

Here is a to make these cute Margarita cupcakes, just in time for Cinco de Mayo. Click on this link to find recipe and a how to video.