Week 2 was frosting and decorating a cake! I decided I was going to make a lemon cake with raspberry filling and give it to the youth group.
It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun. I say it was a lot of work because I actually baked two 3" deep cakes, and 3 individual layers of cake before I got a cake worthy of being decorated. The first cake had curves - I kid you not. It was a very voluptuous cake, so I decorated it and took it to the cabin. Since we had only learned how to decorating using stars, I flipped through my book and created something with no instructions. It didn't turn out too badly. And it was delicious. Here's a picture of my practice cake:
Keep in mind that this was me just messing around with different decorating tips. I actually had no idea what I was doing.
When I went to tackle the cake project again, the next cake fell apart when I took it out of the pan, even though it had adequate time to cool. So then I gave up on my new 3" deep pan and just used regular round cake pans to bake 3 layers. One of the layers didn't cook all the way through and collapsed in the center. So my final product was a two layer cake with lots of extra lemon cake. I did have instructions on how to do this one. Here's a few pictures of my final product:
Side view of those awesome borders that take forever
And a close up of the cupcake
Next week - cupcakes!