The Wilton Rose
So I know it says up there in the heading " No classes here......" but my mom talked me into taking a Wilton Cake Decorating class with her. Honestly I wasn't really that interested but my mom has always wanted to take one of those classes and I thought it would be fun to hang with her.... she is hilarious to be around. So she signed us up and bought a ridiculous amount of cake decorating supplies (some of which she left in a Hobby Lobby shopping cart after the second class... bless her heart) and off to school we went. The Wilton stuff is kinds cheesy to me...but I guess it is a good foundation for cake decorating. Actually decorating with buttercream scares the hell out of me..... it's not like fondant. With fondant once you sculpt something and let it dry it is pretty hard to destroy (unless you have a two year old around screaming "ohhhhh mommy... pretty cake") ....but with buttercream it always seems so delicate. And messy. And I have a hard time with those bags..... But mom and I went and learned all we could. I did get a better grip on my bags and learned to make a pretty shell pattern... but what I am now obsessed with is The Wilton Rose.
There were no recipes provided in the class, except for the Wilton recipe for buttercream. It is insanely easy to whip up and tastes suprisingly delicious. I just used Kate Sullivan's 1234 buttercake for my cakes and again... easy to whip up....
1 cup Crisco