It is so frustrating for me not to be good at something. Especially something that I am totally interested in. But once again this week I was not the head of the class, nor was I second...remember from last week, I mentioned they're are only three of us.
My roses are getting a little better. Not much, but I am content, until next week when I have to have a rose on my final project.
My favorite thing of this week's class was learning how to make the clowns. I'm not too impressed with plastic heads on cakes, but these turned out better than I thought they would. And I know the boys are going to love them. I wanted to get the scarecrow heads but our local cake supply store was sold out. So I was stuck with the clowns. I decided before hand to have the clowns match the paper cups of the cupcakes and I think the bright colors really look festive.
But to show that I am okay with not being the best in my class here is a pic of what I am STILL struggling with. The reason I took the class was to learn the "shell". Because for Carter's birthday cake, it was supposed to have cow heads - using the "shell" technique. I couldn't figure it out then, and I STILL can't get it right. The instructor tried to show me 3 times, but to no avail! The second cupcake was my attempt to make a pumpkin using the said "shell" technique. And as you can clearly see...it doesn't resemble a pumpkin whatsoever.
And finally, my wonderful husband, who after I showed him my cupcakes and explained that I suck could use some more practice, asked, "But you are enjoying yourself, right?"
"What do you think? I am not the best in my class!" Competitive? Nah! Enjoying myself? Slightly! :-)