So here is my assignment for week 2 of my Wilton Decorating Class. I could either do a rainbow or go out and buy a character cake - which I didn't really want to do, at this point since I don't know what the kiddos will be into for their birthdays. So I didn't want to waste the money on a pan that I wouldn't use. So I did the rainbow. Not my best work I don't think (If you haven't seen the other posts on my cakes you can click HERE and HERE) but it will do. But I did enjoy doing a cake that the main color wasn't green!
I tried a new cake recipe, which I know better since I knew I wouldn't be doing it over again, if it didn't turn out. I had to ice the cake twice. The first time - the crumbs were too bad so I took off all the icing and redid it. It still crumbed a little bit, but not too noticeable. I wanted to try to ice a cake without doing a crumb coat. Yeah, learned that lesson!
And I wanted to try my hand at piping and as you can see, there is no piping. Yep, had to take off the first rainbow because it looked HORRIBLE. Have I mentioned before that I don't have a steady hand since having children? Is that normal? I don't know! I constantly have a little shake to my hands as if I have had too much caffeine, but it's even there when I don't have caffeine. SORRY major digression - Anyway I had to re-ice the area and do just the plain minimum - which was practicing the star pattern. So I did the star pattern. There are a couple of places that the stars weren't tight enough and the blue showed through. But as I said before, I am not going to be picky at this point in the game.
So as promised, here are my pics of week 2: