Tag Archives: Baking and Confections

Cake Class!

10 Nov

We’ve been making cakes in class this whole week.

It’s been SO FUN.

Monday we practiced making flowers.  My little bro is turning twelve this weekend, so I made this for him.  Looking back, it’s kiiiinda girly for my super muscly football player, but whatever.  He should be thankful.  Ehhh I miss him and want to give him kissessss!

On Tuesday we used our carrot cakes to practice covering a cake and making figurines with marzipan.  I’m not a huge fan of marzipan or fondant, but it does make pretty cakes.  And the carrot cake was soooooo delicious.  I had to throw out the scraps because I couldn’t stop eating it.  Absolutely no self control.  Ever.

Don’t look at those “r’s”.  The chocolate was seizing. Eh. Look at the cute bunny!

Yesterday we practiced flooding chocolate.  First, you pipe the black outline, then add the detail, then pipe the colored chocolate.

It was hard getting just the right color, but I was really happy with how it turned out!  Fairy Odd Parents is one of my favorite cartoons to watch with my little bro and sis.  I seriously wish I could sit on my couch and watch this with them when they come home from school.

Blah, I couldn’t get the glare out.  Acetate paper makes the chocolate so shiny… which is a great thing in person.

Today we did 2D cakes with fondant… getting ready for those 3D wedding cakes!  I’ve been kinda obsessed with making an Angry Birds anything since I realized it would have made the cutest sugar sculpture a couple of weeks ago.

The lettering isn’t perfect.  I wanted to just paint the borders, but someone convinced me airbrushing it would have been easier… which it was, but didn’t look the way I wanted it too.  BLAH.  I still think it’s cute and if we didn’t have a noon deadline I would have added a bad guy and it would have been PERFECT.

♥ Heather


Dates with the kiddos!

6 Sep

Last week I had a date with some of my old students! September is kind of a hard time for me. The holiday season and the end of the year are tied. I just miss them so, so much! If you didn’t know, I worked for the school district for five years, but was lucky enough to stay at one particular school for four of them. You can read more about that here.

I LOVE this kiddo. I remember pushing her on the swings when she was in kinder, listening to her read books far beyond her grade’s reading level in first grade, and seeing her blossom in second. It’s been a year since I’ve seen her, but it was so wonderful to catch up over one of my favs, frozen yogurt!

For the past three years I would also tutor two of the sweetest, kindest boys. We had so much fun going over the alphabet and working on long division! One of the greatest moments about working with kids is at the end of the day they don’t want to leave you. Just because they want to learn more. They look exactly the same, but soooo tall! I can truly say that I love this family. The momma is so positive and loving, just how I hope to be someday.

She invited me over to show her how to make a tres leches cake, Italian buttercream and chocolate frosting. It was fun fun fun doing this while sipping mimosas and chatting away! I was sipping, but somehow my mimosa always stayed full:)

Here’s a picture of them grubbing away…

Sometimes you forget how sitting and chatting with kids can completely light up your day. I miss having them in my daily life. I miss their stories, their excitement, and teaching them new things. Somehow I need to figure out how to merge my passion for baking and my love for these kids.

♥ Heather