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Wilton Method of Cake Decorating Course 1, Day 3

Day 3 of our Building Buttercream Skills course was all about flowers. We were asked to bring 8 treats that has a flat surface and shaped either round or rectangle.

Wilton Buttercream Skills Lesson 3

Wilton Buttercream Skills Lesson 3

Ms. A taught us to pipe

  • Bead, for borders
  • Leaves
  • Grass
  • Star Drop Flower
  • Swirl Drop Flower
  • Daisy
  • Sunflower
  • Zinnia

As always, while Ms. A did a demonstration on how to make each flower it looked so easy. I had a hard time specially with making daisy and

Buttercream Flower Demo

I made use of the leftover buttercream from day 2 which still works fine in piping but we noticed that it was already oily and a lot of air has been incorporated into it.

Lesson’s learned:

  • Use a medium soft icing consistency
  • Turn flower nail anti-clockwise. Place nail on the 1st line of your finger and move with the help of thumb towards the end.
  • Consistent pressure control
  • Let the piping tip do it’s work

The yellow ones were made by Ms. A and the middle was well my creation.  Final reminder is to Practice…Practice…Practice…

 

Homework for Session 4:

  • Bake a 2 layer round or square cake.
  • Bring cake to class already in its crumb coat stage, depending on your final design
  • Make flowers ahead of time.
  • Stiff consistency icing, colored
  • Thin consistency icing mix with piping gel for writing

 

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