My new passion  

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I'm pretty passionate about all forms of baking, and lately, I've been focusing on cakes. I have been taking the Wilton cake decorating classes at my local JoAnn fabrics for the past few months. There are 4 courses (1, 2, 3 and fondant) and each lasts 4 weeks, so a total of 4 months of classes, and this past week marked the END of my final class! I wanted to let you all see the fruits of my labor, so here are the cakes I have created over the past 4+ months (most for class, some for fun/friends).

Course 1:Fondant course:
Course 2:
Course 3:

And then, I've done these for fun. The first was for a friends' baby shower... and I made the matching diaper cake too. The second was actually a reinvention of the cake above (from course level 3) because I felt like a cake that looked so much like a tiered wedding cake was a little too elegant for a friend's birthday party. =) So, I disassembled it and created the cake below.


So, what do you think??

It's been really fun and I'm looking forward to furthering this in the future. My first wedding cake/cupcake event is in August so that will definitely be a fun experience. Even though I may not make it look quite as good as the professionals (*yet*), I'm actually more passionate about the actual BAKING of the cake and trying new and exciting (and tasty) recipes, so the fact that I get to do cupcakes in addition to a cake is really fun because I can do four different recipes! I've landed on: chocolate cake w/ raspberry filling and cream cheese icing, chocolate mint chocolate chip cupcakes w/ chocolate ganache icing, red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing and white wedding cupcakes with cream cheese icing.

If you live in the Orlando area and need a cake for a party or shower or some other event - contact me - I'd love the opportunity to give it a shot.

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10 comments

Literally, there's a very good chance you'll be making my wedding cake some day. And my baby shower cakes. And all of my children's birthday cakes to follow. Even if I'm not living in Orlando or even the state of Florida. Even if I'm living in Uzbekistan.

I hope you're okay with that. :)

June 29, 2009 at 11:57 PM

i think you should make a cake for our table. if they don't eat it...i will bring it home with me. haha...but seriously.

June 30, 2009 at 12:11 AM

Ok Rach, I am SO impressed! And inspired. I have GOT to get in one of these classes. And I think I need you to get me the recipe for mint chocolate chip and the chocolate with raspberry filling cakes/cupcakes...oh my you might have started a bad thing. I'm going to gain 50 lbs! But really- great job!

June 30, 2009 at 12:54 AM

wow i'm very impressed, rach! and drooling in my chair! that's awesome. love you!

June 30, 2009 at 6:52 AM

oh my GOODNESS Rachel you are amazing! Wow! Those cakes are truly beautiful. I love the colors and the designs. Great job! You must get the baking genes from your sweet mama. :)

June 30, 2009 at 8:00 AM

Are you going to make a 4th of July cake for us?!! ;)

June 30, 2009 at 9:15 AM

impressive. now can i have some?

June 30, 2009 at 10:12 AM

I love that I've been able to benefit from your cake decorating and your love of baking. :) The bday cake was amazing!!!

-V.

June 30, 2009 at 10:53 AM

WOW these are amazing!! I am so impressed!

June 30, 2009 at 2:03 PM

beautiful cakes!

July 8, 2009 at 7:04 PM

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