|Vintage Inspired Christmas Bauble Cake|
At the beginning of December a friend and I attended a cake decorating course, to make the exquisite Vintage Inspired Christmas Bauble Cake you see above. It was a full day course run by the very talented Louise Scofield, I've been on a few cake courses in the past and I have to say that this was the most relaxed and enjoyable I have been on. With five eager learners the course started promptly at 10am, which is good I like prompt. Now when I say eager learners I'm doing the ladies on the course a disservice for they were all accomplished cake decorators.
I loved the fact that this course was not your usual square or round shaped cake but a ball. I don't have a ball shape cake tin, so I chose to buy my fruit cake, but two ladies on the course made their own - impressive I can tell you. Now onto decorating that cake, there were many steps from the start to the finish but here here is a visual guide.
Now whilst it was not quite that quick to complete the finished cake I can say that there was no pressure to hurry along and finish. Normally on a course I have one eye on everyone else worrying that I need to stay ahead. I learnt so many new tips and techniques, which hopefully I can remember for future cake decorating. The one thing that you really can not appreciate on the photographs is all the shimmer and sparkle on the cakes, something the camera has not quite captured.
You can see from the cakes above we all made slightly different styles of Christmas Bauble Cakes. I had a thoroughly enjoyable day thanks to Louise and my fellow cake decorators. Handy too not having to travel far for the course, Louise offers a choice of locations either lovely Shropshire (yes I know I'm somewhat biased) or Bilston near Wolverhampton. I shall certainly be keeping my eye on Louise's workshop schedule for 2013.