Welcome to our blog!! We are learning to decorate cakes and loving every minute of it!! Join us by following our journey of designing and decorating cakes! Thanks for your interest and let us know what you think of our cakes by leaving a comment! -- Margie and Joy

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Bridal Shower Pig Cake

My daughter, Rebecca, fell in love with the kit kat 'pig cake' (or so we call it) from a picture we saw on facebook a few months ago.  When planning her bridal shower, she chose this cake and decided on two pigs sitting together in the 'barrel' of mud!
This was a really simple and quick cake to bake and make!  Joy and I made our pigs and flowers out of fondant while the cake baked and cooled. I also etched a wood-grain look on the kit kat bars to make them look more like wooden slats and to cover up the obvious words! We then frosted it with (don't tell anyone) a canned frosting and stuck on the kit kats, which actually stayed on better than I anticipated, until I was able to get the ribbon around it.

Crushed oreo cookies really make a nice rich-looking dirt and some mud puddles made from melting the frosting helps make it a really 'muddy mess!' The green buttercream grass and blue and pink blossoms definitely help to brighten things up!!   I especially love cakes like this one that are fun and that pull together so easily!!

We also made cupcakes to match!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Watermelon Cake

This watermelon cake was SOO easy to make and tasted even better!  A special self-made recipe using real watermelon gave this cake a unique texture and flavor!  Watermelon frosting, fondant covered, and painted with food coloring makes this cake look almost real!!  The shape of the cake also makes for great first cake covering it in fondant!!  Those  taking classes with Joy or me at Hobby Lobby will get the recipe and instructions on this awesome cake!  Thanks for stopping by!!

Wilton Cake Classes at Hobby Lobby in Moline, IL

I made this cake for a demo at the new Hobby Lobby in Moline, IL. A deeelicious chocolate cake with chocolate Bavarian Cream filling inside with ribbon roses and all techniques taught in Wilton's course 1 classes!

Classes start next week at both Moline and Betterndorf including a new specially designed Course 1 class for kids at the Moline store!!

Prices for September are $20.25 which includes 8 hours of instruction and a course book!  Be sure to sign up at a register!!

Moline, IL Classes - 

* Course 1 is on Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26, and October 3 from 6-8pm
* Course 1 for kids ages 8-13 is on Tuesdays, September 10, 17, 24, and October 1 from 6-7:30pm

Betterndorf, IA Classes - 

* Course 1 is on Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 from 2-4pm
* Course 2 is on Tuesdays, September 10, 17, 24, and October 1 from 6-8pm
* Course 3 is also on Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 from 6-8pm