Friday, January 22, 2010

Buttercream icing and decorations!!

Dear All,

Chocolate Cake,buttercream icing

From a very long time I was planning to enroll for a cake decoration classes but unfortunately here we donot have anything like http://www.wilton.com/. Infact the only type of cake decoration done here is using buttercream and very little of fresh cream. When i came across decoration classes being held by someone who has done cake decoration courses from Wilton and New York Institute I couldnt resist myself and immediately enrolled.

Chocolate Cake,buttercream icing

The class I enrolled was for Basic Buttercream Decorations, it was a 2 day class and the final result is infront of you. We learned different types of buttercream, their consistencies and use. Buttercream can be of 3 types thin, medium and stiff. Thin icing is used for frosting the cakes, writing, leaves, wines etc. Medium consistency is for decorations like star, shells and flowers. Stiff icing is used mainly for roses.

Decorations we learnt in the class are Star borders, Shells borders, Balls and Beads borders, Star Drop flower, Swirl Drop flower, Rose Buds, Sweet Peas, Writing messages, Leaves , Vines, Roses, Fern and Bows.

The Cornelli Lcce design you see around the side of the cake is completely my addition, it was not taught in the class. Also i have mildly brushed the sides of the rose petals with pink color using a paint brush to give a vibrant effect!

Chocolate Cake,buttercream icing

Overall i thouroughly enjoyed the class and learnt many different styles and techniques. I would say that these classes were very close to what http://www.wilton.com/ offers keeping in mind the challenges faced for getting the baking and decorating materials. I cant wait to try out her other classes :-)
If anyone is interested to learn about these classes, pls contact me and i will be more than happy to share the details.

Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!!!

96 comments:

  1. Hey Parita

    cake looks yummy yummy and decoration is fantastic..that is serious art...

    cheers and have a lovely weekend

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  2. lovely work, Mmm, well done!!! thanks for the links, it is very instructional and useful!!!

    if it was me who decorated this cake, i'll never let anyone to eat it, hihihi :):) fantastic work!!!

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  3. Hi Parita. Lucky u..glad u found someone who could teach u this beautiful stuff.
    Your cake's so beautiful dear. I came to post the comment first, now I will go back and check the links.
    Looking forward to see more ...

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  4. Lovely decoration dear!!!!! You are really lucky..... will check the link now:)

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  5. Wow ! These look perfect ! This seems like a PRO :)

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  6. That is one masterpiece for just a two day course dear! Lovely.

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  7. amazing job. you were already a pro, this looks like a masterpiece...

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  8. Parita what a lovely outcome from just 2 days of classes. Make more cakes. I am sure you will become an expert. I am also thinking of joining some baking classes. But not much time I am getting to do that :(

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  9. Wow.. it looks awesome dear.. cool. :)

    Its really nice to know that you attended such a class in spite of your busy schedules. :) They give you so much relaxation na..

    Waiting to see more cakes from you :)

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  10. You have done it so well pari.....loved it....Iam also desperately into this cake decorations stuff, and bought a huge cake decor book for a dead cheap price on sale!!!so useful the book is:)...but i guess, it sill wont be like a live class....but definitely a keeper.....lucky u....

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  11. Wow u have done beautifully..lovely work and the rose looks fantabulous..Hope to see more and more beauties like this..

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  12. Beautiful. I too wish they had wilton course here.
    My sis did them in US and she has been telling me to come there to take lessons, that mean beeing there for few weeks.

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  13. Nicely done parita..cornelli lace is one of my fav...so, for buttercream icing did u use butter or shortening?Is shortening available there? u can achieve double color by filling 2 colors in same bag..waiting for more...

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  14. something I have been wanting to learn too.

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  15. Great job girl. I never tried to decorate the cake. Looks like a pro job. Need a plate and a fork now! :)

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  16. Wow Great job,all the detils are looking gorgeous,roses looks perfect...Great art...

    Keep rocking as always...

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  17. Brilliant job Dea..!!! Cake looks awesome..Love those cute flowers...OOOH

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  18. Dear Parita,
    wow! Awesome decorations! I loved the Click ..Yummy Cake:)

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  19. Lovely cake. Looks Wonderful!

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  20. Wow perfect and beautiful decoration dear..Sooooo nice and neat...

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  21. Actually the highlighted color on the flowers make it so beautiful. :) They resemble my tissue flowers :)

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  22. Hi Parita, This cake is very pretty. We have many classes conducted here but the prices are very expensive.
    Did visit cakejournal.com? Do visit this site, you can many tips from here.

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  23. In just two classes if this is the outcome..you will master these tricks in just few more sessions to go..kudos!!!!!

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  24. In 2 days time u have achieved wonders. delicious and yum cake.

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  25. thats awesome......i loved the decoratiion...that too in 2 classes!

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  26. beautiful decoration...i am waiting to see more of your creations.

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  27. that is absolutely gorgeous!! Just perfect. I love the brush effect on the roses.

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  28. Your flowers look amazing .They remind me of the carnation flower.

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  29. Oh my gosh...wow, man you rock!!!

    It luks terrific.:)

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  30. Wow parita thats gorgeous... Atlast you got chance to attend the class. I appreciate that you did this in your busy schedule. The cake is perfect and Loved the decor on sides.

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  31. wow !! Wonderful decoration,yaar !! Really nice.. you have become a master now :-)

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  33. gr8 job Parita!Roses r perfect.I am so happy to see u enjoying life back there with these new classes.Keep going.

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  34. Dear Parita,
    The Cake decoration looks beautiful. You have done a fantastic job:)
    Have a great weekend.

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  35. wow..such a beautifully decorated :) truly awesome!
    Renuka
    http://cookingyummy.blogspot.com/

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  36. Well done parita...looks so perfect..

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  37. I adore those roses, how could u eat those beautiful roses?

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  38. Absolutely stunning, esp the effect that you tried to give on the rose petals...Impressive!

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  39. Cake looks yummy... Beautiful flowers... Great job dear... Looks perfect..

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  40. Looks so beautiful Parita. Nice result for your hard work.

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  41. Awesome job girl. Atlast u were able to take the class. Finished product is awesome,keep up the good work:)

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  42. Hats off dear...awesome decoration! Thanks for sharing all these delightful tips from your classes :)

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  43. The cake looks gorgeous. Beautifully decorated.

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  44. gosh.. how did you make such a lovely lovely cake? hats off.

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  45. Cake luks perfect Parita...roses really turned out well....I liked the pattern all round the cake...it comes in Wilton course 3....gr8 job

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  46. Perfectly done and the colors have come out really well, making the flowers look real!!! Beautiful work Parita!!!

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  47. Amazing..They look so real and design is also light and a delight.

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  48. You are talented. I love your cake.

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  49. woo what a pretty and fabulous cake..beautiful presentation...am just drooling here..

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  50. AAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!! Amazing! It's fan-freaking-tastic! The roses are real and the cake is too good to eat!

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  51. Hola Parita,this is awesome and so so sweet....u are a sh to take the time up to share this wonderful deco with us....
    And yeah muc needed treasure of knowledge in this post...
    cheers and have a wonderfully happy cheer filled weekend!!!

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  52. ohh what a beauty, too good..lovely icing...

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  53. Fabulous work...Cakes looks superb.With just 2 classes u have made such a beautiful cake...grt!!

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  54. Thats so attractive !!! Thanks for sharing the info Pari. Have been thinking abt this for a while and now I will definitely search for their classes nearby my area.

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  55. oh wow, that sure is a work of art! Kudos to you, Parita! I can't believe Wilton classes are held an ally next to me and I have never thought of going there, now you have inspired me to go there though :)

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  56. Hey Gal....m in mumbai now... ver r these classes... I wud love to attend if they r there again.... Loved it awesome :)

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  57. Hey Parita,
    I've been to the Wilton classes, and from looking at your piping esp the rose - you've done a fantastic job. I remember - I went loony piping rose after rose till I got it right. But it's fun and yours look perfect with the pretty pink borders.

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  58. Wow Parita, that cake is stunningly beautiful!!! It looks like you have a natural talent!

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  59. u r talented n gifted parita. god bless u! is this calss being taken in pune?the cake with the rose n colour effects look awesome

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  60. Lovely decoration!!!!!
    Excellent work in just 2days
    Great job :-)

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  61. Great that u find find such courses!The decoration looks fantastic!!

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  62. Oh how lucky to be able to roll in for a class. The cake and icing looks absolutely beautiful. With practice you will only get better. Good luck girl :)

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  63. The cake looks great... congratulations!

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  64. Wow.. Gorgeous is the one word that comes to my mind after seeing these wonderful decorations.. Simply superb.. even I would like to do some cake making (or baking??) course.. Let's see if I get lucky!
    Again, simply awesome ones dear!

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  65. The cake looks fabulous! The course sounds very good.

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  66. Wow Parita, that cake is fabulous! Amazing job! She seems like a great teacher, what other classes is she taking?

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  68. hi parita, after long time i received ur comment dear...thank u so much....cake looks delicious and mouthwatering dear!!

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  69. Parita as you already know that you have got a Happy Award from me. Then here is the notification. Will be eagerly waiting for your post. Love !!

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  70. I never knew there are so many ways of icing. The cake is decorated well and looks delicious.

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  71. Parita u have def outdone urself..they look fabulous...lucky u...we dont have anything even remotly close...

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  72. Wow! gorgeous icing decorations. Gr8 job!

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  73. Hey parita thnx for visitng n commenting in my blog...Hope 2 c u agn...u hv a nice blog with yummy recipes...this cake decoration luks very innovative.Loved the effects which u hv given to the roses with pink colour n lace design is awesome, cake luks perfect.I am following ur blog so that i can track all ur forth coming recipes and visit them.
    http://siddhiscookingexperiences.blogspot.com/

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  74. Amazing job Parita! I love those flowers and the lace design. Very chic! :D

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  75. Parita thats really yaar ... good to see that u have taken up the classes
    so more cakes from ur side from now on what do you say ?

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  76. wow!!, no words to explain. They look very cute. How can such a beautiful cake be cut!

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  77. This is gorgeous! :D Really beautiful work. Thanks for visiting KO Rasoi :) I look forward to following you!

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  78. Congrats dear . You have learnt a great art. Cake decoration looks so classic. Very beautiful cake dear.

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  79. What a pretty cake! I love the roses and their red rims.

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  80. You are very creative...I am taking Wilton classes, in the course 2 they teach royal icing in which the you are taught to apply the color to one side of your bag and make roses which gives the same effect, probably you could try it with butter cream icing.

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  81. Wow!!, this is so beautiful the roses are so eye catching, fabulous, aren't you lucky to have some one teach you these things I have some books with me, but this way it is much better and gives you more confidence, it is superb!!, you have done a perfect job

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  82. Nice cake! and love the chocoloaty look.. hmm, delicious!

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  83. Wow .. good for u, for taking that class ... looks like it's paying off, huh?! Btw, thks for stopping by my blog and sending your best wishes for my new baby boy!

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  84. just come by and read about your entry..i like baking n decorate cake too..but you cake much better than mine..:)

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  85. HEY PARITA

    I LOVE YOUR CAKE DESIGN.. I AM TOO INTERESTED IN KNOWING HOW TO DECORATE CAKES..
    BECAUSE I LIVE IN LONDON THERE ARE NOT MANY CLASSES HERE..I WOULD LOVE TO LEARN THE WILTON DESIGNS

    LADYB

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  86. can u pls give me ur recipe on your stiff buttercream?

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