It's staring to become spring, a very welcome season change. A few days ago, as well, we had an amaryllis plant that just bloomed for the first time. I thought I would share it just because it is such a beautiful flower.

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to take a cooking class at a great cooking school in Minneapolis called Kitchen Window. The class was cake decorating, and I learned a ton! Of, course my piping isn't super great yet, and trying to smooth out a cake just makes me put more craters in it, but I am definitely coming along.
I learned some basic borders, flowers, and designs to do with the spatula. Then, the class continued on with advanced flowers, proper filling techniques, and how to properly pour fudge onto a cake to get a perfect drizzled edge. I loved working with the instructor who was very knowledgeable and really helped me with some issues that I had during the class with piping.

But, if this seems interesting to you, I would highly recommend taking a cake decorating class as a great jumping off point into cake design.
There are plenty of online classes too you can sign up for, if you can't make it to a class!

Here if one of the cakes I made during the class:

I only had time for some quick snapshots this week, cause it has been very busy.
Until next week!

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