When I was at Michaels buying material for said cake, I saw signs for Wilton decorating classes. I thought, oh that would be fun! And then got distracted by other things. Fast forward to October, and I was in Michaels again buying some crafts for a wedding-related matter, and I saw signs again. This time I thought, oh that would be fun! And when I was checking out, I signed up for the class! So, for the next 3 weeks (and 4 classes), I'll be learning the basics of cake decorating. There are a total of 4 classes offered at Michaels, so I'm going to try to take all four before the wedding.
Listen, I know I'm crazy. But December was the best month to start. I've just finished Finals (woooo turned in my final exam last weekend!) and my next semester doesn't start until the END of January, which gives me plenty of time to knock classes 1 and 2 out of the way. After that? Well, February and March will only be busy with work, wedding planning, school, and house hunting. But I need a little "me" time. I think it's worth it to spend one night a week learning how to make pretty baked goods. The best part? I find the whole experience very calming. For example, yesterday was class one, and I had one of the worst work-days I've had in a long time. I was raging all the way home. But by the end of the class? CALM, cool as a cucumber, relaxed! In short, Amazing! So why not take a few hours to myself a week to learn a new skill and have fun? Who knows, maybe I'll even decide at the end of the 4 classes that I'm up for the challenge of teaching them too?!?!
Anyway, it's hard to take pictures in class because my hands get frosted very quickly and because we move on FAST, so here's a picture of the finished product. We used a #18 star tip to practice. Next week we're working on cakes!