YES, I have DONE IT!!!! I have finally completed all 3 basic courses provided by Wilton on cake decoration. Although a little later than expected but I can now proudly said that I am a Wilton certified basic cake decorator. For some people, this is just another course or learning. But for me, this is a great achievement considering the tight schedule that I have.
Initially, I was supposed to complete the Wilton course 3 on 1st December 2007. But after going through 3 lessons (all in 4 lessons), I had to take a break to attend my cousin's wedding in Ipoh. The break was longer than anticipated due to the fact that there were no classes in the month of December 2007 due to Christmas celebration.
At first, I thought this break would give me more time to prepare the required flowers (petunia) for my graduation cake. But how wrong was I. I was so caught up with so many other things that I was only able to make these flowers just less than a week before the graduation class. Thank God the flowers dried in time for the class.
The next challenge was to bake 2 cakes of 6 inches and 10 inches respectively. I make a blunder of baking a Mud Cake that turns out to be too dense and dry *sigh*. So, got to bake another cake. This time round I baked a Chocolate Marble cake and glad it turn out well. As for the 6 inch cake, I baked a Butter Raisin cake.
Even though baking cake is not something new to me, yet it took me 2 days to complete as I can only bake one at a time and each time was at night after my long day's work in the office.
Then on the final day which is the graduation class day, we had to decorate these cakes in class with the flowers that we had prepared. However, we have to first cover the cakes with fondant.
The colour scheme of my cake is violet and white. But not sure why the pictures that I took using my Sony camera somehow did not reflect the correct violet colour. The colour is more towards blue instead of purple.
Although on one hand I am happy that I have completed all the 3 courses but on the other hand I am feeling a little sad as I can no longer look forward to my class with excitement.......and I miss my instructors *sob-sob*.