Thursday, May 2, 2013

Flowers, Flowers and More Flowers

My first week home, living here in rural Connecticut, I planted all the lily and daff bulbs and now it was time for me to catch up on another favorite past~time of mine.  

Unfortunately I had missed the first class of Cake Decorating while I was in Aruba but had asked the instructor if I could make it up.  (Silly as that may sound, even though I'm retired, I've always applied myself fully and this was not going to be the exception...not if I could help it!)

So on Thursday morning, I made the necessary icings and practiced Button Flowers and Daisies (made from a mixture of gum paste & fondant) and then attempted Apple Blossoms, Rosebuds, Roses and Pansies (made from Royal icing).  By the time I went to class on Friday, I was all caught up, until...  


Cute, right?




We learned Daffodils and Lilies in class!!  




Putting the finishing touches on them in class, I carefully placed them in the box I'd brought.  Once home, I placed them on the kitchen island and told the Pres NOT to touch them.

But...

to be continued...


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11 comments:

  1. Oh no JP. thats not fair.. ):-
    What you have caught up on so far looks lovely..and so pretty.
    will be waiting to see what happened.
    You are really coming on.
    happy thursday
    val

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  2. It's like telling a cat not to eat Tuna! Bad girl! :)

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  3. These look too pretty to eat, but I have a bad feeling about what's coming in the sequel.

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  4. I love the 1st ones - they are so bright & colorful. perfect. ( :

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  5. I had no idea there was so much you could do with icing.

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  6. Is there a dog involved in this story?

    The flowers are very impressive.

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  7. Those look amazing! I never really got the hang of all the frosting flowers.

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  8. they all look wonderful. I'm thinking this did not turn out well though...lol

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  9. To be continued, no fair!
    I love those button flowers, very cute! :)

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  10. Well I'm sure he didn't eat them since that royal icing is so gross.

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