My best cake ever!!

Last Tuesday we had the concluding class of Wilton Course 2. The previous three weeks of class went in making flowers and learning to work with two different kinds of icing other than the regular butter cream (used to frost cakes) At the beginning of each class, our instructor usually points to the last page (or the cover) and says” At the end of this Course, you will be able to take home a cake which looks like this…”

And there is a ring of laughter throughout class,and we are loudly declaring…'oh no way can we do that' :-D I can almost hear my instructor now saying, 'oh yes, you can!'

Well, much that it looked like an impossible feat at the beginning of the course, the last class proved it all wrong. This is how my cake looked at the end of Course 2 :)

All flowers were made using Royal Icing, which is a stiff kind of icing and dries very quickly. Once these flowers are dried, they can be stored for a long long time and can be used on any cake.

The bird was made using Color Flow Icing, which is stiffer than Royal and hardens quicker too. We made two birds but I used only one on my cake.

Top of Cake

A closer look at the flowers.

Daisies & Daffodils









Chrysanthemums & Apple Blossoms








Violets & Pansies








Primroses and Victorian Roses











We also learned the Basket Weave design (on the sides of the cake) and the Rope design (border on top and bottom of cake)


This is my best cake so far. It's so pretty that I don't feel like cutting it :)

45 comments:

  1. Hey That sure is a pretty looking cake! Superb ya! I love it somuch!!!Would like to taste it too!

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  2. Nams, Cake looks absoutely stunning. I did the same one and had a blast learing it too.

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  3. Namrata, the cake looks so beautiful, and yummy too. I love the blue bird on the side and the roses on the top looks so cute.

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  4. I would not want to cut the cake either..beautiful work!

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  5. Hey Namrata, superb cake!!Have been following your blog since quite a long time..amazing recipes:)..

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  6. That looks so perfect. Great job!

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  7. Beautiful! Congrats Namratha, you must be sooo proud!

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  8. that is just so pretty :) :)

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  9. The cake looks great! The flowers too are piece of art! When art is crossed with edibility, who wd like to destroy such an art!! Congrats on achieving(or shd i say discovering cake art within yourself!) suchhhh beautiful decoration!!! Lovely!!

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  10. namratha..Congrads!!! Flowers and birds looks so lovely..i just kept gazing..great Job..keep Going..expecting a lot from you.

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  11. Lovely flowers...nice pastel colours..Love the dasies and chrysanthemums...Congrats on the great job!

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  12. I am in love with those Roses! So beautiful! I bet it takes LOT of patience!! Good job girl!:)

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  13. Gorgeous cake!! I love the spring time colors on the cake. Congrats and keep up the great work, Namratha! :)

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  14. Wow just beautiful.
    I woudn't also want to cut them. So wonderfylly beautiful.
    You should give is amatures lessons so we can learn from you :-))

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  15. Oh my goodness, your cake is gorgeous! I'm in awe!

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  16. beautifullll cake namratha ,u are tooo good in decorating

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  17. the little bluebird is so cute!! i wouldn't want to cut it either.

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  18. Pretty darn good, Namratha!:-)

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  19. That's really awesome Namratha.. very pretty.. all the flowers have come out great.. esp. the roses on the top and the weave pattern looks good too. Very nicely done.

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  20. Wow, that looks beautiful! The details are perfect :)

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  22. BEAUTiFUL!! U must be so happy!!

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  23. gorgeous! those flowers look so pretty, great job Nams!

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  24. Super good looking !! I know how it feels after completeing the course. Your cake is so like a Pro. Way to go girl.

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  25. That cake looks amazing!

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  26. simply superb...u have learnt a lot i guess. even i wouldnt feel like cutting such a nice looking cake :-)

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  27. namratha, the cake looks awesome...it would definitely be tough to cut into it...well done :-)

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  28. Thanks Raks...come on over for a bite :)

    Thanks Sreelu dear, it sure was fun wasn't it! :)

    Thanks Shriya, I love the bird too :)

    Thanks Shankari :)

    Thanks Chandani, very glad to hear that...thanks for leaving a comment :)

    Thanks Meera dear :)

    Thanks Sig, I sure am...feels great!:)

    Thanks Nags:)

    Thank you so much Purnima, very kind of you to say so :) Glad to have you over :)

    Thanks Lavanya dear...:)Won't let u down :D

    Thanks Rachel:)

    Thanks a lot Asha dear...:)

    Thanks Kalai:)

    Thanks a lot Happy dear:) Hehe, sure classes for u anytime ;)

    Thanks Astra:)

    Thanks Sagari :)

    Thanks Alpa, hmmm it is soo hard for me to cut it!!

    Thanks T!! :)

    Thank you so much Laavi dear:)

    Thanks Meeso dear:)

    Thanks Manasi:)

    Thank you Richa!:)

    Thanks Pooja, looking forward to yours....:)

    Thanks Kevin, glad to have you over:)

    Thanks Sowmya:)

    Thanks E, yes the course 2 did teach a lot more techniques, was so much fun. Am so looking forward to the next one:)

    Thanks dear Sunita:)

    Anonymous, PLEASE leave your name, otherwise I will have to delete your comments.

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  29. Wow.. lovely cake Namratha !! Really its touching to cut a lovely cake !! great job !!

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  30. Thanks Namratha,
    Your blog looks beautiful with these lovely flowers! Seems like real flowers, am a flower lover, and very much attracted to this.. :)

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  31. U should be very skilled to do all the creation :) I can see my garden in ur cake.
    Glad u want to participate to arusuvai. I will send u a mail :)

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  32. Hi Namratha,
    Send me ur address i will mail u. My email spiceclub@hotmail.com
    Thanks
    Cham.

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  33. Wow, what a lovely cake! Wish I could decorate the cake like you!

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  34. Hi Namrata,
    Cake looks very yummy and flowers looks amazing. Wish I could decorate just like you.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  35. A beautiful cake! I live in Augusta not too far from Atlanta.

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  36. Its wonderful Namratha!! Great going!! Lovely flowers !!

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  37. Oh my goodness what a very beautiful cake!! So much work has gon into making this - well done on a great bake and sugarcraft :D

    Rosie x

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  38. What a cute cake that is!

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  39. beautiful cake..love the flowers. It must be a great feeling for you, right. Feel like going for cake decorating class after seeing this :))

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  40. Your cakes look Amazing Namratha

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  41. Wowwww Nami !! all ur cooking is simply amazing and ur cakes are absolutely divine. Reallyyyy finger licking!!

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  42. Wow! Your cake looks amazing! I just finished Wilton 1 and start Wilton 2 on Monday... I hope my cake looks half as good as yours!

    I think I did pretty good in Wilton 1 and am looking forward to working w/ Royal Icing... :-)

    http://cherie-cakecakeandmorecake.blogspot.com/

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  43. Namratha, these cakes are awesome.I was checking your cake series and I mean u are a great baker and decoration are so neat and pro.I loved the basket weaving.I feel like joining the wiltons classes.

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