I spent $27 for each of us for the class. Two- hour classes for four Saturdays... not bad... until I get handed a supply list (after I already paid). At LEAST $200 later (remember, double the fun? for both of us attending) I am presenting my mom with her gift. Although appreciative, she actually didn't want to go. I
Let me just tell you, the icing tastes bad. I tried to tweak the icing, but that ruined the "consistency" I needed for the class. But, my last cake (for my last class, yesterday) actually tasted great. It just didn't look great because the icing was too soft :( So, I currently know how to bake, level, layer and ice a cake to perfection. The decorating part definitely needs some work! Part of the reason I just "free- handed" the cake in class is bc I didn't have time to make "drop flowers" and all the pretty stuff I should have been doing the day before. After the baby shower on Friday, I had to run and get the 9-inch cake pans and my mixer from my mom's house and stop at Albertson's for ingredients. (Or as Theresa from Real Housewives of Jersey would say.. In-greed-E-en-ces.) Did I mention I was sooo tired from work that day? I got home at about 10pm and just decided to wake up early to bake those cakes. So, 5-o-clock in the morning, Saturday morning, I'm tearing up the kitchen. For our last class, my cake was a lemon cake with lemon filling. For Abby's cake I made a white cake with one layer of vanilla custard filling and the other layer I mixed the custard filling with a can of cherry filling, and I must say, it tasted great! I think the slight "tangy" taste of the cherries balanced the sweetness of the icing. Here's some pics. Mine? Pathetic, I know! I loved Abby's!