Thursday, July 14, 2011

Never Give Up!

So the other night I hosted a cake decorating class at my house. I go to church with a professional cake decorator (below, on right- you can see her work here) who is about to move! So, we had talked for months about doing some classes, and it was now or never!
Only one other person came, my friend, Isabel (who is wonderful because she holds the baby and rocks her to sleep) I have decided that this is the perfect size class. If it was any bigger, I never would have been able to master making butter cream roses!

That's right! I finally mastered the butter cream rose! I have taken many classes before, been taught, and practiced till my hand hurt, but could not make a frosting rose. As usual, I tried, and tried, and all my roses got dumped back into the frosting bowl. I finally said, "See, I just can't do this!"
I realized as soon as the words were out of my mouth that I sounded just like my 9-year old daughter when she practices the piano... don't know where she gets it from.
That only brought out the Peruvian stubborn streak in my teacher (I actually don't know if people from Peru are stubborn since she is the only one I know) and she would not let me quit (thank- you Sara!) until I got it.
She taught me to do it backwards from the way I had always been taught before, and I finally got it! Backwards.... should have know that would work, since my brain is hardwired backwards.

Here's a close-up of these lovely roses.... I'm so proud of myself!


  1. Those are so beautiful. Way to not give up!

  2. Nice job. Now you are ready to start making wedding cakes for your 25 nieces and nephews.

  3. Oh, I have way more than 25... but I would like doing their birthday cakes if they all lived closer!

  4. Your advice really did play a huge role in the house we picked. I started thinking of the dangers of a pool. Plus I think you have great taste and style:)
    Those flowers look amazing. Someday I want to be able to cake decorate and make quilts. That's awesome your friend shared her talents. Way to perfect the art of petals!