The Baking Owl

a blog written by an aspiring 17 year old baker.


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Apple Decorated Cookies

So I normally don’t decorate cookies with royal icing, but when I got an order from my school to make these adorable apple shaped cookies, I couldn’t resist. You see, my school hosts a “Staff Appreciation” day in which a luncheon is organized just for them. I was asked if I could make cookies that looked like apples. I thought that it would be super cute to have these cookies as a part of food buffet that was organized for my teachers, and plus I don’t do enough of decorated cookies, so I said of course!

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Wilton Cake Decorating Class (Course 2)

Hi everyone! A few days ago, I finished the Wilton cake decorating class (Course 2), Flowers and Cake Design.  This was so much fun and I learned a lot, but I have to say that in my opinion, course 3(which i took earlier) was much easier. I feel a little bit more comfortable with fondant than royal icing, though both decorates cakes beautifully. I learned how to make many kind of flowers including primroses, apple blossoms, roses, lilies, and daffodils. I also learned how to do a basketweave and  a reverse shell border. My final cake was a chocolate cake with a fluffy vanilla buttercream. This time I used a different chocolate cake recipe that I got from the internet and I have to say it is one of the best chocolate cakes I have ever tasted! It was moist, chocolatey, and delicious. Here is the link to the recipe: http://addapinch.com/cooking/2013/02/07/chocolate-cupcakes-recipe/comment-page-1/#comments. My cousins were coming from Texas on the last day of my class, so I wrote “Welcome to CA” on the cake. If you would like to see the posts on the other courses I took, click here:     Course 1     Course 3

Here is a quick review of the course:

Class 1:

In this class, we learned how to make pansies and button flowers using gumpaste and fondant.

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Class 2:

In the second class, we learned how to make apple blossoms and primroses using royal icing.

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Class 3:

In this class, we made roses, daffodils, and lilies using royal icing. Even though in the pictures the daffodils were really pretty, It was probably my least favorite flower to make, but I really enjoyed making roses.

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Class 4: In the final class, we brought a cake and decorated it. We also learned how to do the basketweave with buttercream frosting-which was really cute, and we also learned how to do a reverse shell border. I made the purple bow out of royal icing a few days before the final class. Hope You like it!

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