When I used to buy the children’s birthday cakes, I would be thrilled to find a coupon for our local store for $5 off a cake. It would still cost $25-$30 to buy a store bought cake. My kids would always want a special cake like Winnie the Pooh or Thomas the Train. I mean, how fun is it to pick out a decorated cake? We don’t go crazy at birthdays but we do like to honor their cake request. Then one day, I thought I could make a cake. So I looked around, found a few ideas (I usually compile a bunch of ideas I see into one cake) and tried make the cake. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be (at first) but it was fun! And a whole lot less expensive. The first cake I made was the Candy Land Cake. It was a cold, December day when I made that cake. I don’t know why I remember that–except I was so nervous it wouldn’t turn out. I also remember hoping that everyone would come despite the weather and see this cake I spent a long time on! 🙂
The cake turned out great. It also had me hooked. I made some mistakes since and have had cakes literally crumble under the frosting. (Sniff. Bad moment.) However, you learn from mistakes, right? Thanks to determination and Wilton cake lessons, I am now making pretty okay cakes. I say okay because I am still learning how to perfect the frosting. The cakes taste great, but the frosting presentation could use some work. Practice make perfect.
I’m going to plug Wilton a lot during this series. Everything I learned, I learned through Wilton. I will be sure to show you where to find great Wilton tips and books.
Wait until you hear about my cake successes and failures (ahem), what I have learned along the way and some tips to help you venture into cake making. Remember, your children don’t need perfection, just your time.
I would love it if you would share your cake making tips and pictures of the cakes you made. You can send them to me by going to contact. Be sure to provide a link back to your site, if you have one.