I bought a 6 inch and a 4 inch round pan earlier this week. I thought it would be nice to have smaller cakes to practice my decorating on. With the economy like it is, I think I'm going to have to skip the cake decorating class. I'll just spend the money on some supplies (which i'll need to buy anyway) and find some tutorials online and practice by my self.this is a cake I made for a friend who just had her first baby girl (she has 4 boys). I should really try something new, but i just love those dots. but i did make the swags on the sides, i wanted to see if i could figure out how to make them even on all sides. it wasn't too hard. But i do have a hard time smoothing the sides and top. i only have an offset spatula, i think i need something else for the sides, i'm not sure what the name is, but i've seen people use it on tv.
I messed up the name, so i had to wipe everything off and try it again, that's why the top is even less smooth than before.
i bought the little pink shoes from Do it with Icing.
this cake should have a bottom border, but i put it on the plate that has a dome that is only about 1/2 inch wider than the cake. oh well. i need to keep it under the dome while i transport it to the 4th of July party we will attend today. I tried to make a swirly border on the top, but i messed up bad so i wiped it off and just made a star border instead. this cake decorating sure is harder than i thought. but i'm sure will get easier with time.