I got out of work early one day to make it to the class. I got to bring my hand-me-down decorating tips that my mother so generously gave me, my awesome black and white printed apron, and my enthusiasm for this wonderful bakery in my hometown. I was finally getting to see some of the cogs of this flawless bakery! Not many people can say they have been in the kitchen of a bakery they so profoundly love, well I can!
We were going to learn how to make 6 different flower techniques to decorate our own cupcakes. This art form does not come easily, and takes a lot of practice to get the flowers looking beautiful. Here is a picture of mine!
I was so thrilled with how they came out. I actually considered myself to be on my way to being a professional baker at this point. I could seriously make these and put them on cakes. It was a revelation that I truly did love baking and could make a career out of this some day. I have practiced since this class, and though they are not quite as beautiful, practice makes perfect The buttercream has to be a perfect consistency, and if you are keeping the pastry bag in your hand for too long you will melt the butter and have runny flowers. Maybe my wedding will be the next time I break out this technique to decorate MY cupcakes ;P