Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Thursday, May 14, 2009
The class consisted of us teaching how to make a flowerpot cupcake, covered in fondant, and a fondant rose.
Along with us teaching the class, there was food, ladies teaching how to make these really pretty, and fun aprons, Quilting and they where even planting herbs in a flower pot. My daughter didn't even stay to help us. She learned that night that she was really into quilting.
I have to admit that I was really nervous about teaching the class. I have always believed, and still do, that everybody can make fun whimsical cakes. Well these group of ladies proved me...RIGHT!! Everybody, and I mean everybody, did any amazing job . Their flower pots turned out so great and there sugar roses where just beautiful. What impressed me the most was the class's age range. It was just a fun, and amazing night!
These Ladies truly inspired me. I really hope that they make these flower pot cupcakes and sugar roses again. Oh, and if they ever want to invite to teach more cake classes, well, I am so there!
What I really liked was the way she had displayed them at the wedding. She had placed them in these beautiful brown wicker baskets.Of course I forgot to bring my camera and didn't get a picture of the cake balls displayed this way, but I did bring home a lot of Jill's cake balls, and they did not last very long. Our tummies loved them, our thighs, not so much.
So my sister, daughter and I decided to make them for Teachers Appreciation Week (May 11- 15). We had every intention to make them in a shape of an apple, but life got in the way, and we just made very simple versions of the Cake balls.
There are many ways to make cakeballs. I am going to share with you the way I made them.
You bake a cake, when it is done and cooled, you crumble up the cake, and add about a 2 cups, or more if needed, of frosting. Then just ball them up, and freeze them.
When they are somewhat frozen, I dip them in melted chocolate. Just let them cool and and harden, and there you have it, Cake Balls. My daughter and I also made mini Carmel apples, dipped in chocolate, and then covered them in chocolate bits.
So to Jill, your Cake Balls are yummy.Thank you for sharing your genius with me. To the sweet newlyweds who Jill made these for, I want buckets and buckets of your fondant ;)
Check out www.bakerella.blogspot.com for other fun, cute and unique cake ball ideas!!