Finally, the last Wilton course! Keep in mind that by the end of this class, I’ve been taking Wilton courses for 16 weeks total (each course is 4 weeks long)! Just imagine how much money I’ve spent on cake supplies! Geesh! Anyway, in this course you learn to work with gum paste and do a little more with fondant. Gum paste is basically the same thing as fondant, but it’s stronger and dries more quickly. A lot of edible flowers and figurines are made of gum paste. The swans on the cake I brought to the convention were made of gum paste, actually!
The only cake we made in this class was a “wedding cake.” For this cake, we had to pre-make a bunch of fondant roses and then decorate the cake in the last class. This cake was huge – the bottom tier is 12 inches wide and the top is 6 inches wide! It was so heavy! The cake was supposed to be Red Velvet but I ran out of red food coloring so it came out more like a reddish-brown velvet! haha! Oh well!