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Wilton Course 3 Final Cake

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I am now finished the third Wilton course!  I was so excited to finally make a tiered cake.  I have really enjoyed course 3 and I love working with fondant.  It’s amazing what beautiful creations you can make with it!  For the final class, we had to bring in our cake layers covered with fondant.  When I made the package cake, I used store-bought Wilton fondant so I could get a feel for what fondant is supposed to be like, but this time, I wanted to make my own.  I used these instructions from Confections of a Foodie Bride and it came out perfectly.  I thought it might be tricky to work with, but it was incredibly easy.  The marshmallow fondant isn’t exactly a snack you’d have on your own, but it does taste much better than store-bought fondant.

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Most of the final cakes for course 3 involve lots of flowers, but I wanted to make something different and use some fun, colorful designs.  I knew I wanted to stack the layers, because I like the look of a stacked cake over a tiered one.  The bottom layer is an 8-inch cake and the top is a 6-inch cake.   I was looking through a magazine on decorating with fondant, and I saw the two-toned bow and I knew it was something I wanted to try.  I decided to use Clemson colors (go Tigers!).  This cake was so much fun because I got to incorporate so many different decorations- the bow, fondant balls, string work, and the dots.  This would have been a great graduation cake- I’ll have to do something like this next time there’s a Clemson graduate around!  I guess I’ll just have to think of it as a way to get excited about football season :)  I will be making my Course 2 final cake next week, but I think I’m going to hold off a bit on taking Course 4, since August gets so busy for me with school starting and a vacation planned.  I’m happy with what I’ve done so far, and I can’t wait to decorate some more cakes with fondant.  I got a fondant magazine and there are so many possibilities that I want to try!

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And in case you were wondering- the top tier is chocolate and the bottom is red velvet🙂

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17 Responses

  1. LOVE IT! Great job.

  2. Looks Great!!!

  3. MAGNIFICENT!!

  4. That cake is so cute!

  5. Looks amazing! You’re lucky that you could do whatever you wanted – my instructor insisted that we had to have fondant roses and the columns.

  6. Very very cute! And congratulations on your final class!

  7. Aahh… that looks incredible! I can’t wait to start my class in Sept.

  8. That’s gorgeous, I love your color combo!

  9. It’s amazing and I love the colors – so pretty!!

  10. That looks terrific, Erin! One of these days I’ll have the time for decorating classes…

  11. We had no creative freedom when I took the Wilton Courses, so I am so jealous! Your cake looks great, and I love the bright colors!

  12. Gorgeous! I love that color combo!

  13. Wow! Congrats on getting all the way through. I am going to start class 1 next week.

  14. You did such a great job Erin! Isn’t it fun to work with fondant? The options are limitless, and I give you credit for making your own.

    The colors are great too!

  15. GREAT job!

  16. I love the color combination! You did a great job!

  17. Very cute! You definitely get an A+.

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