I'm sorry I've been away for so long! I've really missed blogging! Unfortunately, I had malaria, and then some complications in the spleen and what not! Been unwell since the past 10 days or so, I'm finally recovered enough!! The worst part of being sick, aside from not being able to come online, and not being able to bake anything to make me feel better [ :( ] , was that I had to miss class! I missed 3 whole sessions :O :O!!! I still haven't figured out when I'm going to make up for the lost sessions, but luckily it gives me time to let you all catch up with the classes, since there was forming quite a backlog!!
First we learnt the more elaborate lace and filigree work, such as the ones above, since we'd learnt the easier ones at the end of the basic course. That's the template of a number of filigree pieces, we pipe on plastic for ease of removing!
These are the templates for the lace pieces, that we pipe on individual lace cut-outs, and use as cake toppers, or the filigree pieces on sides as you can see here. This was a short part of the class, just to make sure we keep in touch with our piping! I made millions of the pieces, but unfortunately, they got spoilt on my way home, because of the rain! So I only have pictures of the templates!
Also, they made us practice those since we had to learn how to do 'curtain work' as they call it, I'm pretty sure it's called something else otherwise, I simply can't remember what!! Anybody who could tell me would be a great help :) We learnt cross way, as well as straight, which I like much better!! We have to create a sort of 'bridge' to hold the piping, and to take it away from the cake.
Last, we learnt how to make gumpaste frills, that are applied along the sides of a cake! They really look quite elegant, and I'm pretty sure would look awesome with a touch of color, and ofcourse, piping on top!
This session was one of my favorites, with a nice balance of piping, as well as gumpaste work. And I'd always wondered and loved the 'curtain work', so I was glad I learnt it!! Can't wait to tell about next week's session though! Super-interesting!!
Read more on this course - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11