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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cake Decorating

Today I learned lots of interesting things. First, I spent almost all day over at the Apx Tech Warehouse where they train their techs for the summer. Why was I there? Well... my boss thought that I should go with her and another manager to learn how to install a security system. So I did. I installed a security system. I drilled holes in the wall, hooked up the wiring (I had a particularly hard time stripping the wires) and then after the system was installed in the wall and all put together I learned how to program it. It was interesting to learn and fun to know how it all works since I note equipment that comes in and I used to work in data entry where to techs would call in to us to make sure all of their signals were coming in. Anyway... now it is all connected in my brain how it all works and I find it cool. Even cooler, after training they took us out to lunch. It was awesome.

Second, my roommate Ashlee and I went over to our Bishop's house and his wife taught us how to decorate cakes. I think my birthday cake made by my sister Kristy inspired me to want to learn. I found out the Bishop's wife used to work as a cake decorator and makes wedding cakes from time to time so I asked her to teach me. It was great fun! I learned a lot just with my basic kit that I bought. Although I think I will still go buy a book of ideas and examples... but I feel like I learned a lot in one night. She had us practice on wax paper and then we did the real thing on cakes that we brought. The flowers we made on wax paper, put it in the freezer and then when we were ready to decorate the cake we took them off the wax paper and put it where we wanted on the cake and then added leaves. I thought it was a nice trick. Anyway... here are some pictures of how it turned out.

8 comments:

Cheryl said...

As always very crafty and your finished product looks amazing!
Now you can do your own flowers and Cake! Where or where will Tracy the Terrific stop! hehe

Andrea said...

cake decorating that looks like fun. i have a martha stewart cake decorating kit that i go one year for christmas. it has been used a minimal amount.
if there is a hate hit list at your work of customers that people hate to talk to i can almost promise you i am on it. sorry tracy but i had to get maybe just a little upset. love ya tracy.

Trevor and Colette Riley said...

Those cakes look great. That sounds like you had a lot of fun!

Whitty said...

My, oh my! What beautiful shell borders! And the daisies...spectacular!! Who made that fabulous 70's-inspired yellow daisy and rose cake? I love it. :) You are inspiring me to actually post something on my blog...

Shawntel said...

I love your cakes they are so pretty! I am amazed that you learned all that in one night. Very cool!

Katie H. said...

So Ashlee is cousins with someone in my ward! She was considering moving here in my apartment at one point.

Eric & Hayley said...

Tracy! Hello my friend! Did I know you had a blog? I don't think so...but now that I'm aware, I get to follow it...yea! I have wanted to learn the art of cake decorating for a long time now. I am so jealous! How fun.

KaCHeRS said...

way CUTE cakes! Did I miss something? You said in the 100 truths post that you're GETTING MARRIED THIS SUMMER!?!?!