Wow.. it has really been a very hectic week for me, plus the fact that I had food poisoning, complete with the works. Will not go into the details. Don't intend to spoil anyone's day *grins* . Anyway, I am so glad that the week really ended with a wonderful time at Min's place on Sunday. That was my basic Sugarpaste & Gumpaste class at Min's. I thought it would just be me and Sue, but had to pleasure of making a new friend, Sarah and I am sure Sue and Sarah had as much fun as I did.
Finally meeting Min was indeed a pleasure for me as I have been following her blog Baking Project way before I even started my own blog (this one, I mean heehee) and her creativity has always inspired me. Looking at her creations and my own, I realize that I have a long way to go and I was very happy that she does carry out classes. However, due to my hectic schedule, I could only finally make it for a class yesterday.
Wow... looking at her well equipped kitchen immediately sets my mind planning on how I could afford to buy my first heavy duty mixer :). At the moment, I only have a hand mixer at home :(. But I think Sue and I felt the same about the maid though.... sure could do with one to help clean up all the mess after we are done "playing", especially when it comes to washing up buttercream and shortening... you can use half a bottle of detergent and the utensils are still oily... yucks!
Min sure has a lot of tools and I was totally impressed. This is truly a sign of a real artist in the making. Which great painter or sculptor or cake decorate goes without his (in this case, her) tools of trade? I am not sure about Sarah or Sue, but I think I have a long long way to go. At the moment, I am living on borrowed tools .... heehee.. the flower cutters which I am using actually belongs to my neighbor. Will have to go and buy my own set soon.
We were taught the basics of marzipan, fondant and gumpaste making before we were let loose on creating our cake's deco... I wonder if I'll turn out to be the next pro-cake decorate or the guy who created Frankenstein ?? *Sweats*
3 of us really got into the heat of things that by lunch time, Min was telling us to take a break and grab some of the spaghetti she made for lunch. Looks like there were no takers. I hope Min's not insulted. There was nothing wrong with the spaghetti but the thrill of watching our cakes take shape was just too exciting.
At 3 plus, I think Min cannot take it anymore... made some coffee and virtually made us drink it up. I dare not take any as I was still recovering from gastric pains caused by the food poisoning. Thanks Min.. I'll take up the offer the next time ... :)
We finished off our cakes at almost 4pm..... and thanks to Min's guidance all the way, these are our cakes.....
There are lots more ideas and if you are really interested, do go to Min's blog. Her classes are really absolutely fun and the best part is you also get to meet people who shares the same interests as you....
mmm.. how to work today, when I am still living in yesterday.....sigh!!!