During our time at the French Pastry School we had to make cakes just to learn some basic techniques. The following are nothing terribly special, but reflect the variety of techniques we learned over the course of the program.
The Man Cake. Here was our one and only cake geared more for a man. Sorry guys.. cakes are just naturally frilly and girlie!
We learned 1. embossing and inlay techniques 2. big puffy gum paste bow
Next up... the Mother's Day Cake. Here we made a travel case with gum paste hanky, lipstick, compact and moth orchid. We covered the cake with the quilting technique (hard!) and hand painted all the gold "metal" brackets and hinges.
Moth orchid all out of gum paste sugar.
Next up.... Baby Shower Stringwork Cake from Hell!!