Mar 21, 2011

Tickled Pink to be an Intern!

As some of you may know, I recently started an internship with Colette Peters (a.k.a. world renowned cake artist!) I am so honored to be working with her. Colette Peters is a rock star in the cake world- she basically started the whole genre of whimsical cakes years ago. She has published several cake decorating books and has celebrity clients like Sting, Yoko Ono and the Clintons. But more importantly, Colette is super nice, unbelievably helpful and a great teacher. To get an idea of her talent, check out her website Funny enough, Colette hired Vinny to revamp her website in the coming months, so I will send around her link again when its finished.

As an intern, Colette lets us sit in and participate in any of the classes she teaches. This past weekend I was able to take her advanced deco class, which was great! Many of the techniques I already know, but its always interesting to learn how others do things, especially Colette. Below are some photos of the 3 tier dummy cake I made. Its 2 sided so I could practice a variety of techniques. It was entirely my design and color choices.

Tickled Pink Ruffles! Super cute technique of the double ruffle. Love how this looks. Fun and sassy. I will use this again for sure.

 We also learned to use a crimper, which is a metal tool that pinches the fondant. I really like how subtle and elegant the effect is. And we learned how to do Colette's signature ribbon roses- fun and whimsical.

Topped with a large black and white gum paste bow.

The other side of my cake, I practiced swags and drapes.