The first week we learned about frosting - how to make it, what consistency is good for what, how to fill a bag and pipe it, etc. Then we got to decorate some cookies.
The second week we brought an 8" cake and learned out to "torte" it which basically means cut it in half, fill the middle, and frost the entire cake. We also learned about coloring and dimensional decorating and that was pretty fun.
The third week we decorated cupcakes and learned about some basic flowers - rosettes, shaggy mums, drop flowers, leaves, etc.
And for the final class we did another 8" cake and learned how to do the basic Wilton rose, lettering and how to design a cake. I had SO SO SO MUCH fun doing this. The unfortunate thing so far that I've learned though is that good tasting frosting doesn't look as good as yucky tasting frosting. So, I'm still in the search for one that will do both. I'm also very curious as to how the asian whipped cream frostings will work so that will be my next experiment.
I'm just happy that I've already been able to put my new skills to use for Lily's birthday and I can't wait to decorate more cakes!