Once that was done she smoothed the icing on her cake. To do that she placed a piece of parchment paper over the cake and lightly rubbed her icing smoother over the wax paper.
Then she traced a picture of a cupcake onto parchment paper with a pencil, turned it around so the pencil drawing was facing down, and used piping gel to trace the pencil drawing on the other side of the parchment paper. She turned it over so the piping gel was facing towards the cake and was supposed to gently rub the piping gel onto the cake with a small brush. I was not paying as close attention as I should have at that point and turned to see her rubbing furiously on the cake with the brush! Oops! I stopped her and showed her how to do it properly, and hoped it would still work :) Some of the icing did peel off when she tried to take the parchment paper off and the instructor had to help her get it off without wrecking everything, but you could still see the basic outline of the cupcake.
Then Princess got to use the elongated shapes to make the bottom of the cupcake. She forgot that she wanted to do the bottom of the cupcake a different colour than the top and ended up with a completely yellow cupcake, except for the cherry on top, but I think it still turned out decent, despite having to squeeze every last, little bit of icing out to try to have enough to finish the cupcake with only the one colour. Princess finished decorating her cake with dots, just for fun.
I now have a Pinterest board for Cake Decorating. This blog series will be added to that board as I post about each of her cake decorating classes.
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