Pastry Course Day Fourteen: Pressure Piping and Decorating Cake

I’ve been extremely busy these last few days, thus the short ‘silence’ on my blog, but this week I’ll be picking up where I’ve left inbetween all the busy days ahead!
First things first, let’s do a quick recap on the adventures I had last week on my pastry course.

Last week it was the week before the final assignment of our third module. During that day we learned all about piping figurines and we had to decorate a real cake.
First of all we started piping all different types of figurines with the pressure piping technique. I decided to pipe a little piggy, an owl, reindeer and santa. The funny thing about piping these characters is, when you’re piping you’re thinking, this isn’t going to work at all, but when you keep on going all of a sudden you see the little character appear! It’s really fun! I actually also wanted to pipe a little lion, but I didn’t get around to that, I’ll definitely be trying that out at home!

Owl
Owl
Little Piggy
Little Piggy
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus
Santa Claus

Next, we had to take all of our piping skills and let it loose on a real cake. Obviously we had to fill the cake with some good stuff and ice it before covering it with fondant. After that the cake was ready to be decorated. I decide to create a christmas and ice type cake with cute pinguins on top which I made out of fondant.
I was really pleased with the end result!

The finished cake
The finished cake

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