June 16, 2010

Night Two, Wilton Class Two

Three Flowers . . .

This is the apple blossom. Let me tell you, the yellow dots with a #1 tip, very hard! :)

This is a primrose . . .

And this is the famous Wilton Rose . . .

It was my first experience with royal icing . . . and I'm still not sure how I feel about it. I want to see them when they are completely dry . . . I feel like the gumpaste looks more professional, but its entirely possible that I'm just too much of an amateur on royal icing. So sad, I suppose more practice is needed! (evil cackle!!)

And I am so thankful for my instructor Mary. The poor woman, I bombard her with questions, but she always has an answer or suggestion . . . I love it! She completely goes above and beyond what the course calls for, I am so thankful for her!


  1. They look great!!! How was working with the royal icing? Comparable to buttercream? I attempted by first gumpaste roses...I definitely need to take the class. I mean, they look nice...but not necessarily like roses, just a random flower.

  2. You know I'm not a 100% sold on it, its a bit grainier than buttercream and it dries very quickly. I think maybe I need more practice!!

    Yeah, gumpaste is hard without physically being shown how to do it, imo. That might be a class worth taking! :)