I. Don’t. Like. Buttercream.

November 15th, 2009 by leigha

Flip Out Factor:  5 All I can say for this one, is it’s a good thing Jason was home or else this would have completely blown up.  Buttercream is not my friend.

For at least the last two years I’ve wanted to take a cake decorating class.  I thought the cakes at bakeries were “Oooh so pretty” and figured–hey I can do that too!  So, about a month ago, I enrolled in my very first cake decorating class.  I had to wait a few weeks, but my first class was November 9th.

On the drive over to class I was ridiculously nervous.  My heart was racing (I’m such a dork).  Anyhow, at class we learned how to fill our cakes with yummy stuff like jam, ganache, buttercream, etc. and how to frost the cake with thin buttercream.  Today is Sunday meaning since I have class tomorrow, I need to get my cake ready for class.

I have just spent the last five hours of my life working on that cake!  And it wasn’t even THE CAKE!  I know how to bake.  I’m by no means an avid baker, but I can measure and follow recipes without too much anxiety.  But Lord help me the buttercream!  Thank God Jason was home and toodled into the kitchen to see what I was doing because he happened to notice I didn’t have nearly enough buttercream for my cake and the 500,000 colors I have to take to class with me tomorrow.  So we had to dash off to the grocery store to get some more supplies to make more buttercream.  As an aside, if you are in the stock market you would probably be safe in buying stock in Crisco and Powdered Sugar with as much as I went through today.

Between stiff, medium, thin; royal blue, sky blue, green, purple, CHRISTMAS red (not just red, CHRISTMAS red) and yellow my head was thoroughly spinning and confused.

I FINALLY finished my buttercream and mixing in colors about an hour and a half ago and have spent the last hour and a half trying to frost that stupid cake.  Not only do I not like buttercream–but I. HATE. CRUMBS.  Crumbs have taken over my frosting.  It probably didn’t help that I’m slightly anal-retentive and wouldn’t just leave the cake alone.  Oh no, I had to try to smooth it out, only increasing the number of crumbs covering my poor cake.


Maybe next week will go better…

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