Allergen Free Cakes – I passed the Wilton Cake Decorating Classes!

cupcake Allergen Free Cakes   I passed the Wilton Cake Decorating Classes!If you don’t know, a few months ago on a whim and with a little advice from friends, I decided to take Michael’s Wilton cake decorating classes.  There were 3 classes in all and I figured, “I enjoy baking, so why not at least try the beginners course?”

So I went out and bought all of the crazy supplies I needed for all 3 of the Wilton cake decorating classes available at my local Michaels… Yes, I got a little carried away.  Special tips, bags, fondant tools, and even a case to keep them all in.  You see, if I’m going to do something, I’m going to do it right, which is why I went all out and splurged for myself (I justified it as kind of an early birthday present).

If you’ve been following me on Facebook I’m sure you saw my cakes… my first was the cupcake cake (which EVERYONE in the class begins making).  It looked great and I was excited, but little did I know what more was to come and how I would really surprise myself…

The Phillies Phantic cake which was my  ”Final Cake” from the beginners course (as you can see below), quite frankly, kicked ass.  And yeah I was proud of myself and still am!! It’s amazing what the right tools can do for you.  I had never even owned a REAL set of tips before this course, I had just decorated my cakes and cupcakes using some cheap little bags and tips.

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During my second of the three Wilton cake decorating classes, we moved onto gum paste and royal icing where I made flower after flower after flower and once again had a blast making all of the cakes and decorating them.

On an important side note, a lot of people think that allergen free cakes cannot taste good and they cannot look good, but I was able to prove that completely wrong (please, that was EASY).  All of the cakes I made for class (and yes, I did have to modify some of the ingredients in the icing such as the shortening and the infamously disgusting looking piping gel) were:

  • Soy Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
  • Yeast Free
  • And once in awhile when I didn’t have enough eggs and forgot the meringue powder, egg free icon smile Allergen Free Cakes   I passed the Wilton Cake Decorating Classes!
So anyway, yep, here’s the cake from Wilton Cake Decorating Class #2.  Pretty, huh?  And I don’t even like flowers on cakes!  haha
Final class was intimidating to me.  I watch all those crazy cake decorating shows on TV and I thought to myself, how the hell am I going to make a fondant cake.  But I did it.  And I made roses and carnations and all sorts of other fun shapes that I was actually good at making!  Plus, it’s surprisingly stress relieving.
fondant Allergen Free Cakes   I passed the Wilton Cake Decorating Classes!After 3 months, 12 classes, and probably over 24-hours of cake making, decorating, and dyeing, I’m finished.  I have my certificates which I will one day (maybe) proudly display.  And I’ve been getting requests for cakes already!  Obviously, I don’t want to own a bakery, I love this party planning stuff, but it’s still FUN!  And yes, that is my final cake on the left.  Hand painted fondant bow, cupcakes on the side, and cute little fondant balls to decorate the border…

 

So you’re probably now like, why the hell did you tell me this?

 

Because I wanted you to know that I’m not a pro at all this food stuff either and I’m always learning.  And I didn’t always used to be good at it (just ask Adam about the first ever gluten free, soy free, dairy free pigs in a blanket I attempted).

 

I just love to have people over.  I love to host parties.  And I love to be creative.  And maybe that’s not you.  Maybe you’d rather have someone (like me) do it for you or maybe you just want people to come over and spend time with you and you cross you fingers everything falls into place.  Or maybe you just don’t want to have parties or host EVER because you’re deathly afraid of disappointing your guests (especially your allergen free or vegan guests).

 

I’m an extremely shy person, but I thrive on meeting new people and trying new things on a daily or weekly basis and I know I’m the go-to person when it’s time to throw a party, I’m always ready to do it! Maybe you’re that person too?  So if you haven’t had anyone over to your new pad since you moved in, for goodness sake, throw a damn party already, you know you want to!  

 

If your kid is turning another year older and you’ve always bought his or her cakes and now you found out one of you is allergy free and you need to make your own, don’t fret because no matter what, it will look good in your child’s eyes, plus, in the end it can look as pretty as you want, but its all about the taste.

 

Be like me and try something new to feel alive.  For me, I feel alive when I’m party planning and when I’m trying desperately to create allergen free food that tastes NORMAL.  When I’m helping people like you.

 

So now I ask… what can I do to make your party planning life easier?  What can I do to make your allergen free life easier?  Leave those comments below icon smile Allergen Free Cakes   I passed the Wilton Cake Decorating Classes!

 

xo,
L.
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P.S. Check out more photos of my cakes on my Lauren David Style Facebook Page!!
P.P.S. Want to take the Wilton Cake Decorating Classes?  Check out your local Michaels, AC Moore, and JoAnns stores for schedules on how to sign up (prices I have heard range anywhere from $17.50 a class if you get a REALLY GOOD deal up to $28 – don’t pay more bc they’re usually 40% off if you sign up early).

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7 Responses to Allergen Free Cakes – I passed the Wilton Cake Decorating Classes!
  1. Alexis

    Hello i am young and want to do this is there other kids doing it?

    • Alexis, anyone can take the class – I don’t believe there is an age limit. Have fun!! :)

  2. What did you use for piping gel? My daughter is corn free and I determined to make tomorrow’s cake safe for her (lesson 2).

    • Angi, I actually used a recipe that had corn syrup in it… Did you check the white decorating gel tubes? You can use those too.. I actually use those most of the time because it’s less messy.

  3. Anna

    Hi, What fondant did you use on your cake? I am making a cake for an event where there will be a girl who is allergic to peanuts and I haven’t been able to find an answer about the safety or lack of safety of Wilton fondant. Is it safe to use?

  4. Dana

    Hi! I just came across your blog while searching for info on Wilton cake classes. I am interested in taking the course at my local Michael’s store. However, my son has peanut and tree nut allergies and I know quite a few of the Wilton products are not safe. How did you deal with this? I assume they supply Wilton ingredients. Thanks!

  5. januarie

    What is your icing recipe? I am looking for one that is allergy friendly but can still be used to decorate

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