Dec 092013

iPad AirIt’s one of the new iPad Airs. I actually had the money to buy one in October but was advised to wait until Apple came out with the next generation or whatever, so I did. I got mine on November 1st from the local Apple Store, and I’ve spent the past 5 weeks or so playing My Singing Monsters and Clash of Clans on a big screen. Which is awesome.

But I’ve managed to be somewhat productive, too. If you follow my YouTube channel you may have noticed new videos added to my Cake Decorating Piping Techniques series. I’ll make some more soon since there are still quite a few practice board sheets left. I love that I can shoot the videos with my iPad, then edit them in iMovie on my iPad, and upload them straight to YouTube. That really cuts down on how long each video takes to produce.

I really wanted to make this blog post from my iPad via the WordPress app, but I’m having trouble connecting. I think it’s because my site is self-hosted. Also, I’m not entirely comfortable typing a lot on the iPad screen keyboard yet, so for something like this I still prefer to use my Chromebook. Speaking of, I noticed that they have gone down in price, so if you’ve been thinking about getting one, they’re even more affordable now.

In other news, I also made new display pieces to help promote my cake decorating classes at Coffee and Canvas in Nolensville. I already posted these pictures on Tumblr and my Facebook page, but here they are in case you missed them.

The Christmas tree cake displays the techniques students learn in Buttercream Basics: icing a cake smooth, simple cake design, and piping outlines, stars, shells, and dots. 

The snowflakes are textured rolled fondant cut outs decorating a cake covered in rolled fondant with a twisted rope border, all of which students learn how to do in Introduction to Rolled Fondant.

The wonderful thing about rolled fondant is its versatility. Another simple cake design that student can do in the Introduction to Rolled Fondant Class is a package cake topped with simple flowers (here poinsettias) or bow loops.

If you don’t live locally and can’t make it to one of my classes, please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel, where I already have over 100 free cake decorating tutorial videos posted. AND, I’ll be adding new ones more regularly now that I have an iPad and can no longer use my aging MacBook as an excuse for not producing any.


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