On a cold Friday afternoon I kissed my baby (er…toddler) goodbye and headed out to the train station. To pass the time, I began sketching in preparation for the Frosted Winter Cake class. I was excited!
Lori’s original frosty design had white, ivory, pale salmon and a dark & smoky silver palette. For my cake, I wanted to lean towards the cool side of the colour wheel. There can be a lot of head turning while deciding on a colour scheme. As if cocking my head to the left or right will tell my eyes the truth! I decided on a scale of cool blues, silver and pale grey.
It would be my third class at Bonnie Gordon College and my second with Lori Hutchinson. For those who are new to Lori a.k.a The Caketress, you are in for a treat. Since taking her Haute Couture class almost 5 years ago she has become an internationally sought after designer and teacher. She has documented much of her work on Instagram. Her work is darling, romantic and always one of a kind.
After traveling by train, subway, a second subway and taxi I arrived 30 minutes early for the class. Type A personality, who me?
There was beauty & inspiration all over the walls of the school.
It was two full days of crafting to make this beautiful design.
Working away Lori taught us a handful of her tricks. What silver looks best, different ways to use our tools, and how to give movement to our sugar flowers.
The small sugar flowers and my sketch
Adding silver, whoops I spilled…
The class finished late and I packed up, royal icing still wet and drove with my husband the 2 hours home. Hubby balanced this cake on his lap all the way (Thanks Lovie!)
But it was worth it.
Thanks Lori! It was great to work with you again.