This is what you’ll be making by course 3 of the Wilton Cake Decorating classes at Michael’s Craft Store.

Tonight was my final Wilton Cake Decorating class for Course 3 at Michael's craft store.  Next week I start Course 4 and I'm very excited.  I have absolutely loved attending these classes and learning how to decorate cakes that wow my kids. 

Just think, I could barely even slap a store-bought tub of icing on a cake a few months ago and now I'm doing this …

  Clown Cake
   Icing clowns

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8 comments

Anissa April 29, 2010 - 10:05 pm

Hands down this is the best cake I’ve ever seen!! You should be decorating for a living! xx

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Daniela Parsley April 30, 2010 - 3:10 am

That is soooo cute!!! how did you do the clowns body? Royal icing? they look great!

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Dawn April 30, 2010 - 3:46 am

Tonya, you are the blogging ACE of CAKES! It’s wonderful.

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Melanie April 29, 2010 - 11:59 pm

That is fantastic! I am going to have to take that some day (or some year). Well done girl!

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Tonya Staab April 30, 2010 - 8:17 am

Coming from the cake queen herself, thank you :). Buttercream for the clown body. 3 colors in the piping bag, tip 21. Swirl in a circle and bring up to make the body then do the arms and legs separately.

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[email protected] act April 30, 2010 - 6:24 am

Just fantastic!

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Tabbatha April 30, 2010 - 9:09 am

Thats awesome Tanya! Wish they had a course like that here. Ive been wanting to learn fondant work. Keep up the great work!

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