Saturday, May 24, 2008

Should you take a cake decorating class?

Whether you’re just starting out or have been decorating cakes for a while, if you’ve caught the cake decorating bug, it might be time to take a class or two. You can learn a lot on your own because there are some awesome books, videos, and websites that’ll teach you lots of tricks and tips.

But there are just some lessons that are easiest to learn in a cake decorating class. You can find great classes in a few places in your community:
  • large craft stores
  • cooking schools
  • private classes with a professional cake decorator

You could even form your own class or club by getting together with other local cake decorators to learn a new skill. Post an ad on Craigslist or Meet-Up to find them, and plan an initial meeting somewhere public so you can talk about what you’d all like to learn.

The benefits of cake decorating classes include:

  • feedback from other decorators – if that dog you made actually looks like a tow truck, don’t you want to know?
  • you can ask questions and get immediate answers
  • you can watch how other cake decorators fix their goofs rather than just seeing the finished product
  • fun!
  • cake!! after all - it would be a shame to let it all go to waste!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Welcome to Critter and Cricket Cakes for Girls!

Hi There!

Welcome to the Critter and Cricket Cakes blog! My name's Sue "The Cake Mom" Anderson, and I'm also the author of the Critter and Cricket Cakes Guide, which is on birthday cakes for girls (it's nearly done! still baking!!) and the Beast and Bug Cakes Guide, which is on birthday cakes for boys.

You can hop on over to my web site at to sign up for the free newsletter, Life's a Party! which sends you tons of great tips, tricks, and easy ways to add fun to your family's daily life (and special occasions, too!).

Meanwhile, why not take a look around my blog, hang out, have a cold glass of milk and a slice of cake, click around a bit, bookmark it, and be sure to check back regularly for all the latest yummy morsels.

And don't forget to leave a comment and give your two cents about turning your family life into a party!