My inspiration for my course 1 final cake was my husband. Actually, he requested that I make a KU cake for him. He loved it.For this cake I used several different techniques. To create the jayhawk symbol, I used the gel transfer method which just means I traced the image onto a piece of parchment paper with decorating gel and flipped that over on top of my cake which left a nice outline of the jayhawk. Then, I piped over the gel outline with buttercream icing. After the outline was drawn, I used tiny stars to fill in the bird with the appropriate colors. For the boarder, I just did a simple shell boarder and then piped little yellow dots to give something extra and make the colors pop. Lastly, I wrote the KU chant on the side of the cake by first scratching the words into the icing with a toothpick and then going over it with the same star tip that I used to fill in the jayhawk. Voila! A cake that I was very happy to present to my wonderful husband! :)
Now on to my course 2 final cake. For this cake, I used the basket weave technique that we learned in class that day and then attempted to do a rope border around the top. I apparently need more practice with that one because it did not turn out very well. I switched back to the shell technique for the bottom boarder. Then, I simply placed my royal icing lilies and leaves on the top and my cake was complete! Here are a couple of pictures of my course 2 final cake.