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Cakes, Cupcakes, Bread, Etc.

I have been baking quite a bit for the last few weeks. I was finally able to take the Wilton Basic Cake Decorating class last month and was hoping to continue taking the rest but there's schedule conflicts this month and we're unfortunately low on "hobby funds" at the moment. But it works out too since I want to get better at bread baking.

1: September 16, 2010. Wilton: Basic Cake Decorating Class II; 9-inch Lemon Cake with Buttercream icing

2a, 2b: September 22, 2010. Sarah's 22nd birthday cake; 9-inch Buttercake with chocolate buttercream icing; (Translation: Happy Birthday, [plus Sarah's name in Arabic])

3a, 3b: September 23, 2010. Wilton: Basic Cake Decorating Class III; Red Velvet cupcakes with vanilla buttercream icing as assorted flower toppings.

4a, 4b: September 30, 2010. Justin's 20th birthday cake and Wilton: Basic Cake Decorating Class IV (Final); 9-inch Marble cake with vanilla buttercream icing; (Translation: Happy Birthday, 'Yakub' [Jacob]); I tried to make it as manly as possible while still applying what I learned in class!; (Instructor made the 'ribbon')

5a: October 2, 2010. Homemade Soft Pretzels baked by hubby and me!
5b: with Cinnamon Sugar; Photo by Hubby

6a, 6b: October 9, 2010. Homemade Cheese Bread

7a: October 9, 2010. Butter Pecan cupcake; "Pumpkin" Cupcake
7b: Hubby called this "Golf Course" Cupcake