Rick was a fabulous teacher as he guided us through two of his amazing designs; the very popular 3-tier tall hibiscus cake and a Clownfish sculpted cake. He generously shared with us his design style, techniques, thoughts and created this wonderful atmosphere for all of us to get lost in our cakes.
Here is the wonderful line-up of hibiscus cake designs. Each one has its little personalization to the floral pattern as they are freehand cut (no cutters). My cake sits on the far right and the photo below.
Here I am with the amazing and so genuinely nice cakelava duo Rick and Sasha Reichart.
I must also mention all other the wonderful people that I met. The owners, Chrissie and Justin, of Icing Inspirations and Too Nice to Slice who held these classes - very kind and accomodating to us. I also met my longtime blog-friends, Brandy, of Cakes-a-nonymous and Angela from The Sugar Cove.
I met so many new cake friends - it was such a wonderful experience to be in a room with so many people with the same passion. One minute we are all laughing and chatting it up - the next minute, there is complete silence as we are all concentrating on painting the fine details of our cakes. I loved that - I was in my element!
Here's a photo of Brandy (who kept me laughing all 3 days) and I with our finished clownfish cakes. Also a top-view of all the sugar details we made during class.
I had the pleasure of meeting the sweet Carrie Biggers of the famous Carrie's Cakes in Utah. I have been following her beautiful work for many years.
Rick with the clownfish cake all iced with buttercream and ready for fondant - yes, it is cake!