This is a baby shower cake. But it’s not just any baby shower cake. It’s a special baby shower cake. Actually, it’s a special cake period. And it’s not because I filled it with homemade chocolate mousse instead of plain old frosting. No, it’s not that. It’s because this is the first cake that I’ve decorated using an actual, real-life WILTON TIP.
Yes, Wilton tip. You heard correctly. I’m doing big things. Granted, it was an almost two decade old Wilton tip that I borrowed from my mother’s lovely friend. But it was still a Wilton tip. No.21, to be exact. I used it to cover the cake in cute little stars; way more fun than spatula icing by the way. I didn’t quite figure out how to keep the stars from being so pointy in the middle and looking like grass, but I didn’t dwell on it too much.
Of course, it wasn't long before I returned to my ghetto cake decorating ways. There was no way I could make an overall outfit out of stars, especially because I didn’t have a smaller star tip. So I brought out my handy dandy, always reliable Ziploc bag. It has never failed me. But my back might seriously fail me one of these days from all the hours of hunching over and trying to keep my hand super steady. If I ever make a business out of these cakes, all the money I make will be going to a chiropractor, that’s for sure.
After seeing how much pain I was in the next day from my back, my mom told me that she would never let me make another cake ever again. Psshhh. I love you mommy and I appreciate your concern, I do, but now that I’m on my Wilton tip flow, there’s no stopping me! I can’t wait to see what else I can do with other tips. I might even my buy my own set! It’s about time I stepped up my cake decorating game :-)