My 16-year-old daughter, Grace, led 8 lovely girls on a sweet adventure of learning how to use decorator tips, frost a cake with a crumb coat, get a rainbow effect in the cake layers, work with royal frosting, and more! She even arranged a little Cake Boss-style contest for the "Top Ice Cream Cake," for which our neighbor came to judge. A Flapdoodles gift card was awarded to Kelsey Dickie, and all the girls enjoyed some Flapdoodles ice cream at the end!
Day 1: Galaxy-themed cupcakes and cookies, with triple color bagged frosting on the cupcakes and swirled royal frosting on the cookies
Day 2: Animal-themed cupcakes
Day 3: Succulent-themed cupcakes
Day 4: Cake prep with cake leveling, rainbow frosting filling, and crumb coat and flower cookies
Day 5: Dropped Ice-cream cone cake with chocolate ganache drips, rainbow filling, decorative border, and cake ball with a sugar cone on top
For those of you in the camp, here are links to her frosting recipes:
Cream cheese frosting for the cupcakes
Buttercream frosting for the cake
For the royal frosting on the cookies, she used a royal icing powder mix from Walmart
Here are photo highlights from the week!
Here are the winners of our 2nd Annual Flapdoodles Ice Cream Art Contest! Nearly all my students created 3-D clay relief sculptures mounted on painted canvas panels with an ice cream theme. The owners of Flapdoodles selected the winners from 3 categories: 7-9 yo, 10-12 yo, and Intermediate. The art is currently displayed at Flapdoodles South through July.
Ice Cream Art!
Our 2nd Annual Flapdoodles Ice Cream Art Contest is underway! The students planned and executed these adorable clay relief sculptures, mounted on painted canvas panels. Some are still life sculptures and others incorporate animals enjoying ice cream, inspired by the book "Gorilla Loves Vanilla." Here are all the entries. Winners announced in April!
Jill Pearson, owner & instructor at Riverwood Studio, Oronoco, Minnesota