I am taking an official cake decorating class at the decorette shop and had my first class last monday (I know I am a little late, but better late than never right) Our first class we talked about what we would be doing in class, gathered needed supplies for future classes and then made moulded sugar (awesome idea for baby showers/weddings/parties or for cake decorations) fancy sugar cubes in fun shapes with candy molds. Then we practiced folding parchment paper into bags and did color flow work with royal icing.
Once these dry you can peel it off the syran wrap and place on a cake or whatever you want.
Of course being Oregon the project wouldn't have been complete without raining on them as I left class, leaving fabulous rain spots. Oh well.