I have always found the art of cake decorating interesting. Growing up, I watched as my mom decorated many birthday and wedding cakes for friends and family. This past Christmas I asked my husband for a new hobby kit, a cake decorating caddy. A good friend of mine thought it would be fun to take a class together. She located the class details and we enrolled. Last Tuesday, I attended my first cake decorating class offered at Butler Community College in El Dorado. The main problem I see with this new hobby is that hubby and I have started 2012 with great momentum in eating better and exercising more. I've yet to see how my new hobby fits into that wonderful plan. Tonight I baked and decorated my first practice cake. My inspiration comes from the cake that Rockstar wants for her birthday next Saturday, much similar to the one below only covered in stars. Since we are just weeks away from Valentine's day I found the heart shaped design fitting for my practice run. Tomorrow is our monthly carry-in lunch at church. I plan to take this to church so that it may be eaten and enjoyed (hopefully) without sabatoging our current goals. While I am certainly looking forward to tasting my creation of white cake with strawberry preserve filling and buttercream frosting, I'm also looking forward to practicing again!