Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New Cake Decorating Courses!

I'm very pleased to announce a significant change in the Wilton cake decorating classes. Wilton has completely revamped their curriculum and replaced Courses 1-3 and Fondant & Gum Paste with three new four-week courses. A brief outline of the new classes follows, as published on the Class Descriptions page of the Wilton website. (As a matter of fact, I DO realize I'm being exceptionally lazy by just copying and pasting the information. But I want to make the announcement now, and I'm short on time and can't be bothered to rewrite the course descriptions myself. So, yeah. I'm lazy.)

The three new courses launch in June, with a special promotion of half price tuition plus receive a FREE Wilton yearbook! I will be kicking off with Cake Decorating Basics on Sunday afternoons in June. Please join me!

Decorating Basics

The Wilton Method® Decorating Basics Course is the perfect place to start! Your Instructor will show you the right way to decorate, step by step, so that you experience the excitement of successfully decorating your first cake in a Wilton Method Course. You’ll understand how to bake a great cake, see how to make and color icing and learn the best way to ice the cake. You will also practice the three fundamentals of decorating, enabling you to approach each technique the right way for great results. Along the way, you’ll learn to create icing drop flowers, rosettes, shells, pompom flowers, leaves, shaggy mums, and the ribbon rose. You’ll also decorate cookies, cupcakes … and of course cakes!

Flowers and Cake Design

Flowers and Cake Design is one of two additional courses you can choose; the sequence doesn’t matter. In Flowers and Cake Design, you’ll explore sophisticated ways to bring your cakes and desserts to life! Your Wilton Method Instructor will teach you to create breathtaking icing flowers such as pansies, lilies and the famous Wilton Rose. Then, you’ll discover the secrets of arranging them in a beautifully balanced cake-top bouquet. Your amazing flowers will be framed by an impressive boarder treatment or basketweave design. With the skills you learn here and your ability to make flowers in advance using gum paste and fondant or royal icing, you can create beautiful blooms at your convenience, ready to place on any cake.

Gum Paste and Fondant

Gum Paste and Fondant is one of two additional courses you can choose; the sequence doesn’t matter. In Gum Paste and Fondant you’ll discover one of the most exciting and satisfying ways to decorate a cake. Your Wilton Method Instructor will lead you every step of the way as you create amazing handshaped flowers, beautiful borders and bold accents using these easy-to-shape icings. As you learn each technique – an artful bow, mum, rose, carnation, calla lily, rosebud, daisy, and embellished borders – you’ll be closer to your crowning achievement: A Final Course Cake that showcases your skills. The confidence you’ll gain as you decorate with gum paste and fondant will enable you to create cakes that will add excitement to your family celebrations for years to come.


Jenniffer said...

Glad to hear that Wilton is revamping their classes - it really needed to be done!

Anna Patricia said...

I just finished the Wilton Cake Decorating Course I! I am so thrilled!