Wilton Course I

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Wesha Posted 23 May 2008 , 2:15am
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Hello,

I am taking the Wilton Course 1 in cake decorating at Michaels in June. Can anyone tell me what I can expect to be taught and please share your experiences when you took course one.

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stsapph Posted 23 May 2008 , 2:28am
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I just recently took the course. In my class, and from what I have heard it can depend or your teacher, I was taught how to ice a cake, basic piping techniques (vines, writing, balls etc.) We also learned how to make some flowers (drop flowers, sweet peas and roses) bows, hearts and some other things. I learned a lot of great basics and had some fun. HTH

Amber

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vickymacd Posted 23 May 2008 , 2:40am
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I took course 1 & 2 from the same teacher and decided to switch for course 3. Believe me, the teacher makes all the difference.

Even though I knew the basics I loved the classes. Have fun!

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Wesha Posted 23 May 2008 , 2:41am
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thanks for the response. Are you going to take the rest of the classes as well?

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stsapph Posted 23 May 2008 , 2:44am
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I want to take the fondant and gum paste course and maybe the tiered cake one. I probably am going to skip course 2, but I am also working with a pastry chef at the moment who is helping me out. Just been waiting to have time to actually take the courses.

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Afarren Posted 23 May 2008 , 2:44am
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I have taken course I and II Really enjoyed them both. My teacher was really laid back so it was great to be able to do what we wanted... I am still debating about taking the third class?

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bambuf Posted 23 May 2008 , 2:45am
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Yup, stsapph pretty much nailed what you learn in Course I. As a Wilton instructor, I can tell you that stsapph got it right. You learn the basics of baking and icing a cake, how to make buttercream, what types of piping bags, all the way through Flower nail roses, shell borders, and drop flowers. It is a fun class! icon_smile.gif

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lovetofrost Posted 23 May 2008 , 2:45am
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i took all 4 courses and am planning on taking some more if she offers any more. i definitely think the size of the class makes a difference. the last class i took there were only about 5-6 of us and it was more 1 on 1 and learned alot more. course 1 was jam packed. i still enjoyed it and got lots of motivation and ideas. i think they are worth it especially for the money. i think no matter how many classes you take, practice is essential. hope this helps

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diane Posted 23 May 2008 , 3:37am
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i took course 2 and i was very disappointed. i knew more than the teacher. icon_sad.gif

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Carolynlovescake Posted 23 May 2008 , 3:55am
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Originally Posted by diane

i took course 2 and i was very disappointed. i knew more than the teacher. icon_sad.gif




Course 2 is not my favorite to teach for some reason, it's fun but not my favorite. I struggle with it almost every time.

I know the flowers, I can do them but I am always a nervous wreck when I have to teach Course 2.

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ncbert Posted 23 May 2008 , 11:09pm
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I start course 1 this June also! icon_biggrin.gif

I have taken a course thru my city's parks and rec department,last year.
It was 8 classes and really enjoyed it. It was all just piping skills and am looking forward to Wilton's to give me more practise(as my piping sucks icon_cry.gif ) and information on all aspects. Of course a FUN nite out too!

Nancy

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bgallay Posted 24 May 2008 , 12:47am
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Originally Posted by diane

i took course 2 and i was very disappointed. i knew more than the teacher. icon_sad.gif



Course 2 is not my favorite to teach for some reason, it's fun but not my favorite. I struggle with it almost every time.

I know the flowers, I can do them but I am always a nervous wreck when I have to teach Course 2.




See... I love teaching course II. I am in the middle of one now and can't wait until next week to do pansies, daffodils etc...

I am not fond of the 2nd night of course III. that's the nightmare night!

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