After having completed all Wilton classes, if I want to progress to the *Superstar* level, is it advisable to take Nicholas Lodge or Colette Peters' classes? I'm in Orlando, and Colette comes to town a few times a year but her classes are $850!!! I can make a WHOLE lot of practice cakes for that. I just would love to learn new and better techniques (since I am primarily self taught, who knows if I'm doing stuff the easiest/right way?). Are there other options? Thanks!!!
I went to a cake show last year which was a local clubs show. They had quite a few demonstrations that I learned a lot from. I also learn a lot from books. Look at local cake stores (not Michaels, AC moore, etc) - they usually will offer classes or at least know where you can take classes. Sometimes, you can call a baker in the area that you know and they will give you classes for a reasonable fee. I hope I gave you some ideas.
Nic's arent exactly cheap either....but....well worth it.
Watch for special weekend times where they give one day classes. Much less expensive and you do learn alot.
I still say, get SugarShack's and Jennifer Dotz's DVDs. You can't go wrong.
Don't forget that Nic Lodge has excellent DVDs that are very reasonably priced. You get about an hour of instruction for $30 or so. Also, check out Florida ICES mini classes in January - excellent opportunities to learn a lot of techniques for a reasonable price.
YOU TUBE, YOU TUBE, YOU TUBE!!! JUST TYPE IN WHAT YOU WANT TO LEARN ABOUT!! ITS GREAT!
Sugar Shack's videos ( solved most of my problems ), You tube and practice, practice, practice. I've only taken the Wilton I class. I'm no pro by any means but I just learned to try new things and see how they come out. If i'm ever having a problem I just ask CC'ers.
Don't be afraid to attempt something on your own. You might surprise yourself. With time start taking the more expensive classes.
Good luck !
Thanks everyone! I do watch a lot of youtube. Any favorite video suggestions?
Edna, Edna, Ednaaaaa She's great!