Where Did You Learn?

Decorating By Alaskahsm Updated 24 Mar 2009 , 6:06pm by mmelyss

Alaskahsm Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 4:25pm
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I am almost done with the wilton classes I have been taking, but I want to learn so much more, like cake sculpting and other things. Where did you go to learn this stuff or did you just do it, with trail and error?

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Kiddiekakes Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 4:54pm
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Mostyl tiral and error.After a few mistakes you know not what to do!!

shelly-101 Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 5:04pm
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I have never taken any classes i also have learned by trial and error.


KrazyK8 Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 5:07pm
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Youtube, cake central and google.

sweetpea223 Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 5:08pm
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I usually look at pictures and look at other cake decorator's cakes. Any instructions that they impart, I try to read it over and over again... then get myself into the groove and escape to the kitchen for hours. Sometimes you'll hear me sighing, annoyed and getting irritated as it is taking me a loooonnnng time to get it done... or it is not going the way I had it visioned in my mind.

I have no formal training in making any decorative cakes...

msulli10 Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 5:13pm
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I started the same way you did with Michael's cake classes. Then I started watching a lot of the Food Network - Ace of Cake and Challenges. You can pick up a lot of tips by watching. Youtube and tutorials on Cake Central are a big help. You just have to roll up your sleeves and give it a go! You will definitely learn from your mistakes!

susanscakecreations Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 5:15pm
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When I was in my late teens, my mother took at cake decorating class at our community college, and she would show me what she learned; which, being a teenager, I wasn't all that interested in.........but years passed, and I picked it up again after I had children...............then they started growing up and I had too many activities to run them to to decorate cakes, and now, I have an empty nest and just got back into it, and I am LOVING it!!!!!! But I learned some from Mom; youtube, cake central and trial and error!!!!!! (And I am still learning with each new cake I do!)

msulli10 Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 5:58pm
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Here's a great site that can help with questions:

msulli10 Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 5:59pm
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I see that the web address got blocked. It's called baking911. Just put the www before it and the .com after it and it should come up.

msulli10 Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 6:01pm
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Okay, let's try again. It's called Baking 911.

msulli10 Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 6:02pm
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Obviously I can't do this. Too bad, it's an informative site.

mmelyss Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 6:06pm
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Originally Posted by KrazyK8

Youtube, cake central and google.

Yeah those are my teachers... All the people here and on youtube!!!

I was going to take courses, but the courses were only when I was working... so I bought some wilton books and here I am icon_wink.gif

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