Nicholas Lodge Summer Wedding Cake Classes

Decorating By cakefan18 Updated 19 May 2009 , 3:02pm by cakefan18

cakefan18 Posted 18 May 2009 , 4:29am
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Hey guys, if I have a choice to attend Nicholas lodge's Gumpaste flowers class and Summer wedding cake class, which do you think is the best bet? Please advise. Thanks.

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TexasSugar Posted 18 May 2009 , 4:44am
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What do each of them offer? Which would you be more likely to use later on?

cakefan18 Posted 18 May 2009 , 11:41pm
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The gumpaste flowers class is a 2day class and about all the flowers made with gumpaste and tips on bridal sprays and wiring etc.

The wedding cakes class is a 5 day class which includes many techniques in decorating a wedding cake and we can bring a fully decorated 3 tier wedding cake home.

Wedding cakes class costs doube the gumpaste flowers class. Both would be useful to me..that's why not able to choose. I wanted to see if any of the members have attended these classes and could recommend one more than the other.

leepat Posted 18 May 2009 , 11:51pm
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I went to the summer wedding cake class 2 years ago and it was sooo worth it. Not only did he teach wedding cake but also we made a gumpaste vase with gumpaste roses and assorted other flowers. I felt like I got the best of both. It was a 5 day class, 8 hrs a day with lunch included, (not just sandwiches). And every afternoon there was a cookie break. (homemade). I really felt like I got my money's worth. Would I do it again? In a heart beat. He share a lot of his own personal recipes also.

cakefan18 Posted 19 May 2009 , 12:08am
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Hey Leepat, thanks so much for answering. That's well needed assurance right now. I am not a professional baker. I took all four wilton classes at Michaels and fell in love with cake decorating. I just don't want to stop here. Want to learn more and enhance the skills. But I am not considering a business as yet. That's the reason why I am not very sure on spending that much on the class but I believe me I soo want to go. I might take it most probably icon_smile.gif

What did you do with the finished product, the wedding cake which you brought home?

leepat Posted 19 May 2009 , 3:10am
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I still have it. It is sitting in my shop.

cshareef Posted 19 May 2009 , 3:57am
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I would also like to attend the five day summer wedding cake class. I went on the Nicholas Lodge web page and couldn't fine the info. Please post info if you have it.


Thanks

leepat Posted 19 May 2009 , 9:51am
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Look under his list of classes for May and you will find the info you want.

cakefan18 Posted 19 May 2009 , 2:13pm
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Oh, Leepat! you have a shop!! That's cool. I am a newbie, I don't about a lot of peoople here and what they do but you all are experts and have a lot of experience.

Cshareef, go to nicholaslodge.com and see under classes. You can find a 2008 and 2009 schedule. Look under May 2009. If it doesn't work, I can send you a direct link too.

deli1777 Posted 19 May 2009 , 2:20pm
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Originally Posted by leepat

I went to the summer wedding cake class 2 years ago and it was sooo worth it. Not only did he teach wedding cake but also we made a gumpaste vase with gumpaste roses and assorted other flowers. I felt like I got the best of both. It was a 5 day class, 8 hrs a day with lunch included, (not just sandwiches). And every afternoon there was a cookie break. (homemade). I really felt like I got my money's worth. Would I do it again? In a heart beat. He share a lot of his own personal recipes also.




I agree completely with leepat!
I do not currently have a shop and have my finished cake in my built in china cabinet. When I did have a shop, it was on a display shelf.
The wedding cake class was invaluable - I learned so much in a very short time. Worth every penny and you learn a lot of gumpaste techniques too. I feel you certainly get more bang for your buck by taking the 5 day class.

cakefan18 Posted 19 May 2009 , 3:02pm
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Oh, so how long can you store the cake that way? May be I am asking a dumb question here, won't it get spoiled? My sis's wedding is in August, can I store the flowers to decorate on her wedding cake?

Thanks so much for your encouragement. I went ahead and registered for the class. Hope I did the right thing!

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