Any Tips On Being An Instructor?

Decorating By myheartbaby Updated 1 Dec 2009 , 1:15pm by GeminiRJ

myheartbaby Posted 1 Dec 2009 , 12:20am
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I am new to this forum. I have been decorating professionally off and on for the past 20 yrs. I was recently given an opportunity to be an instructor at a pastry school. I have never taken any cake decorating classes or taught anyone other than my kids. I was wondering if anyone has any tips on how to teach basics. I will be specializing in buttercream decorating.

Angie

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GeminiRJ Posted 1 Dec 2009 , 1:15pm
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Buttercream....my favorite! How long is the class? One session, or multiple ones? When I took classes, the instructor focused on a particular skill (piping, borders, flowers) and we practiced those after she demonstrated the technique. We'd bring a cake with us, and we'd ice it and decorate it using whatever technique was being taught. (For some things, cupcakes worked better than a cake). I'm sure you'll do great. They wouldn't have asked you if they didn't think you could do it. Good luck.

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