tmac670 Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 2:08pm
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How many WMI do we have out there on Cake Central?
I taught about 10 years ago and just recently started teaching again at Joann's.

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TexasSugar Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 2:21pm
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I'm one. Been teaching at Michaels for 6 years in May. icon_smile.gif

herdream Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 2:25pm
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I am one!
I am a newbie.... been teaching since January of this year.

agconner Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 5:40pm
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I start teaching in May!!!!

chloe_52 Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 5:55pm
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I have been teaching for 3 years at Michaels.

rosiecast Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 6:09pm
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I'm teaching at Michaels for 2 weeks- well, 3 with tonight's class

TexasSugar Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 6:11pm
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Rosie, how are things going?

EnjoyTheCake Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 6:17pm
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I have been teaching at JoAnn's since June 08.

makincakeintx Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 6:17pm
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Me too, 4.5 yrs for me. Love it.

hollylikescake Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 6:25pm

I start in May at Michaels.

cakesbyshell Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 6:33pm

I've been teaching at Michaels for 6 years this month!

rosiecast Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 7:46pm
Originally Posted by TexasSugar

Rosie, how are things going?

I love it!!! I have a group of 8 girls and they're all so enthusiastic and happy to learn something new that I'm not even afraid of messing up. lol

I will be teaching course 1 again next month, just waiting for the new curriculum in June. But I think next month I'll be teaching 2 classes of course 1- 1 in english and 1 bilingual.

Loucinda Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 7:56pm

I have been an instructor for 5 years now. Hard to believe! I have made many life long friends through this job. icon_smile.gif

TexasSugar Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 8:02pm

I've got a young man this month, along with another a couple of teens in another class. Sometimes the younger ones are my favorites.

Loucinda, I do have those students that I still talk to years later. icon_smile.gif

AnitaK Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 8:04pm

I've been teaching at JoAnn's for a little over a year now - love it.

millermom Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 8:10pm

I'm a WMI at JoAnn's. Been one for about 2 yrs now!

Postal_Cakemaker Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 8:19pm

icon_biggrin.gif I start in May!!! Waited 3 years to be an instructor and now I have the chance!!

rosiecast Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 8:42pm

chocolate bunnies- why did it take you so long?

Congrats, BTW!!

Mom2LiamandQuinn Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 10:44pm

I've been a WMI at Michael's for about 18 months.

Postal_Cakemaker Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 11:01pm

I kept applying and never got a reply back. I got lucky seeing a sign in a store a few weeks ago.

I've wanted to be an instructor ever since Day 1 of Course 1

AuntAndrea Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 3:48am

Another WMI over here! Been teaching at Michaels for about 1 1/2 years now... icon_smile.gif (Taught my class tonight, in fact!)

Tracy7953 Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 4:13am

I tried two years ago to start teaching. Kept bugging them and finally a Wilton lady called me back. There were no openings near me. I was really bummed. I wonder if I should try again.?.? It seems like a fun part time job.

tmac670 Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 4:14am

I have to admit that I forgot how much fun it was to teach cake decorating! I left it before to start a full time job. I still did decorating, but only here and there for friends and family- no real growth. I think I have learned more in the six months that I have been teaching again than in the entire 7 years I didn't.
My favorite student so far is a lady who has been baking and 'decorating' for 30 years-- I was kind of intimidated by her (what could I possibly teach HER?)-- every single class she exclaims "I've learned so much!" It's great.
Any favorite student stories?

letem_eat_cakes Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 5:03am

I have been teaching at hobby lobby since Sept '09

DeniseRoy Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 1:42pm

another one here I have been teaching at Michaels for about 4 1/2 years. I love it and still keep in contact with some of my past students.

TexasSugar Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 1:55pm

Tracy, I think they only hold on to the apps for 6 months so it is worth a try. And as you said there has to be an opening. Where I live there is only two places that offer the classes. I've been at Michaels for 6 years, and the girl before me was there forever as well. So you just have to get it at the right time.

Tmac, I had a student at the end of last year that took the first Wilton classes back in the 70s. She wanted to learn fondant and gumpaste so she came back for Course 3 and the F/GP. When she told me she took the class in the late 70s I thought, wow, I was barely even born when you started, and like you wondered what she could learn from me. But I was able to teach her some things she didn't now and enjoyed having her in the classes. icon_smile.gif

Tracy7953 Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 3:03pm

Texas Superstar thanks for the heads up. I did not know they only kept the apps for 6 months. Maybe I will try again in all my spare time!

tamyarm Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 3:24pm

texassugar...where do you teach? i'm in east tx directly between tyler and mesquite/rockwall and i've been interested in taking classes but can't make up my mind which direction i want to go...

Justforfun751 Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 3:26pm

I've been one at Michaels for just over a year. Love it but have trouble trying to fill a daytime class (trying to do it while the kids are in school).

Tracy7953 Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 3:36pm

Oops-sorry for typing the wrong name Texassugar! I saw superstar underneath and-well, sorry.

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