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.
I'm one. Been teaching at Michaels for 6 years in May.
I am one!
I am a newbie.... been teaching since January of this year.
I start teaching in May!!!!
I have been teaching for 3 years at Michaels.
I'm teaching at Michaels for 2 weeks- well, 3 with tonight's class
Rosie, how are things going?
I have been teaching at JoAnn's since June 08.
Me too, 4.5 yrs for me. Love it.
I start in May at Michaels.
I've been teaching at Michaels for 6 years this month!
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.
I have been an instructor for 5 years now. Hard to believe! I have made many life long friends through this job.
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.
I've been teaching at JoAnn's for a little over a year now - love it.
I'm a WMI at JoAnn's. Been one for about 2 yrs now!
chocolate bunnies- why did it take you so long?
I've been a WMI at Michael's for about 18 months.
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
Another WMI over here! Been teaching at Michaels for about 1 1/2 years now...
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.
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?
I have been teaching at hobby lobby since Sept '09
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.
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.
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!
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...
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).
Oops-sorry for typing the wrong name Texassugar! I saw superstar underneath and-well, sorry.