Want To Go To School...need Help...

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DaphneSUE Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 5:54pm
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i am seriously considering going to school for baking/decorating cakes...was wondering if anyone knew of good schools or home programs or something like that...im in joplin missouri if anyone is from around here and knows of good schools close by...

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DaphneSUE Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 5:57pm
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also where is the wilton school...do they have alot of them or just one?

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tiggy2 Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 6:12pm
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Wilton School is in Chicago.

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DaphneSUE Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 6:25pm
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well maybe ill have to move to chicago...lol

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kimbm04r Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 8:27pm
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You can also take Wilton classes at Hobby Lobby or Micheals. They aren't like the Wilton School in Chicago, but they are good place to start.

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DaphneSUE Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 8:42pm
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i thought about going to Tennessee and taking the SweetWise Courses...lol...don't know if i wanna move to do it though...

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leily Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 9:04pm
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well maybe ill have to move to chicago...lol




Wilton's master course is only two weeks, no need to move there icon_smile.gif

If you're looking for a degree I would look at a pastry program. I once looked at going through the pastry program at the Culinary Institue of America. I think LeGordon Blu also has a pastry program. You'll get into more than just cakes, but you'll get a really good baking background.

To learn decorating you'll probably have to travel to learn from all the best, as most hold anywhere from 1-5 day classes on certain techniques. There isn't a degree program anywhere that I'm aware of for decorating. But there is a wealth of information here, maybe someone else knows something about a program out there.

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sccandwbfan Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 6:17pm
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i thought about going to Tennessee and taking the SweetWise Courses...lol...don't know if i wanna move to do it though...




I love living in TN. icon_smile.gif


I forgot to say that I would love to go to Chicago and take that class too. icon_smile.gif

Christy

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MissLisa Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 6:41pm
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Look to your local community college.....do they have a Culinary Program?

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MissLisa Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 6:41pm
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Look to your local community college.....do they have a Culinary Program?

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cupadeecakes Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 6:58pm
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when I decided I wanted to go into business for myself, but still needed training, I got a job as a pastry chef at a local bakery. I worked from 4am - 6pm six days a week, but I learned SO much and it didn't cost me anything! In fact, I made money while doing it!

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Lizmybit Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 6:58pm
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I went to Culinary School at my Local Community College. Best Decision I ever made. Good luck!

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cupcake_cutie Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 7:09pm
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I'm going to Pastry Arts School at a community college and I love it! Like Leily said, you get into more than just cakes, but it's a great foundation!

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DaphneSUE Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 10:01pm
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i am really thinking about going to the SweetWise classes because of their prices...only $45 a class...i know it will cost me more for gas to get there...but oh well...it is still cheaper than going to school...most of them were gonna cost like 7-10,000...idk...still aways off anyways maybe my mind will change...lol...thank you all for you input...oh and cupadeecakes...i love your BC recipe...

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