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post #16 of 22
Well, when I took my classes at Michaels...they wouldn't let me skip Course I... I was more interested in Course III.... but I had to take them all....My teacher was new.... and slow.... but I did pick up some better ways of doing things.... But weighing it all in the balance.... I have my certificates, and alot of knowledge.... it was well worth the $75 for the lessons.... the only thing I was dissappointed about was... I was the only one taking lessons, so I didn't have the advantage to get tips from other cake decorators..... but my teacher gave me some really nice gifts.... I don't know if they all do that or not, but I appreciated it..
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post #17 of 22
I am relatively new to the site and new to cake baking (my Fiance would argue that I am new to cooking, too). I am taking my last Course I class on Thursday and absolutely love the classes!

My instructor is a little chatty, with all of her anecdotes but she is a very good instructor and it seems like she really enjoys what she is doing. Our class has 15 people in it but she gives each of us the attention we need. Course I is very basic- we have learned Shell borders, Stars, Drop Flowers, Writing, Roses and Icing consistency. If you already have the hang of these techniques - I say start with Course II.

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post #18 of 22
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wow, what great feedback!!!
Yeah maybe I will take a class, I had issues with icing thickness yesterday actually!!! It would be a chance to meet other people and I'm always up for meeting new people!
Thank you so much folks! I love this site!!!
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post #19 of 22
I will be taking course 1 even though I feel I know everything they are going to teach me except the rose, I can not get the rose for the life of me.
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post #20 of 22
my 13yr. old just finished her last class of course one last night. I went to each class and i picked up a couple of tips from the teacher. I took classes from an individual(who had her own shop) 20 years ago. She was a really good teacher. The one thing I liked from my teacher was that we learned to do a lot of different flowers and borders besides what the wilton course 1 and 2 teaches. (But I guess that's what you get when an individual teaches you.). I also am aware that they have a 2 hour time limit.
One thing I didn't like about my daughters teacher was the way she did her roses. By the time she was done making her roses, it was flat on the rose nail. When I learned roses, by the time I finished my rose, the was still a glob of frosting on the bottom where you have some room to take it off the nail. I don't know if that makes any sense or not. I hope it does.
Plus she taught us candy making!
I think you can always pick up tips in all the classes.
post #21 of 22
mrsrunning, talk to ntertaynme. She has a stick method for doing the rose that I learned this weekend. I could never do the rose either, but with her stick method it is so simple you'll hate yourself for not figuring it out on your own. Trust me, PM ntertaynme.
post #22 of 22
I took all 3 courses, and at my Michael's, they wouldn't let us skip ahead a course or two. I was working at a bakery at the time and was beginning to get interested in cake decorating. I was grateful for the things I had learned there. She was able to teach us a lot through her experiences and instruction. I recommend them for anyone who's interested in refining their techniques or is just starting out. If you're concerned about whether or not your instructor will be an experienced one, you can always ask the store manager how long their teacher has been decorating/teaching before you take your class.
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