My Cake Class Plan

Decorating By mommabuda Updated 5 Jun 2007 , 2:58am by buttercreamkisses

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mommabuda Posted 5 Jun 2007 , 1:46am
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Okay, I figured out my lesson plans (roughly)... Some of the classes I would split up into 2 nights, others would be all one night... is there anything that I'm missing that I should add? Just looking for other cake decorators opinions on them... thanks!!!

Course #1: Lesson 1: baking, torting, filling, icing, smoothing - 2 hrs.
      basics-star, line, zigzag, dots, outlining - 1 hr.
  Total: 3 hrs. in 1 night

Course #2: Lesson 1: borders-shell, bead, ball, ruffle, rosettes, reverse shell, rope - 1 hr.
     basketweave & colorflow - 1 hr.
  Total: 2 hrs. in 1 night

Course #3: Lesson 1: Writing & Figures-heads, hearts, balloons, clowns, bows
   food-corn, grapes, carrots, strawberries, apples, cherries
     animals-teddy bears, bunnies, chickens, chicks
     printing, writing
  Total: 2 hrs. in 1 night

Course #4: Lesson 1: Flowers-star flower, swirl flower, sweet pea, violets, apple blossoms, wild rose, rose buds, chrysanthemums,        sunflower, daisies
   Lesson 2: roses, bachelor button, pansies, daffodils, aster, carnation, leaves, vines
  Total: 4 hrs. in 2 nights

Course #5: Lesson 1: Advanced Flowers-poinsettia, morning glory, Easter lily, petunia, cornelli lace, sotas, brush embroidery & ruffle        garland
  Total: 2 hrs. in 1 night

Course #6: Lesson 1: making FBCT (2 hrs.)
   Lesson 2: putting it on the cake, border (1 hr.)
  Total: 3 hrs. in 2 nights

Course #7: Fondant Intro-tinting & marbelizing, covering cake & board, borders-balls, rope, punched strip; 3D cutout accents
  Total: 2 hrs. in 1 night

Course #8: Lesson 1: Fondant Flowers-carnation, daisy, calla lily, draping, handkerchief, garland
   Lesson 2: bows, box, figure molding
  Total: 4 hrs. in 2 nights

Course #9: 3D Character Cakes - 2 hrs. in 1 night

Course #10: Cupcakes - flower pots, ice cream cones, cupCakes - 2 hrs. in 1 night

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buttercreamkisses Posted 5 Jun 2007 , 2:58am
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I think your first lesson (or an hour of the first lesson) should be on supplies. What they'll need for the courses and what is exceptionally helpful. You'll need to show them how to make the different icings aslo. You could do the torting and icing in that class also. I think showing at least 2 ways to ice smooth would be best (viva, wilton...)

From my wilton courses this is the breakfup (each lesson was 2 hours long)

Course 1
Lesson One:
Icing Basics and Consistency
Cake Preparation-Leveling, Torting, Filling, Icing
Coloring Icing and Bag Striping

Lesson Two:
Star Tip-star, border/fillin, curving line, tight zigzag
Round Tip Writing- Printing, Writing, Outline, Dots
Wilton Rose-Part 1: The Base
Piping Gel Transfer

Lesson Three:
Wilton Rose-Part 2: Rose Center
Shell Border
Figure Piping-Faces, Heart, Fruit, Clowns
Drop Flowers-Star Flower, Swirl Flower

Lesson Four:
Wilton Rose-Part 3: 3, 5, 7 petal fose
Sweet Pea
Leaves and Vines
Rose Spray

I can't find my course 2 book but we did

Royal Icing
Color Flow
Basket Weave
Chrysthamum. Violet, Daisy, Pansy, Apple Blossom, Daffidol, Primrose

Course 3
Lesson One:
Cornelli Lace
Bead Border
Brush Embroidery
Stringwork-Single Drop String, Multiple Drop String, Overlapping Drop String
Ruffle Border
Ruffle Garladnd
The Fondant Rose-Part One: Rose Center

Lesson Two:
Covering a cake with Fondant
Fondant Rose-Part Two-bud, medium size adn full size rose
Fondant Leaves
Fondant Package Cake

Lesson Three:
Lily Nail Flowers-Easter Lily, Poinsettia, Petunia, Morning Glory
Tiered Cake Construction (Stacked adn Pillar)

I also have the fondant and gum paste book if the course outlines for that would help

Lesson 1:

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