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eliciag Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 8:36pm
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I just wanted some opinions. I have been making and decorating cookies for years and now I am interested in trying to do cakes also. Did you take any of the Wilton Cake Courses that are offered by Michael's and/or Joann's? If so, did you think it was worth it? Any opinions are greatly appreciated! Thank You.

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DeniseFL Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 9:08pm
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hey there..
I took 1 and 4 wilton's course and in someway they are worth it..
the 1 I was very excited and learned a lot..but 4 I knew everything from trying new stuff at home..
I am gonna take 2 and 3... there is always something new to learn

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eliciag Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 12:36am
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Thanks. I think I will go sign up for the course. I guess it can't hurt. Thanks for your opinion.

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sandykay Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 1:16am
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To honestly answer your question it depends on what you already know and what you want to learn. I currently am a Wilton Method teacher and you can/do learn alot. I have had students who have decorated for years being self taught say they have learned something. I try to make the classes fun, so it comes down to what skills you want to walk away with. I started out taking only Course I, then 13 years later I went back to finish.

Hope this helps, feel free to email me it you have any other guestions I can answer. I can decorate, but do better as a teacher. Once someone told me there are those who can decorate and not teach, and those who may not decorate as well, but are good at explaining/showing how to decorate to others.

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marybible Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 1:58am
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I took the four courses and loved them. I couldn't do cakes now if it wasn't for the classes. And it helped that I had a totally awesome teacher.

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msulli10 Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 2:07am
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I took all 4 courses and thought they were great. Between the courses and this website, I've come a long way. The courses are so reasonable. It's definitely worth it.

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saap1204 Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 2:13am
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I have taken the first three Wilton courses and really learned a lot--I had an awesome instructor. I am waiting for them to offer the fondant/gumpaste class; I am really looking forward to that one. I bought the kit and book so I may have to start that one soon. The Joanne's by me does not seem to offer the classes as frequently as in the past.

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Shanille21 Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 2:14am
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I took course one and loved it. had a great teacher. That was about two years ago. i decide to take course 2 which stared in the begining of the month. i only went to the first class and didnt go back. there were so many disruptions and the teacher wasnt really that interested in really teaching. so i guess it does depend on the teacher. but it dosent hurt to try' they are reasonally priced so if you decied you dont like it...it wont break the bank. no matter what you decied have fun.


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mgdsue02 Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 2:23am
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I have taken all four courses and learned quite a bit. My teacher was great. Taking the courses gave me a lot of confidence.

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Arriva Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 2:37am
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For me, taking the courses were very beneficial. I also think it helps to take from various instructors. They all have something to share.

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marjiw Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 2:43am
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Our instructor here is the best and I learned so much. I definitely recommend them. Like was said before, there is always something you can learn and you definitely get practice in. thumbs_up.gif

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