I passed!! Graduated from Course 1 in the Wilton's Cake Decorating Classes. I took it at my local Michael's and it was so much fun - highly recommended! Here's my Final Project:
I would have never believed I could make fancy icing flowers. Let me tell you all about my great experience....
I signed up for course 3, thinking that I had made several cakes on my own. But then I got to thinking I should probably start at the beginning, so I changed my registration to Course 1. So glad I did - - cake decorating isn't new to me, but it was great to learn the real techniques for the basics (instead of my self-taught ways). I learned lots of tricks or tips I didn't know about.
Setting up for the first class - I was super excited:
Our teacher did an amazing job - she's been teaching the course for years and you could tell she knew the material and what she was doing when it comes to cake decorating.
Prepping for the next class with my helper- -
The next week we came with a cake and put our knowledge from the previous week to use as we iced it. I never knew that butter cream icing could look so smooth on a cake - it almost looks like fondant, but it's not!
Week 3 we topped off cupcakes with some unique icing flowers. I made this awesome one - maybe my favorite technique from the class:
The final week we learned the ribbon rose and tricks to writing letters - so neat to get the secrets behind the icing flowers.
I had a great time at the Cake Class. Even though I didn't consider myself a beginner, I still was glad I took the beginner class. The only trouble is that they show you all types of really cool Wilton tools that you'll think that you desperately need! Like the cake saw - I had to have that. And special scissors to transfer icing flowers to cakes - I never knew I needed that, but I do!
And obviously Trevor needs to take the class.... one of these cupcakes is not like the other, one of these things just isn't the same....(he already blogged about his icing woes HERE)
Have you taken the Michael's cake class? I'd love to hear your experiences, especially if you've taken the other courses - I'm thinking about them....