Happiness. 😘😘 Finally! Thank you Cake Arts/ Wilton for changing your schedule from 5:30 to 6:30pm. It perfectly suited my availability. Perfect timing because it’s already my son’s school vacation(School runs from June-March for Philippine schools). 🤗
I have been waiting for this day. Mainly because I (always) want to learn the basic techniques and principles in the things I do. Since I have been baking and decorating cupcakes (have just learned from Youtube and baking websites), I thought it would be great to finally try the Cake Decorating Class to learn the basics.
Plus…I’m scared of decorating cakes.😂 Haha people would be surprised because I already decorate cupcakes, but a cake (for me) is just too big to mess up with. It’s different with cupcakes. I make a mistake in decorating one cupcake and I still have 23 left. So, here I am. Overcoming my fear of decorating big things. One step at a time. 😅 haha
By the way, here’s a proof of how afraid and weak I am at decorating a cake. Haha
It was an epic fail. My mind can’t stop laughing at the thought of that moment and how I ended up with this kind of cake. This is a perfect example of expectation vs.reality meme. 😅 Below is my expectation. My cake inspirtaion. Hahaha I ended up with the one above. A huge reason why I need this course if I want to make a nice cake. 🙂
Piping practice on cupcakes for the third session.
I love decorating on cupcakes. 🙂
This is the cake I made for our final session. I’m happy with the result. To be able to make the purple and pink flowers is already a great achievement. 🙂
Getting the hang of it. I need more practice, but the class has helped me be confident in decorating cakes. 🙂
So this post is for those who are planning to enroll in the Wilton Cake Decorating Class. What’s in store for you? What should you expect and should you even start on taking a class?
The Wilton Cake Decorating class has four modules. Each module has four sessions (2 1/2 hrs each session). Our class was scheduled every Sunday, 6:30-9pm.
Days and timings are usually the same every month for each course.
Each course costs 800 SR and includes the Wilton Course 1 kit, tools, and certificate. Certificate will be given at the end of each course.
Wilton course 1 kit:
Students will be given buttercream during the first session but the students will have to make their own for the succeeding sessions.
IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU? You may ask. Well, this is for you if:
- If your hobby is baking and you want to learn the basic techniques in cake decoration.
- If you need to have a certificate. Many people offer classes and you may say they are cheaper and better, but Wilton gives certificates and tools. It’s a good investment.
- If you want to learn how to decorate a cake.
Note: I don’t recommend this to people who haven’t tried baking or decorating at all. I suggest you let yourself experience baking or decorating with a friend 2-3x. At least be aware of some of the general tools and terms. This is a 4 session course and the instructor will be mentioning terms and tools that might give you a hard time if you totally don’t have any experience in baking.
IF however, you have people who can bake for you. Then go ahead and learn how to decorate. 🙂
Another reason is when you have an experience in baking, you’ll be able to ask more questions like what to add to the buttercream so it won’t melt outside or how to troubleshoot other problems in frosting a cake.
Last reason is because you will bring cupcakes and cakes without decoration during the session. Which means you should at least already know how to bake a cake.
VERY IMPORTANT: You have to be ready for additional expenses while taking the course. These are some of the tools/ingredients you will be asked to bring:
- Cake turntable
- Cake lifter
- Cake leveler
- Cake carrier (for transporting your decorated cakes home)
- Cake boards
- Food colors/gel colors
- Piping gel (this is difficult to find but the you’ll be given a recipe)
- Fondant smoother
- Parchment paper
- Cake without decoration
- Cupackes (you’ll be baking at home so it really is a must that you should at least have a baking experience already because again, the course is cake decorating)
- Piping bags (piping bags are included in the Wilton kit, but I’m pretty sure you’ll need extra because you’ll be using them a lot throughout the course at home and in class)
- Small bowls or containers for coloring your buttercream
- Meringue powder for the frosting
If you are in another country, Wilton offers classes there as well. Just search for the nearest Wilton near you. 🙂
I hope this post has helped you decide if you should take the course now or give it a little time. 🙂
UPDATED: September 2017, 6 months after this course (and after so many trials and errors) here are now the cakes I’ve made for the past months.
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