Wilton Course I, Class I

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Last night was my first Wilton class and I had such a great time; I am looking forward to getting into the decorating!

There are 6 students in my class, which I guess is a good amount. I’d think that less is always better, but as Clara pointed out, having more people enables you to learn from one another. So wise, so wise. The instructor is great – she owns a local bakery and has been decorating cakes for probably longer than I’ve been alive!

The first class covered some of the following basics:

  • Different icing consistencies
  • How to properly assemble a pastry bag
  • A demonstration on how to level a cake
  • Filling and icing a cake to prep for decoration
  • How to color icing

After class we all went out into the store to pick up some supplies that will be used in the class. Below are some pictures of the things I picked up:

A caddy to keep all of my supples in
(thanks for the recommendation, Katie!)

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Tips (I already had many at home and the caddy came with some),
Couplers, Icing Colors, Brushes, and Rose Nails

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Some additional supplies, some of which I already had –
Disposable Bags, Featherweight Bags, Icing Spatulas, Icing Tip, and Cake Leveler

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Non-slip Cake Turntable
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Cardboard Cake Circles (I already had these)
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8 Responses

  1. YAY!! I’m so excited for you to start decorating too! You’re so creative! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

    I’m totally in awe of all your tips! I want all that stuff! 🙂

  2. I can’t wait to see the cakes you decorate! I’ve been wanting to take a Wilton class for ages, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. Until then, I’ll just live vicariously! 🙂

  3. How exciting- I took that course a few months ago and know I am learning the fondant and gum paste stuff. I think it is so much fun and hope you have fun as well!

  4. damn girl. You are ready to go! I need to invest in one of those someday… Can’t wait to see your first wilton BU 🙂

  5. I will do a decorating workshop in May and am exited about that. Nice to see recommendations from you! Keep us up to date after each lesson please!!

  6. How cool!

  7. I took up to course 3. I just havent had time for 4.Youll have a ball. It was the best investment in time and money.

  8. Very impressive! Wish I knew more about cake decorating. I will have to learn vicariously thru you!

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