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Chapter 10 – [Cake Art Cake Decorating and Candy Making Classes]
These classes use a large portion of Wilton school’s teaching in their curriculum. However, their classes and teaches may differ slightly.
Cake Art I – Wilton Method Basic Cake Decorating Course is a four 2 -hour session. For the beginners, you will learn the fundamentals of decorating tools, icings, stars, writing, figure piping roses, shell borders, floral spray, leaves, cake preparation, and basic icing methods. You will learn some practical ideas from instructor who will be sharing their experiences with you. Practicing at home between lessons is important to obtaining a solid base in basic Cake Decorating. The Wilton Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those students who attend the session faithfully.
Cake Art 2 – Wilton Method Advanced Cake Decorating Course is a four 2 -hour session where you will review the basics, and then you will concentrate on flowers such as Rosebud, Lily of the Valley, Chrysanthemum, Violet, Apple Blossom, Victorian Rose, Daisy, Daffodil, Pansy, Primrose, color flow work along with basket weaving, rope borders and ferns. Your will bring an iced cake ready to be decorated with the designs you have just learned. The Wilton certificate of Completion will be awarded to those students who attended every session.
Cake Art 3 – Wilton Fondant and tiered Cake Decorating Course. This is a four 2-hour session, and it is required for you to have completed Course 1 and 2 to take this course. In this course you will review the basics, and cover extensively the borders, lace and embroidery; string work, garland, e-motion, ruffle, Tiered Cake assembly. Fondant coloring, storing, covering cake, curved hearts piped, Lily, Poinsettia, Petunia, and working with a cake divider set will also be covered. You will complete a fondant-covered cake during the class. The Wilton Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those students who are faithful in their attendance.
Cake Art’s Tiered Wedding Cake Decorating and Assembly Course is a four 2-hour session. Student must have completed Courses 1 and 2 in order to take this course. In this course concentration on decorating and assembling a Tiered Cake for all occasions. Review of the basics along with a review of the embellished borders, side borders, lacework, lattice work, filigree, lace points, piping on net, color flow, tiered cake designing, measuring and dividing cake. A Tiered Cake using Styrofoam cake dummies will be completed during the class. Practice at home will improve your skills. A Wilton certificate of Completion will be given to all students attending every session.
Wilton Basic Gum Paste is a class about the use of one of the most decorative skills, which can now be mastered by any cake decorator. Cutters and molds allow students to accomplish the professional effect in a fairly short amount of time. The classes will teach the basics of making the paste, the use of the tools, and cutting and molding some of the popular flowers. The fourth lesson will cover arranging the flowers into bouquets and corsages.