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Wilton's Classes

Wilton's Classes

Cake Decorating Classes

Wilton has so many ways to learn cake decorating! From comprehensive classes at the famous Wilton School of Cake Decorating to convenient 4-lesson Wilton Method cake decorating classes near you, it’s easy for everyone to gain new skills. We even offer Icing Fun classes that introduce kids to the joys of cake decorating. Sign up for the fun with Wilton cake decorating classes!

Course 1 : Decorating Basics
Course 2 : Flowers & Cake Design
Course 3 : Gum Paste & Fondant
Course 4 : Advanced Gum Paste Flowers 

Wilton Method Course 1 : Cake Decorating Basics

The Wilton Method® Decorating Basics Course 1 is the perfect place to start! Your Instructor will show you the right way to decorate, step by step, so that you experience the excitement of successfully decorating your first cake.

You’ll understand how to bake a great cake, see how to make and color icing and learn the best way to ice the cake. You will also practice the three fundamentals of decorating, enabling you to approach each technique the right way for great results.
Along the way, you’ll learn to create icing drop flowers, rosettes, shells, pompom flowers, leaves, shaggy mums, and the ribbon rose. You’ll also decorate cookies, cupcakes … and of course cakes!
Not only will you quickly learn just how easy it is to create the perfect dessert for any occasion but you will also get to share the fun with other students, who encourage you along the way.
Topics covered in Decorating Basics include:

You’ll understand how to bake a great cake, see how to make and color icing and learn the best way to ice the cake. You will also practice the three fundamentals of decorating, enabling you to approach each technique the right way for great results.

Along the way, you’ll learn to create icing drop flowers, rosettes, shells, pompom flowers, leaves, shaggy mums, and the ribbon rose. You’ll also decorate cookies, cupcakes … and of course cakes!

Not only will you quickly learn just how easy it is to create the perfect dessert for any occasion but you will also get to share the fun with other students, who encourage you along the way.

Topics covered in Decorating Basics include:

  • How to Bake a Great Cake
  • Buttercream Icing
  • Using Decorating Bags and Couplers
  • Icing the Cake
  • Leveling and Torting the Cake
  • Using the Star Tip
  • Drop Flower, Rosette
  • Dimensional Decorating
  • Shell
  • Pompom Flower, Leaves
  • Filling and Icing a Cupcake
  • Guidelines for Elementary Cake Design
  • Printing, Writing, Rose Base
  • Piping Gel Pattern Transfer
  • Ribbon Rose
  • Guidelines for Decorating Your Cake

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Wilton Method Course 2 : Flowers and Cake Design

After completing Decorating Basics, Course 2: Flowers and Cake Design is one of two additional Wilton Method courses you can choose. In Flowers and Cake Design, you’ll explore sophisticated ways to bring your cakes and desserts to life!

Your Wilton Method Instructor will teach you to create breathtaking icing flowers such as pansies, lilies and the famous Wilton Rose. Then, you’ll discover the secrets of arranging them in a beautifully balanced cake-top bouquet.

Your amazing flowers will be framed by an impressive boarder treatment or basketweave design. With the skills you learn here and your ability to make flowers in advance using gum paste and fondant or royal icing, you can create beautiful blooms at your convenience, ready to place on any cake.

Topics covered in Flowers and Cake Design include:

  • Basic Principles of Cake Design
  • Gum Paste and Fondant 101
  • Button Flower
  • Pansy
  • Making Royal Icing
  • Making a Parchment Bag
  • Flower Nail
  • Rose Base, Rose Center
  • Apple Blossom, Primrose
  • Rosebud
  • Daffodil
  • Violet
  • Using the Lily Nail, Lily
  • Making Stems
  • Guidelines for Flower Arrangments
  • Floral Cake Design
  • Reverse Shell
  • Basketweave
  • Wilton Rose

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Wilton Method Course 3 : Gum Paste and Fondant

After completing Decorating Basics, Course 3: Gum Paste and Fondant is one of two additional Wilton Method courses you can choose. In Gum Paste and Fondant you’ll discover one of the most exciting and satisfying ways to decorate a cake.

Your Wilton Method Instructor will lead you every step of the way as you create amazing handshaped flowers, beautiful borders and bold accents using these easy-to-shape icings.

As you learn each technique – an artful bow, mum, rose, carnation, calla lily, rosebud, daisy, and embellished borders – you’ll be closer to your crowning achievement: A Final Course Cake that showcases your skills.

The confidence you’ll gain as you decorate with gum paste and fondant will enable you to create cakes that will add excitement to your family celebrations for years to come.

  • Topics covered in Gum Paste and Fondant include:
  • Gum Paste and Fondant 101
  • Bow Loops
  • Mum Base, Rose Base
  • Carnation Base
  • Assembling a Bow
  • Tinting Gum Paste and Fondant
  • Basic Principles of Floral Cake Design
  • Calla Lily
  • Rosebud and Rose
  • Carnation
  • Calyxes and Leaves
  • Assembling the Calla Lily
  • Daisy
  • Mum
  • Covering a Cake Board with Fondant
  • Elements of Fondant Cake Design
  • Creating Geometric Designs Using Cut-Outs, Overlays, and Inlays
  • Eyelet, Ruffle, and Ball Borders

When you've completed the Gum Paste and Fondant course, you'll have gained the confidence to decorate gum paste and fondant cakes your family will enjoy for years to come. You'll also have had a great time sharing the excitement of decorating with other students.

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Wilton Method Course 4 : Advanced Gum Paste Flowers

Are your cakes always the talk of the party, but you'd like to be able to do even more? Do people ask you to decorate cakes for their celebrations? Want to learn tips and techniques professional bakers on television know? Advance your skills by enrolling in Course 4 — Advanced Gum Paste Flowers!

Discover one of the most breathtaking ways to decorate a cake—with realistic-looking gum paste flowers. Your Wilton Method Instructor will lead you every step of the way as you create life-like blossoms, flowers and leaves for floral arrangements that top the most beautiful cakes. You'll be amazed at the artistic quality you can achieve as you craft Gerbera daisies, briar roses, Stargazer lilies and more.

As you learn each new technique, you'll be closer to your sensational finale: a beautiful floral spray that showcases your skills. And, you won't need to bring a cake to this course, so you can focus on your flowers.

Topics covered in Advanced Gum Paste Flowers include:

  • Blossoms
  • Gerber Daisies
  • Sweet Peas
  • Ivy Leaves
  • Lily Leaves
  • Briar Rose
  • Stargazer Lily
  • Stephanotis
  • Assemble Blossoms, Leaves and Bouquets
  • Using Flower Spikes

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