(Closed) wilton cake decorating classes

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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787 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

i woudlnt be annoyed, just go in and say you have tried it before, no harm in being the top of the class… Wink i would do it myself but working two jobs i have one day to myself and it involves laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning, and doing a few odds and ends around the house. My FI keeps telling me i should go because i love crafting so much but my cakes look like a 3yr old helped me …lol Ive never priced it up to see i should go or anything so i dont really know how much money is per class or whatnot. Maybe they will show you something that will help you out down the line or you didnt know you could do?? its woth a shot…if not you can just meet new people lol 

Post # 5
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1966 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve taken them they were a lot of fun. Learned very basic things & a few more advanced things. . More than anything gave me confidence to try things outside the box. Also learned a lot from youtube. I can decorate my ass off now. I make 3d cakes, work with fondant, can make all types of sugar flowers,  characters etc. And the classes aren’t expensive.  I used 50% coupons to use supplies that 4 yrs later I’m still using. 

Post # 6
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2079 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

I didn’t take the Wilton course; I took a decorating course from NAIT though.

I’ve had feedback from a person who took the Wilton course, then took the NAIT class. She said that the NAIT class was more thorough. Michael’s was offering the Wilton class; the way they teach people to make roses look more like cute cabbages! My cousin took the Wilton class and thought it was far more time-consuming as they have to bake the cake themselves. (NAIT provided the cakes, so we focus 100% on cake decorating) You’re probably better off signing up for online classes such as Craftsy, especially when you’ve got basic decorating experience.

Post # 7
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1966 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve taken them they were a lot of fun. Learned very basic things & a few more advanced things. . More than anything gave me confidence to try things outside the box. Also learned a lot from youtube. I can decorate my ass off now. I make 3d cakes, work with fondant, can make all types of sugar flowers,  characters etc. And the classes aren’t expensive.  I used 50% coupons to use supplies that 4 yrs later I’m still using. 

Post # 8
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1392 posts
Bumble bee

I took the Wilton class with a friend but I missed the day we learned how to make roses.  Fail!  It was fun but I would consider it an introductory set of lessons.  I htink if you have experience it would be a waste of time.

Post # 9
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2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’ve been interested in taking one, but never gotten around to it. I’ve been decorating birthday cakes for my family for at least a decade, but I’m more or less self taught. I have my own set of tools, but I sort of just wing it. I’d really like to learn how to do roses, though!

Post # 10
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1847 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I took them all several years ago. They were a great starting point to getting into cake decorating, I learned a lot of basics. I got much better on my own, and by studying on my own after the classes were complete, but I learned a lot from them.

I now regularly make wedding cakes/birthday cakes/special occasion cakes for lots of friends and family and lots of referral clients.

Post # 12
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324 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My FI an I did it with the intention of making our wedding cake… (ended up having someone buy cupcakes for us, so not actually doing that after all, but its nice that we have the skills and tools to make nice cakes now).

We always bought the classes and the kits when they have the 50% off. We never once paid full price, and always used a 40% coupon when buying class odds and ends.

Oh, we went through the first 3 levels, and from not knowing anything about cake decorating, (and FI not terribly artsy-crafty) we learned a lot.

 

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