Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wilton's Class, Day 1

So I finally started taking a Wilton's cake decorating class at Micheal's.

I started by talking to the woman who does it and we went back and forth for a while deciding whether or not I should skip Course 1 - Decorating Basics. We decided there were a few things I should know that we learn in Course 1, so I would start there instead of skipping to Course 2. For the first one we were told to bring plain, flat cookies so we could practice stars. Well, if you scroll all the way down on my Cake Page, you'll see some Valentine's cookies I made last year. (Or you can look below, I decided to add them in anyway but not remove the previous sentence. Do you feel okay about that?) I already decorate 9" and 12" cookies all the time, so practicing some stars on some sugar cookies was a bit beneath my current skill level. But, as with a lot of this, I knew I would have to have a positive attitude and wait for the things I don't know. Okay, no bid deal.

So I would love to show you a picture of the cookies I made - I had thought of a bunch of cute designs ahead of time and things I could do on it. Instead, we spent the entire 2 hours listening to the instructor talk about the class. At the end she showed us how to make the icing. That part I was excited about because I already learned something new - using Meringue Powder to make a stiffer icing that sets up. Cool. But other than that 2 hours of just talking was a little disappointing.

L was happy, though - now he has plenty of plain sugar cookies to eat (he doesn't like a lot of icing). Next week we are making a two layer cake from one layer and learning to transfer pictures. I am pretty excited for that! I promise to have pictures after next week.


  1. Can't wait to hear about the more advanced stuff...too bad you got roped into a useless class.

  2. Ooh, I can't wait to see the layer cake pictures!

  3. My cousin used to work at Wilton in Chicago. If you like cake and cookie decoration you should check out here blog. Her stuff is beautiful!