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post #16 of 30
Your first cake from class confuses me. I have just finished Course I and II and we didn't learn leaves til the end of Course II. And nothing like those flowers, either. Wow! You're very good! That first cake looks terrific! Our teach also would not let us do chocolate icing! icon_sad.gif

So how did you jump from Course I second class to rolled fondant? Is this a course other than Wilton? Envious! icon_wink.gif

Well, enjoy your cake decorating and the classes! Welcome to the forums!

~AngelWendy
post #17 of 30
AngelWendy, I did not take Wilton courses. I took classes another source who was very anti-Wilton. I'm told by other decorators that I learned so much more in my three levels than Wilton teaches. We had the rose down in level 1 and were properly filling cupcakes liners, filling cupcakes and properly icing them in level 2.

We did not learn fondant in her "level" classes. That was an advanced class all by itself for an additional $15.
post #18 of 30
SweetieShell- Welcome aboard!!
post #19 of 30
Ok, Dawn.. erm.. I was talking to SweetieShell because she is the one that mentioned she was in Wilton classes and that this was her first cake (that she linked to in the galleries) and was learning rolled fondant the next week. It just confused me a bit.

I would love to take cake decorating classes that were not Wilton ones! I really had a bad experience in my classes and I thought they were very rigid and yet I didn't learn all that I had wanted to by a long shot. I don't see anything else in my area, though. I guess I'll be learning from here, from practicing at home, and from books I get.

Blessings,
~AngelWendy
post #20 of 30
AngelWendy- I know you were talking to SweetieShell and I was responding to you that non-Wilton courses are out there (in most areas- not all)and I've heard you learn more.

It was just a statement in response to yours.
post #21 of 30
Okey dokey! Well, it's way past my bedtime and I tend to get confused and all out of sorts at this time, but it's when I'm usually able to browse the site and look at pix. Sigh. I'm a night owl, but this is ridiculous! It's almost 9 am!! I have to get to bed! Sorry for my confusion and all that..

Hugs,
Angel Wendy
post #22 of 30
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AngelWendy, I'm actually taking the cake deco class at a local bakery in town. They also make wedding cakes but just happen to teach classes too. We're pretty much going by the course book, but she did teach of leaves. (Even though she wasn't supposed to, but since we were learning to make the rose, she thought, you need to learn leaves too.)

I've only had two of the classes of course 1, my 3rd and final lesson is this Sunday. The cake I made wasn't for class. It was simply for my benefit of practicing. I went to a mom's group and brought the cake as a treat. I have to bake another cake this week for my project for the last class of course 1.

As for the fondant class I'm taking tonight. It's a one time lesson. It's being taught at the same place as course 1. There was no mention of any prerequisite to any other courses before signing up for this one. So I signed my mom & I up for it, (her Easter gift.) My last class of course 1 was supposed to be yesterday, but there was an Ky ICES meeting, so our last class was bumped to this coming Sunday. So I hope that clears up some confusion for ya. icon_biggrin.gif

Diane, the drop flowers are from buttercream. I had just learned how to do them that afternoon. So there was no time before my mom's group to use royal. I just stuck them in the freezer for a little while (not long enough, I might add icon_redface.gif ) so when I was transferring them from wax to cake, some of them sort of smushed. Oh well, lesson learned.

I wanted to thanks everyone else for the warm welcome! I'm very excited to be here and can't wait to keep baking. I am a little bit of a message board addict, so I'm sure you'll be seeing PLENTY of me! icon_lol.gif
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post #23 of 30
Welcome Shelly. I found this site about a month ago but I am completely addicted!! icon_smile.gif Anything you can think of in terms of cake decorating can be answered right here, it's wonderful. This site is a fantastic source of information and inspiration. I know you're going to enjoy it.
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post #24 of 30
Looks like I'm a bit slow to jump on the Welcome Wagon, but Welcome to our fun family!! icon_smile.gif I'm not sure how you can actively participate on this site and NOT become addicted, so be warned. Ha Ha. Great first cake! You should try keeping a journal of your cakes, it's a great way to keep track of what works for you vs. what seemed like a good idea but wasn't. It's also fun to look back at your pics to see how much you've improved along the way.

Happy Baking!
Beth
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Time that you enjoyed wasting wasn't wasted.
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post #25 of 30
Thanks for the info, SweetieShell! I get it now. icon_smile.gif Have a great time tonight!

~AngelWendy
post #26 of 30
Hi Shelley!!

On behalf of the 4 guys on this site, WELCOME! icon_biggrin.gif

I shall now tell thee a wee bit about myself. My name is Joe, I'm married and am father to the world's cutest most perfect daughter of all time! (I'm not biased, icon_razz.gif )

I work for Lionel Trains and have worked there off and on since 1987. (that's a long story) I have an associates degree in Electronics Technology.

I decided to take up cake decorating to possibly open up a sweet shop. But when I started taking the classes, i could not believe how much I enjoy it, I find it relaxing. I started taking classes earlier this year and I've got a baby shower cake and 2 wedding cakes next year.

Joe
post #27 of 30
welcome shelle!! i am also new and quite addicted! LOL!! the people here are awesome!!! i have learned a great deal!!
welome!!

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Ute
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post #28 of 30
Welcome Shelly icon_biggrin.gif
You're going to love this site so much! I'm on here everyday. I've decided to attempt making my own wedding cake. I've learned everything from here, it's so much fun! Hopefully we'll talk to you soon thumbs_up.gif
~the big day~
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~the big day~
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post #29 of 30
Welcome from me too. everyone here is so great! I have gotten so much help, and it's nice to talk to people who understand the stuff I'm going through!
My drug of choice is FROSTING!
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post #30 of 30
Welcome!
It looks like you are already part of the family with the new avatar that Lisa found for you icon_wink.gif
I love your first cake, the contrast of colors are very nice.
m0use
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"Action is the foundational key to all success. ~ Pablo Picasso"
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"To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask? ~ John Rohn"
"Action is the foundational key to all success. ~ Pablo Picasso"
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