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post #1 of 32
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Hi!

I am thinking about taking a class at a community colllege on basic cake decorating to kind get me on my feet. I was just curious if that's something alot of people do? Or do you all just do your own thing and find out your naturally talented ? icon_smile.gif Just curious icon_smile.gif
post #2 of 32
Hi...I don't see a poll. Did you want a voting poll?

I think if you get a chance to take any classes--go for it! I haven't taken any yet and I don't consider myself naturally talented. I consider CC and other sites like it my classroom icon_biggrin.gif I'm taught by my friends here and on the web so thanks to all of you!
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post #3 of 32
I haven't taken any classes yet but I really want to. I'm waiting till we have a Hobby Lobby built here which is supposed to be by the end of the year and then I'll probably sign up for one if I can afford it. I've just been reading a lot on here and I go to the library for a lot of stuff.
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post #4 of 32
I took the wilton classes, but learned nearly everything about fondant from this site and the wilton site!
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post #5 of 32
I took one and a half Wilton classes. I can't say the classes taught me anything I wouldn't have picked up easily on my own with a book. My instructor gave us some very helpful tips but nothing she learned in a class either. I'm a very fast learner specially when I can see a thing done. I hadn't made flowers yet but everything else was easy. That was the basics of Course I and II. What I'd love now is a class on how to do the fancier stuff like draping (with bc) and string work (or whatever it's called lol) and the lacy stuff. More than that I'd love to be someone's apprentice/helper just for the learning experience.

I'd say if you have a chance to take a class do it once, then you'll know whether you'll want to take more or learn on your own.
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post #6 of 32
I have taken Course I and II, and am currently working on III. I have learned quite a bit, as I am a visual learner - once I see how it is done, I can usually do it. Our instructor is going to do an advanced class this summer for us in fondant and gum paste. I have learned a lot from reading all the tips and advice too. This is a wonderful site.
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post #7 of 32
icon_biggrin.gif Hello there...I took all 3 classes. The last class they taught us how to do those fancy ruffles and ropes and string work. The classes were given by a certified Wilton Instructor. I took my classes via Michaels Crafts.
I then followed up with numerous videos, books, literature whatever I could get my hands on. Then just practice, practice, practice. I found my niche in the cake side much better than the cookies. But I still do some cookies. I just don't really use that color flow fill, or fill on the cookie. I found that by working with fondant on cookies it is more fun..
So I continued with the cake side..mostly wedding cakes and stuff. But I keep my cakes simple and with the decor simple too. Seems that over here alot of brides like their cakes simple.. I then went via Jeeves and looked at hundreds and hundreds of wedding cake pictures and printed the ones I really like to do. So when the brides look at my albums, I am honest with them and tell them what ones I have actually done.. The classes at Michaels were great I thought, so was the class fee. And the best thing was getting all those goodies for a discount so long as you had your class receipt!!! icon_wink.gif
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post #8 of 32
I took all three Wilton classes also, but not until I'd been doing cakes for about 3 years. Although I found that I knew how to do many of the techniques already, I also learned some new things but mostly tips on how to improve the cake overall. It was also nice to see how others decorated and pushed me to improve and be better! I would recommend the classes. They can't take you back, only bring you forward. thumbs_up.gif
post #9 of 32
I've taken Course I, II and have one more class in III.....I have actually learned more here from this site though......my instructor is okay, but not what I would consider a expert.....I'm glad I have taken the classes though, it proved to me that I do have a natural talent and I want to learn more. I'm with the others, if you have an opportunity to take some classes, do so, I don't think you'll be sorry you did.
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post #10 of 32
I have taken three Wilton courses. They were lots of fun. I want to take more classes but I think I can get most of my skills from talking to other users on this site.
post #11 of 32
I've taken all 3 Wilton classes too. I enjoyed them~ Now I want to take gum paste classes!
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post #12 of 32
Tonight I finished Course I. I'd like to take Course II and the Wedding Cake course offered by my local bakery. I also took a rolled fondant class last week, it was just one session. I'll have to agree w/the others in that taking the classes can only help you. It's one thing to look in a book and understand the fundamentals of tip placement/angle and direction, it's another to have someone be able to show you how much pressure to assert, when to stop and pull away.

Look around your area to see how many different places do offer classes. I didn't even think of Hobby Lobby... I'm going to look into theirs for price/dates and times, to see if they're more convenient for me.
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post #13 of 32
I am in Wilton II now and will finish next Sunday. I am not impressed much with my Instructor. Alot of things I've learned from you here on this forum and Wilton's forum. I think that I will try a different place for Course III. Meeting the students was fun. But hey, give it a try, you might luck up and get a really good instructor! thumbs_up.gif
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post #14 of 32
I took all three Wilton classes and I loved them. I think I needed them for the confidence of having someone SHOW me the basics. Plus, I loved going and chatting with the other ladies while we worked. It was like a girls night out with strangers....until the 3rd class and we all knew eachother. I vote go for it!!!
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post #15 of 32
I have taken course I and II of wilton and two classes at a community college that pretty much covers all three wilton courses plus more. I have also started teaching classes for wilton at a Michaels store.
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