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post #16 of 31
Oh, and yes you get paid for the demo's as well.
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post #17 of 31
Hi BJ,

If that woman told me that the sun was shinning, I'd have to go and check for myself. lol
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WE CC SISTERS AND BROTHERS NEED TO STICK TOGETHER - LOVE AND PRAY FOR EACH OTHER - STAND WITH AND FOR EACH OTHER - SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER - YEP - THAT'S WHAT CAKE CENTRAL SISTERS AND BROTHERS DO BEST. !!!

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post #18 of 31
Forgot to add that if Wilton was such a stickler for instructors, how in the world was she able to be an instructor?

She must have hired someone to take her place to get by!!!!!
WE CC SISTERS AND BROTHERS NEED TO STICK TOGETHER - LOVE AND PRAY FOR EACH OTHER - STAND WITH AND FOR EACH OTHER - SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER - YEP - THAT'S WHAT CAKE CENTRAL SISTERS AND BROTHERS DO BEST. !!!

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WE CC SISTERS AND BROTHERS NEED TO STICK TOGETHER - LOVE AND PRAY FOR EACH OTHER - STAND WITH AND FOR EACH OTHER - SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER - YEP - THAT'S WHAT CAKE CENTRAL SISTERS AND BROTHERS DO BEST. !!!

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post #19 of 31
Thanks for the info BJ! icon_biggrin.gif

stephanie214 ~ I too thought $10/student seemed a little high. It would be nice though! icon_lol.gif Sorry to hear you've had troubles with your instructor.
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post #20 of 31
Yes, some slip through the crack. Most instructor's need to be presented to Wilton through their instructors but some get through without and I'm sorry your's was a crack slipper icon_rolleyes.gif lol
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post #21 of 31
BELIEVE ME, A BIG CRACK SLIPPER!!!!!! icon_cry.gif
WE CC SISTERS AND BROTHERS NEED TO STICK TOGETHER - LOVE AND PRAY FOR EACH OTHER - STAND WITH AND FOR EACH OTHER - SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER - YEP - THAT'S WHAT CAKE CENTRAL SISTERS AND BROTHERS DO BEST. !!!

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WE CC SISTERS AND BROTHERS NEED TO STICK TOGETHER - LOVE AND PRAY FOR EACH OTHER - STAND WITH AND FOR EACH OTHER - SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER - YEP - THAT'S WHAT CAKE CENTRAL SISTERS AND BROTHERS DO BEST. !!!

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post #22 of 31
Great minds think alike icon_lol.gif
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post #23 of 31
well, to be honest with you girls, wilton doesn't seem to be all that strick about thier instructors. As a matter of fact i taught for wilton for about 5 years and never took the wilton courses. All i had to do was answer some questions send them some pictures of cakes i have done. And tell them that yes i made my roses on a nail. Can do either on the nail or stick, They were real excited that i did fondant and gumpaste, guess they don't have many that were qualified for that. Maybe they have changed, but i really think how fussy they are about a teacher depends on how badly they need someone for the area your in.

I did attend all the seminars after i was hired and there were teachers there that couldn't even make a decent rose. Thats pretty sad i think.

Now i'm teaching at an independant cake shop and i can set up the courses as i want. I'm doing my version of course 2 right now and it seems to be going well. I will also be doing thier gumpaste classes.
post #24 of 31
How long ago did you teach?
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post #25 of 31
Maybe it has to do with my area or the store chain where I teach, but I get paid $120 for 1-5 students, $160 for 6-9 students, and $240 for 9-12 students, for the entire 4 week course.
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post #26 of 31
That basically breaks down to what I get paid weekly but I like the way yours sound better thumbs_up.gif
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post #27 of 31
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I was just quoted 4-6 students $120, 7-9 students $150, 10-15 students it was additional per student.
This was told to me by a Wilton rep in NY I spoke to yesterday.
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post #28 of 31
peg ~ That's very possible that Wilton is pickier depending on how badly they need help in a certain area. They didn't even ask me to submit pics of my work; they just said I had to take the courses. Experience or not. Oh well. It'll be fun to see if I know more than the teacher! icon_lol.gif
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post #29 of 31
i started teaching in '97 i think i taught for a couple of years. The last being for micheals and then it got too demanding, as my children were small and my husband was working odd hours and i also work full time out side of the home. It just got to the point that there weren't enough hours in the day. And i knew it was time to take a brake.

I have been very up front and direct with the store i'm teaching at now. That i will do the occassional class, and yes i can teach the wilton method, i'm just not a wilton method teacher any longer. The store is also under the false pretense that the other teacher is certified by wilton and at least when i was doing it, there was no certifcation for a wilton teacher. We worked as independant contractors or as employees of the stores we taught at.

I must say i did really enjoy teaching classes, but i think my biggest gripe with wilton is the sell, sell, sell mind set. They just want to sell product they don't really seem to care if the people are properly trained to use it, or if what they are putting out is garbage. Now that being said there are alot of good wilton products out there. They have some wonderful ideas, but seem to cut corners so that they can put something out that anyone can afford and quality seems to be lacking of late.

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post #30 of 31
I was told today that I had to send pics in before they'd actually offer me the job... I told her I had a website (which is giving me some probs.. minor repairs I have to make and haven't had time yet lol).. she told me she could look at that and I wouldn't have to send pictures in .. so, I guess it differs in areas.. she did mention that it was a marketing aspect for Wilton products, but it was a quote "soft" marketing and we didn't want to shove the products at them .. so hopefully I won't get told that I have to make them sales lol
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