Saturday, May 15, 2010

Hello Sugar Pals! WOW do I have some sweet news from Wilton – WE HAVE ALL NEW CLASSES coming up in June!!! We have FREE 2011 YEARBOOKS to all students that sign up for the Course classes (project classes not included). We are offering 50% off all the Courses in June as well!!!!

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There are new cake photos below, other classes I’m offering and some fun cake tips and a yummy recipe!

Decorating Basics: 4 week course starts Monday June 7th – 6:30-8:30 - Please sign up at Michaels Customer Service

The Wilton Method® Decorating Basics Course is the perfect place to start! Your Instructor will show you the right way to decorate, step by step, so that you experience the excitement of successfully decorating your first cake in a Wilton Method Course. You’ll understand how to bake a great cake, see how to make and color icing and learn the best way to ice the cake. You will also practice the three fundamentals of decorating, enabling you to approach each technique the right way for great results. Along the way, you’ll learn to create icing drop flowers, rosettes, shells, pompom flowers, leaves, shaggy mums, and the ribbon rose. You’ll also decorate cookies, cupcakes … and of course cakes!

Flowers and Cake Design: 4 week course starts Wednesday June 9th – 6:30-8:30 – Please sign up at Michaels Customer service-

Flowers and Cake Design is one of two additional courses you can choose; the sequence doesn’t matter. In Flowers and Cake Design, you’ll explore sophisticated ways to bring your cakes and desserts to life! Your Wilton Method Instructor will teach you to create breathtaking icing flowers such as pansies, lilies and the famous Wilton Rose. Then, you’ll discover the secrets of arranging them in a beautifully balanced cake-top bouquet. Your amazing flowers will be framed by an impressive boarder treatment or basketweave design. With the skills you learn here and your ability to make flowers in advance using gum paste and fondant or royal icing, you can create beautiful blooms at your convenience, ready to place on any cake.

GUMPASTE AND FONDANT- 4 week course – Starts Friday June 11th – 6:30-8:30 – Please sign up at Michaels Customer Service -

Gum Paste and Fondant is one of two additional courses you can choose; the sequence doesn’t matter. In Gum Paste and Fondant you’ll discover one of the most exciting and satisfying ways to decorate a cake. Your Wilton Method Instructor will lead you every step of the way as you create amazing handshaped flowers, beautiful borders and bold accents using these easy-to-shape icings. As you learn each technique – an artful bow, mum, rose, carnation, calla lily, rosebud, daisy, and embellished borders – you’ll be closer to your crowning achievement: A Final Course Cake that showcases your skills. The confidence you’ll gain as you decorate with gum paste and fondant will enable you to create cakes that will add excitement to your family celebrations for years to come.

Once you have signed up the cashier will staple your receipt to your supply sheet for the class . You will need to detach the bottom portion of your supply list and attach a copy of your registration recipe and submit it according to the directions on the form.

Classes coming up in MAY~ SIGN UP REALLY SOON TO GET A SPOT!!!!!

Saturday May 22nd there will be a demo from 1:00-3:00 and I will be demonstrating some of the new techniques that will be taught in the new courses.

Saturday May 22nd I will be teaching the Coconut Cake. There are still a few more spots available so please get in quick to get a spot!! Cost is $15 plus supplies.

I’m OFFERING ANOTHER BUTTERCREAM CLASS!!!!! WOO HOO It’s a popular one for sure!!!! Come in and see how I get my cakes SO SMOOTH!!!! I will be offering this class Sunday May 23rd from 12;30-2;30. Please email me once you have signed up! I will also offer it June 27th from 3;30-5:30.

WOW CHECK OUT HOW SMOOTH!!!!! Almost resembles a fondant covered cake!

Recipe of the Month – EVERYONE’S FAV!!!!

Here are some recent cake photos: Gotta say the car “takes the cake”. It was HUGE and probably one of my biggest cake challenges yet!! Wanna know what went into doing this cake? Welp, countless hours on the internet printing detailed photos, bugging the client with mundane questions, researching at the library, going to Hobby Town to purchase a model (which they did not have), purchasing the Barbie remote control car to get an idea of how to carve the cake, and endless nights sculpting all the seats, steering wheel, gear shifts, etc….. How much would YOU charge for this cake???? Jeff, please tell your dad HAPPY 60th I’m sure he totally LOVED you for giving him the party AND especially the cake and he would really love love love you if he knew how much you paid!!!! Tee hee hee

And here is a cute car I made as a sample just to see if I could pull off the big one, the client loved it so I knew if he liked the small sample he would LOVE LOVE the big one – HUGE load lifted off me when I showed him the smaller sample one!!! My daughter had SO much fun taking it to school and sharing it with her friends!

This is a cassette tape cake, SO adorable!!!

If you sign up for any of my classes please send me an email and let me know:

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You all have a sweet week and I will see you in class soon!!! Don’t forget to sign up to be a follower on my new blog!!!!

Happy Decorating!