Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

From Wilton Method Courses to Decorator for the Stars

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Jenny's Kitchen Making a CakeHi there!  I’m Jenny, creator of the popular blog JennyCookies.com.

People often ask how I got my start.  They are fascinated with work I’ve done for celebrity parties, and I’m most often asked, “How did they find you in Seattle?”

It’s crazy, really.

As a native of Washington State, home of the World’s Greatest Cup of Coffee, caffeine is practically running through my blood.  So when I was 23 years old, my husband and I opened our very own espresso stand, One for the Road.  It was the perfect job for me – I loved serving up a daily caffeine pick-me-up with a side of smiles and laughter to our regular customers.  For just under five years, we ran our little coffee business quite successfully.  (more…)

Learn to Decorate With Buttercream in the New Wilton Course 1!

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Wilton Method Course 1 CakeHere at Wilton, we believe any occasion deserves fabulously decorated treats! We’re here to help you learn how to do just that: Decorate treats you’ll be proud to share. So we’re pleased to announce that we’ve updated our Course 1 curriculum to better meet your needs.

Whether you’re new to decorating or you want a refresher, the new Course 1 — Building Buttercream Skills serves up some trendy new techniques to update or develop your skills. Learn to make a two-color double bag swirl for cupcakes that look much more difficult to decorate than they are! Practice the pulled dot technique for a modern twist on decorating cakes, cupcakes and sweet treats. Use rosettes, leaves and loops to make one-of-a-kind cakes. (more…)

All Hail The Wilton School — a first-hand account of The Wilton School experience

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

My decision to attend The Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionery Art was made within the first five minutes of the first Wilton Method Course I ever attended in Waterloo, Ontario, in April 2013. I went through the four Wilton Method Courses offered near me over the next few months. But I was so excited to register for The Wilton School and choose the courses that would best serve me during my stay. (more…)

Learn The Wilton Method® Anytime, Anywhere on Craftsy

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

I’m Josh Scott, one of the founders of Craftsy, the preeminent online education destination for passionate makers to learn, create and share, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to make a guest appearance today on the Wilton blog.Craftsy.com

Wilton and Craftsy recently launched an exciting collaboration – Wilton Method Classes®, now available online, through Craftsy’s interactive HD-video education platform, enabling you to easily and conveniently learn The Wilton Method anytime, anywhere. So, I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to Craftsy and ask for your feedback on how we can make Craftsy better for you.

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Who Me? Become a Wilton Method Instructor?

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Are you one of those people that seem to have icing coursing through your veins? Do you find yourself frequently fiddling with fondant? Do your cakes and cookies earn oohs and aahs at every potluck? If you have a love for decorating and a gift for teaching and sharing your skills, you should seriously consider becoming a Wilton Method Instructor so that you can share your passion with others! (more…)

Learn The Wilton Method® Online – Anytime, Anywhere!

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

It’s an exciting time at Wilton! We are happy to announce that, for the first time ever, The Wilton Method® baking and decorating classes are offered online! (more…)

The Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionery Art – Celebrating a Sweet Expansion

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

At Wilton, we are proud of our 85 year history. What started as a small school in the dining room of Dewey McKinley Wilton’s Chicago home has grown into an internationally-recognized school of cake decorating and confectionery art. Students from over 100 countries and all 50 states have attended. (more…)

The Wilton School of Cake Decorating & Confectionery Art

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

You may be familiar with Wilton, but did you know that there is a Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionery Art located in Darien, Illinois? The most exciting news for the school is that we will be expanding with a second classroom in 2013! (more…)

Becoming a “Master” at the Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionery Art

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Prior to working at Wilton, I never imagined I had the ability or patience to create a beautifully decorated cake. I quickly developed an interest in the cake masterpieces on Wilton’s website and throughout the Wilton yearbooks, so my curiosity turned into action as I became enamored with baking and decorating cakes and sweet treats. Since I had no prior experience, I needed to do something about it! (more…)

Wilton Cake Decorating Course 1 – An Amazing Experience Comes to an End

Monday, November 5th, 2012

It was hard to believe that my Wilton Decorating Course 1 was coming to an end. I had learned so much in lessons 1-3, and was looking forward to the final class where I would put my new skills to the test. (more…)