Her Road to Success Started at The Wilton School

March 22nd, 2011 by Sandy Folsom

How awesome to hear from a past student from more than 40 years ago!

I still hear the same fond recollection of the Master Course and Pulled Sugar, now known as Sugar Artistry. Sue Williams wrote us to ask for a boiled icing recipe that we still use in class.

She shared how fascinating Wesley’s techniques for assembly and packing of cakes were. After all, 44 years ago she took the class from Martha and Wesley Wilton.

Sue and Mr. & Mrs. Wilton
Wilton School Class Photo

Of all the words she shared regarding her experience at the Wilton School, these words were most impressive. “I kept some of the ribbons and flowers we made for years after. This started me in a lucrative and exciting career in the food business. My son recently reopened “Sue’s Kitchen” in the recently restored Post Office of my youth, and I am teaching him more techniques I learned at Wilton. I also taught my daughter to decorate wedding cakes and she does some cakes at her home in St. Louis, though she has a full-time career. Again, I attribute my fascinating career to the beginning at Wilton.”

The Master Course is a 10-day, 67-hour Professional Course for teachers, bakers, caterers, chefs, cake enthusiasts and beginners. The course is designed to prepare students for a career in cake decorating.

Sugar Artistry will teach students the basics of this traditional art and its use in contemporary design. Students will create flowers, ribbons, lollipops and a candy dish.

It appears a legacy lives on, Sue, from Martha and Wesley Wilton to the current staff at Wilton. We are still teaching and training future cake decorators.

Check our website for complete information on The Master’s Course and Sugar Artistry or the Wilton School. You will also find a listing of more than 40 different classes. Hopefully one will suit your needs.

Sandy Folsom Sandy is the Director of the The Wilton School. Sandy has been teaching professional cake decorating classes for over 25 years, 18 of those with Wilton. Internationally, she has shared her expertise with well-known professionals and enthusiastic students in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Taiwan. Folsom had the opportunity to work side by side for 10 years with Wesley Wilton, the youngest son of Dewey McKinley Wilton, founder of Wilton Industries. Sandy's students describe her as "patient, fun and a great instructor."

5 Replies

  1. How awesome is that! What an incredible story! I’m so glad she shared it!

  2. Shirley says:

    It’s so inspiring to read this story and it encourages me more to do the Master Course at some point.

    Thanks for sharing

  3. rongyun says:

    They are so beautiful.Ilike them very much .I know another

    website .there are many beautiful jewelries .If you are a

    beautiful girl,you must go to have a look.

  4. Jerry Richards says:

    This past Sept 3, 2011, was 40 years ago I went to Chicago and
    attended the Master Decorating class. I loved looking at the above
    pictures. It looks like the same picture I have from then. I had to look closely to see if I was in it :) I treasure those memories and have pictures of Martha and Wesley in my album from that experience. I did meet Norman Wilton but did not get a picture of him but did get a picture of his car and parking space with his name on it outside of the building.

  5. This was a great story. I attended the Wilton Master Course a year ago, November of 2011. It was the best experience of my life. It really gave me the ability take my passion to a new level. I currently run a small cake decorating business and create cakes for weddings, birthdays, anniversarys and cupcakes to everything in between. I am so happy that I chose to take the Master Course. I plan on returning to take additional courses in the future. The staff at the school are amazing and they make the classes fun and exciting.

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