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I went to pastry school to learn the science of baking, but my true education came from my former boss, Milette Raz, at my first bakery job. When Milette hired me, I was hired as a cake decorator. Other people at the bakery did the actual baking, and then we finished off cakes, cookies and cupcakes. At the time, I was far more into the baking aspect of things, but this was my first job offer in the field and I was eager to learn, so I jumped right in. Milette was wildly creative, talented, patient, and caring. She taught me everything I know about cake decorating and cake design and how to work with different mediums like icing, chocolate, and fondant. Coincidentally, she is trained through the Wilton Method of Cake Decorating, having attended The Master Class at The Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionary Art many years before.
Technology is literally at our fingertips — on our smart phone, tablet and computer, making it easier and more accessible than ever to learn online. We’ve been expanding our online education resources so that you can learn to decorate cakes and sweet treats anytime and anywhere. Is the weekend your only free time? We’re there for you. Insomnia at 3 a.m.? We’re there for you then, too! Or maybe you’re in the middle of creating a birthday cake and you need help right this minute. You can get 24/7 access to our library of easy-to-learn Wilton Method of Cake Decorating video tutorials on-demand. You can learn baking and decorating anywhere, anytime from Wilton experts.
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We’ll start with Marilyn from Pink Martinis and Pearls, who has fond memories of watching her mother bake in the kitchen. Every birthday was celebrated with a homemade cake and one day, her mother made a chocolate cake that has since earned the title of “best ever in all the land”. This cake has even won 2 blue ribbons at county fairs! But before I steal Marilyn’s thunder, I’ll let her tell the story herself, as she does it so well.
Shaped cake pans are great for themed parties because they come in so many unique shapes. They’re also great because they do a little bit of the work for you – baking in easy-to-decorate design features, which makes them perfect for beginners. Wilton makes it even easier with 1 Mix pans – which require only 1 standard box of cake mix or batch of batter. You’ll never have to worry about measuring your batter or converting recipes, using these 4 NEW 1 Mix Pans. Read the rest of this post »
So you want to learn how to decorate cakes and cupcakes. That’s great! The good news is you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got you covered no matter what you’re looking for. Our team of Certified Wilton Method Instructors is here to help you build your skills!
Statement flowers are a hot trend on the runway and in retail stores, appearing on clothing, hair accessories and necklaces. The flower power isn’t stopping at fashion, though – these stunning flowers are a show-stopping addition to cake decorating.
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