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!
Students asked for baking classes, so that’s what we’re giving them! You will have the opportunity to attend hands-on classes to learn, ask questions, taste and create delicious recipes when you take a new baking class. New baking classes include cupcakes, cookies, pies, tarts, doughnuts, cakes and even bread making.
In 2012, the school offered 50 classes, but in 2013 we will be increasing to 120 different classes. Take a look at all of your new class choices here. Ask for a class as a gift from a loved one, or treat yourself! Our most comprehensive and popular class is The Master Course – two weeks of supervised learning ending with a fully decorated three-tiered display wedding cake as the final project.
A very popular trend today is fondant modeling. The school offers an Introduction to Fondant Modeling course where you can learn how to hand-shape fondant into figures such as lions, bunnies, elephants and an adorable boy with a playful puppy. There is also more comprehensive fondant modeling three-day classes like the Bride and Groom class or Fondant Modeling for the Holidays.
For those decorators looking to take their skill to the next level, we have a variety of Isomalt classes like Introduction to Isomalt Design and Advanced Isomalt Flowers. We also have incredible Sugar Classes like Introduction to Sugar Artistry and advanced classes like Advanced Sugar Blowing where you will learn how to pour, pull, stretch and even blow sugar and to create flowers and leaves.
Wilton has been teaching cake decorating for nearly 85 years and is the expert in the cake decorating world. The school mission is to provide excellence in cake decorating education for technique mastery and inspire creativity by their school graduates.
Students have traveled from more than 100 different countries and all 50 states to attend classes at the famous Wilton School. Our shortest course is a three-hour workshop and the longest is a 67 hour certificate class known as The Master Course. People have traveled across the world to take this course – even as far as a 24-hour flight from Australia, Manila, Sri Lanka or Kuala Lumpur, just to name a few. That’s a lot to say for a school and the skills you learn during your visit here!
Age has no barriers. We have had students who were as young as 11 when they enrolled, and many have gone on to lead a lucrative career in the culinary profession. At the school we instill a solid foundation, the stepping stone to broaden a student’s perspective of what is available to them in the Art of Cake Decorating and beyond. It is in our classroom that the students decide how they will form a new career, business or hobby in cake decorating.
Some interesting facts about The Wilton School:
- The school was founded by Dewey McKinley Wilton. Mr. Wilton began his career in 1912 as a candy maker.
- In the 1920’s he traveled internationally teaching pulled sugar and in turn was taught the time-honored tradition of the art of cake decorating.
- Over the years, Mr. Wilton formulated his own technique, “The Wilton Method,” combining the best of the past and present European artistry with an American desire for excellence and simplicity.
- The school continued to evolve under the direction of Dewey and his son, Norman. This evolution of the school eventually advanced into including the sale of cake decorating products.
There is something for everyone, all ages and even kids. You will not be disappointed in the one-on-one attention from skilled instructors and the amount that you will learn in each class. Classes fill up quickly so sign up NOW!
If you have questions, call Jennifer at 1-800-772-7111 extension 2888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you soon!