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Topic: Class 1 Questions
RedHeadedGidget 09/26/2012 11:59 AM
Hi y'all. Tomorrow is my last day of Class 1 and my friend and I were wondering about how other Wilton deco. basics classes are done. For example, our instructor never brought any of her own tools or supplies, we had to level/tort/fill our cakes before class, never really went over the consistency of frostings (other than pointing to the picture in the book), and really never checked our technique. She'd come by, look at our practice board and say "good job" even when it was obvious we needed some more instruction. If we couldn't get it she'd just say "well, you don't have to do that flower/dot/etc.".

My friend and I were hoping for more hands-on instruction... like, bringing a cake and walking us through the steps, showing examples of the different consistency of frostings, showing more technique, etc.

Is this normal teachings of class 1, did we just have high expectations, or did we end up with a stinker of a teacher?

mommy1 10/02/2012 9:05 PM
It sounds like a bit of a stinker of a teacher, IMO. My instructor bought tools to ea class. She did use a student's to show the rest of the class. She walked around seeing how everyone was doing and would help up. How did the other's feel about the instructor?
WendiWickedCreations 10/04/2012 4:30 PM
Most Important is have fun I survived my first class... yesterday and did really well i might add)
RedHeadedGidget 10/04/2012 4:41 PM
There were 11 of us at the beginning of the class, 8 at the end. There were 4 older ladies who loved our instructor - kept talking about how amazing she was. My friend and I didn't share their view. But, whenever the instructor taught, she would talk directly to these 4 women and had her back to our side of the room most of the time. It was kind of weird. The instructor had the right personality to teach, it's just that she wasn't very good at the actual instruction.

At our last class she spent less than a minute showing us the ribbon rose. She said she hated it but had to teach us. So she showed us once and that was it. I was hoping for more instruction than "if you can't get it then you never have to use that technique."

We ended up getting our money back for Class 3. We were signed up for it and decided that we'd rather get our money back and find another instructor.

One poor girl never came back after the second class because she was having such a tough time and the teacher just wouldn't help her. What really irked me was that the instructor made fun of her at our last class. Yes, it was clear she didn't know what she was doing, but that's no reason to make fun of her in front of the other students.
mommy1 10/05/2012 6:42 AM
Have you complained to the manger? I would. From the way it sounds they (mgr) need to know how the class is being taught. If they (mgr) don't care complain to Wilton!
Kattykake 10/05/2012 12:36 PM
How awful! Didn't realize how very fortunate I was with my instructor Dawn at Michael's in Freehold. She is the complete opposite of your "instructor." Icing consistency was done first night. Good luck