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Whether you are new to decorating, or want to improve your current skills, these classes will have you making amazing cakes, cookies, or cupcakes in no time!
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30-Minute Classes

Costs for the 30-minute classes are:
Individual - $20.00, Group (max 4) - $10.00

Decorating Basics Course

Decorating Basics

Make stunning cakes in no time once you learn simple decorating techniques like dots, stars, leaves and rosettes. Your instructor will teach the basics of working with bags and tips, about icing consistency, and how to put these techniques together.

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The Wilton Rose

The Wilton Rose

Your cakes and cupcakes will bloom with beauty when you learn how to make the Wilton Rose out of buttercream icing. Our instructor will teach you how to use a bag and tip and each step to creating a beautiful rose.

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Decorating Basics Course

Making Cake Pops

Everything is more fun when you can eat it on a stick and cake is no exception! Your instructor will teach you how to prepare your cake pop mixture and customize it with your favorite flavors and colors, as well as how to roll the mixture into cake balls for perfect cake pops. This is a great class to pair with our Decorating Cake Pops class.

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60-Minute Classes

Costs for 60-minute classes are:
Individual - $40.00, Group (max 4) - $20.00

How to Ice a Cake Course

How to Ice a Cake

Do you find it challenging to get a smooth finish on your iced cakes? Let our instructor show you how to achieve smooth coverage on your cakes. You will learn to add a crumb coat and two methods to put icing on the cake. Then we’ll show you the tips to getting that smooth finish.

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Royal Icing decorated cookies for Course

Easy Cookie Decorating

Learn how to transform a basic cookie into a colorful, edible work of art. Your instructor will show you how to achieve the proper icing consistency needed to ice cookies smooth with the flow-in method and teach you how to create trendy designs using the dragging technique.

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Mermaid Cupcakes with candy toppers

Mermaid Cupcakes

Make waves at your next ocean-inspired party with these delightful mermaid cupcakes. Learn how to create fondant mermaid tails and other sea life as well as a variety of buttercream piping techniques using star and petal tips. Our instructor will also teach you how to add variegated color effects to your fondant and buttercream.

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Painting with Buttercream Course

Painting with Buttercream

Cake painting is one of the most popular and easy-to-do cake decorating trends! Our instructor will teach you how to use a spatula like a paint brush, and icing to paint designs and flowers on your cake canvas and treats. No piping bags or tips are required.

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The Wilton Rose piped on ice cream cone cupcakes

The Wilton Rose - Group Class

Your cakes and cupcakes will bloom with beauty when you learn how to make the Wilton Rose out of buttercream icing. Our instructor will teach you how to use a bag and tip and each step to creating a beautiful rose.

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How to pipe cake borders

Piping Cake Borders

Dress-up the side, top or bottom of your cakes with the latest trendy icing borders. Our instructor will teach you about icing consistency and each step to creating a shell, reverse shell, spiral, braided and swirl border.


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Round cake piped with stars and rosettes to look like flowers

Stars & Rosettes Cake

Stars and rosettes in bright and vibrant colors can be used to add a striking border or floral accent to a dessert or even cover an entire cake. Our instructor will teach you how to use a bag and tip, along with two simple piping techniques using a variety of star tips to create a beautiful stars and rosettes cake.

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Cakes with piped buttercream that looks like woven yarn

Woven Look Piping

Dress up your cakes and cookies with a woven look. Our instructor will teach you 8 techniques including the basketweave pattern, 2 different stitches, as well as the braided and rope borders. Combine the techniques to create the look of a warm and cozy knitted sweater or a boho look complete with tassels.

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Lambeth-style cake decorated with buttercream dots, fleur de lis, swags.

The Lambeth Method

Learn to decorate your cakes with a modern take on the classic Lambeth Method of decorating. You will learn seven techniques that can be used to create your own version of a Lambeth style cake. In addition, you will learn how to layer the techniques to create lovely swags and borders, perfect for dressing up a cake for any occasion.

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Round cake piped with stars and rosettes to look like flowers

Watercolor Cookies

Transform ordinary cookies into colorful, edible works of art with watercolor effects. Your instructor will teach you fondant basics so you can top your cookies with fondant cut-outs to use as a canvas. You will also learn how to create an edible paint with Icing Color, in addition to a variety of painting techniques to create flowers and colorful abstract designs.

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Cakes with piped buttercream that looks like woven yarn

Decorating Cake Pops

Cake pops make great edible gifts and party favors for any occasion. Learn how to melt Candy Melts and about proper consistency for dipping your cake pops, along with decorating techniques including drizzling and marbleizing colors to match your party or holiday theme. This is a great class to pair with our Making Cake Pops class.

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Lambeth-style cake decorated with buttercream dots, fleur de lis, swags.

Flower Topped Cupcakes

Learn how to pipe beautiful blooms in buttercream or royal icing that look like they are straight out of the garden. Our instructor will teach you techniques to create petals with variegated color effects, along with each step of piping a gerbera daisy, hydrangea, pincushion flower, and gardenia without the use of a flower nail.

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90-Minute Classes

Cost for 90-minute classes are:
Individual - $60.00, Group (max 4) - $30.00

Cookies in a variety of shapes of birch wood grains colors arranged on a cutting board.

Woodgrain Cookies

Give your cookies a rustic, texturized look using royal icing. Your instructor will show you how to transform your cookie surfaces into three types of woodgrains, including basic bark, shabby chic, and birch. You will also learn how to finish them off with a variety of seasonal designs using round, petal, and leaf tips.

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White, round cake with buttercream stripes

Striped Cakes

Learn how to add big, bold stripes to your cakes for a pop of color, then smooth them out for that finished look. You will also learn how to pipe a rope border to top off your cake in style.

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Leopard, lion, and zebra cupcakes

Wild Animal Cupcakes

Let your cupcakes take a walk on the wild side. Learn to use buttercream and fondant to create a lion, zebra, and leopard face sure to please any animal or cupcake lover. There’s no danger of these creatures eating you before you eat them!

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Succulent-topped cake and cupcakes

Buttercream Succulents

Turn your cake or cupcakes into a beautiful succulent garden. You will learn to pipe barrel, hens & chicks, stacked petal, baby toes, and string of pearls succulents. In addition, you will learn how to use star tips to add color to create a lush garden.

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Three cakes decorated with buttercream peonies, roses, and dogwood flowers

Piping Spring Flowers

Your treats are sure to impress with beautifully piped buttercream flowers or royal icing flowers. Our instructor will teach about icing consistency and the spatula striping color technique, along with each step to create a lily of the valley, tulip, English rose, dogwood, and peony.

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White buttercream cake with red buttercream poppies

Piping Buttercream Flowers

Our instructor will teach you about icing consistency, how to use a bag and tip, and steps to create a hydrangea, sweet pea, daisy, carnation, and apple blossom. You will also learn coloring techniques like spatula and bag striping.

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Fall buttercream flowers on top of a white and navy striped cake

Piping Pansies, Petunias, & More

Dress up your treats and cakes for any occasion with beautiful flowers piped in buttercream or royal icing. Our instructor will teach you about icing consistency, how to stripe a decorating bag, and how to use a flower nail and lily nail, along with each step to creating an anemone, daffodil, hellebore, pansy, and petunia.

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Fall buttercream flowers on top of a white and navy striped cake

Ultimate Decorated Cupcakes

Create the ultimate cupcake for your family and friends. Learn how to mix piping techniques, candy bark, candy drips, and sprinkles to create unique and stunning small treats that will delight all ages.

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Three cakes decorated with buttercream peonies, roses, and dogwood flowers

Fondant Flowers

Flowers brighten up everyone’s day and these fondant flowers are no exception. You will learn the basics of working with fondant and how to make five different flowers, and leaves that will take your cake from drab to fab in no time.

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FAQs

Q: How does a virtual class work?

A: Wilton Virtual Classes will be conducted using MindBody Livestream, a video teaching platform. Instructions for using the platform will be sent to you in advance of your session.

Q: Who will be teaching these classes?

A: Your live online classes will be taught by Wilton trained instructors. These instructors have extensive teaching and cake decorating experience.

Q: Will I need any supplies for my class?

A: Yes – a basic supply list can be found with the class description above. This is a hands-on class where you will receive coaching and feedback from the instructor in real time as you decorate together. Supplies can be purchased online at https://www.wilton.com/virtual-class-supplies/, on Amazon or at your local Walmart or JoAnn store.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: Tuition for classes is based on the length of the class and whether it is a one on one or group class. See above. Cost of supplies will vary by class.

Q: Will I receive a discount on my supplies?

A: Yes, you will receive a coupon code for 15% off Wilton products when you register for a class. It can be used only on Wilton.com, not combined with any other offer, and excludes clearance items. The code will be valid for 1 month.

Q: Do I need to get others to join me for a group class?

A: You can, but it isn’t necessary. There will be four spots available for the class. You can invite others to sign up for the same class or make new friends with others who sign up.

Q: How long is each class?

A: Classes vary in length depending on the class. We offer 30-minute, 60-minute, and 90-minute classes. Due to scheduling limits for instructors, all classes will have a hard stop at their designated time.

Q: Are these classes available in Spanish or other languages besides English?

A: Yes, our virtual classes are available in English and Spanish. The language the class is taught in is clearly noted in the class title.

Q: What will I learn?

A: The 30-minute class topics currently available are: Buttercream Basics and Learn the Wilton Rose. The 60-minute topics available are: Ice a Cake, Buttercream Painting, Easy Cookie Decorating, and Candy Basics. Our 90-minute classes include: Buttercream Flowers, Wrapped Buttercream Transfer, Ladybug Love Cupcakes, and Dogs & Cats Cupcakes.

Q: How far in advance do I need to sign up for a class?

A: You will need to sign up at least 3 business days in advance. Any class that does not meet the minimum enrollment at least 3 days prior to the start time will be canceled by Wilton.

Q: Is there a waitlist if the class I want is full?

A: Yes. If the class you want is full, contact wiltonschool@wilton.com. You will be notified if there is a cancellation and your name is next on the list.

Q: What if I need to learn something different than what the classes offer?

A: At this time, Wilton live online classes are limited to the listed techniques. If there is a technique you’d like us to include in future offerings, please email your suggestion to wiltoneducationalmarketing@wilton.com. Be sure to check our YouTube channel for instructional videos on the topic of your choice and Wilton.com for how to pages on many additional techniques.

Q: What if I need more help than the class provides?

A: As your instructor guides you through your class, she will provide tips and suggestions to help you continue practicing on your own. In addition, you will receive a follow up email after your session that includes a list of resources to further assist you.

Q: I’m not available during the listed days and times, can I still request a class?

A: We cannot guarantee that we can offer classes outside of what is scheduled. Please email us at wiltoneducationalmarketing@wilton.com and let us know what time and day you would like to see classes scheduled. We will see if any of our instructors are available to meet your request.

Q: Can I get a refund if I have to cancel a class?

A: A refund will be given if you cancel at least 1 full business day in advance. Please contact wiltonschool@wilton.com or call 630-810-2888 to cancel.

Q: Can I sign up for more than one class?

A: Yes, you can sign up for as many classes as you would like.