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Wilton Level 1 Cake Decorating Class – Week 2

I signed up with a co-worker, Margie, to take the Wilton cake decorating (level 1) class this month at Joann Fabrics. It’s a four-week class and teaches the basics of cake decorating, making your own decorating icing, and creating the famous Wilton flower. Easy peasy, right? Well…almost.

Once we get to class, it’s fun and easy! But, the prep work is another story. Last night was my 2nd week, and the prep for it was unbelievably time-consuming. Now, I’m not saying this to steer you away from ever taking these courses. In fact, I hope this isn’t discouraging you because I think these classes are absolutely awesome and I recommend them to all of you! But, I do want to share that I spent 2 hours Sunday night icing my cake and making the other colored icings I needed to bring to class in order to decorate. Maybe I’m just unusually slow.

I totally missed some other icing listed in the lesson book that I was supposed to bring. But, it all worked out fine because Margie made the icing I forgot to make, and she forgot the icing that I actually made! So we shared.
The week 2 class was so much fun! Week 1 was spent just listening to and watching the instructor (who is amazing by the way). It was fun to see how easily and perfectly she iced her cake! Then last night we had the chance to practice stars, borders and writing.

My only complaint is that the class was not long enough, because by the time we were done practicing, there was not much time to decorate our cakes! So, I had to rush and do something not as creative and just very simple. I can’t wait to do cupcakes and learn how to make clowns next week! (Although I don’t think I’ll ever make a clown cake.)

Here is my first cake:


9 Responses

  1. I think the cake looks awesome!! I can’t wait to see how good your decorating will be after 4 weeks.

  2. Nikki, your first cake is adorable. I might check and see if they offer classes in our area. Rachelle and I would have a blast learning how to decorate. . . or, maybe you can teach us…. xxoo

  3. The prep is a bit of a pain, but it is all worth it when you come home with a beautiful cake! I love the flowers, and the colors are great!

  4. SOOO pretty! I LOVE the colors!!

  5. Great job, Nikki! Love how bright the colours are too, very nice. 🙂

  6. It’s adorable–very spring!

  7. i had wilton class 1 but i dont known how to made icing ice for cake bring next week beause i didi come the first week pllease give me the ingredients
    thanh you. you made the very good and fantatic cake .

    • Hi Vi,

      Here is the recipe for the cake icing (you can also find it in your Wilton Class 1 book).

      Buttercream Icing:
      1 cup solid white vegetable shortening
      1 tsp Wilton Flavor (Vanilla, Almond or Butter)
      2 tablespoons milk or water
      1 lb pure cane confectioners’ sugar (approximately 4 cups)
      1 tablespoon Wilton Meringue Powder
      A pinch of salt (optional)

      Cream shortening, flavoring and water. Add dry ingredients and mix on medium speed until all ingredients have been thoroughly mixed together. Blend an additional minute or so, until creamy.

      This is for stiff consistency. You will need to add one or more tablespoons of liquid to obtain medium and thin consistencies.

  8. thanh you .pennie.
    i got it you are so nice.

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