Wilton Course 1, Class 4

by Melissa on March 28, 2008

This was the last class of course 1. We reviewed the Wilton rose, learned how to make sweet peas, bows, leaves and vines. The final cake involved creating a rose spray- roses, leaves, vines and a bow, as well as a shell border with sweet peas tucked in around the bottom.

I have to say that I was just not into this cake, I have not been feeling well for the past couple of days and certainly did not put as much effort in to it as I should have. My Wilton rose did improve somewhat (though to me, they look more like carnations), and the sweet peas were fun to make, but I just wasn’t really feeling this cake. Overall, I have really enjoyed course 1 and plan to move on to course 2. My only complaint about the course is that I feel like I was so limited creatively, I loved making and decorating the cakes, but hated the fact that it had to be a rainbow/clown/rose cake. I know this is the best way to learn the techniques, but I feel like I could have learned them making a cake with my own creativity. I know that some instructors are a little more laid back about what cakes you make, as long as you demonstrate the basic technique, unfortunately mine is not one of them.

I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in learning about the basics of cake decorating, I really did learn a lot and already have people asking me to make cakes for them. :) Here are my entries for classes one, two, and three.

I have been debating whether to post the picture of the final cake, since I am really not happy with it. But I am going to go ahead and put it out there for you to see.

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Next Course: Course 2 is all about flowers and borders. You learn how to make flowers with color flow and royal icing and finish the course with a basket weave cake at the end. I am looking forward to not having to make a cake every week, just when I want to, and at the end. Cost of the next class is $35 at my Michaels, but again they are having a 50% off sale on classes for the month of April, plus I have the $5 off coupon I received at the end of course 1. Yay!

Supplies needed: I am still looking in to this, I will probably end up picking up the course 2 kit since it contains the oval pans needed for the final cake. I am having a hard time finding these by themselves, but the kit with a 40% off coupon should only be around $12.

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Amy March 31, 2008 at 8:19 am

Wow! Your roses look great! I’m excited about my final cake tonight too!!

This week, in my paper, Michael’s coupon was 50% off!! So, be on the lookout for that coupon..it would give you a better deal on the course kit….

I’m still debating whether to take 2 or 3 hehe. :)

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katie102006 March 31, 2008 at 8:52 am

Looks great Melissa. Don’t worry…this was the cake I liked the least, as well. I made the SAME one you did and really didn’t like it. My frosting was too thin and the roses were toppling on themselves and my color was ugly and blech…I just didn’t feel it. Don’t worry… you are doing a great job! I love these cakes!

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Heather May 2, 2009 at 11:18 pm

Very nice Melissa. I just finished this course today and your roses look just like mine :) Looking forward to course two next week.

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