Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Wilton Wonders

How many of us cakers started out with Wilton? I know I did, and I also know I'm not alone! Wilton is always looking for more instructors to help others get interested in cake decorating. Are you interested? Here are some reasons our newest member of the Guild, Andrea (Welcome, Andrea!) has for loving her position as a Wilton Cake Decorating Instructor...

1. They are a well known and trusted brand by many people. They may not make molds and things like that but they make most everything you need to make the majority of cake decorations.
2. They are easily accessible to any one. All you have to do is go to a craft store and there they are.
3. They start with the basics. This may be why a lot of seasoned decorators don't like Wilton but I see this a positive. If Decorating hopefuls didn't start at the basics they would be too stressed out learning the advanced sugar arts. Its actually amazing how many people don't know how to make buttercream or ice a cake properly.
4. They just revamped their courses to make them more modern. There are only 3 courses now, The first teaches the basics of baking, buttercream, frosting a cake, piping, and flowers on cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. The second teaches royal icing, several more flowers, basics in cake design and composition, and an introduction to fondant. The third teaches fondant, how to cover a cake with fondant and how to make bows and flowers with fondant and gum paste. Once someone has all these basics the sky is the limit with their creativity. Wilton is a great stepping stone!
5. On a personal level, you get to take people who know next to nothing about sugar arts and you show them that they can create something special. I love watching my students get excited when they decorate their first cake in class or when they bring me a photo of a cake they made for a loved one. I gave them the ability to do that and its such a great reward. Not all of them will end up keeping up with it but a lot will use what I have taught them in the future and its a wonderful feeling.
6. You get paid! Most people need a little extra cash and this is a fun way to earn some. You are doing something you love, having laughs with new people and you get paid to do it. Its a win-win!

Well said, Andrea!

Andrea currently instructs at the Hobby Lobby on San Pablo and Beach Blvd, but is moving soon and would like to find a replacement instructor. If you live in or around this area, now's your opportunity!
If you are interested in becoming a Wilton Instructor, please email Andrea at andreaplumley0409@hotmail.com for more info about a position!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post Jessica!!