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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info about a position!