After making and decorating my first cake, a golf cake, I found myself really wanting to learn the in’s and out’s of cake decorating. Why would a Busy Mom want to learn cake decorating, you ask? Taking time for yourself is important and what better way to turn your hobby of cake decorating into something that would be useful for years of birthday parties.
So after my first cake decorating experience, I decided to sign up at my local Michael’s for a beginner class. It was 50% off this month, which is probably something Wilton does once in awhile- so be on the lookout.
The classes are once a week for one month. At the beginner class, you will learn how to bake a great cake, make the icing, and decorate your cake. Some of the topics we covered include: Buttercream Icing, Using Decorating Bags and Couplers, Icing the Cake Leveling and Torting the Cake, Using the Star Tip, Dimensional Decorating, Filling and Icing a Cupcake, Writing, and more.
I encourage you to check out your local craft store for Wilton cake decorating classes. If you would like to start practicing at home on your own, here are some great resources: