2009 WMI of the Year – It’s a 3-Peat!!!!

March 3rd, 2010 by Shawn Broda

In my first blog in October, I had the pleasure of introducing you to Stephanie De La Cerda, the 2007 and 2008 Wilton Method Instructor of the Year. I am so excited to announce that Stephanie has once again earned top honors as the 2009 WMI of the Year – our first ever 3-peat winner!!! (Seen here with one of her creations.)

2009 WMI of the Year

Stephanie is professional, dedicated and passionate about cake decorating. She continues to make teaching Wilton her full-time job by offering multiple classes every day of the week in both English and Spanish. Her efforts resulted in over 1,900 Wilton students last year at her Michaels store in Brownsville, TX. WOW!

Because she has so many students flowing through classes, she stays engaged with the community and uses cake decorating as a way to give back to those in need. Her current outreach project is a shining example of how much Stephanie cares – she is volunteering her time and talent to help a young cancer patient achieve her dream of learning cake decorating. I’m certain that this act of kindness will be very meaningful to both of them!

Congratulations Stephanie, we are so excited to have you on our team! For more information on The Wilton School or Wilton Method Classes in your area, please visit the Wilton Classes page. Learn more about becoming a Wilton Method Instructor!

Shawn Broda Shawn is a Senior Class Marketing Manager for the Wilton Educational Marketing Department. She joined Wilton 15 years ago as a Product Development Coordinator, and learning how to decorate the Wilton Way was the best part of her training! In addition to working with customers in North America, Shawn also works with the International Sales team to expand Wilton Method classes around the world. Celebrations provide a common thread between cultures, and she is amazed and inspired by the excitement people have for Wilton products and programs, no matter where they live. Shawn loves cooking, baking and decorating, especially when she can share her creations with others.

9 Replies

  1. Annie says:

    I just love the wilton sites, like the how to’s. I enjoy decorate for my family and friends. I liike to take it a step futher. I know there’s a school in ill. but is there by any chance a wilton school here in Tennesse. Thank you, and keep you the good work you all do.
    God bless
    Annie Wallace

  2. Elsa says:

    I just started taking Wilton classes @ one of Michael’s stores in Miami, Fl. I always want it to learn how to decorate cakes in a professional manner. I have a long carrier in customer service, and a education consultant, which is really great, but @ Michaels, together with my wonderful teacher Diana, I fell like my dreams of becoming an cake decorating expert, are not dreams anymore and I am fulfilling that little area in my life that it was missing. I also have a child with special needs, and it has been a little hard to keep up with every day responsibilities and full time job, so here it is another window of opportunity for me and my loving family to some extra income at home. Stephanie story has brought another perspective in my life, and career. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story about Stephanie, her story it is showing me that still it is a lot that I can do, and I can give back to people in need!
    Thank you to all the fabulous Wilton’s team.


  3. You do know how to pick a winner. Where can we see other cakes she has made?? She is one Super Decorator. Love it.

  4. Ana says:

    I would like to Know… where exactly you are located in miami? I’m interested taking Wilton Classes!!!

    Thanks… God Bless!!

  5. Michelle says:

    WOW! I am very impressed. 1900 students in one year is outstanding! I am a WMI in Montana. Does Stephanie have any tips that assist in her enrollment? Thank you!

  6. Celia says:

    Do you have any classes in Britain? I live in Cardiff, Wales and I would love to have lessons in the Wilton style of cake decorating.

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