Wilton Sweepstakes Celebrates 4,000,000 Students Since 1975

September 25th, 2009 by Desiree Smith

My how time flies!  Wilton Educational Marketing launched its first cake decorating class in retail stores back in 1975.  Since then 4,000,000 students have learned the art of cake decorating in a Wilton course.  Imagine the millions of cakes that have been made for celebrations and the friendships that have been made while taking one of the four Wilton courses taught at retailers all around the world.  We are talking about some pretty “sweet” memories!

During the month of October Wilton will celebrate its 4,000,000th student with a Sweepstakes!  You can win an all expense paid trip to the Wilton School in Darien, IL or one of thirty-five $100.00 Wilton gift certificates for purchases direct through Wilton. Enter the Sweepstakes by visiting 4million.wilton.com starting on October 1 or be automatically registered when you participate in a Wilton course during the month of October.  There is no purchase required.  Either way you can “take the cake”, or “have your cake and eat it too!”  To find out where Wilton classes are taught in your community, check out the Wilton method class locator.

I am one of Wilton’s 4,000,000 students!  My Mom and I took our first course together in 1989.  I wanted to create theme parties for my kids with the cake matching the plates and napkins and everything. The Wilton courses I took not only helped me be a “supermom” with my kids, but they changed my life.  I had so much fun and success taking the classes that later I became a Wilton Method Instructor!

In my mind’s eye, I am imagining 4,000,000 cake decorating students presenting a cake to a smiling friend or their family!  I am really excited to work for a company that has touched so many lives in a positive way.

More information on Wilton’s 4,000,000th Student Sweepstakes

Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

5 Replies

  1. Bonnie says:

    I took the Wilton cake course in 1976. I had three nieces and one nephew at the time. I became the official cake decorating aunt. I made all of my kids cake until they were 20. I still love the challenge of making a cake. My youngest daughter now 20 is also making cakes. The love continues. We are also using chocolate and now fondant on the cakes we make. Next we will try gum paste.
    Bonnie Donish

  2. micheline says:

    Hello I am a confectioner since 15ans but I would like to perfect in wedding cakes, but I find no school of this kind(genre) in France.
    Know you a school in England?
    Thank you for all the answers

    • Dear Micheline,

      It is wonderful to hear from you. I am very excited for you that you want to learn more about cake decorating! There is a shop where you can take Cake Decorating Courses in England. Please visit the following link for the class location and contact information. http://www.cakedecoration.co.uk. I wish you all the best of luck creating beautiful wedding cakes!

  3. I have been making and decorating cakes for my children and grandchildren, family and friends, since 1955. As the years progressed, my cakes became more professional looking, because I took a number of classes from Wilton. I have repeated classes in order to perfect my style, and learn new techniques. Wilton Cake Decorating teachings have given me the edge up, on making wonderful delicious cakes. My own creative ability has blossomed and grown as a result of confidence building by taking Wilton’s courses. I am always so happy when I am working and learning at this craft. The classes are affordable and fun. Thank you very much,Wilton. Please keep the new classes coming. I will be the first in line.

  4. Mary Edwards says:

    I took a class in 1966. We used Wilton supplies even then and I still had some of them left for the class Iam taking now on the Outer Banks of NC . We have a great teacher and we are now taking part 2 of the classes .
    I can’t waite to take part 3.

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