Here at Wilton, we believe any occasion deserves fabulously decorated treats! We’re here to help you learn how to do just that: Decorate treats you’ll be proud to share. So we’re pleased to announce that we’ve updated our Course 1 curriculum to better meet your needs.
Whether you’re new to decorating or you want a refresher, the new Course 1 — Building Buttercream Skills serves up some trendy new techniques to update or develop your skills. Learn to make a two-color double bag swirl for cupcakes that look much more difficult to decorate than they are! Practice the pulled dot technique for a modern twist on decorating cakes, cupcakes and sweet treats. Use rosettes, leaves and loops to make one-of-a-kind cakes.
More than just rosettes, you’ll also learn to make easy flowers that are sure to impress! Pipe sunflower, daisy and zinnia, along with class favorites: ribbon rose and swirled drop flowers. You’ll have them mastered in no time, thanks to your Certified Wilton Method Instructor, new Course book and practice board.
And since not every occasion or celebration requires a cake, you’ll decorate cupcakes in the very first lesson. With dozens of new ways to decorate them, you’ll be so happy with your cupcakes that you’ll be snapping pictures of them to share on Pinterest and Instagram!
We’ve also updated the inspiration projects in the Course 1 book. With endless ideas to inspire you, you’ll be dreaming in buttercream after your very first class! With the trend toward simpler cakes with dramatic impact, you’ll love that you don’t have to spend hours and hours decorating your cakes to earn oohs and aahs from friends and family.
By now you’re probably wondering. “Why the updates?” We spoke with consumers and Certified Wilton Method Instructors, as well as doing research in our various consumer segments and learned that, while students loved Course 1, there was room for improvement. So we worked with educators and our team here — everyone from the education team to the decorating team — to rethink Course 1. Once we had the course well underway, we did some testing to make sure what we thought worked actually did. After a few more improvements, the new Wilton Course 1 was ready for you!
In the process, we kicked off a new certification process for our Wilton Method Instructors. We created additional training, establishing the new Wilton Learning Management System so your classroom experience will be even better. Our Certified Wilton Method Instructors will receive ongoing training, so they’ll always be “in the know” about the latest techniques to decorate the trendiest treats.
Go to wilton.com/classes/ to find a class near you. We even make that easy — just enter your zip or postal code and select how many miles you want to search. Click “Find Classes,” and you’ll see which stores are offering the course in your area. So, round up your pals and sign up today!