It’s an exciting time at Wilton! We are happy to announce that, for the first time ever, The Wilton Method® baking and decorating classes are offered online!
For over 85 years, Wilton has been the leader in cake decorating education and the Wilton Method® is the best and easiest way to learn cake decorating. Now, we’ve partnered with Craftsy to offer our first internet-based classes, ensuring that no matter where you are or when you are available, you are able to learn the Wilton Method of baking and cake decorating from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. I’m extremely proud to be the first Wilton instructor to host classes on the Craftsy platform and to show that anyone, of any skill level, can easily achieve baking and cake decorating success through the Wilton Method®.
The Craftsy platform is a phenomenal tool, letting you interact with your instructor and other people enrolled in the class. You can ask questions and get personalized answers, as well as post photos of your projects. You can even bookmark specific parts of classes, and watch them over and over. Your access never expires.
There are four Wilton Method® classes provided via Craftsy:
- Baking Basics – Learn the secrets to baking the perfect layer cake. I’ll talk you through your bakeware options and how to prepare your pans, show you how to properly measure wet and dry ingredients, mix perfect cake batter, and cool the cakes properly to ensure that they have a beautiful, even surface, perfect for icing and decorating. I’ll share a luscious chocolate filling recipe and show you how to torte the cake layers and put it all together. Finally, I’ll show you a couple of different ways to ice and decorate your cake with buttercream, so that it looks as great as it tastes.
- Buttercream Skills – If you want to pipe perfect buttercream decorations, then this is the class for you! I break down over 30 classic piping techniques, including the shell border, the colonial scroll, printing and writing, and drop strings. Each technique has its own combination of bag position, icing consistency and pressure control and I’ll guide you through them, giving you all of the information you need to be successful. There are 3 cake projects scattered throughout the class to show you easy ways to feature your new skills, as well as written instructions for a variety of other projects with piped buttercream decorations.
- Piped Flowers – Flowers are some of the most-often used cake and sweet treat decorations, perfect for many occasions. In this class, I’ll demonstrate more than 15 flowers, both on and off of the flower nail. All of these flowers can be piped in either royal icing or buttercream icing. I’ll also show you coloring techniques like bag striping, brush striping, and painting to give your petals a beautiful, natural variegation. I’ll talk about color theory and cake design principles while guiding you through 3 complete projects using the flowers you’ve learned. In addition, there are written instructions for several other projects to inspire you.
- Decorating with Fondant – Fondant is one of my favorite decorating mediums because it is so versatile! You can color it, mold it, cover cakes with it, make accents and embellishments with it…the list is endless! In this class, I’ll demonstrate how to cover round, heart-shaped and square cakes for a smooth, seamless finish. I’ll show you how to make a double loop bow, a ribbon rose, molded fondant pieces, and how to add color and luster to fondant. I’ll walk you through 4 complete cake projects, and leave you with ideas and inspiration for several others.
For more information about our online classes or to register, simply click: Wilton Craftsy Online Classes.