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Back by Popular Demand, Cake Decorating Classes at WKCTC

PADUCAH, KY (April 19, 2016) Cake decorating classes have been one the most popular community education offerings at West Kentucky Community and Technical College this spring, and to accommodate the overwhelming community response, WKCTC is offering two more courses beginning next month.

Back by popular demand, the Course One Building Buttercream Skills course will be offered on four consecutive Tuesday evenings May 3-24. Next will be the new Course 2 Flowers and Cake Design course on four consecutive Thursday evenings May 12 26 and June 2.

Both four-week courses will be offered in the Emerging Technology Center from 6 8 p.m. with a cost of $69 for each of the four sessions. Fee includes student kit and guide.

Certified Wilton Method Instructor Linda Mayes, who has been decorating cakes for nearly 20 years, is back to teach the both courses. Participants should bring their own apron and wear closed-toe shoes.

Course One Building Buttercream Skills
Participants can learn how to decorate cakes and sweet treats with basic buttercream techniques and six simple-to-pipe flowers that transform ordinary cakes into extraordinary results.

Lesson 1, May 3
Start with the basics and learn how to make buttercream icing, stars, rosettes, bag striping, professionally ice a cupcake and so much more. Participants will decorate their cupcakes before going home to show friends and family all they learned in class.

Lesson 2, May 10
Learn how to ice a cake and decorate with dots, pulled dots, piping gel pattern transfer and more. Participants will decorate cakes at the end of class and be amazed with the new skills they learned in only two classes.

Lesson 3, May 17
Learn different borders like zigzag, easy ruffle, shell, and bead. Create decorations like the Star Drop Flower, Swirl Drop Flower, Daisy, Sunflower and the Zinnia.

Lesson 4, May 24
Learn the technique to writing on cakes and the Ribbon Rose. Decorate cakes with the techniques learned throughout the entire course.

Note: A list of optional supplies costing approximately $40 will be provided the first night of class for this four-week course.


Course 2 Flowers and Cake Design
Participants will learn how to create professional-looking flowers and designs made from royal icing. Your Certified Wilton Method Instructor teaches you how to make lifelike rosebuds, pansies, and violets, plus detailed patterns, like lace and basket weave designs.

Lesson 1, May 12
Learn color principles to know how to pair colors together in cake design such as Cornelli Lace, Brush Embroidery and the blossom.

Lesson 2, May 19
Participants will go cover Royal Icing Appliques, Rosebud and the famous Wilton Rose.

Lesson 3, May 26
The fun continues learning to create the Pansy, Violet, Lily and Poinsettia flowers.

Lesson 4, June 2
Learn more borders and the basket weave. The course concludes with participants making and decorating in the class using all the skills learned up to this point.

Register for the cake decorating classes by calling 270-534-3335 or online at http://ws.kctcs.edu/westkentucky, select Culinary.