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Cake Decorating Classes Continue to be Popular at WKCTC Next Classes Begin September 12

PADUCAH, KY (August 30, 2016) West Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges cake decorating four-week community education classes continue to be popular and fill quickly. The next series begins September 12.

The Course One Building Buttercream Skills course will be offered on four consecutive Monday evenings September 12 October 3 in the Emerging Technology Center from 6 8 p.m. with a cost of $69 for the series. Fee includes student kit and guide. A list of optional supplies, approximately $40, will be provided the first night of class.

Certified Wilton Method Instructor Linda Mayes, who has been decorating cakes for nearly 20 years, is back to teach the course. 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. Mayes will help participants pipe classic buttercream decorating techniques to create modern and traditional cake designs.

Lesson 1, September 12
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, September 19
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, September 26
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, October 3
Learn the technique of writing on cakes and the Ribbon Rose. Decorate cakes with the techniques learned throughout the entire course.

Register for the cake decorating classes by calling 270-534-3335 or online at, select Culinary.