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Flowers and Cake Design and Cupcake Creations Courses Offered at WKCTC

PADUCAH, KY (September 28, 2016) Beginning next month, West Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering a four-week course to teach individuals to create professional-looking flowers and designs made from royal icing and a one-day course on the basics of cupcake creations.

Course 2: Flowers and Cake Design will be offered on four consecutive Monday evenings October 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 6 8 p.m. in the colleges Emerging Technology Centers Cyber Cafe. The cost of the course is $69. Participants should bring their own apron and wear closed-toe shoes.

Course 1 is a pre-requisite before taking Course 2 unless the instructor gives prior approval to only take the second course. A list of supplies needed for each session will be mailed or emailed to each participant before the Course 2 begins.

A Certified Wilton Method instructor will teach participants to make lifelike rosebuds, pansies and violets, plus detailed patterns, like lace and basket weave designs.

Lesson 1, October 10
Learn color principles to know how to pair colors together on a cake design. Learn Cornelli Lace, Brush Embroidery and the blossom.

Lesson 2, October 17
This class will cover royal icing appliques, Rosebud, and the famous Wilton Rose.

Lesson 3, October 24
Participants will continue to learn more flowers with the Pansy, Violet, Lily and Poinsettia.

Lesson 4, October 31
Learn more borders and the basket weave. Students will make and decorate a cake in the class using all the skills learned in other three classes.

The Cupcake Basics class is an introduction to Wilton Method classes. The one-day class is recommended for all skill levels. No experience is necessary.

The course will be held October 18 from 6 8 p.m. in the Emerging Technology Centers Cyber Cafe. The cost of the one-day class is $28.50. Student supplies for this class will start out at approximately $13. Participants should bring their own apron and wear closed-toe shoes.

Students can learn easy buttercream decorating techniques, like swirls, stars, rosettes and more. They will then learn to combine the buttercream on top of their cupcakes for fun and unique designs.

Wilton 12-piece Cupcake Decorating Set, includes decorating tips 1M, 2A, 2D, and 4B *(2104-1364); Wilton White Ready-To-Use Decorator Icing one pound can *(710-118), six un-iced cupcakes; two-inch disposable decorating bags

9 inch Angled Spatula *(409-7712); Wilton Icing Colors Black *(610-981), Ivory *(610-208), Teal *(610-207), Royal Blue *(2201-1488), Delphinium Blue *(610-228), Violet *(610-604); or any number of desired colors.

*All items listed are Wilton item numbers found locally at Michaels.

Additional Supplies Needed from Home:
Waxed or parchment paper; silicone spatulas and gallon size plastic bags for cleanup.

To register for the floral and cake design and the cupcake courses, call 270-534-3335 or online at, select cake decorating. A minimum number of registrants required for courses to be offered.