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Four-Week Cake Design Classes at WKCTC

PADUCAH, KY (October 21, 2016) Cake decorating classes at West Kentucky Community and Technical College continue to be a community education favorite.

The Course One Building Buttercream Skills course will be offered onfour consecutive Tuesday evenings October 25-November 1.Course 2 Flowers and Cake Design course will be offered onNovember 3, 10, 17 and December 1.

Both four-week courses will be offered in theEmerging Technology Center Cyber Caf from 6 8 p.m. with a cost of $69for each of the four-week courses.

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, October 25
Start with the basics and learn how to make buttercream icing, stars, and rosettes, bag striping,and 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, November 1

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, November 8

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, November 15

Learn the technique to writing on cakes and the Ribbon Rose. Decorate cakes with the techniques learned throughout the entire course.

Course 1 is a pre-requisite before taking Course 2 unless the instructor gives prior approval to only take the second course. Participants may call WKCTCs continuing education office at (270) 534-3335 and instructor will be contacted for approval.

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. Instructor teaches you how to make lifelike rosebuds, pansies, and violets, plus detailed patterns, like lace and basket weave designs.

Lesson 1, November 3

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

Lesson 2, November 10

Participants will go cover Royal Icing Appliques, Rosebud and the famous Wilton Rose.

Lesson 3, November 17

The fun continues learning to create the Pansy, Violet, Lily and Poinsettia flowers.

Lesson 4, December 1

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.

Note:A list of supplies needed for each session will be mailed or emailed to each participant before this four-week course begins.

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