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One Session Cake Decorating Classes at WKCTC

PADUCAH, KY (March 25, 2016) Cake decorating is one of the most popular continuing education courses offered at West Kentucky Community and Technical College this spring.

We have had so much interest in these classes, weve developed two new classes to have fun with cake decorating with one session offerings on April 18 and 25, said Kevin ONeill, WKCTC community education director.

Certified Wilton Method Instructor Linda Mayes, who has been decorating cakes for nearly 20 years, will teach the one-session classes from 6 8 p.m. in the Emerging Technology Center, Room 159. Each offering is $28.50.

April 18 - 5 Steps to a Great Cake!
Learn how to make a great cake starting with the basics.amp;nbsnbsp; Participants will level, torte and ice cakes. They will also learn basic decorations such as the star, shell, rosette, dot and more in only one class. Recommended for all skill levels. The following items are the required student class supplies; the cost will be approximately $23.

Icing color (Optional)-one color recommended
Nine inch angled spatula *(409-7712)
12 inch disposable decorating bags *(2104-358)
10 inch cake board *(2104-102) or bring cake in round cake carrier
Decorating tips 5, 12, 18, 32 *(418-5, 418-12, 418-18, 418-32)

The following items are recommended for the class.
Apron
Gallon size plastic bags for clean up
Container to transport cake
One recipe of buttercream icing (see recipe below) or Wilton Ready-to-Use Decorator Icing (704-680)
One 8 inch cake un-iced
Large serrated knife

Buttercream Icing Recipe:
One pinch salt (optional)
One teaspoon flavoring (butter, vanilla, almond)
One cup vegetable shortening
Seven teaspoons water or milk
One pound powder sugar

Mix all the liquid ingredients and the salt together. Gradually add the powder sugar till well mixed.

April 25 - Cupcake Basics
Learn easy buttercream decorating techniques, like swirls, stars, rosettes and more. Then combine them on top of cupcakes for fun and unique designs. This class is a great introduction to the Wilton Method Class with no experience necessary. Recommended for all skill levels. The following items are the required student class supplies; the cost will be approximately $13.

Wilton 12-piece Cupcake Decorating Set, item *(2104-1364) (includes decorating tips 1M, 2A, 2D, and 4B)
12 inch disposable decorating bags
Wilton Ready-to-Use Decorator Icing one pound can *(710-118)
Six un-iced cupcakes
Apron
Waxed or parchment paper
Silicone spatulas
Gallon size plastic bags for cleanup

The following items are recommended for the class.
Nine inch angled spatula *(409-7712)
Wilton Icing Colors (recommended): 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 located at 5187 Hinkleville Road.

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