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Rescheduled Dates for Flowers and Cake Design Course Offered at WKCTC

PADUCAH, KY (October 4, 2016) Flowers and Cake Design at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, a four-week course to teach individuals to create professional-looking flowers and designs made from royal icing, has been rescheduled for November.

Course 2: Flowers and Cake Design will now be offered Thursday evenings November 3, 10, 17 and December 1 from 6 8 p.m. in the colleges Emerging Technology Centers Cyber Cafe. The cost of the course is still $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. Participants may call WKCTCs continuing education office at (270) 534-3335 and instructor will be contacted for approval. A list of supplies needed for each session will be mailed or emailed to each participant before the course 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, November 3
Learn color principles to know how to pair colors together on your cake design, Cornelli Lace, Brush Embroidery and the blossom.

Lesson 2, November 10
This class will cover Royal Icing Appliques, Rosebud, and the famous Wilton Rose.

Lesson 3, November 17
Participants will continue to learn with more flowers with the Pansy, Violet, Lily, and Poinsettia.

Lesson 4, December 1
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.

NOTE: The Cupcake Basics class, an introduction to Wilton Method classes, will still be held Tuesday, October 18. The one-day class is recommended for all skill levels. No experience is necessary.

The course will be held from 6 p.m. in the Emerging Technology Centers Cyber Cafe. The cost of the one-day class is $28.50. Students will need to purchase supplies listed below. Supplies start 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. Then they will learn to combine them 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.