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Spring Brings Creative Classes in Floral Design and Cake Decorating to WKCTC

PADUCAH, KY (March 15, 2016) Spring is just around the corner and with it comes two West Kentucky Community and Technical College community education courses that will teach individuals how to make their own beautiful floral and cake decorating creations.

The Beginning Floral Design class will be held four consecutive Thursday evenings beginning March 31 and running through April 21. The class will be held from 5:30 8 p.m. in the colleges Emerging Technology Center, Room 140.

Instructor Maryann Cain, who is a floral business owner and designer, interior decorator and specialty painter, will include the following topics in her four-week class.

Introduction to design and bow making
Basic floral design step by step
Creating your own style
Make your own wreath

The cost is $89 for the four-session course. Some course supplies will need to be furnished by each student.

Certified Wilton Method Instructor Linda Mayes, who has been decorating cakes for nearly 20 years, will teach Course One Building Buttercream Skills on four consecutive Thursday evenings in April and May. She will teach the course in the Anderson Technical Building, Room 159 from 6 8 p.m.

During the four-week course, 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. Participants should bring their own apron and wear closed-toe shoes.

Lesson 1, April 14
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 show friends and family all they learned in class.

Lesson 2, April 21
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, April 28
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, May 5
Learn the technique to writing on cakes and the Ribbon Rose. Decorate cakes with the techniques learned throughout the entire course.

The cost is $69 for the four-session course. Fee includes student kit and guide. A list of optional supplies costing approximately $40 will be provided the first night of class.

Register for the floral design and cake decorating classes by calling 270-534-3335 or online at, select Floral Design or Culinary.