Open House is back with another great discount.
It will be held this Saturday March 8th from 11am to 2pm.
Wilton classes will be just $20 AND you will be receiving a gift certificate to use in store that day for $2o to apply to your course/project class supplies.
Please stop by and see what’s new with Wilton! I will be showcasing our new cupcake class “Crazy for Cupcakes” and possibly sharing some new things going on with Wilton.
I can’t wait to see you there!
These directions are taken directly from Wilton’s page. Click here to go to the original link.
- Icing Colors
- 3/4 cup very hot water
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- hard-cooked egg
- Narrow container
Using a toothpick, dissolve Wilton Gel Food Color or Icing Color until water is your desired hue.
Stir until completely dissolved.
Add 1 tablespoon white vinegar to colored water; stir.
Using a spoon, add hard-cooked egg to water. Let set until egg is desired shade.
Remove egg from water using spoon. Let dry.
Now you are ready to decorate your egg!
Here are some of my eggs from past years that the kids and I have done.
Have you been thinking about taking a cake decorating class? If so, the best way to get started is with a Wilton course or project class.
I have been teaching cake decorating locally since 2007, and have over 25 years of decorating experience. I’d love to share my love with you and help you get started with your cake decorating skills.
Consider yourself officially invited to the Open House event at my local Michaels store on Saturday March 8th to see what Wilton has to offer. I will be showcasing our four week courses and variety of our project classes, including our newest one Crazy For Cupcakes.
Month’s like this with such great students reminds me of how blessed I am to do what I love, and love what I do.
We are all caught up from our week of snow that started our month out so everyone ends with week 4 next week. You all don’t know how happy that makes me. It’s no easy task to remember who on what day is in what week… stressful!!!
My mixer is fixed for the most part, at least until I can get another one. The accident with it earlier this month left it in “ok” shape. It makes what I need it to but not as good as it should. The down side, it now has a wire that shoots sparks at me. Not good. so I am going to rename that mixer from Ivory to Sparky. Thankfully a new one will be ordered soon.
Had a beautiful day, blue sky, warmer and just full of smiles from everyone at ever turn.
Tomorrow starts week 4, and that means March classes start in one week! EEP, where did February go?
Thank you to everyone returning to me again for March classes. There’s some good news coming your way all through the month leading up to April so I can’t wait to share it with you as I’m given the “ok” from the powers that be to talk.
Love and thanks to you all for another great month of teaching! Thank you for spending your time with me, it means a lot.
One of my favorite features on my website outside of a new header I am working on is my testimonial section.
This is were you get to let everyone know about your class experience.
I would love for you to take a moment and leave your feedback on my testimonial page. This lets future students know more about classes than just seeing your pictures.
I am having issues with links with the St. Patrick’s layouts. I am sorry for those trying to access links since Saturday.
Here is a basic page with working links until tomorrow when I’m off of work and have time to fix it behind the scenes.
I’ll get it made nice and pretty again asap.
With the main roads clear, and the store back to normal operating hours and closing at 9:00 pm tonight we are going to hold class.
If you get there early and need to eat your meal, please feel free to come into the classroom to eat.
I do recommend getting a cart from the store and putting everything in it to bring in at one time to avoid extra trips as it’s my understanding that the parking lot is still a little icky.
Please give me a call at (541) 833-0259 if you have any concerns or questions about making it in.
Please use your best judgement of the travel conditions in your own neighborhoods and surrounding areas to decide if it s safe to travel. Your decision about attendance will be honored and you can attend another of my Course 1 classes if it fits your schedule. Otherwise you can attend my Course 1, week 2 next month as a “make up” week.
Remember anything we learn tonight is not going to depend on next week so if it is not safe to travel, don’t.
I’d rather see you safe in a week, then postpone the rest of classes due to recovery from an accident.
All classes taught by me are cancelled for Saturday February 8th! For Both Course 2 at 9:30 and Course 3 at 12:00 pm will start February 15th at their respective times. Tall cakes for today will be held Saturday February 15th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Unfortunately I could not get out due to the weather. My husband and son gave it every thing they could to get me to work. When I called to let them know they in turn let me know that the store would be closing mid/late afternoon from the looks of the weather.
Monday night’s class is still scheduled to run as of today. I will follow weather conditions through the weekend and see how things progress weather wise and make the determination on Monday night’s class around 1:00 pm on Monday.
Here’s a look at life from my street/home today. I am sure it looks like most of the city. My plans now are to get some soap made since we are on our last sliver in the house, work on some things for my store to sell, and spend some time watching the Olympics, movies with the kids, and eventually some board games.
Stay safe, stay warm and I will see everyone next week.
My husband and son are trying to get a safe passage out on to the main road.
This is my neighbors yard. They have about 12 inches of snow in some places.
The fire hydrant and row of mail boxes.
The rainbow picture was taken on Wednesday afternoon. The snow picture was taken Friday afternoon.
The majority of students are currently stuck in their homes, and with the prediction of snow through the night and into the morning hours tomorrow it will not be safe traveling for most of them. Chances are I will not be able to make it out of my street either.
In the interest of everyone’s safety, and road conditions Friday’s Course 2 will be starting February 14th.
Please bring your week one supplies on the 14th and we will start next week instead of tomorrow.
Stay safe, warm, and dry please. The roads out there are pretty to look at but starting to freeze over and you are driving on snow ice with fresh snow falling over it.
So I went to make my frosting for tonight… bad thing happened.
While trying to get the powdered sugar from the bottom of the bowl it got caught in my mixer blade which sucked my spatula into the beaters. As in jammed… tight.
Think… think… don’t panic… don’t cry… think.
I got it into another bowl another bowl with a new spatula and my well washed hands and get it mixed and ready to go with the hand mixer. I still don’t think it’s the right “thin” to frost with but we’ll see.
Once everything got packed and ready to go I went and got the spatula out. Unfortunately that mixer will be retired tonight to the garbage can. Can’t lift the tilting head, beaters now mis-aligned and hit when they turn (as do the other set which means it’s torqued all the way up into the mechanics of it which I have no knowledge or desire to mess with.
Rest in peace Ivory! You have been a wonder mixer for the 6 1/2 years of teaching at the store.
So with that said, I am super excited for a sold out class tonight. Now let’s hope the frosting plays nice when it’s time to frost it.
I hope your Monday went better than mine did.