Candy Making Project Class Saturday 9/6

Happy September 1st everyone!  I am inviting you to join me as I host a Wilton Candy Making Project Class Saturday 9/6 @ 9:30 am.

Registration is $15, plus supplies.

Learn how fun and easy candy making can be using the Wilton candy melts. From melting and molding to creating specialty bon bons, you’ll get great ideas for parties and gifts.

This is one of my favorite project classes to teach out of all of them. We probably are not allowed to have “favorites” because they are all great but I will openly admit that I always have more fun, and the best laughs with this class. I think it’s because there is nothing you can do wrong with what you are doing.

 Wilton Melting Pot $19.99

Wilton Melting Pot $19.99

 

Some of the techniques I teach in this class are:

  • Melting (How to properly melt the Wilton Candy Melts)
  • Molding Candy (How to use the Wilton Candy Molds)
  • Coloring  (How to color the Wilton Candy Melts)
  • Marbleizing
  • Drizzling
  • Hand Dipping
  • Clusters

 Candy Colors

Some ideas on what you can bring to dip:

  • Angel Food Cake
  • Animal Crackers
  • Apple Slices
  • Bananas (frozen or fresh)
  • Biscotti
  • Blueberries/Blackberries/Raspberries/Strawberries
  • Brownie Bites/Brownies
  • Candy Canes
  • Caramel Popcorn/ Popcorn
  • Caramels
  • Cheesecake Squares
  • Cinnamon Bears
  • Cookies
  • Graham Crackers
  • Granola Bars
  • Gummy Bears
  • Cherries
  • Marshmallows
  • Nuts
  • Pastries
  • Peanut Brittle
  • Popcorn Balls
  • Potato Chips
  • Pretzels
  • Rasins
  • Rice Krispy Treats
  • Vienna Fingers
  • Waffle Cone Chips
  • Waffles

If you are interested and register with at least one friend, I will have a free class related gift for you.

Registrations for this class end Friday night September 5th at 5:00 pm.

For a syllabus on what to bring, and more class information please click here.

Confectionately yours,

Carolyn

www.mycakeclass.com

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Wilton Demo at the store today!

Happy Labor Day weekend! Today is a Wilton Demo at the store today for me.

I will be at the store today from 12 – 2pm doing various demo’s for Wilton’s courses one, two and three as well as some of our Wilton project classes.

Our four week courses will be starting through out the week next Sunday September 7th and I would love to have you join us.

 

gels

Anyone registering for a project class or course with me today will receive a free 1 oz. Wilton color gel (provided at the first week of a course, or start of their project class).

Register and bring a friend, and you’ll win a second Wilton color gel!

Register and bring two friends and you’ll receive a third Wilton color gel and a package of cupcake wrappers.

 

 

I hope you have time to at least stop by and say hi.

Confectionately yours,

Carolyn

www.mycakeclass.com

End of Summer Fun with Wilton

As we start wrapping up our Wilton summer fun I have to admit that I can’t believe how quickly summer came and went this year.  Back to school supplies are selling out, my kids are playing outside as long as possible and dragging their feet coming in.  Tomorrow is the LAST full week of summer vacation too. I get excited because they go back to school with a fresh start and straight A’s and I get to go back to teaching in the mornings and offering a full class schedule.

Just to let you know, My Cake Class will be having some new Wilton Project Class pages appearing in the coming days.  Our November/December have been released to us to start prepping and ramping up for.  The names of these new Wilton project classes are “Dear Santa” Cupcakes, Penguin Pals Cookies, and for the kids “Stylin Snowmen Cookies.   These classes will be ready for registration as soon as they are in the system for printing and scheduling.

 

Wilton Open House
Wilton Open House

Wilton Open House Update

September 20th, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Polly and/or I will be representing Wilton at the class Open House at the store on the 20th. This will run from 10 am to 4pm.  Stop by to see us, say hi and check out what’s new and register for upcoming Wilton courses and/or Wilton project classes during that time.

 

Project Classes Being Retired

Project Classes Being Retired

Critter Cookies and our seasonal Day of the Dead project class will be retiring in October. After October 2014 Polly and I will no longer be able to offer these classes. If you would like to take either one please see our September and October calendars for when they will be offered. 

Wilton September 2014 Events
Wilton September 2014 Events

 

Our Wilton course registrations for September course rotation starts the week of September 7th.  We will be offering all four Courses at a variety of times as we have all year along.

Carolyn is also going to be starting morning classes throughout the week and has added project classes into the morning mix. She hopes that those of you with mornings open can join her.

Polly and I hope you had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to having you join up with us in the fall for one of our new project classes or Wilton courses.

Confectionately yours,

Carolyn

We are now on Google+!

For those that wish to join us on their Google+ account and add us to a circle you can!

I have just completed setting up a business page and can find us by clicking here.

Polly and I look forward to giving you another way to stay in touch and keep up to date with our class offerings.

Confectionately yours,

Carolyn

Save The Date! Open House is coming!

Saturday September 20th from 10 am to 4pm we will be gathering once again to have a meet/greet at the store to promote our classes.

I have a new seasonal class that I will be taking registrations for, our Day of the Dead cookie class. This class will be available only in October and I have two or three different times and days this will be available.

We will also be taking registrations for all October and November courses and project classes with Polly and I.

As we get closer to the date, I will be giving more updates on what we will be doing during our event.

Confectionately yours,

Carolyn

Bringing Guests To Class Policy Review

As we approach the last weeks of summer I just wanted to clarify the guest policy for everyone just so it is clear for all due to an increase in requests to bring friends/family to class or people showing up with a guest with them.

 
I know hearing you are in a cake class sounds like fun and people want to attend with you to see you in action at class, but I am not able to allow for that to happen.  As much as I love teaching to anyone who wants to sit and learn by bringing in unpaid students, I am working for free since they are not paying a registration fee. Allowing in unpaid students, even “just to watch” could potentially jeopardize my employment. It also puts me in a difficult position with the students who have paid to be there who may not be comfortable with the guests who are learning for free. If a guest would like to attend, they will need to pay the registration fee for the course/project class that they attend with you. Your supplies may be shared with them.

 
The policy with the store and Wilton is as follows and is taken from my Frequently Asked Questions page:

Can I bring someone with me to class?

It is both the store’s and Wilton’s policy that only paid students may attend class. Anyone in the classroom area for the duration of a project class or course must have paid the registration fee regardless of age and amount of participation done or not done during the instruction period.

Unpaid children cannot attend with a paid adult and “just watch” or be a “helper”. The one exception to this rule is any parent who wishes to stay in a Wilton Kids Class and are not assisting. Any parent assisting or participating will be asked to pay for the class.

Exceptions to these rules are made for the following conditions:

a) For those with language barriersthe student may bring someone to translate for them. The translator is not allowed to use products or practice techniques in class with the paid student. If they choose to do so, they must register for class.

b) For any student with a physical disability and has an assistant that must attend with them. The assistant is able to help them prepare for the techniques and directly help their student without a paid registration. They may not practice on their own, bring their own cake/supplies etc. If they wish to participate on their own with their own items, they need to pay for the course.

If you have friends and/or family in town for a week who are on vacation and you need to miss class that is ok.  Each week is not dependent on what you learned the previous week that you missed.  Just let me know you will be absent and I can arrange for you to attend your missed week the next time it is taught.

I would like to thank you for your understanding in this situation and ask that you please leave guests at home or arrange with me to attend a make up class the next time it is being taught so you can spend time with them.

 

Confectionately yours,

Carolyn

Wilton Condensed Course 1 August 3 & 10

Last chance to sign up for Condensed Course 1 for August. This is a 2 session course taught August 3 & August 10th from 2:30 to 5:30 PM.  There are over 25 decorating techniques as well as how to level, torte, fill and frost a cake. 

You can register online via Michaels online registration or in person at the store. If you have any questions about the schedule, please contact me. (phone, or via the contact form here)

Happy Decorating,

Polly

Last chance to sign up for Condensed Course 1 for August. This is a 2 session course taught August 3 & August 10th from 2:30 to 5:30 PM.  There are over 25 decorating techniques as well as how to level, torte, fill and frost a cake. 

You can register online via Michaels online registration or in person at the store. If you have any questions about the schedule, please contact me. (phone, or via the contact form here)

Happy Decorating,

Polly

August Classes Start Next Week

Happy August 1st everyone!  I don’t know about you but I love August for one reason and one reason only… it’s time to purchase school supplies for the kids. It really is the most wonderful time of the year if you are a stay at home parent.

I wanted to give you our August at a glance. We hope that you see something that will interest you and that you are able to attend!

You can register online via Michaels online registration or in person at the store.  If you have any questions about the schedule please contact me. (e-mail, phone or via the contact me form here).

 

Course 1- Building Buttercream Skills  $25.00 (Carolyn)

Tue August 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Fresh inspiration and trendy cake decorating are presented in this class. Learn core buttercream decorating techniques that will give you extraordinary results. Supplies not included.

 

Course 1 – Two-Session Building Buttercream Skills  $25.00  (Polly)

Sun August 3rd and 10th , 2014, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

All of the Wilton Course 1 skills rolled into a two-session format! Learn buttercream decorating techniques. Plus, learn how to make six different buttercream icing flowers! Supplies not included.

 

Course 2- Wilton Flowers and Cake Design  $25.00

Mon August 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Carolyn)

Wed August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th , 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM (Polly)

Design a professional-looking cake! Learn how to select colors, arrange flowers and work with royal icing, Plus, you’ll learn how to make amazing flowers. Supplies not included.

 

Course 3- Wilton Gum Paste and Fondant  $25.00

Sat August 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th , 2014, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Polly)

 Develop skills working with fondant and gum paste! Learn techniques such as covering a cake with fondant, cutting shapes and painting on fondant. Prerequisite: Course 1. Supplies not included.

 

Course 4- Wilton Advanced Gum Paste Flowers  $25.00

Sat August 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th , 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Carolyn)

Take your to a higher level! Learn how to make life-like

sugar paste flowers and intricate wired floral arrangements.

Prerequisite: C1, 2, 3. Supplies not included.

 

Crazy for Cupcakes  $10.00 (Carolyn)

Sat August 2, 2014, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM or Sat August 30, 2014, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Make amazing cupcakes for any occasion! No experience necessary. Supplies not included.

 

Wilton Critter Cookies

August 9, 2014 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Carolyn)

 Create your own edible zoo! Decorate your own cookies to represent a different critter. Supplies not included.
Wilton Fun Fondant Cupcakes for Kids
August 23, 2014 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Carolyn)
The 2-hour class is decorating fun for kids who want to learn the basics of decorating cakes and sweet treats with fondant. Supplies not included.

Wilton Go Wild! Animal Print Cookies  $15.00 (Polly)

Thu August 7, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Explore how to make your cookies go wild with

buttercream icing. Learn to decorate cookies with zebra, leopard or giraffe patterns using easy decorating techniques. Supplies not included.

 

Wilton Candy Making  $15.00 (Polly)

Thu August 28, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Learn how fun and easy Candy Making can be with Wilton. From melting and molding to creating specialty bon bons, you’ll get great ideas for parties and gifts. Supplies not included.

 

Wilton Spectacular Fondant Cupcakes  $15.00

Thu August 14, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM  (Polly)

Sun August 24, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Carolyn)

Join the cupcake craze and let us show you how easy and fun it is to cover and embellish dimensional decorations for these sweet treats. Supplies not included.

 

Wilton Tall Cakes  $20.00 (Polly)

Thu August 21, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

 In one fun class, you can learn how to create stacked and tiered “tall” cakes like a pro! Supplies not included.

 

Confectionately yours,

Carolyn

Tall Cakes Project Class on Thursday at 6pm

Good evening all!

It was confirmed tonight that my (Carolyn) Tall Cakes Class on Thursday night will be running.  Class starts at 6pm.

If you would like to join the class you may register on line before 6pm Wednesday night or in person up until the start of class.

The link to the Tall Cakes class on our site can be found by clicking here.  We have the supply list posted for you as well in case you need it.

I hope to see you there.

 

Confectionately yours,

Carolyn