Update for Wilton Course 4 at Michaels

Good evening everyone.  I am doing my best to keep you all updated as much as I can with this course as we approach its retirement. 

The big question is why?  This was a decision from Wilton. Michaels is one of the last, if not the last to be offering it. They have decided for some reason that Course 4 is not a direction they wish to continue with their classes at this time.  As of right now there will not be another course taking its place. 

The next big question is when is it ending? That is the golden question I don’t have a secure answer too. We were originally told Spring of next year.   That was dependent on  the kits in stock.  Some instructors are quickly going through kits in other regions, so if you are following their cake pages you will see that they are saying “it’s ending” where classes in less populated or slower registration areas will be able to hold classes longer.   I know instructors have been told that July and August will be their last months.  

I can’t tell you when Course 4 will be ending for me yet. What I can tell you is if you have not taken this course yet and wish to, please do not delay. Once I am given the word I will no longer schedule it and as soon as that comes in I will be sure to let you know. 

Will I be holding a similar version of this class privately? I don’t know yet. Before I commit to anything I want to have the Wilton course wrap up.  I am currently offering a private class based on the Advanced Gum Paste Flowers kit that is not a Wilton course based kit. 

As of right now Course 4 is scheduled through August. If the times it is scheduled for does not work for you I can schedule a custom day/time that works for you (my schedule pending as well) as long as we can get a minimum of  2 students for it.  All skill levels are welcome into this course and you do not need prior experience with fondant or gum paste to register and take this course. 

If you have any more questions please let me know. 

Confectionately yours, 

Carolyn 

July classes starting next Sunday & New Private Classes

It’s hard to believe the year is half over.  Where has the time gone?  My son had graduated from Middle School, he’s well into football practice with his high school, which by the way I am still having a hard time saying “his high school” or referring to him in a high school setting… just yesterday he was walking into Kindergarten and terrified to tell me goodbye.   Enough about me and my reminiscing though and on to the good stuff! 

July classes start next Sunday which is July 5th at Michaels.  Class registrations are half off and $22.50 through July 4th.   You can register online or in person at the store with Michaels directly.   If you are interested in taking Course 4 let me nicely but strongly using my best polite teacher voice… Course 4 is going to be retiring soon. If you want to take it, please don’t delay. I can’t give you a date because it could be in a couple of months or it could be spring.  It just depends on how long it takes for the current stock of the Course 4 kits to sell out that are in our distribution center.  There will not be a revision to this course or any new course taking its place so when it’s gone it’s gone through Michaels. 

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In the private class front there’s a lot going on.  Most of all I have four great new private classes ready for registrations.  They are… 

Succulents

Peony

Poppy

4 Week Advanced Gum Paste Flowers

Another great thing that I am now doing with all fondant and gum paste classes is providing the supplies for the class.  The cutters, tools and “hardware” used will not be available for you to take home though, for now while I am getting started they will be only for class use.    The fondant and gum paste will also be provided and you can take your finished flowers home.  If you wish to bring your own supplies instead of borrowing mine, that is absolutely ok and it is encouraged if you prefer to. 

The price of class is set to include the cost of the supplies and for a 2 hour class.  I know for many it seems a bit pricey but please know that I have kept the pricing as low as I possibly can to still be able to make a profit, and at least a living wage teaching the class. Like you, I have a family to feed, mortgage to pay, and car to gas up.  

There are tons of more classes coming soon and unfortunately it’s a HUGE job to get class curriculum written and timed to fit into a 2 hour class so it’s a bit slow going for me.  If there is something specific you would like and don’t see listed please let me know.  Chances are I have something for it at least in rough draft version that I can teach for you.  

What type of classes do I offer… Basic Candy Making, Buttercream, Royal Icing, Fondant & Gum Paste, Cookie Decorating are my basic classes but I’m always up to teaching something else if you need it. 

I hope to see you in a class soon! 

Confectionately yours, 

Carolyn 

Owner/Operator of My Cake Class

Citrus Frosting

Citrus Frosting
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Ingredients
  1. 1 package cream cheese
  2. 1/4 cup softened butter
  3. 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  4. 2 TBL orange juice 2 tsp. grated orange peel
  5. 1 tsp. grated lemon peel
  6. 2 cups whipped cream whipped
Instructions
  1. Combine cream cheese and butter until fluffy.
  2. Add confectioners' sugar, orange juice and peels.
  3. Beat until blended.
  4. Fold in whipped topping.
  5. Refrigerate after frosting.
  6. I used orange flavoring and creme bouquet in the frosting instead of the peels because I don't care for the peels in my frosting.
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