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One Session Cake Decorating Classes at WKCTC

PADUCAH, KY (March 25, 2016) - Cake decorating is one of the most popular continuing education courses offered at West Kentucky Community and Technical College this spring.

"We have had so much interest in these classes, we've developed two new classes to have fun with cake decorating with one session offerings on April 18 and 25," said Kevin O'Neill, WKCTC community education director.

Certified Wilton Method Instructor Linda Mayes, who has been decorating cakes for nearly 20 years, will teach the one-session classes from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Emerging Technology Center, Room 159. Each offering is $28.50.

April 18 - 5 Steps to a Great Cake!

Learn how to make a great cake starting with the basics. Participants will level, torte and ice cakes. They will also learn basic decorations such as the star, shell, rosette, dot and more in only one class. Recommended for all skill levels. The following items are the required student class supplies; the cost will be approximately $23.

Icing color (Optional)-one color recommended

Nine inch angled spatula *(409-7712)

12 inch disposable decorating bags *(2104-358)

10 inch cake board *(2104-102) or bring cake in round cake carrier

Decorating tips 5, 12, 18, 32 *(418-5, 418-12, 418-18, 418-32)

The following items are recommended for the class.

Apron

Gallon size plastic bags for clean up

Container to transport cake

One recipe of buttercream icing (see recipe below) or Wilton Ready-to-Use Decorator Icing (704-680)

One 8 inch cake un-iced

Large serrated knife

Buttercream Icing Recipe:

One pinch salt (optional)

One teaspoon flavoring (butter, vanilla, almond)

One cup vegetable shortening

Seven teaspoons water or milk

One pound powder sugar

Mix all the liquid ingredients and the salt together. Gradually add the powder sugar till well mixed.

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April 25 - Cupcake Basics


Learn easy buttercream decorating techniques, like swirls, stars, rosettes and more. Then combine them on top of cupcakes for fun and unique designs. This class is a great introduction to the Wilton Method Class with no experience necessary. Recommended for all skill levels. The following items are the required student class supplies; the cost will be approximately $13.

Wilton 12-piece Cupcake Decorating Set, item *(2104-1364) (includes decorating tips 1M, 2A, 2D, and 4B)

12 inch disposable decorating bags

Wilton Ready-to-Use Decorator Icing -- one pound can *(710-118)

Six un-iced cupcakes

Apron

Waxed or parchment paper

Silicone spatulas

Gallon size plastic bags for cleanup

The following items are recommended for the class.

Nine inch angled spatula *(409-7712)

Wilton Icing Colors (recommended): 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 Michael's located at 5187 Hinkleville Road.

Register for the one session cake decorating classes by calling 270-534-3335 or online at http://ws.kctcs.edu/westkentucky, select Culinary.

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has been recognized three consecutive times by The Aspen Institute as an Aspen Prize Top 10 Community College and twice as a Finalist with Distinction for providing students with strong job training and continuing higher education opportunity, for achieving high completion and transfer rates, and for providing strong employment results for its graduates.


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