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Flowers and Cake Design and Cupcake Creations Courses Offered at WKCTC
Wilton tips can be used for all sorts of interesting cupcakes.

PADUCAH, KY (September 28, 2016) - Beginning next month, West Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering a four-week course to teach individuals to create professional-looking flowers and designs made from royal icing and a one-day course on the basics of cupcake creations.

Course 2: Flowers and Cake Design will be offered on four consecutive Monday evenings October 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the college's Emerging Technology Center's Cyber Cafe. The cost of the course is $69. Participants should bring their own apron and wear closed-toe shoes.

Course 1 is a pre-requisite before taking Course 2 unless the instructor gives prior approval to only take the second course. A list of supplies needed for each session will be mailed or emailed to each participant before the Course 2 begins.

A Certified Wilton Method instructor will teach participants to make lifelike rosebuds, pansies and violets, plus detailed pat­terns, like lace and basket weave designs.

Lesson 1, October 10

Learn color principles to know how to pair colors together on a cake design. Learn Cornelli Lace, Brush Embroidery and the blossom.

Lesson 2, October 17

This class will cover royal icing appliques, Rosebud, and the famous Wilton Rose.

Lesson 3, October 24
Participants will continue to learn more flowers with the Pansy, Violet, Lily and Poinsettia.

Lesson 4, October 31

Learn more borders and the basket weave. Students will make and decorate a cake in the class using all the skills learned in other three classes.

The Cupcake Basics class is an introduction to Wilton Method classes. The one-day class is recommended for all skill levels. No experience is necessary.

The course will be held October 18 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Emerging Technology Center's Cyber Cafe. The cost of the one-day class is $28.50. Student supplies for this class will start out at approximately $13. Participants should bring their own apron and wear closed-toe shoes.

Students can learn easy buttercream decorating techniques, like swirls, stars, rosettes and more. They will then learn to combine the buttercream on top of their cupcakes for fun and unique designs.

Required:
Wilton 12-piece Cupcake Decorating Set, includes decorating tips 1M, 2A, 2D, and 4B *(2104-1364); Wilton White Ready-To-Use Decorator Icing - one pound can *(710-118), six un-iced cupcakes; two-inch disposable decorating bags

Recommended:
9 inch Angled Spatula *(409-7712); Wilton Icing Colors - 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.

Additional Supplies Needed from Home:
Waxed or parchment paper; silicone spatulas and gallon size plastic bags for cleanup.

To register for the floral and cake design and the cupcake courses, call 270-534-3335 or online at http://ws.kctcs.edu/westkentucky, select cake decorating. A minimum number of registrants required for courses to be offered.

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has been recognized four 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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