Learning at The Wilton School #WiltonTreatTeam
I am part of the #WiltonTreatTeam, and as such I receive both product and compensation in return for these posts. As always, all experiences and opinions expressed are my own. Travel , lodging and meals were also provided for this trip.
Last month I headed to Chicago to attend the Wilton Sweet Up event. This was my third time visiting the Wilton headquarters, the first time as a part of the new Wilton Treat Team. It was a lot of fun meeting new bloggers, and I was incredibly excited to head to the newly renovated Wilton School for my very first experience there!
Seriously, these final projects by some of the students are jaw dropping!
I loved learning techniques from the Wilton School Director, Sandra Folsom. She has been with Wilton for 25 years now! I loved the classroom featuring monitors where you can watch hand position and techniques the Wilton method of cake decorating is known for up close on the screen while at your table.
I loved how the faculty of the Wilton School were right there to jump in and give us hands on help to help us perfect the techniques we were learning. Here is Emilie of Wilton School here with Sandra.
We got to learn about fondant using some of the new tools. I loved learning how to do both the veining and shaping of leaves as well as those two toned curls!
Buttercream is making a big comeback! What better time to brush up on working in buttercream. From string work to flower making, it was a lot of fun to review. I fell in love with my favorite buttercream technique, basket weave, all over again!
We then got to work in teams of four for 45 minutes on a cake design of our own. Here is my team’s cake. Didn’t it come out great?
I was reminded how much I love the Wilton method of cake decorating, and just how much classes even at your local craft store can develop you as a decorator.
Even more than that, I drooled over the master courses and other offerings exclusive to the Wilton School in Chicago. One day, I have dreams of two weeks learning details of decorating! Check out the courses offered at the Wilton School here.