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Course 4

Course 4
Course 4
Welcome to Course 4-Advanced Gum Paste Flowers. You'll soon discover one of the most breathtaking ways to decorate a cake-with lifelike gum paste flowers. Deanna will lead you every step of the way as you create amazing hand-shaped blossoms, flowers and leaves for floral arrangements that top the most beautiful cakes. As you learn each technique, you'll be closer to your sensational finale-a last class project that showcases your skills.

Class Descriptions

Course 1
Course 1

The Foundation to all Wilton Method Courses, Decorating Basics debuted in June 2010 with revamped content! The Wilton Method Decorating Basics Course 1 is the perfect place to start! Deanna will show you the right way to decorate, step by step, so that you experience the excitement of successfully decorating your first cake.  Along the way, you’ll learn to create icing drop flowers, rosettes, shells, pompom flowers, leaves, shaggy mums, and the ribbon rose. You’ll also decorate cookies, cupcakes … and of course cakes. Check out the supply list under the calendar tab!

Course 2
Course 2

In Flowers and Cake Design Course 2, you’ll explore sophisticated ways to bring your cakes and desserts to life!  You will learn to create breathtaking icing flowers such as pansies, lilies and the famous Wilton Rose. Then, you’ll discover the secrets of arranging them in a beautifully balanced cake-top bouquet. Your amazing flowers will be framed by an impressive boarder treatment or basket-weave design. With the skills you learn here and your ability to make flowers in advance using gum paste and fondant or royal icing, you can create beautiful blooms at your convenience, ready to place on any cake. Decorating Basics is a pre-requisite.  Check out the supply list under the calendar tab!

Course 3
Course 3
In Gum Paste and Fondant Course 3, you’ll discover one of the most exciting and satisfying ways to decorate a cake. Deanna will lead you every step of the way as you create amazing hand-shaped flowers, beautiful borders and bold accents using these easy-to-shape icings.  As you learn each technique – an artful bow, mum, rose, carnation, calla lily, rosebud, daisy, and embellished borders – you’ll be closer to your crowning achievement: A Final Course Cake that showcases your skills.  The confidence you’ll gain as you decorate with gum paste and fondant will enable you to create cakes that will add excitement to your family celebrations for years to come!  Check out the supply list under the calendar tab!


Tall Cakes Workshop
Tall Cakes Workshop

Learn how the professionals create stacked and tiered cakes.  In this three hour class students will learn invaluable lessons on how to design and assemble Tall Cakes for any special occasion.  Hints on transporting, serving, and storing are also included.

Class is three hours long. Tuition: $40 Get 1/2 off on Jo-Ann's Open House days. Usually the second Saturday of the Month!!

Deanna's Favorite Websites

Wilton Resource for Classes **NEW**
Deanna's Class Facebook Page
Wilton Website
Hobby Lobby
The most addictive website ever!
Gourmet Cake Flavors
The Gourmet Cake Thread that started it all!
Bakerella-Awesome website!
Video on Icing Bullets and Mixing Colors!

Class Updates & news

Upside Down Icing a Cake

This looks really cool and I can't wait to try it!

FACEBOOK here I come!

I made a FB page for my classes! Come 'like' it!!! Stay current with all my classes.!/pages/Deannas-Wilton-Classes/184537884913726

Great trick!!

How to get Vibrant Halloween Colors!!

500 Club!!!

I've made into the 500 Club by teaching my 500th student in the month of July!! Thank you so much to everyone who's helped me get there!

Frozen Buttercream Transfer..with a reverse shell ending

OK this is awesome and I've had a lot of people asking about this. Straight from a 20 year veteran at Wilton! PLUS pay attention to the ending. She is doing the reverse shell like she's walking in the park. For those of you that know...I dread the reverse shell. This made more sense to me. Enjoy!

Site Cleaning

I just did some clean-up on the site. I did remove some people as members from the site. If I removed you and you didn't want to be removed let me know!

Officially Moved and EXCITING NEWS!

Well it's been a while but we've officially moved! It's been quite a crazy month and things are just now settling down. I know some of you asked and yes you can keep following my website but if you would like to be removed just let me know. The info in recipes and links and such will stay the same but I understand if you don't want to hear about classes that are happening in Virginia! If you want to know what's going on at the Huber Heights Hobby Lobby visit Miss Amy's site, the new instructor!  She is such FUN! I know you will LOVE taking classes from her. And for all of my former students DEFINITELY check back in June. Wilton has just TOTALLY revamped all the courses. There are now 3 offered and they've improved, tweaked and simply given us new things to play with. YAY!!! New Courses, New Kits, New EVERYTHING! Check it out! Questions?? Just ask me or Amy!

Royal Icing Answers.....

Thought this would help answer those nagging royal icing questions!


This is directly from a Certified Lead Wilton Trainer:

You can keep Royal Icing on your counter for a long time, however, if its going to be more than two weeks, I would refrigerate it.  If longer than a month, I would freeze it.

You will see liquid gather on the top, you can drain it, if you want the icing to be stiff, or you can keep the liquid in, if you want medium.  You do have to re-beat in any case.

If you freeze royal icing, take the container out the day before you want to use it and put in the frig to thaw.  Follow steps above.

Fondant Class

For those who are taking Fondant and Gum Paste I just added a MM fondant recipe under the recipe tab!

Excited and SAD!

For those that have been following my crazy Air Force life, we have finally been given our move date of April 30th. Which means the 3rd or 4th week of April we will be gone. March will be my last month of classes at the Huber Heights Hobby Lobby. I leave it in the capable hands of Amy Cotterman, a former student of mine, who will pick up my classes in April. I will most likely be around in April helping with the transition but not sure beyond that. If you would like to swing by, my classes are on a current Tuesday/Thursday setup. I would like to say to all of you who have taken my classes, Thank you!!!! From the bottom of my heart, you all have made me a very big success! There are exciting new things coming from Wilton so keep a lookout for new announcements from Wilton in May. Again Thank you SO MUCH for a great year and a half!

Cookie Blossom Project Class is on the Calendar Again!

 This is an awesome class and is so much fun! The end product makes a terrific gift and is so simple to do.  Here's the official Wilton description:


The Cookie Class is a 2- session, 3  hour class that is fun for the beginner and advanced decorator

alike. Beginners will enjoy the ease of working with our Cookie Treat Pans, while students who have

already completed other courses may apply skills previously learned.


Meaning? FUN! What is nice about this class is that it does allow new and advanced students to work side by side. It's geared for both!  


Snow Snow Snow!!!!

OK all for my February classes and those attending either Course 1 or 2, the snow is I think going to get the best of us this month! I am putting into effect a warning that if one more class for Course One is cancelled that the entire class will be moved to March. There aren't enough hours in the day or times for the classroom to be available. If you have any questions please contact me via the website or call me. Course 2 is not doing so bad....I think we might be ok. But If I have to cancel Course 1 tomorrow evening (Tuesday the 17th) then we will just pick up the course in March. Again PLEASE if you have any questions contact me.  I don't want to endanger anyone and I don't want to make anyone angry at me!!

Valentine's Cake Ideas!! from our Lovely Bakerella


Can I say how very much I wish my husband liked cake enough to let me make this! But alas the man doesn't do cake (unless it's plain ol' cake) and doesn't like chocolate. *sigh* But enjoy! This would be super simple to do. But I don't like red velvet cake so it would be devil's food for me! YUM!

ANOTHER! District Award for Student Numbers!

I just had to get on here and thank all that that took classes in August, September and October! I was the highest in the district for student number increase! So thanks again for making me such a success!!

Color Flow Patterns

I just found a great resource for color flow patterns. At surprisingly, Just click pattern locator at the bottom left and it will allow you to search old patterns. There are a lot of cool patterns and nifty vintage stuff. Enjoy looking!



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Love the site! :O) YAY!
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I love the site. Thanks for creating it and giving us tips.
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Don't forget to leave comments and tell me what you think of the site! Let me know if there is anything else you want to see on the site! Thanks for stopping by!


Welcome to Deanna's Wilton Method Cake Decorating Class Site. I've created this site to share with students: past, present and future! Here you will find the lastest class information along with loads of information.  Enjoy and thanks for looking!


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