Frequently Asked Questions:
1.) Question: I took classes years ago and I want to take more classes, where should I begin?
Answer: If you have been decorating cakes over the years and are “in practice” then you can pick up where you left off. In other words if you have already taken Cake 1 then you could begin with Cake 2. On the other hand if you have not done any decorating over the years then it would be best for you to begin with Cake 1. The Wilton Method of Decorating classes are constantly being updated with new techniques and updated material. Be honest with yourself, it’s to your advantage!
2.) Question: I took classes at another store and now I want to take classes at Cake Art, do those classes that I took at another store count as prerequisites?
Answer: If the classes you took somewhere else were Wilton Method Classes and you have taken them within the last year then yes those classes taken elsewhere can be considered your prerequisites as long as you are still “in practice” – see answer to question #1 above.
3.) Question: Can children take Cake Art classes?
Answer: Yes children 12 years or older can take any of our classes. An adult that is also taking classes MUST accompany children under the age of 16. Children 8 years or older can attend our Candy 123 class, but must be accompanied by an adult that is also taking the class.
4.) Question: Do you offer special classes for groups?
Answer: We have done classes for organizations, school field trips, retirement homes, businesses, etc. Some of the classes were done at our store and others where done at a location supplied by the group that was taking the class. Major grocery store chains have called upon us to teach classes for their bakery personnel! If you are interested in such an arrangement call our store and ask to speak with John or Teresa Parker or send an Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org let us know which class you are interested in, the number of students, desired date(s) and any other pertinent information.
5.) Question: What happens if I sign-up for a class and cannot attend?
Answer: If you let us know at least seven days prior to when the class begins we will transfer you to another class of your choice or give you a full refund whichever you prefer. If you cancel or request a transfer within seven days of the beginning of a class you forfeit your class tuition. Paid tuition guarantees a seat in class therefore class fees are not refundable due to a student being a “no show” on the day of class.
6.) Question: What is the “Wilton Method of Cake Decorating”?
Answer: The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating began in 1929 and started with age-old cake decorating traditions enhanced by constantly developing and refining creativity. It continues today with Mr. Wilton’s philosophy that learning is best achieved through class participation. Wilton provides ongoing instruction for Wilton Method Instructors who attend regular training to improve and expand their skills and advance the Wilton Method.
7.) Question: How does the 10% Student Discount work?
Answer: On the day of class you can come early or shop after class, when you check out let us know that you are attending a class and you will receive a 10% discount on your entire purchase (excluding class tuition and class kits).
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Learning the art of Cake Decorating and Candy Making can open new vistas for you. Just think, personalized, professional looking cakes and sweets home made by you! They’ll give your family and friends and especially yourself, a new perspective on your creativity and abilities.
Best of all it’s fun and easy to learn. Wilton's unique, easy method of cake decorating familiarizes you first with the basics of decorating: icings, decorating bags, tips, writing, flower making, figure piping, shells and floral sprays. Then, as you practice (and it is important that you do), your skills will flow to fancy flowers, distinctive border, fancy laces and tiered cakes. Our instructors are tops, and they work with you every step of the way. Cake Art classes are casual yet exciting filled with people sharing a new sense of enjoyment.
There’s a lot to learn, but we assure you'll have fun doing it! Who knows? It could just be a hobby, or the start of a whole new career!