Saturday, June 5, 2010

Flowers and Cake Design Wilton Method Course

After completing Decorating Basics, Flowers and Cake Design is one of two additional Wilton Method courses you can choose. In Flowers and Cake Design, you’ll explore sophisticated ways to bring your cakes and desserts to life!

We will teach you 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 basketweave 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.

Topics covered in Flowers and Cake Design include:

  • Basic Principles of Cake Design
    Gum Paste and Fondant 101
    Button Flower
    Making Royal Icing
    Making a Parchment Bag
    Flower Nail
    Rose Base, Rose Center
    Apple Blossom, Primrose
    Using the Lily Nail, Lily
    Making Stems
    Guidelines for Flower Arrangments
    Floral Cake Design
    Reverse Shell
    Wilton Rose

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