Wilton Cake Decorating Certificate

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Become a Wilton Certified Cake Decorator in 4 courses!

Course 1

Upon completion of the course students will learn the following:

·         Preparing cake pans

·         Mixing cake batter

·         Filling cake pans

·         Testing cakes for doneness

·         Removing cakes from pan

·         Leveling a cake

·         Filling cakes

·         Preparing the buttercream icing used for class

·         Icing the cake using a spatula and cake icer tip

·         The correct icing consistency to use for different applications

·         Preparing and filling icing bags

·         Making drop flowers, leaves, filling cupcakes, zigzags, dots, rosettes, shell, pompom flower, shaggy mum, elongated dots, ribbon roses and writing with the various tips provided in the kit.

·         Students in the final session will decorate their own cake

 Course 2
Upon completion of the course students will have learned:

·         Basic principles of floral cake design

·         Difference between gumpaste and fondant, how to handle and store them, when to use each one, how to color them

·         How to make royal icing

·         Making a parchment bag

·         Gumpaste flowers: button and pansy

·         Royal icing flowers: Wilton roses, apple blossom, primrose, rosebuds, daffodil, violet, lily, piped stems

·         The following techniques in buttercream: reverse shell and basketweave

·         Complete a cake during the final session using the techniques the students have learned

 Course 3
Upon completion of this course students will learn the following:

·         Bow loops

·         Gumpaste/fondant flowers: mums, roses, carnations, calla lilies, rosebuds, calyxes for flowers, leaves, and daisies

·         Covering a cake board with fondant

·         Creating geometric designs using cut outs with cutters

·         Covering a cake with fondant

·         The following borders: embellished rope, eyelet and ruffle, and ball

·         Basic principles of floral cake design

 Course 4

Upon completion of the course students will learn the following:

·         Gumpaste fundamentals- storing, tinting and gum glue

·         How to use florist wire and what gauges

·         Wraping floral wire with floral tape

·         Making gumpaste flowers of the following: blossom, gerbera daisy, sweet pea, ivy leaves, lily leaves, briar rose, stargazer lilies stephanotis buds and stephanotises

·         calyxes for the flowers covered

·         dusting flowers with color dusts

·         completing your flower arrangement using flowers covered in class

Required Materials:

A list of supplies is available on the website for each course.


Beaufort Campus

All courses meet on Tuesdays either from 9a-11a or Noon – 2p.

Course 4: Nov 5, 12, 19 & 26     9-11a
Course 1: Nov 5, 12, 19 & 26     12-2p

$59 each course

To Register

Click Here, to Register Online (just enter XPFD 595, 596, 597 or 598 under course code) or call 843-525-8205.

Click here for printable Supply List

Click here for printable flier

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