On a personal note:
I have traveled in Europe, lived in London, and the Middle East in the 80's while my husband was a pilot for a construction consortium. My husband and I have 3 grown sons, the last one is a Sophomore at Western Kentucky University, in Ky. My husband and I are Ky. native's although we have lived in the Memphis area for 28 years now, he being employed by FedEx. All of our sons are Eagle Scouts and we were heavily involved in Scouting during their scouting careers.
My eldest son works for FedEx in the I.T. department, my middle son is an e-commerce manager at Memphis Drum Shop, managing multiple e-commerce sites, and youngest son is in college.
I was a stay at home mom to all my boys, while running my cake business
on the side. I continue to do the cake business now, but look forward to helping those I can with the skills I feel I can help with.
I attended Daytona Beach Community College and my focus was on Elementary Education
. I believe the skills I learned there helped me to make my sons better students, and better readers. I am not a licensed or trained teacher, just a mom who enjoys seeing kids learn and have an "ah ha" moment.
Cake Decorating is my passion. I have owned and operated my own cake decorating business since 1995, incorporated in 1999. As part of my semi-retirement I want to pass along the skills and knowledge that I have gained over those years. I am a previous Wilton Method Cake decorating instructor.
I teach cake decorating in your home kitchen. Each class is 2 hours weekly for a total of 4 weeks for each course level. You have the opportunity to progress through the original Course I, Course II, and Course III of the Wilton Method of Cake Decorating. This method was started by Dewey Wilton back in the 1920's when he brought this method to America from Europe.
Decorators must begin with me on Course I, to advance to the next level, each course being the foundation for the next course level.
Course I-Decorators will be taught the Original Wilton Method of Cake Decorating, which includes information on baking, making icing, leveling cakes, filling and torting cakes, icing border techniques, tip families and their use, and the icing rose in Course I.
Course II includes Royal Icing techniques making flowers, butterflies, and artistic borders.
Course III will finish with the preparation of a 3 tier wedding cake with handmade flowers learned from Course II.
Gum paste and Fondant work are advanced classes which are offered after Course I, II, and III are completed.
Access to a Kitchen Aid type mixer is essential as the icing we make doesn't hold up well to a hand held mixer. You may also purchase pre-made Wilton Decorators Icing.
A class supply list will be provided to you for your purchase before the initial 4 week session for that class level. Each course has it's own syllabus.
An 8 hour cancellation policy is in effect for all students. Class days include: Monday 10-noon, 7- 9 p.m. Tues 10-noon. Sunday 2-4 p.m.
I will teach either individually, or in groups of 5 or more, space allowing. Groups of more than 5 are available if done in a large kitchen such as a church kitchen.
Each child under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult, and if in a home setting, adult must be on site for the entire class time for the class to proceed. At times, I do hold the hand of my cake decorators to help show them the correct method of using the tip. Please do not be offended by this... I just want you to learn.
We will have a great time! Your student will come away with a knowledge not found in today's craft store classes... Join me today!