Before signing up:
I recommend that you scour your local craft stores for coupons or sales for these classes. Personally, I don't think it's worth paying full price unless my schedule just couldn't jive with the instructor's schedule. Every couple of weeks the classes go on sale offering you several different options such as a percentage off pricing, or buy one, get one free type deals. Some stores even throw in a military discount if you're close enough to a military base so definitely ask if you're associated with the military.
Info about the course:
The Wilton Method courses consist of 4 sessions with each session being roughly 2 hours long. You will need to purchase the student starter kit and the coordinating lesson plan book for whatever course you've signed up for. Being a novice baker myself, I have majority of the tools that are in the student kit but the few essential items that I didn't have added up to be about the same price as the entire student kit itself. So I just went ahead and bought the student kit, which is around $40 but I had a coupon so I think I got mine for maybe $34. The lesson plan book is only $5 and I actually use it a lot while decorating to jog my memory about different techniques.
Starting the course: Decorating Basics
Day one of your course you should bring the student kit, lesson plan book, and 6 flat undecorated cookies.
|Basic whole wheat vanilla shortbread cookies|
|Whole wheat yellow cake with sugar free raspberry |
preserves and iced with rum butter cream
|Mocha cupcakes iced with peppermint butter cream|