Wilton Classes

Essence of Cake are proud to announce that we are the only Certified Wilton Method Instructor in the South East London area and we are looking forward to teaching you the amazing Wilton Method for Cake Decorating®!

Wilton has been making it easy for people to create amazing cakes and sweet treats since 1929 and are represented in over 60 countries.

Whether you are a beginner or want to harness your decorating skills, take a Wilton Method Class®, and gain the skills that will make your celebrations sensational!

Each course shows you a variety of techniques which can be used on cakes, cupcakes or sweet treats, and you'll receive a Certificate of Completion for each course you attend.

 

The Wilton Method - Course 1 - Building Buttercream Skills

Skill Level: All levels

Build buttercream skills you can use for all decorating projects — from cupcakes to cakes for any occasion.  Whether you’re new to decorating or have been decorating for years, when you complete Course 1, you’ll be proud of the new techniques you’ve learned and ready to showcase them on your next project.

Your Certified Wilton Method Instructor will help you each step of the way as you learn to:

  • ​Ice and decorate a cake and other sweet treats
  • Pipe lines, make simple borders, letters and shapes
  • Make six different buttercream icing flowers
  • Transfer images to a cake to decorate
  • Make icing the right consistency to decorate and fill and use a decorating bag

 

Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive an email with a list of what you need to bring with you to the class.  At the course you will receive a Wilton Method course kit (worth £41.99) which includes a workbook and equipment.  You will receive a Certificate of Completion when you attend this course.

Price: £150

Please review our Cancellation Policy prior to booking as bookings are non-refundable.  Minimum numbers of 4 to be confirmed to ensure the class will run.

​Location: The New Destiny Christian Church Hall, 1 Cargreen Road, South Norwood SE25

​Below are current dates available: 

​TBC

 

Book here

The Wilton Method - Course 2 - Flowers & Cake Design

Skill Level: All levels

Work with royal icing, the ideal medium to use when creating flowers and decorations in advance.  You’ll learn core techniques to make flowers such as pansies, lilies and The Wilton Rose™.   You’ll also learn how to design a professional-looking cake, from selecting the colours to arranging your flowers.

Your Certified Wilton Method Instructor will help you each step of the way as you learn to:

  • Design the colour palette and pattern for a cake
  • Complete buttercream icing piping techniques
  • Create seven different types of flowers, and understand how to feature them on your next project
  • Learn to pipe royal icing appliqués
  • Pipe additional decorative borders onto your cake

 

Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive an email with a list of what you need to bring with you to the class.  At the course you will receive a Wilton Method course kit (worth £41.99) which includes a workbook and equipment.  You will receive a Certificate of Completion when you attend this course.

Price: £150

Please review our Cancellation Policy prior to booking as bookings are non-refundable.  Minimum numbers of 4 to be confirmed to ensure the class will run.

Location: The New Destiny Christian Church Hall, 1 Cargreen Road, South Norwood SE25

Below are current dates available: 

​TBC

 

Book here

The Wilton Method - Course 3 - Gum Paste & Fondant

Skill Level: All levels

Develop new brand new skills working with fondant and gum paste.  You'll learn to apply them to create shapes, borders and flowers and how to cover a cake with fondant. Additionally, you’ll design and create a complete project from the start, using all the techniques you were taught during the course.

Your Certified Wilton Method Instructor will help you each step of the way as you learn to:

  • Prepare and color gum paste and fondant
  • Cover a cake with fondant
  • Create different types of bows and flowers, including the calla lily, rose and carnation
  • Discover how easy it is to paint on fondant
  • Design and complete a cake

 

Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive an email with a list of what you need to bring with you to the class.  At the course you will receive a Wilton Method course kit (worth £41.99) which includes a workbook and equipment.  You will receive a Certificate of Completion when you attend this course.

​Price: £150

Please review our Cancellation Policy prior to booking as bookings are non-refundable.  Minimum numbers of 4 to be confirmed to ensure the class will run.

Location: The New Destiny Christian Church Hall, 1 Cargreen Road, SE25

Below are current dates available: 

​TBC

 

Book here