Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Protect your lesson plans!

Often times when we are practicing at home we want to pull out our books and have them out to guide us.  The only problem with that is that cake decoration can get messy and before you know it you may find you have all kinds of grease marks on your pages.

There is a fix for that.  Invest in some page protectors and a notebook.  Cut the book down the spine and place your pages in the plastic page protectors.  Now your pages will stay grease free and can easily be wiped off if you get something on them.

You can also add in some tabs or dividers and include any hand outs you get in class, recipes you collect or ideas you print off from the internet in your binder for safe keeping.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Buy 2 Get 1 Free, plus more!

During the week of 11/6 – 11/12 Michaels will have a special offer in stores – Buy any 2 Wilton classes at the regular price and get 1 free!  This promotion includes both 4-week courses and project classes at their regular price*, and you can mix and match them with friends.  One person can use all 3 classes, or 3 different people can sign up together. If you want to register for a class that is not yet open for registration or is already full, you can return to register at a later date.  The store will have more information on how you do that. 

*The regular price for the 4 week courses is $45. 

Normally our 4 week courses are 40% of 50% off.  From November though January we also have a special $10 off bounce back coupon.  So if you take any 4 week course in November, December, or January you will receive a $10 bounce back coupon to use on another 4 week course the following month.

I do have several project classes scheduled for November and December, with another in the plan for Jan.  If you are interested in any of these classes the Buy 2 Get 1 Free deal would be a great time to sign up.

As of November 1st, Michaels has changed their class minimum to only 2 students.  I now must have only two students signed and paid to teach a class, including project classes!

Please register for the courses/classes at least 48 hours before they are scheduled to start.
November 2011
Monthly Promotion:  50% off or $22.50 on the 4 week courses

Decorating Basics – Mondays - Starts Nov 7th
Flowers & Cake Design – Tuesdays - Starts Nov 8th
Gum Paste & Fondant – Wednesdays - Starts Nov 9th

Project Class:  Fun Fondant Cupcakes!  For Kids ages 8-12!
Saturday, November 12th
Cost:  $15

Saturday, November 12th – Wilton Demo from

Project Class:  Tall Cakes with Turkeys!
Saturday, November 12th
Cost:  $20

December 2011
Monthly Promotion:  50% off or $22.50 on the 4 week courses

Decorating Basics  Tuesday/Saturdays
Lesson 1:  Tuesday, Dec 6th
Lesson 2:  Saturday, Dec 10th
Lesson 3:  Tuesday, Dec 13th
Lesson 4:  Saturday, Dec 17th

Gum Paste & Fondant
Lesson 1:  Monday, Dec 5th
Lesson 2:  Wednesday, Dec 7th
Lesson 3:  Monday, Dec 12th
Lesson 4:  Wednesday, Dec 14th

Project Class:  Christmas Cupcakes! 
Thursday, December 8th
Cost:  $15

These are just a sample of a few things we will do.

Project Class:  Wilton Candy Making
Saturday, December 10th
Cost:  $15

These are just a sample of a few things I will show you how to do.

I do not have a date for it yet, but in January I do plan on scheduling a Wilton POPS! class with a Winter theme.  

Check out the Current Class Schedule for the dates of classes all the way through March 2012!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I haven't forgotten...

Where did the month of October go?  Some how this month became very busy for me on a personal level.  I haven’t forgotten about the blog, I just have not had a chance to sit down and do some of the things I want to.  After this weekend I will be carving out some time to start working on the posts I have in mind, and I'll get back to posting.

I will be extending the October Let’s Play Cake Theme through the month of November.  I do hope you share pictures of anything new you have tried with cakes either in October or that you have coming up in November.

Did anyone do any Halloween Treats?  If so, feel free to share them on the Your Sugar Connection facebook page.

Happy Caking Everyone!