Wilton Method® Courses

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For 85 years, Wilton have been making it easy for people to create amazing cakes and sweet treats using their tried and tested methods.

The Wilton Method® Courses are the perfect choice, whether you're a complete beginner or want to perfect your decorating skills working with buttercream, Royal icing or fondant, these fun and certified courses are for you!

In each course you will learn a variety of techniques using a particular edible medium: Course 1 - Buttercream, Course 2 - Royal Icing, Course 3 - Fondant (sugar paste) and Gum Paste (flower paste). You will be awarded a Certificate of Completion of each course.

studentswithcertificatesw1A summary of the techniques that you will learn and practice in each of the courses together with our dates scheduled for 2018 are listed below. For a full list of all Wilton Method® Courses in date order please click here.

To find out the price, choose the date of the course you are interested in and click the 'more info' button. Payment for the course fee can be made in full at the time you make your booking or you can secure your place with a £50 deposit and agree an arrangement to pay the remaining balance by 30 days before the start date of the course.

If you have any questions or need help deciding which course(s) to book based on your current skill level please feel free to contact us.

The Wilton Method® - Course 1 - Building Buttercream Skills

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Skill Level: All Levels
Tutor: Lynn Crees-Glendinning

Learn how to decorate cakes and sweet treats with basic buttercream techniques and six simple to pipe flowers that transform ordinary cakes and cupcakes into extraordinary results.

Included is a Wilton Course 1 Kit (worth £41.99) containing a workbook and much of the equipment you will use to complete your course.

Your Certified Wilton Method Instructor will help you each step of the way, as you learn how easy it can be to:

  • Make buttercream icing the right consistency to decorate
  • Fill and use a decorating bag
  • Level, torte, ice and decorate a cake and other sweet treats with the latest techniques
  • Make six different buttercream icing flowers
  • Pipe lines and make simple borders, letters and shapes on your cake
  • Transfer images to a cake to decorate
  • And much more!

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For information about our other Wilton Method Courses please click here.

A list of the materials that you need to bring will be emailed once your booking has been confirmed. Bookings can be secured with a £50 deposit with the final balance payable by 30 days before the start date of the course. Inspired Creations Gift Vouchers can be accepted for this course. Please read our cancellation policy.


26/01/2018 (Friday)

09:00 to 17:00
This course is fully booked!Join Waiting List

24/02/2018 (Saturday)

09:00 to 17:00
There are 2 spaces still available!MORE INFO

23/03/2018 (Friday)

09:00 to 17:00
There are 7 spaces still available!MORE INFO

30/06/2018 (Saturday)

09:00 to 17:00
There are 6 spaces still available!MORE INFO

07/09/2018 (Friday)

09:00 to 17:00
There are 7 spaces still available!MORE INFO

26/10/2018 (Friday)

09:00 to 17:00
There are 7 spaces still available!MORE INFO

The Wilton Method® - Course 2 - Royal Icing (Flowers and Cake Design)

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Skill Level: All Levels
Tutor: Susan Wilcox

Learn how to create professional-looking flowers and designs using royal icing. You will develop core skills to make many varieties of flowers such as Rosebuds, Pansies, Lilies and The Wilton Rose.

You will find it useful to have some basic piping skills before attending this course.  You may wish to consider attending The Wilton Method - Course 1 - Building Buttercream Skills before you attend this course, although this is not compulsory

Included is a Wilton Course 2 Kit (worth £41.99) containing a workbook and much of the equipment you will use to complete your course.

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

  • Use royal icing to create eight different types of flowers including The Wilton Rose
  • How to design the colour palette and pattern for a cake
  • Learn piping techniques like basketweave, cornelli lace and brush embroidery
  • Pipe royal icing appliques and additional decorative borders
  • And much more!

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For information about our other Wilton Method Courses please click here.

A list of the materials that you need to bring will be emailed once your booking has been confirmed. Bookings can be secured with a £50 deposit with the final balance payable by 30 days before the start date of the course. Inspired Creations Gift Vouchers can be accepted for this course. Please read our cancellation policy.


27/01/2018 (Saturday)

09:00 to 17:00
There is only 1 space still available!MORE INFO

25/02/2018 (Sunday)

09:00 to 17:00
There are 5 spaces still available!MORE INFO

24/03/2018 (Saturday)

09:00 to 17:00
There are 4 spaces still available!MORE INFO

01/07/2018 (Sunday)

09:00 to 17:00
There are 6 spaces still available!MORE INFO

08/09/2018 (Saturday)

09:00 to 17:00
There are 7 spaces still available!MORE INFO

27/10/2018 (Saturday)

09:00 to 17:00
There are 7 spaces still available!MORE INFO

The Wilton Method® - Course 3 - Fondant and Gum Paste

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Skill Level: All Levels
Tutor: Hannah Collison

Learn how to work successfully with fondant and gum paste. From covering your cakes, cutting shapes and painting on fondant to making unwired flowers like Calla Lilies, Roses and Carnations, you will learn all the essentials.

Included is a Wilton Course 3 Kit (worth £41.99) containing a workbook and much of the equipment you will use to complete your course.

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

  • Prepare and colour fondant (sugar paste) and gum paste (flower paste)
  • Cover a cake with fondant
  • Create more than 10 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 with the shapes and flowers from the course
  • And much more!

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For more information about our other Wilton Method Courses please click here.

A list of the materials that you need to bring will be emailed once your booking has been confirmed. Bookings can be secured with a £50 deposit with the final balance payable by 30 days before the start date of the course. Inspired Creations Gift Vouchers can be accepted for this course. Please read our cancellation policy.


28/01/2018 (Sunday)

09:00 to 17:00
This course is fully booked!Join Waiting List

25/03/2018 (Sunday)

09:00 to 17:00
There are 7 spaces still available!MORE INFO

09/09/2018 (Sunday)

09:00 to 17:00
There are 5 spaces still available!MORE INFO

28/10/2018 (Sunday)

09:00 to 17:00
There are 5 spaces still available!MORE INFO