Training Our Daughters to be Keepers At Home...
and to Reach Out to the World!
Keepers At Home
For our club meeting in early February (we met once a month), we invited my aunt to come and share cake decorating tips and skills with the girls. She provided the frosting; I provided home-baked cutout cookies (heart, of course!).
Below, you will see the Wilton "Icing Fun" Cake Decorating Workshop lesson plan that came directly from the Wilton website....www.wilton.com
Below is the handout I gave to the girls and their parents so they would clearly be able to see what was required of them for that month's skills, if they wanted their daughters to earn a silver pin. We chose to not award them a gold pin that year, because they were still fairly young and wouldn't have completely mastered these skills - they were just beginners!
Using Wilton's website as well as my own graphics, I made some "Practice Boards" for the girls to try in our club that evening, as well as at home. I printed these off at home, ahead of time, and then took them to our nearby office supply store to have them laminated using a pocket laminator, which is a very heavy-duty thick lamination.
By doing this, the girls now had a two-sided cake decorating practice sheet that they could work on with frosting and tips, directly onto the board. Because the lamination was so "heavy duty", the practice boards could also be washed off in hot, soapy water and be reused over and over. I'm sure that some of these girls will be using these practice boards to teach their own children how to decorate cakes and cookies!
I have three sample pages here. If you want to make a double-sided practice board for your child or the children in your club, choose the two pages that you'd like to use, print them off, and have them laminated "back to front."
Here is the Wilton cake decorating website's "Icing Fun" workshop completion certificate. We gave one of these out to each girl at the end of that evening's club meeting. They were very pleased to receive one!