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Any beginning cake decorating class(es) in or near east county SanDiego?

JannetSD Mar 2, 2011 11:29 PM

Can anyone tell me where there is a beginning class in cake decorating in or near east country San Diego ? If there are none now, does anyone know of any coming up? Thanks in advance Jannet

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    Island RE: JannetSD Mar 3, 2011 09:08 AM

    Try the Michael's craft stores. I took 2 of 3 Wilton sponsored classes at the Poway store a few years ago and learned much more than I did at the more expensive Great News cooking school course.

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      JannetSD RE: Island Mar 3, 2011 07:09 PM

      Thanks for the info and suggestion! Michael's sounds like a good place for me to begin! There's one in Santee that is close to me, so I'll give them a call and see when their next beginner class is... Thanks again, Jannet

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      jennywenny RE: JannetSD Mar 3, 2011 11:06 AM

      Michaels is definitely the cheapest with their wilton classes, but you also have roz's sweet arts studio up near escondido and amy malone's school of decorating in la mesa for something a little more advanced.

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        JannetSD RE: jennywenny Mar 3, 2011 07:10 PM

        Thanks! It sounds like Michaels would be a good place for me to begin! There's one in Santee that is close to me.. Thanks again, Jannet

      2. bizzwriter RE: JannetSD Mar 3, 2011 11:11 AM

        Also check out Do It with Icing! in Kearny Mesa (7240 Clairemont Mesa Blvd) if you can swing the commute -- massive variety of class options:



        And just for fun, the San Diego Cake Club's annual cake show competition is this weekend in La Jolla. Details here:


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          JannetSD RE: bizzwriter Mar 3, 2011 07:12 PM

          Thanks for the info! I read some where about a competition and I love going to La Jolla. I'll check it out..Thanks again, Jannet

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          mjill RE: JannetSD Mar 3, 2011 01:52 PM

          Check Grossmont College. The Chef who mainly handles Pastry is James Foran, who is a baaaad @$$.

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            JannetSD RE: mjill Mar 3, 2011 07:13 PM

            Thanks I'll look into Grossmont. Jannet

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            sdg8trgrl RE: JannetSD Mar 3, 2011 03:04 PM

            I really like DIWI but there is often a long wait list for their beginning class. Amy Malone in La Mesa also has classes that are good. She holds them in her spacious home and has a kitchen for demos.


            Cake Decorating for Beginners
            June 7 – July 12, Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon or
            June 7 – July 12, Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
            See January 11 class description.

            I've taken classes at both DIWI and Amy Malone, and once a Wilton class. Will not take a Wilton class ever again. The instructors are not allowed to really stray from the Wilton materials, and aren't allowed to promote anything that Wilton does not sell. (Like having to trim fondant with an angled spatula instead of a knife since Wilton does not sell knives).

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              JannetSD RE: sdg8trgrl Mar 3, 2011 07:15 PM

              HI, thanks for the info. I'll check other message boards and see what others have say...thanks for the tip...I'll check out those other classes too. Thanks again, Jannet

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