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Wilton Enterprises, the leader in cake decorating inspiration, instruction and products, is celebrating 85 years of making it easy to create amazing cakes and charming sweet treats. The Wilton story began in 1929 with one man's passion and talent for making confectionery art, and resulted in a method of dessert decorating that today has benefited millions of people.
"Wilton's history started with Dewey McKinley Wilton, a man from modest beginnings who turned his talent for confectionery art into an opportunity to teach people a simple way to decorate beautifully," said Eric Erwin, Chief Marketing Officer at Wilton. "The Wilton Method classes began out of Dewey's home 85 years ago, then expanded to department stores and retail locations across the country, and now anyone can learn in the comfort of their own homes."
For the first time, Wilton is delivering The Wilton Method of baking and decorating classes via Craftsy – an online community of two million 'makers' - to further the company's commitment to reaching everyone, everywhere. Baking and cake decorating enthusiasts can now access Wilton classes on any computer or mobile device, following along at their own pace with the ability to review material as many times as necessary. During the classes, students can ask the instructor questions, upload photos, participate in discussions and access supporting materials."Over the past eight decades, the Wilton Method of Cake Decorating has transformed how America decorates. The method is based on techniques from European pastry chefs, but with a simplified approach that blends efficiency and creativity so gorgeous cake and dessert making is available to everyone.
"Wilton has a rich history of teaching Americans how to create amazing desserts."
Read more about Wilton and its history here.