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Monday, June 16, 2008

Wilton Open House with Colette Peters!

Saturday, June 14th, I drove on down to Darien, IL for the Wilton 80th Anniversary Open House (at THE Wilton store... yes readers: ONE store, ALL Wilton - dangerous! [Especially at 25%off]). It was a day filled with cakes, demonstrations, raffles (I didn't win, BOO), more cakes, and of course - shopping. There were 4 demonstrations: Sugar Artistry, Fondant, Gum Paste, and Brush Embroidery, taught by Colette Peters! Gum Paste and Brush Embroidery are, by far, my favorites. In addition, they had a cake decorating contest that morning and displayed the cakes through the day. Here are some of my favorites:









Here is the Wilton 80th Anniversary Cake!





After the demos, I had the opportunity to meet Colette and get her autograph. Yay! (But I certainly felt silly being the only person in line without a book of hers! Hey, I'm just starting out, if you didn't notice.)



7 comments:

Katie said...

OH MY GOODNESS! WOW!!!!! Those cakes are soooo awesome and meeting colette peters??!?!?!?! JEALOUSY! :) :)

madebymel said...

SO JEALOUS! Looks like you had a great time!

That Girl said...

What a fun adventure!

chelley325 said...

What an awesome opportunity!! Those cakes are gorgeous!

~Amber~ said...

Wow, what beautiful looking cakes! How exciting to meet Colette.

This sounds like it would have been a really fun trip. Did you buy anything fun?

Jacque said...

Wow, a cake decorators dream come true! Lucky you.

Thanks for the great pics!

Ally said...

Wow, those cakes are amazing. How fun and cool to meet Colette!