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.)


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

  2. SO JEALOUS! Looks like you had a great time!

  3. What an awesome opportunity!! Those cakes are gorgeous!

  4. 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?

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

    Thanks for the great pics!

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