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Adventures in Teaching

Yesterday my first decorating class came to an end. *Le Sigh* For all of the nerves I had on my first day, by the end of the first four weeks my worn an tattered nerves had calmed considerably, and the joy I imagined having teaching really came to fruition.

My youngest student, Anya, was the star of the whole class. (Yes Mama Jen, I’m sayin’ this for real – she’s an absolute Rockstar!) 
(Anya’s beautiful blue roses. Anyone know where to buy a dozen of these in real life?)
I maintain that there is something really special about teaching kids – they haven’t been sullied by the critical world, just letting the fun and enthusiasm of their task take over. It really comes through as effortless and whimsical versus our adult overly analytical and harsh work. 
Live your life with childish enthusiasm. 
*Name that movie* Fine, I’ll give you the answer, it’s Under the Tuscan Sun. One of my all time favorites – not gonna lie.

Mama Jen’s ribbon rose was practically flawless. This mother/daughter team was a decorating force to be reckoned with. 

And students like Ms. Eileen were full of laughs and charm.

Next month, my instructing adventures take to me another Basics Decorating class and teaching Flowers and Cake Design. But really, the women in this class will be a hard act to follow. 
Stay tuned here on WBACC and soon I plan on passing along a few tips and tricks I share with my own students. Hey, what can I say – gotta leave you wanting more!! 

9 Responses to “Adventures in Teaching”

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    Kathleen — June 29, 2011 @ 3:26 am

    These roses look beautiful. I've never tried making them but I really want to soon!

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    Muriel Miller — June 29, 2011 @ 3:28 am

    How fun Megan! What a fun job! You are a great teacher your students did such a lovely job!!!

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    Anonymous — June 29, 2011 @ 3:51 am

    Look at us! You and I are just developing into a bunch of awesome culinary teachers! We need to go to culinary school together so we can become real cooking teachers 😉 Great job with you Wilton class, you rock!
    Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks

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    isabelleathome — June 29, 2011 @ 11:46 am

    OH my…I want to be your student! So cool! Great Job 🙂 Have a beautiful day!

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    Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles — June 29, 2011 @ 6:37 pm

    I tried decorating cup cakes last summer…didn't go so well. I definitely need to sign up for your class!

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    Sabrina — June 30, 2011 @ 12:00 am

    I would love to take a cake decorating class! you must have soooo much fun!

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    Kat — June 30, 2011 @ 12:58 am

    1. I loved the bunting, but the lace on this new layout is adorable!

    2. PLEASE share your decorating tips with us. I kid you not, I got my first frosting spatula today. Helpless. Right here.

    3. Missed you, lady!

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    Inside a British Mum's Kitchen — June 30, 2011 @ 1:22 am

    What a great thing to do! your students looked like they had a great time – beautiful roses!

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    Janet — June 30, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

    How fun and rewarding. Wish you taught here so my daughter and I could take a class from you!

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