I had a really good time taking Wilton Course 2. The class was much smaller, which meant it was easier to spread out and get some more attention from the instructor.
Course 2 focuses on making flowers out of royal icing. I was so happy I didn't have to make the icing using Crisco again, at least for most of the classes. Royal icing dries to a hard finish, so you can make a ton of flowers ahead of time and they keep well until you're ready to decorate your cake.
We also learned how to work with color flow. I have to say, I'm not a huge fan. You can see the colorflow in the little blue bird on the cake.
So in each class, we learned a few different flowers that we saved until the final class. I think my favorites were the pansies and the violets.
In the final class, we also learned how to make a rope border and a basketweave. I have to say, once you get the hang of the basketweave, it's awesome!! I loved how it came out. It's my favorite cake so far!