Whether it's a birthday, graduation or even a wedding, a special

occasion often calls for a special cake. Southwest Kansas residents who

want to learn to create their own decorated cakes can learn from an

expert in an upcoming short course offered by the Garden City Community

College Continuing Education Department.

Cake Decorating, a two-evening course taught by Gloria Marquez, will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 23 and 24.

Marquez is an experienced trainer in the art of cake decorating.

Participants will learn about types of icing for decorating

beautifully baked creations using coloring, shapes and patterns. They

will practice borders and writing techniques, too.

The cost of the course is $75 and includes a beginner's kit.

Information and registration are available at 276-9647, on the web at

www.gcccks.edu/businessandcommunity or on the second floor of the GCCC

Student and Community Services Center. Classes will take place only with

sufficient enrollment. Please register at least one week prior to the

start of class.