Archive for the ‘Buttercream’ Category

First Friday: Margarita Cupcakes (Cinco de Mayo Edition)

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Margarita-CupcakesWhile Cinco de Mayo may be a low-key military victory celebration in Mexico, it’s America’s favorite way to celebrate Mexican culture, food, traditions and cocktails — so what better way to celebrate this festive day than with a platter of margarita cupcakes? Whip up these little beauties alongside the real deal to complete your table spread.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Make a Galaxy Cake

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

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We’re seeing stars! Galaxy cakes and space-inspired desserts have been all over the internet lately, and we love them for birthday parties, themed celebrations or as a special surprise for your favorite space geek. These cakes may seem difficult to pull off — but with the right tools and know-how, you can take your desserts to infinity and beyond in no time. (more…)

ICYMI: How to Make a Kawaii Lion Cake

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

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Last week, cake artist Lyndsay Sung from Coco Cake Land took over our Instagram to show us how to make this adorable buttercream lion cake. Perfect for any birthday celebration, this sweet treat is both fun and easy to achieve. We’re here to recap Lyndsey’s Instagram tutorial to show you how!

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How to Make Buttercream Flowers

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

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We can almost hear Miranda Priestly. “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” Except we think these amazing, life-like buttercream flowers truly are something special. Desserts teeming with artful and realistic blossoms have been all  over Pinterest, Instagram and our favorite blogs — and although they look intricate, they’re fairly easy to create. Here are our best tips for making buttercream flowers of your own.

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First Friday: Rosé Champagne Cupcakes

Friday, April 6th, 2018

 

rose champagne cupcakeHappy April! The days are longer, the tulips are planted and warmer weather is just around the corner. To celebrate the imminence of sunny days, al fresco dining and the blog’s second edition of First Friday, we’re sharing one of our favorite springtime dessert recipes — rosé champagne cupcakes. We hope you adore these champagne infused cupcakes with rosewater buttercream frosting as much as we do!

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6 Flavored Buttercream Frosting Recipes

Monday, August 7th, 2017

6 Flavored Buttercream Recipes | Wilton Cake DecoratingThe perfect compliment to a delicious cake is luscious buttercream made from scratch. Even if you’ve never made buttercream frosting before, you’ll find it’s quite simple to make. All of the recipes below, except for the key lime buttercream recipe, are made with half butter and half shortening. If you prefer your frosting to be all butter or all shortening, you can easily substitute the amount called for in the recipe.

For the smoothest buttercream, I highly recommend sifting your confectioners’ sugar before starting. I find this makes it the best consistency! Always beat your butter and shortening together first until the mixture is light and fluffy. Follow the instructions for each recipe regarding any liquids (such as vanilla) or other flavorings that need to be added. Add confectioners’ sugar one cup at a time, beating after each addition.

Tired of plain old buttercream? Try out one of these delicious flavored buttercream recipes below!

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Buttercream Flower Wreath Cakes & Other Floral Techniques

Friday, May 20th, 2016

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Spring is in full bloom and summer is just around the corner (31 days to be exact!), but who’s counting? To celebrate, we dug up our favorite buttercream flower video tutorials. You might already know this, but these beautiful (and 100% delicious) buttercream flowers are really popular right now. The old school buttercream frosting technique is making a whole new comeback and was even named one of the Top 10 2016 Baking & Decorating Trends.

Learn how to make 4 popular buttercream frosting flowers: the tulip, the wild rose, carnation and hydrangea.

 

 

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