We’re seeing yellow! You might have noticed that things are looking a little different around here. Last weekend we revealed a cheerful new logo that speaks to the many ways we’ll be inspiring you to #bakeyourworldhappy this year. In celebration of our bright new look, we’re showcasing some of our favorite bakers and bloggers who inspire us every day. Read on for uplifting advice and dessert inspo from some serious pros — and how to enter our #BakeYourWorldHappy giveaway!
Archive for the ‘Cake Decorating’ Category
Show support for your favorite team with this fun and easy Pom-Poms & Pennants Cake! I couldn’t help myself from making my cake in my fav pink and yellow color combo, but you can switch up the colors to match your team’s. Make the pennants on treat sticks to use them as cake toppers, or skip that step and place the pennants directly onto your cake or cupcakes.
Using a cutter is a quick way to easily transform Candy Melts into any shape! In my new book, Erin Bakes Cake, I use this same trick, and many more, to create gorgeous cakes using simple tools. I share the most versatile cake recipes along with filling, frosting, cookie, and candy recipes that can be combined in endless ways. The tips, tricks, and decorating techniques found in the book will help you create your own cake adventure!
The 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!
Animal cakes are a super cute way to celebrate a child’s birthday. Here are six aww-dorable cakes that your child will love and your guests will enjoy!
You’ve just finished making another cake! You step back to look at your beautiful creation and let the feeling of accomplishment sink in. Then you look at your kitchen, as the next step is one of the most dreaded parts of cake decorating: the clean-up. While Wilton unfortunately cannot assist in cleaning your kitchen (believe me, I’ve asked!), we can help give you some tips on how to store leftover icing and fondant.
Succulents aren’t new to the plant world, but in the trend world, it seems these desert-born beauties are found everywhere these days. They have such a unique and quietly impressive look to them, and are a great way to add visual interest to any cake! Here are three different ways to make succulent cakes through three different mediums: gum paste, fondant and buttercream.
Planning a princess party? Since it’s one of the most popular birthday party themes, we wanted to share a few of our favorite princess cake ideas. Make her birthday wish come true with one of these fairy tale cakes.
Wedding season is upon us! It’s always an exciting time. The venue, the dress, the food and the best part of all… the cake! There are a lot to consider when choosing your cake. Here are some things you may want to keep in mind.
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.
If you are one of the millions of fans of a galaxy far, far away, today is your day. Happy Star Wars Day! This unofficial holiday celebrates everything we love about the Force. Today, May the 4th be with you!