Archive for the ‘Cake Decorating’ Category

A Simple Father’s Day Cake to Make Pop Proud

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

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Father’s Day is the perfect reason to celebrate dear old dad and the hobbies that make him unique. Show him how much he means to you with a personalized cake! To celebrate this Father’s Day, we dreamed up a flannel-inspired creation you can easily decorate to pay homage to a few of your dad’s favorite things. Use our example of campfires, tents and trees for the great outdoorsman in your life — or get creative: computers, glasses and books for the ultimate geek dad or forks, frying pans and carrots for the Top Chef in your family. The sky’s the limit!
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Cactus Cakes & Desserts to Make Your Favorite Cowboy/Cowgirl

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls — if you or someone you know loves all things Western, take a gander at this desert-inspired spread. We can’t get enough of the cactus cakes and desserts cropping up all over the web, so we made our own! Perfect for birthday parties, themed soirée or your weekly Westworld viewing party, these treats are sure to impress. (more…)

Mother’s Day Brunch Idea: Watercolor Sweets

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

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They care for scraped knees, dry teary eyes, help with science fair projects and do routine sweeps for monsters under the bed. That’s right, today we’re talking about the women who do it all — moms! These real life superheroes should be celebrated every darn day, but Mother’s Day is definitely the time to go all out. And since Mother’s Day is one of the busiest restaurant days of the year, what better way to celebrate than a colorful and relaxing brunch at home? For home bakers who want to take their festivities up a notch, here are some unique watercolor-inspired Mother’s Day brunch ideas to liven up your tablescape.
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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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Our Favorite Baking Bloggers on How to #BakeYourWorldHappy + Giveaway

Monday, March 12th, 2018

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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!

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Candy Melts Pom-Poms & Pennants Cake

Monday, September 18th, 2017

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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!

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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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6 Cute Animal Birthday Cakes

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

6 Cute Animal Birthday Cakes | Wilton Cake DecoratingAnimal 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!

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How to Store Leftover Icing and Fondant

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

BuIcSt30788 11You’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.

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