Category: Buttercream Frosting

What is Ermine Frosting?

If you’re looking for a not-so-sweet alternative to traditional icing, try your hand at ermine frosting. This French-inspired icing is one of the classic early 20th-century recipes being lovingly rediscovered by bakers who want to add a deliciously nostalgic je ne sais quoi to their iced treats.

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3 Effective Ways to Soften Butter

Whether you’re making chocolate chip cookies, a soft yellow cake or whipping up some homemade buttercream frosting, these tips and tricks for how to soften butter quickly to temperature butter will help you churn out better bakes in no time!

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7 Types of Buttercream Frosting

Find our guide to the different types of buttercream frosting including: American, Swiss, Italian, French and German buttercream — and maybe a few you haven’t heard of before!

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Buttercream Frosting Tips and Tricks

Learn how to fix runny frosting with these buttercream frosting tips and tricks. We’ll help answer your common buttercream questions such as how to fix grainy buttercream frosting and how to make frosting thicker for piping.

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3 Ways to Use Tip 81

Wilton tip 81 is a unique petal-shaped cake decorating tip with a “U” curve often used to pipe succulents, chrysanthemums or fun zigzag patterns.

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How to Make Red Buttercream Frosting

Learning how to make red frosting that’s actually red and not pinkish red can be a challenge, but we’re up for the task! We’ve gathered up all our red food coloring and a whole lotta buttercream to determine just how much icing color is needed to achieve your desired shade.

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Left-Handed Cake Decorating Tutorial

If you’re a left-handed baking aficionado and you’re wondering how you can decorate your cakes with ease, check out our left-handed tutorial and product meant specifically for you!

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The Amazing 1M Decorating Tip

For you cake decorating lovers out there, have we got a tool for you! Wilton’s 1M tip is a versatile superstar when it comes to creating patterns and designs on your sweet treats.

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What is Shortening?

If we had a nickel for every time someone asked us this question! If you’ve ever baked a pie from scratch or made our buttercream frosting for the first time, you might have found yourself wondering the same thing or what you can use as a substitute. We asked our test kitchen to give us the 411 on this mysterious ingredient.

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