Archive for the ‘Techniques’ Category

How to Make 6 Easy Buttercream Cake Borders

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Ready to graduate from spatula icing to learning how to make buttercream cake borders? We’ve got 6 techniques for you to try that will give you professional-looking results, even if you’re a buttercream beginner.

We’ve arranged these buttercream border techniques in order of difficulty, from “not so scary” to “I’m feeling brave today.” If you feel like you need a little practice, try them out on some parchment paper or a countertop before attempting to pipe them directly on your cake.

All of these borders will work on a round, square or loaf cake—just pick a technique and follow the shape along the top or bottom border. Still need a visual? Scroll down for our helpful video.

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8 Ways to Decorate Cupcakes with Tip 127

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Bold blue, orange and pink icing make these cupcakes a treat for all the senses! Commonly known as the rose tip, decorating tip 127 can also be used to create several other flowers. Mix and match these common icing techniques to put together a garden of edible flowers that are great for any celebration.

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Cake Decorating Tips: Tip 402 Used 8 Different Ways

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Make the most of your cake decorating tips! Who knew that you could achieve so many looks with just one decorating tip? Use tip 402 to create ruffles, flowers, petals and more. Best of all, no one has to know that these cupcakes were so easy to make!

Tip 402 Used 8 Different Ways

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7 Ways to Decorate Cupcakes Using Tip 47

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Get more use out of your decorating tips! Here are 7 ideas for decorating cupcakes for using Tip 47, also known as the basketweave tip.

 

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Create and Match Any Color with Color Right™ Performance Color System

Friday, April 24th, 2015

 

What colors are you drawn to? Bright and bold hues? Soft, light pastels? Calming blue shades or warm yellow tones? You can now easily create whatever color your heart desires with the new Color Right™ Performance Color System.

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The Wilton 2014 Cake Of The Year

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Wilton 2014 Cake of the YearWhen the idea of a Wilton Cake of the Year was announced during a trend meeting, it set the room abuzz. This new competition allowed the Wilton cake decorators to create cake designs that she (or he) thought represented the trends for the year. But it couldn’t just be an over-the-top creation. It also had to be achievable for more than just expert decorators.

Once the competition was announced, everyone wondered: Who would judge? On what criteria? And, once we had a winner, how would we share the cake with the world?

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Use the Inlay Cake Design Technique to Create a Beautiful Sponge Cake Roll

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Whether you refer to the technique as Japanese cake roll or joconde imprime, this easy technique of inlaying designs in a thin layer of sponge cake batter is taking the baking world by storm. Let me show you how easy it is to create a beautiful, decorated cake roll with a technique called inlay cake design. I’ll walk you through it step-by-step in this video. (more…)

Quilling With Fondant and Gum Paste

Friday, December 20th, 2013

The art of quilling has been around for quite some time; it was used a great deal in renaissance art. Quilling is very popular in jewelry where very thin sheets of precious metals like gold and silver are cut into narrow strips, which are then coiled and shaped into different designs. Quilling is also very popular in paper and is often used in schools as a children’s craft. In this tutorial, I’ll show you the art of quilling using fondant. (more…)

How Do I Do That? Learn How to Hand Paint a Christmas Cake Using Icing Colors

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Okay, I’ll admit it. For me, the holidays are traditionally all about the cookies. So many of my holiday memories are centered around the kitchen – baking our family Minty ‘Wiches with my mom, grandma, aunts, and cousins, or teaching my sister how easy it is to use a bag and tip or even Wilton’s Cookie Icing to decorate rolled out sugar cookies. But, this year, I decided it was time to give cake the attention it still deserves in December, and to use one of my new favorite decorating techniques – hand painting! (more…)

How to make a Giant Fantasy Rose

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Top your next cake with a beautifully textured Giant Fantasy Rose. This gum paste flower is super-easy to create. I’ll show you how in this tutorial. (more…)