Archive for the ‘Buttercream’ Category

Buttercream Frosting Tips and Tricks

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Did your homemade buttercream come out runny or too dry? Are your buttercream flowers drooping or is your icing filled with air bubbles? We’re here to help!

Making your own buttercream from scratch is a great way to add flavor and personal flair to your cakes and cupcakes, but if your butter is too soft or the room is too hot, your icing may not come out as desired. Thankfully, once you know these little tips and tricks for making buttercream frosting, you’ll be enticed to ice every cake that comes your way!

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3 Ways to Use Wilton Tip 81

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Often used to pipe succulents, chrysanthemums or fun zigzag patterns, Wilton tip 81 is a unique petal-shaped cake decorating tip with a “U” curve. Because of its unique shape, tip 81 adds fun texture and design to your next decorating project!

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How to Make Flavored Buttercream Frosting

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Wondering how to take your cake to the next level? Up your icing intensity with flavor! From traditional vanilla extract to gin or whiskey, this list of buttercream flavor add-ins makes it easy and fun to experiment in the kitchen.

While you certainly can flavor pre-made icing, we suggest busting out those measuring cups and making your buttercream from scratch. Using a homemade buttercream recipe gives you the freedom to adjust the ingredients, which is important when it comes to adding flavors.

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How to Make Red Frosting

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Do you struggle with making bright red buttercream frosting? You’re not alone! 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!

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Buttercream Frosting Ingredients 101

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Like all the best recipes, the perfect buttercream frosting comes down to using the right ingredients. Fat, sugar, liquid and salt are key to making the best icing – but why?

To understand how buttercream works, it’s helpful to know how these ingredients work together and how they affect the outcome. Learning more about what each of these ingredients do will also better give you the ability to make tweaks and substitutions to fit your needs.

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How to Make Buttercream Frosting

Friday, January 4th, 2019

How to Make Buttercream Frosting

Learn how to make buttercream frosting with this easy and delicious recipe. Great for piping, spreading, filling, decorating and more, this homemade buttercream is certainly one of our favorites!

Unlike other buttercreams out there, this recipe allows you to adjust the consistency of your icing. You can make a stiff or medium consistency for piping flowers or boarders, or you can thin the buttercream down to make a silky frosting, perfect for icing a cake. This buttercream also works as a great base for adding different flavors or colors.

A simple recipe for beginners to add to their wheelhouse, this homemade buttercream frosting will have you ditching store-bought stuff and going for the real deal.

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5 Stunning Buttercream Succulent Desserts!

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Stunning Succulent Cakes

Adding buttercream succulents to your birthday cake or favorite dessert is a great way to turn a simple sweet into a trendy treat! Use variegated natural colors to impress your guests and really bring these edible plants to life!

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How to Make Buttercream Flowers

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Buttercream Flowers

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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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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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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