Archive for the ‘Buttercream’ Category

Essential Buttercream Tools

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Buttercream is a classic when it comes to cake decorating, as it is soft and spreadable with a flavor most everyone loves. While there are many tools available to help you work with buttercream, here are some we consider essential.

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Learn to Decorate With Buttercream in the New Wilton Course 1!

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Wilton Method Course 1 CakeHere at Wilton, we believe any occasion deserves fabulously decorated treats! We’re here to help you learn how to do just that: Decorate treats you’ll be proud to share. So we’re pleased to announce that we’ve updated our Course 1 curriculum to better meet your needs.

Whether you’re new to decorating or you want a refresher, the new Course 1 — Building Buttercream Skills serves up some trendy new techniques to update or develop your skills. Learn to make a two-color double bag swirl for cupcakes that look much more difficult to decorate than they are! Practice the pulled dot technique for a modern twist on decorating cakes, cupcakes and sweet treats. Use rosettes, leaves and loops to make one-of-a-kind cakes. (more…)

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes + Pumpkin Spice Buttercream = Yum!

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

The air is getting cooler, the leaves are changing colors, and nothing sounds better than a tasty pumpkin treat. When this time of year rolls around, you see it everywhere – pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, and most recently, Wilton’s Pumpkin Spice Candy Melts® Candy! (more…)

Add Texture to Buttercream Cakes With Icing Combs

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Last week I talked about using the Icing Smoother to make perfectly smooth buttercream cakes. Today, it’s all about the texture! Introducing the new and much-improved Wilton Icing Comb Set! There are so many reasons why I love these things: (more…)

Get a Smooth Buttercream Finish

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

There is nothing more satisfying in the world of cake decorating than getting a perfect, smooth finish on a buttercream iced cake…and sometimes, there is nothing more frustrating than trying to achieve that perfection! (more…)

Decorating with Frozen Buttercream Transfers

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Have you ever wondered how to get an image on your cake top? A Frozen Buttercream Transfer is an easy method of transferring your art to a cake, without the use of an edible printer. (more…)

How to Make Black Buttercream Icing

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

A common question we are asked is how to make black icing that really looks black and not gray. It can be challenging because adding too much icing color can impact the taste. Here’s what I tell my students:

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How Do I Get Red Icing?

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Do you ever have any problems getting red icing red? I know I do. It can happen for a couple of reasons: didn’t add enough icing color or used shortening with a high yellow dye content, such as butter flavored shortening. Do you have a lot of minerals in your water that could make a difference (like well water)? (more…)