Archive for the ‘Buttercream’ Category

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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Buttercream Flower Wreath Cakes & Other Floral Techniques

Friday, May 20th, 2016

4 Buttercream Flowers

Spring is in full bloom and summer is just around the corner (31 days to be exact!), but who’s counting? To celebrate, we dug up our favorite buttercream flower video tutorials. You might already know this, but these beautiful (and 100% delicious) buttercream flowers are really popular right now. The old school buttercream frosting technique is making a whole new comeback and was even named one of the Top 10 2016 Baking & Decorating Trends.

Learn how to make 4 popular buttercream frosting flowers: the tulip, the wild rose, carnation and hydrangea.

 

 

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The Wilton Method on Creativebug: Mastering Buttercream

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

IMG_40167 Hi, I’m Stephanie! Do you want to ice a cake smooth? Make your own buttercream? Learn some buttercream decorating techniques? Find it all on Creativebug and learn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home. Here’s a behind the scenes look at what it was like for me to film these Wilton Method classes for Creativebug.

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6 Easy Buttercream Flower Cupcakes for Mother’s Day

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Looking for an easy Mother’s Day gift that mom will eat right up? Look no further. All you need for this project are a few things, including: a disposable decorating bag and decorating tip number 104!

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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…)