Archive for the ‘Cake’ Category

How to Make a Giant Cupcake

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

You have our giant cupcake cake pan but aren’t sure how to use it? Let us walk you through some easy steps and tips that will help you make anything from an adorable first-birthday smash cake to a quirky anniversary cake using just this one pan.  Read through our instructions below (or if you’re more the visual type, watch the video at the end) and get ready for a giant success.

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8 Chocolate Cake Ideas for National Chocolate Cake Day

Friday, January 25th, 2019

While we strongly believe any day is a good day for cake, we love the idea of taking an entire day to honor one of the most magnificent cakes of all time. That’s right, National Chocolate Cake Day is January 27th, so we’ve gathered eight of the most delicious chocolate cake ideas to celebrate!

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Baking 101: How to Bake a Cake

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Baking the perfect cake comes down to a few simple rules. From picking the right pan to learning how to properly measure your ingredients, this video guide will outline how to bake a cake you’ll be proud to show off.

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How to Make a Galaxy Cake

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

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We’re seeing stars! Galaxy cakes and space-inspired desserts have been all over the internet lately, and we love them for birthday parties, themed celebrations or as a special surprise for your favorite space geek. These cakes may seem difficult to pull off — but with the right tools and know-how, you can take your desserts to infinity and beyond in no time. (more…)

ICYMI: How to Make a Kawaii Lion Cake

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

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Last week, cake artist Lyndsay Sung from Coco Cake Land took over our Instagram to show us how to make this adorable buttercream lion cake. Perfect for any birthday celebration, this sweet treat is both fun and easy to achieve. We’re here to recap Lyndsey’s Instagram tutorial to show you how!

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Candy Melts Pom-Poms & Pennants Cake

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Pom-Poms and Pennants Cake | Erin Gardner
Show support for your favorite team with this fun and easy Pom-Poms & Pennants Cake! I couldn’t help myself from making my cake in my fav pink and yellow color combo, but you can switch up the colors to match your team’s. Make the pennants on treat sticks to use them as cake toppers, or skip that step and place the pennants directly onto your cake or cupcakes.

Using a cutter is a quick way to easily transform Candy Melts into any shape! In my new book, Erin Bakes Cake, I use this same trick, and many more, to create gorgeous cakes using simple tools. I share the most versatile cake recipes along with filling, frosting, cookie, and candy recipes that can be combined in endless ways. The tips, tricks, and decorating techniques found in the book will help you create your own cake adventure!

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Trending Now: 7 Magic Cake Recipes

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

BlogImages-7-Magic-CakesHere at Wilton, we do our best to stay on top of what’s trending in the dessert world – especially when it comes to cake! Magic cakes are now on our radar, and I had to do a little reading to discover just what they are. Turns out magic cake has been around for several years, but thanks to social media, magic cake recipes have been thrust into the spotlight.

Magic cake is a fairly simple batter that has been mixed and baked all at once. This single batter magically separates into three layers: a dense bottom layer, a custard-like middle layer, and a cakey top layer. They’re typically made in an 8×8 square pan so that they rise nice and high. The Wilton Test Kitchen is working on a new magic cake recipe that we’ll share soon, but in the meantime, check out this round up of magic cake recipes.

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Statement Birthday Cake

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Messaging becomes even bigger in 2016 with stylized lettering, bold font styles and fun sayings.  This cake shouts the message that the birthday boy or girl is now five years old.  The letters for the top of the cake are easy to make using Decorator Preferred white fondant tinted to a favorite color.  The sides of the cake feature decorations colorfully piped icing.

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Flower Statement Ring Cake

Friday, February 5th, 2016

A voluminous ring of piped buttercream flowers in varying shades with pops of contrasting color personifies this stop-and-stare look of the year. The variety of flowers within the arrangement adds additional interest. Don’t be intimidated.  Each flower is piped separately, then frozen and added to the cake top later.

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Pixelated Perfection Celebration Cake

Friday, February 5th, 2016

If you geek over video games, sci-fi, or your favorite comic book characters, the Geeked Out cake trend is for you.  This square cake with its pixelated side pattern and cake topper is easy enough for beginners to make, using Decorator Preferred White Fondant and Ready-to-Use Gum Paste tinted to a galactic vibrant color palette.

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