If you don’t already know, I had the most wonderful opportunity to attend an event with Wilton. It was three days of pure fun, not to mention a wonderful learning experience and I can’t thank them enough for inviting me. I know you’ve seen those cakes, those creative masterpieces and what I learned while at Wilton is that turning a cake from plain to awesome is not as hard as you might think once you learn the techniques. We had two great teachers (the best of the best of Wilton’s instructors) that made learning easy for us.
Because I have so many photos and things to share, I’ll probably break it all up into more than two posts. For today, I’ll share making the Cupcake Cake below and a few of the steps. If you’re wondering about the first steps, it’s to create an outline for you to fill in with other icing, you know, like coloring.
First off, if you look closely, you’ll see that she’s smoothing the icing with a piece of parchment paper. Very neat trick for all you who have asked how to get it so smooth. Unless you are using fondant, then this is a great way to do it!
Now you take another piece of parchment paper an any template you have. Outline the template with some piping gel.
Flip that over onto the cake and smooth down lightly with a paintbrush; then lift carefully.
Now you’re ready to fill in the gaps. With a bigger tip, we created a both the top and bottom. Super easy to do and very cute!
Top with some sprinkles and viola! You have a cupcake cake!
I added a fun yellow border with pretty much the easiest thing ever to do, the little stars. You can do a whole cake like that in fact so don’t sweat if you can’t learn the harder stuff. Just do stars (I say stars but not sure the correct terminology..hmmm) and you’ll still be the talk of the town;)
All the techniques taught for this are very basic and super easy to do. You can take these classes at your local participating stores. Check out the Wilton site to find out where and when. You won’t disappointed! There’s so much more to share with you but this should get you started! And if you a subscriber to my monthly newsletter, then you got to see another little cupcake that I won’t be showing here! ;)
Have any of you taken a Wilton class or do any cake decorating? If you have or do, share your link or send the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll showcase some here!