The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating with Emily Tatak and Wilton

WEEK 1

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NOW PLAYING: Bake a Naked, Layered Chocolate Cake

In this 4-week foundation course, learn baking and cake decorating techniques straight from the pros at the Wilton Test Kitchen. The course begins with a class on how to bake the perfect chocolate cake as well as proper techniques for torting and icing layer cakes. After that, we move on to easy cake decorating techniques, such as making your own buttercream and applying it with a decorating bag, creating a beautiful two tiered fondant cake and making gorgeous drop flowers...More


About Emily Tatak and Wilton

learn Cake Decorating with these 4 projects

  • now playing
    Bake a Naked, Layered Chocolate Cake
  • now playing
    Decorate Cupcakes with Buttercream Swirls
  • now playing
    Make a Fondant Tiered Cake with Metallic Circles
  • now playing
    Make an Easy Royal Icing Flower Cake

HERE'S THE BREAKDOWN

September 2:

 Bake a Naked, Layered Chocolate Cake

In the first week of our work-along course, learn how to bake the perfect chocolate cake and ice it with velvety buttercream icing. Emily will teach you how to prep your ingredients, mix them and bake the cakes, all while avoiding the three C’s (crowning, cracking, and crumbing). Once the cakes...More

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September 9:

 Decorate Cupcakes with Buttercream Swirls

This week is all about cupcakes and piped buttercream. First, you’ll learn all of the piping basics, like how to change the consistency and color of buttercream, how to fill a decorating bag, and proper hand positioning. From there, you’ll learn how to make pretty rosettes, classic swirls and...More

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September 11:

 Make a Fondant Tiered Cake with Metallic Circles

This week, Emily will teach you how to use fondant to create a smooth finish on a stunning tiered cake. Emily demystifies this sometimes intimidating medium, walking you through everything you’ll need to know to successfully decorate cakes with fondant. You’ll learn how to color fondant, roll...More

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September 10:

 Make an Easy Royal Icing Flower Cake

In the final week, you will learn how to make a show-stopping buttercream-iced cake, featuring royal icing drop flowers. Emily will show you how to make royal icing from scratch, mix colors to make a harmonious palette, and then use a variety of decorating tips to make flowers of different shapes,...More

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