Monday, August 9, 2010

Wilton Class #2!

Tonight was my second Wilton Decorating Class, and we did a 'cupcake cake'!  Here is the final result:

And from the side:

Earlier today, I searched and searched for a good yellow cake recipe, and I could not find one I was 100% satisfied with.  SO, I took the Wilton Butter Cake recipe and modified it to suit what I wanted (a nice firm texture, but still light, fluffy and buttery):
3/4 cups butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 Tbsp. meringue powder
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
3 Tbsp. unsweetened applesauce
- Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy; Add eggs one at a time; add meringue powder; add vanilla and applesauce; mix together dry ingredients and add in alternately with milk.  Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 35 Minutes (until toothpick comes out clean).  This recipe makes enough batter for one 8x2 round pan. -

The first thing we did in class was level, tort and fill our cakes.  This was my first time using a cake leveler, and I loved it!  I filled my cake with chocolate pudding =) 

The hardest part, by far, was getting the base layer of icing smooth.  My teacher helped me tremendously with this - I have to practice, practice, practice!

Sampling the cake, and watching my husbands face, was the best part =) I am loving this baking and decorating adventure more and more every day!

I am so proud of how the cake turned out, and so, very very, excited to decorate cupcakes in class next week - we get to make flowers! 

Happy Baking!


  1. Ok, the taste results are in! This one is off the charts. FABULOUSO! Mark that recipe as perfected (don't change a thing) and on to the next challenge! I can't wait....

  2. how long is your wilton class per session?