Learn no-fail recipes and innovative techniques for your best cakes yet with guidance from Beth Somers, Wilton's director of content development. Start by creating a classic butter-based white cake and a heavenly banana variation. Then, learn the tricks to incredibly moist red velvet, carrot and chocolate cakes. Want a lighter treat that still satisfies? Beth shows you how to make a delectable cake roll and a gorgeous lemon-almond chiffon cake. And, find out how to set your cakes apart with a variety of incredible fillings, from silky custard to Beth's tried-and-true triple-berry jam. Master easy-to-make icings, including luscious cream cheese frosting and rich chocolate ganache. Finally, elevate your icings with Beth's tricks for smooth and velvety Swiss meringue buttercream and old-fashioned caramel penuche, and enjoy party-perfect confections that will earn you rave reviews.
Meet Wilton's Beth Somers and preview the collection of classic, no-fail cake recipes you'll make in class. Starting with two butter-based cakes, Beth shows you the proper method of creaming butter and sugar to achieve perfectly baked white and banana cakes. Add in citrus zest, coffee or extracts for a flavorful twist!
Whether you're making a chocolate, carrot or red velvet cake, discover how to whip up moist oil-based cakes that partygoers will devour. Beth walks you through each step of the process, from combining the wet and dry ingredients to dividing your batter and filling the cake pans. Plus, see how to color your red velvet cakes for vibrant results.