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Baking Basics

Learn to make cakes with no crowning, cracking or crumbs, so you can bake a flawless decorating surface — every time! Wilton’s Senior Kitchen Manager, Beth Somers, breaks down bakeware, pan preparation and measuring techniques. To top it all off, you’ll learn to pipe a star border and other easy-to-learn decorating techniques!

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Lesson 1: Learn the ins and outs of bakeware and pan preparation, and get expert advice from Beth.

Lesson 2: Learn how to accurately measure wet and dry ingredients, and ensure you’re using the right tools.

Lesson 3: Learn how to mix batter, adding a few¬ ingredients at a time, to bake the perfect cake.

Lesson 4: Learn how to separate an egg, steam milk and temper filling to make a delicious chocolate filling.

Lesson 5: Learn how to make buttercream with the perfect consistency for icing a cake, piping and writing.

Lesson 6: Learn how to split two layers into four, fill a layered cake and stack a perfectly level cake.

Lesson 7: Learn two ways to ice a cake: perfectly smooth, sleek and modern and rustic spoon-decorated.


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