I had received the Wilton 18-pc starter set and set out to decorate some cupcakes.
The Wilton cupcake decorating class provided some of their stock White Decorator Icing (stiff consistency). We had to thin it out with 3-4 teaspoons of water to make it usable for the beginner’s designing on the cupcakes.
I dyed my frosting with black icing color, imagining that I would get an emo grey. Surprise! I got this awesome purple pictured in my cupcake shots. I’m really excited because this is my favorite shade of purple and I declare that I don’t think I have ever seen it grace a cupcake or cake before. I wonder why.
Also with the class came this cool little beginner’s cake/frosting decorating book by Wilton. They have some great techniques in there with excellent illustrations that far exceed the little guide that comes in the starter kit. I’m very visual so I require an extended illustrated guide.
It was a ton of fun to make these pretty and yummy cupcakes. I hope to make more cupcakes – and perhaps delve into the realm of cookie decorating soon. The cupcakes themselves were plain vanilla. I want to find a great frosting recipe so that I don’t have to use their frosting pack – it was quick and easy, but you don’t think “yum delicious amazing!” when eating it like some of the other frostings I have made.