Online Class

The Wilton Method®: Baking Basics

$14.99$24.99

Bake the perfect cake — every time! Learn the skills to make a classic yellow cake with rich chocolate filling and scrumptious buttercream icing.

Skill Level

Beginner

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Beth Somers
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Make cakes with no crumbs, no crowning and no cracking, so you have a flawless decorating surface — every time! Join pastry chef Beth Somers as she demystifies bakeware, pan preparation and measuring techniques. You’ll learn the proper way to combine your ingredients and avoid over-mixing, so you always end up with a tender cake. Then, you’ll see how to level the top of your cake and cut it into layers to make room for your luscious, homemade filling. Beth also will teach you how to use a spatula to spread smooth, crumb-free icing and another “tip” for achieving a rich, textured look. To top it all off, you’ll pipe an easy, elegant star border and embellish further with wonderful decorations!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
09:36
Meet Beth Somers, the Test Kitchen Manager for Wilton Enterprises, as she leads in-depth discussions on bakeware and pan preparation.
2. Measuring Ingredients
10:38
3. Mixing & Baking the Cake
13:54
4. Making Chocolate Filling
07:03
5. Making Buttercream Icing
14:37
6. Filling & Building the Cake
17:27
7. Two Ways to Ice a Cake
23:10

Taught by

Beth Somers
Beth Somers
Beth Somers is the manager of the state-of-the-art Wilton Test Kitchen and has taught at the internationally acclaimed Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionery Art in Darien, Illinois. While competing on the Food Network's <i>Cupcake Wars</i>, she shined as a champion during season 6. Before joining Wilton, Beth honed her pastry skills at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago. Beth loves showing people how fun and easy it can be to bake and decorate amazing sweet treats with Wilton products.
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