Wilton Five Shades of Violet Cake

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Five Shades of Violet Cake

This attractive cake cures those with a passion for purple!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include the time to neither bake nor cool the cake.
  • 2
    Prepare batter following recipe directions. Divide batter into five equal portions. Use a combination of Violet and Rose icing colors to tint each portion a different shade of Violet, from light to dark. Use more Violet color than Rose color for all shades; gradually add more color to batter for darker shades, but mix batter between additions to check color. Bake and cool cake layers in pan set according to pan package directions.
  • 3
    Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Reserve some Whit. Tint portions Dark, Medium and Light Violet using Violet and Rose icing colors (use more Violet than Rose). Place first layer on cake turntable. Use spatula and white icing to ice top of first layer smooth and stack with next layer. Continue icing and adding layers.
  • 4
    Use spatula and Dark Violet icing to ice bottom third of cake smooth. Lightly blend tone transition between Dark and Medium Violet icing. Use spatula and Light Violet icing to ice top portion of cake smooth. Lightly blend tone transition between Medium and Light Violet icings. Use spatula to make icing lines on cake.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Wilton Easy Layers Cake Pan Set 104816364
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Rose 104103413
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Violet 104103416
  • Your Favorite White Cake Mix (1 Box)
  • Wilton 10 inch x 16 inch Cooling Grid 104106022
  • Wilton Straight Spatula 11 inch 104106124
  • Your Favorite Buttercream Icing Recipe
  • Mixing Bowls (5 - to tint Batter and Icing)