Wilton Lively Lights Five-Layer Cake

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Lively Lights Five-Layer Cake

Turn up the color for a summer dessert that wows the crowd! Start with the ombre-effect cake, with five shades of Pink baked in the Wilton Easy Layers! Cake Pan Set. Finish with swirls in Yellow and Pink piped in the same bag. Tint it all with the Color Right Performance Color System.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:less than 2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Tint ultra-pale batter. Prepare cake batter following recipe or mix instructions. Use Color Right base color and Quick Count color formula to tint batter:
    Pale Pastel Pink (formula 1895): 4-1/2 cups batter + 1 P
    Divide tinted batter into five portions. Pour one portion into one pan from set.
  • 2
    Tint darker shades of batter with remaining portions of batter.
    For second lightest Pink: 1 portion Pale Pastel Pink batter + 1 P
    For third lightest Pink: 1 portion Pale Pastel Pink batter + 2 P
    For fourth lightest Pink: 1 portion Pale Pastel Pink batter + 3 P
    For darkest Pink: 1 portion Pale Pastel Pink batter + 4 P
    Place each shade of batter into a separate pan from set. Bake and cool cake according to pan instructions. Use grid to cool cake. Note: project time does not include this baking and cooling time.
  • 3
    Assemble layers. Set aside 3-1/2 cups White icing. Use spatula and White icing to fill and stack cake layers from darkest to lightest Pink on cake pedestal.
  • 4
    Decorate cake. Use Color Right base color and Quick Count color formula to tint icing in the following shades:
    Pastel Pink (formula 1895): 2 cups icing + 1 P
    Pastel Yellow (formula 100): 2 cups icing + 2 Y
    Fill one 12 inch. disposable decorating bag with Pastel Pink icing and one with Pastel Yellow icing; cut 1 inch from tips of bags. Prepare a 16 inch disposable decorating bag with tip 1M; place 12 inch bags into the 16 inch bag. Pipe rosettes to cover cake. Never made a rosette before? Watch the video we’ve provided above, or copy this link and paste into a new browser window: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vfbh1UaZSe0&list=PL8CB3BAC84BD1F1FC&index=34

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:less than 2 hours

Project Supplies

  • •Wilton Color Right Performance Color System, Easy Layers Cake Pan Set, 10" x 16" Cooling Grid, 7-1/2 cups of Ready-To-Use Decorator White Icing, Both 12" & 16" Disposable Decorating Bags, Decorating Tip No. 1M & 11" Straight Spatula
  • •4-1/2 cups of Batter from Your Favorite White Cake Recipe, Cake Pedestal & Food-safe Scissors