Ways to Use Color Swirl

We wanted to share with you some fun ways to use our ColorSwirl Decorating Set. This tool comes in handy when you want to use more than one color in your dessert decorating.

1. Three Color Swirl Cookies

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Learn how to make colorful Spritz cookies using the ColorSwirl Decorating Set! These cookies are great for holidays, school sports or even weddings.

Supplies:

  • – 3 food colors of your choice
  • ColorSwirl Decorating Set
  • – 6 tablespoons of milk
  • – medium cookie sheet
  • – Spritz Cookie Recipe – see below

Instructions:

  1. Prepare dough following recipe below, adding milk to help thin the dough.
  2. Divide the dough equally among 3 bowls. Tint with colors of your choosing.
  3. Prepare decorating bags with couplers. Fill separately with colored dough. Assemble the 3-Color Coupler with tip 1A. Pipe swirls and dots on your cookie sheet. Bake and cool following recipe.

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Classic Spritz Cookie Recipe 

Ingredients:

  • – 1/2 teaspoon no-color almond extract
  • – 2 oz. clear vanilla extract
  • – 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • – 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • – 1 1/2 cups butter (softened)
  • – 1 cup granulated sugar
  • – 1 egg
  • – 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk, vanilla and almond extract; mix well. Gradually add  flour mixture to butter  mixture; beat until combined. Do not chill. Fill cookie press with dough and with desired disks, press cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet on cooling rack. Remove from sheet; cool completely.

 

2. Team Spirit ColorSwirl Cupcakes

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The ColorSwirl Decorating Set is great for making cupcakes that show off your team spirit! Just tint the icing to match your team colors. What color combo will you choose?

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This video will show you how to make your Team Spirit Cupcakes:

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3. Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich Cookies

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These cookie sandwiches are the easiest way to get that chocolate chip and sweet icing fix! These delicious cookie sandwiches are easy to make with the Color Swirl 3-Color Coupler and your favorite team color frosting combination. Whip some up for your youth football team, the big game day or any time you want a sweet treat!

Supplies:

– 3 food colors of your choice

ColorSwirl Decorating Set

– white decorating icing

– chocolate chip cookies

Instructions:

  1. Tint icing according to your favorite team’s colors.
  2. Prepare Color Swirl 3-Color Coupler with tip 2A and your 3 icing colors.
  3. Swirl icing on cookie.
  4. Place second cookie on top of icing to make sandwich.

4. Color Swirl Mini Brownies

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These perfectly sized mini brownies are a delicious addition to any tailgate party spread!

Supplies:

  • – white decorating icing
  • – 3 food colors of your choice
  • – favorite brownie mix or recipe
  • – mini muffin pan
  • ColorSwirl Decorating Set

Instructions:

  1. Bake and cool brownies in the mega mini muffin pan according to recipe, using 1 tablespoon of batter per cavity.
  2. Tint icing according to your favorite team’s colors.
  3. Prepare 3-Color Coupler with tip 1A and tinted icings; pipe pull up dot on brownies.

 

5. ColorSwirl Meringue Cookies

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Learn how to make meringue cookies with the ColorSwirl Decorating Set, you can mix and match colors to best suit your occasion. Easy to make and fun to eat!

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Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250ºF.
  2. In a large bowl, combine meringue powder, water and 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon of the sugar.
  3. Whip at high speed for 5 minutes. Gradually add the rest of the sugar and whip at high speed for 5 more minutes until meringue is stiff and dry.
  4. Prepare three separate batches meringue batter. Tint batches separately.
  5. Prepare decorating bags with couplers. Fill separately with tinted and white batter. Assemble 3-Color Coupler with tip 1M. Pipe stars on parchment-lined cookie sheet. Switch to tip 1A; pipe pulled up dots on prepared cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes (or until cracked), turn off oven and let sit at least an hour.

6. Swirled Chocolate Mousse

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What a fun way to use the ColorSwirl Decorating Set! Top your chocolate treats with 3 different chocolate mousse flavors to switch things up.

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Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Prepare mousse recipes following recipe instructions.
  2. Prepare decorating bags with couplers. Fill separately with white and chocolate mousses. Assemble 3-Color Coupler with tip 1M. Fill molds with mousse, piping swirl on top.

Need some help getting set up? This video will show you just how to put the Color Swirl coupler together:

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Recipes, photos & tutorials thanks to Wilton!

Letter Cake Trend – NEW Pan!

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Number Cake, Letter Cake, Monogram Cake…Whatever you call them, we are in love with these trendy layered cakes topped with fruit, flowers, macarons, meringues and icing!

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Letter cakes are trending all over the internet and we have the PERFECT Cake Pan Set for them! These fresh and fruity desserts are fun to look at, even more fun to make and super delicious! Now that Wilton has come out with this Countless Celebrations Cake Pan Set you no longer have to blow up and trace letter and numbers to make your cakes!

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Use this pan to bake cakes shaped like letters from A to Z and numbers 0 to 9, a perfect plus sign, exclamation points, questions marks, and dollar signs.

  • – Create unique cake shapes in letters, numbers and more
  • – Unique grid guide pattern helps keep batter in place
  • – Cake cutter trim cake into clean, angled edges for easy decorating
  • – Includes inserts to make letters A to Z, numbers 0 to 9, an exclamation point, question mark and dollar sign
  • – Full instructions included
  • – Measures 14.5 x 9 inches

Letter Cake – Tips for Success

From Fancy Flours’ employees Maureen (baking) and Heather & Janet (decorating)!

Preparing your pan: The Wilton Countless Celebrations pan is very easy to use, even for a non-baker like me (Maureen). To create a two-layer letter cake, grease the pan and inserts with Crisco, then dust it with flour. Dust every inch of the pan for an easy release of your cake.

How much cake: One box cake mix will yield 4 cups of batter. We used 2 cups for each layer of the letter cake.

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Filling your pan: After positioning the inserts in the pan to create the number or letter of your choice (easy to follow diagrams included with pan) pour half the of the batter (2 cups) into the pan and distribute evenly with a spatula. ** Be sure to fill in the corners, so you get a level cake end to end.

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Time & Temp: We baked the cake at 350°F for about 14 minutes. Cool cake for 5 to 8 minutes, then gently loosen the edges of the cake with a flat spatula. Invert on to parchment lined cookie sheet and tap gently to release. After fully cooled, place in the freezer until you are ready to decorate. Freezing helps keep the layers together and aids in the process of moving the finished cake to a serving platter.

Layer #2:Repeat above instructions for the 2nd layer.

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Decorating Prep Work:  Shop for a variety of flowers, fruits, cookies and candy that matches your  theme.

Prepare your butter cream and refrigerate overnight. Remove from refrigerator about 15 minutes before you are ready to decorate. (Butter cream should be a tad cooler than room temperature). Prep and fill your piping bag with a Wilton 1A tip. Fill a second bag with pink frosting and a Wilton tip #1M

Assembling the Cake:  Plan out the spacing of your dollops of frosting before you get started. We used the grid pattern that transferred from the cake pan to the cake as our guideline. It is personal choice how much or how little to pipe – you just want dollops to show on the edges of the cake.

Squeeze the piping bag with consistent pressure making sure that the tip is directly on top of the dollop to keep the peaks standing upright. Using consistent spacing, cover the bottom layer with soft dollops of frosting.  Add the top layer of cake and repeat the icing process using even spacing.  We found that looking at the dollops on the bottom layer helped us with the spacing. 

Think Random:  Your instinct would be to place the decorations in an orderly pattern, yet random is best. We placed the raspberries and strawberries on the cake in all random places and filled in the blank spaces with the flowers, and cookies. NOTE: Each of the flowers stems were cut to about 1” and wrapped in tinfoil before poking into the cake.

We decorated with fresh raspberries and strawberries, Macarons, and fresh flowers. In addition, we randomly piped pink flowers with the # 1M tip.

To Print the PDF version click HERE.

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Watch a Video Tutorial from Wilton

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Fit to a T Letter Cake Tutorial 

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One pan, many possibilities! Get inspiration from our Monogram Cake Pinterest Board!