Winter Wonderland

Mia Starr gives a crash course in her all-time favorite, most used decorating techniques. From piping styles to watercolor frosting to maximalist designs, she teaches the basics of holiday cake decorating, in her own signature style.

Ingredients

Spiced Cake

  • 2 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cup cake flour
  • 4 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon clove
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 each large eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • ¾ cup sour cream

American Buttercream

  • 2 Sticks Of Butter, Unsalted At Room Temp
  • 16 Ounces Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Pinch of Salt

Bark

  • Crushed peppermint candies
  • Blue sprinkles
  • White sprinkles
  • Silver dragees
  • Crystal sugar
  • White nonpareils

Winter Decorations

  • Bark
  • dragees
  • sprinkles
  • Buttercream
  • Blue gel food coloring
  • Crystal Sugar

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350f
  2. Spray an 8" pan liberally with pan spray.

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