Cakes Wilton

June 10, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Cherry Vanilla Naked Tall Cake

Cherry Vanilla Naked Tall Cake

I am part of the #WiltonTreatTeam, and as such I receive both product and compensation in return for these posts.  As always, all experiences and opinions expressed are my own.

Cherry Vanilla Cake, Tall Cake, Naked Cake, Wilton Easy Layers, Wilton, #WiltonTreatTeamWhen I was at the Wilton Sweet Up event in April, we learned all about the cake trends big for this year.  I was obsessed with the new Wilton Easy Layers! Cake pan that makes (5) 6 inch layers at once out of one cake mix.  2105-0112LayCkPnSetIns1304243-M

And when I say obsessed, I mean I talked my husband’s ear off until he drove me the hour and a half to the nearest Sur La Table to buy one.  Now don’t worry if you don’t have a Sur La Table by you, it will be available at all Wilton retailers and through Wilton.com in July.

Inside the box there are several recipes that come with the cake pans.  So many of them look incredible, including a citrus tall cake and an everything but the kitchen sink cake.  But I wanted to make an easy cake everyone could do in very little time.

I decided on a Cherry Vanilla cake.  I purchased a French Vanilla cake mix and made it, separating it equally into the five cake pans.

Cherry Vanilla Cake, Tall Cake, Naked Cake, Wilton Easy Layers, Wilton, #WiltonTreatTeamBake according to instructions.  I had 5 perfectly baked cakes that quite literally slid out of the cake pans.

Cherry Vanilla Cake, Tall Cake, Naked Cake, Wilton Easy Layers, Wilton, #WiltonTreatTeamNow on to the decorating!  Another thing I learned at the Wilton Sweet Up was all about the trends in cake decorating.  Two of them were tall cakes and buttercream icing.  I wanted to incorporate both of them, and include a naked cake!  But remember that I promised an easy cake?  I think I accomplished all of the above.

 

So after you make the cakes from your favorite vanilla boxed cake mix, grab some cherry pie filling off the shelf in the baking aisle and vanilla frosting.  Here I used the Wilton recipe for vanilla buttercream that I actually have memorized I make it so much!  Plus a cake stand, or plate.

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This cake requires no special cake decorating skills.  Smooth some frosting directly on your cake plate.  This will help anchor your cake and keep it from sliding off.

Cherry Vanilla Cake, Tall Cake, Naked Cake, Wilton Easy Layers, Wilton, #WiltonTreatTeamNext, place your first layer on the cake stand.  Then add a layer of icing on top.

Cherry Vanilla Cake, Tall Cake, Naked Cake, Wilton Easy Layers, Wilton, #WiltonTreatTeamAdd on layer two and simply spoon on cherry pie filling.

Cherry Vanilla Cake, Tall Cake, Naked Cake, Wilton Easy Layers, Wilton, #WiltonTreatTeamRepeat the process.  For the top layer it starts to get a little less steady, so I iced my top layer on the cooling rack before adding it to the top.

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If you are worried about the steadiness of your tall cake, you can add a skewer down the middle.  Just cut with kitchen scissors.

Cherry Vanilla Cake, Tall Cake, Naked Cake, Wilton Easy Layers, Wilton, #WiltonTreatTeam

All done!  Super easy. Promise.  Slap on the icing, spoon on the toppings and done!

Cherry Vanilla Cake, Tall Cake, Naked Cake, Wilton Easy Layers, Wilton, #WiltonTreatTeamPerfection is not the key here.  The cherry pie filling dripping down the sides adds to the appeal and makes it drool worthy.

Cherry Vanilla Cake, Tall Cake, Naked Cake, Wilton Easy Layers, Wilton, #WiltonTreatTeam

And the cherries that fall to the bottom invite you to grab a slice!

Cherry Vanilla Cake, Tall Cake, Naked Cake, Wilton Easy Layers, Wilton, #WiltonTreatTeamBy being a naked cake, with no icing on the sides, it makes for the perfect summer afternoon dessert.  Fruity, sweet and fun!

Cherry Vanilla Cake, Tall Cake, Naked Cake, Wilton Easy Layers, Wilton, #WiltonTreatTeam

What do you think of the three trends I embraced?  Are you into the tall cakes?  Happy for the big return of buttercream icing?  And what about the naked cakes.  Love em or hate em?

3 Comments

  1. Looks wonderful, friend! I totally pinned that!

  2. Jessica Alvarez says:

    I was interested in this 5 layered cake pan set and was wondering from your experience how tall the height was in total? as well as many people it could feed? Thanks so much!

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