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One of the best parts of working in the Wilton Test Kitchen is developing delicious and unique recipes. Whether it’s for a new pan line, treatology.wilton.com or Tito’s Vodka, we love to do what we do best – bake!
Personally, I love recipe development because it gives me the opportunity to be truly creative. Many often ask us, “How does Wilton come up with so many new, delicious recipes every year?”
It starts with a brainstorm. Everyone who works in the test kitchen is a true foodie. We all love to try new restaurants, read food blogs and magazines plus keep up on all the latest baking trends. When we all get together to talk recipe ideas, sometimes it’s hard for your stomach not to growl. When we started thinking about developing recipes for Tito’s, I have to say we were all pretty excited.
Spirited baking is very trendy right now and we were excited to put our own spin on it. We drew a lot of inspiration from the Tito’s website while looking at popular fall drinks. Once the final list was decided on, we called dibs on our favorites and got to work.
Each recipe goes through multiple rounds of testing to m ake sure it’s as close to perfect as possible. After each round, our team comes together to taste and critique each recipe. There are times when we can begin to feel obsessive about an ingredient or flavor, but we want each recipe to be the best it possibly can. If it still needs some tweaking, we remake it and present it again until everyone agrees. If not, each recipe gets tested by another person to check for consistency and to be able to achieve the same results. Once a recipe is finished, it will be made again by a food stylist and photographed.
There is always a sense of accomplishment when a recipe you love gets posted on the web or printed on packaging. It’s fun to see how a recipe changes and develops from start to finish. We also want to hear what you think. What are some of your favorite spirited desserts? We are always on the lookout for new and exciting ideas, so please share your ideas with us.
Find all of the Tito’s-inspired recipes here!
At first glance, it might seem a bit odd that Wilton has partnered with a vodka company. Cake decorating? Vodka? How do those two pair together?
Boozy baking – baked goods that feature alcohol in the recipe – is popular because it strikes the senses as unique and exotic. The Wilton Test Kitchen created a number of alcohol-infused recipes for Treatology over the past year. This fall, we wanted to explore incorporating alcohol into a variety of desserts using a highly popular and flexible liquor: vodka.
Vodka can be added to desserts in a number of different ways, such as mixed into a mousse, added to fruit or stirred into a glaze. Since quality is always important to us, we decided we needed to partner with a high-quality vodka brand. Tito’s Handmade Vodka was an easy choice.
We reached out to the folks at Tito’s and less than an hour passed before we received an enthusiastic response from them. We learned that they are big fans of Wilton and their relationship manager has even taken some local Wilton Method of Cake Decorating classes. It was the perfect opportunity for Wilton’s Test Kitchen to try out new recipes that would pair with the intriguing beverages developed by the Tito’s team.
Fall gives us plenty of reasons to celebrate. Check out the Tito’s blog and Instagram every Monday and Wilton’s social media and blog every Thursday throughout October for some delightful spirits and vodka inspired sweet treats.
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