Archive for the ‘Birthdays’ Category

Take the Press-sure Out of Cake Decorating

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Do you have a fear of writing a message on your cakes? I do. I struggle with proper letter spacing, the height of each letter, and the message is usually creeping up or down the cake. My freehand writing looks like a ransom note. (more…)

My Top 5 Back to Basics Projects

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Everyone who knows me knows that I love to create desserts, experiment with recipes, and find any reason to celebrate! Decorating pastries doesn’t come easy for everyone, so I thought I’d share my top 5 back to basics projects using Wilton products. I think any beginner will marvel at the end results of some of these projects, and may decide to take up decorating full time! Hold on, because you’re in for a sweet ride! (more…)

What? You Don’t Decorate?

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Okay … it’s confession time. Despite the fact that I’ve been baking since I was a little kid, and I’ve been developing baked good recipes my entire career AND I’ve worked in the Wilton test kitchen for over 9 years, I’m not really a cake decorator.

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Easy Ideas to Add Personality to the Party

Monday, May 21st, 2012

At Wilton we like to party with personality! For each celebration we first consider the occasion and the person we are celebrating. Jenny, one of our product managers, is a girl with style, elegance and does not shy away from bling. Our Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme was inspired by our new party products, and it fit Jenny’s personality! (more…)

Let’s Be Pin Pals – Join Us on Pinterest

Friday, March 30th, 2012

“Pin it.” “I just pinned that!” “I’ll show you my pin.” Ok, so you’re either in one of two groups. Group 1 is probably thinking about their last pin. And Group 2? Well, Group 2 is where I was a few months ago, thinking… “Pin what?” (more…)

Three Cakes in Three Weeks!

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

After months of not doing any decorating projects, I made up for it big time in October by decorating three cakes in three weeks! It all started with my niece’s 7th birthday. (more…)

A Twisted Summer Birthday Celebration

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Usually July in the Chicagoland area is a month filled with sunshine and warmth that I like to think is a reflection of the excitement surrounding my birthday. This year’s excitement was tempered by the dread of officially leaving the big 3-0 behind. (more…)

Baby’s First Birthday Luau

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

It’s August and summer is in full swing so it’s time to limbo, baby! My sweet little boy, Matthew, turned one year young last week so we hung pineapples from the trees and threw the best Baby’s First Luau ever! (more…)

The Wonder Mold Pan – Doll Cakes and Much More!

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

The Wonder Mold Pan is a 3-dimensional baking pan that makes it easy to create fun and creative cakes for many occasions! You’ll find many uses for this pan – including graduations, Halloween, and Christmas celebrations. (more…)

S’more Please

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

I love the excitement of a child’s birthday! They want to tell their little friends all about the party they have planned. My friend has a backyard tent sleepover party planned for her daughter’s birthday. When I asked her daughter what kind of cake she wanted for her birthday, she replied fire and S’mores. (more…)