Whether it is for a family celebration, holiday, school bake sale or just for the fun of it, baking is a great activity. Plus, we all know there are few better smells than the scent of fresh baked cakes, breads or cookies filling the house. This enjoyment can seem out of reach for those who have to stick to a gluten-free diet. Have no fear! I am here to help you “sift” through some of the guidelines to gluten-free baking.
Archive for the ‘Decorating Tools’ Category
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.
Several years ago when we launched our Ultimate Caddy, we knew that a rolling version would be an ideal addition for our decorating customers. As we looked at decorators taking the Wilton Method Classes and how you organize your tools and store them at home, it was apparent that having a caddy that you could roll out to your kitchen or to class was essential for any avid or aspiring decorator. I am so thrilled to share details with you about our new Ultimate Rolling Tool Caddy. (more…)
The right tools can make all the difference! Whether you are a beginning decorator or an accomplished decorator, you will be able to add a beautiful dimensional look to your cakes using our new Detail Embosser and the Pattern Embosser. (more…)
Beautiful cakes embellished with swags, scrolls or garland can take a bit of advance planning. The key to achieving a balanced cake is dividing your cake into symmetrical, even divisions for proper placement of your designs. Our Cake Measuring Tape Set and Cake Dividing Chart eliminate the guesswork and help you reach precise measurements for your design.
It seems like the longer I work for Wilton, the more I like to decorate cakes! I had to start somewhere, so last year I took the Wilton Method Decorating Basics Course (Course 1) to learn the basics of cake decorating. I found myself transporting and storing my tools in plastic bags and cardboard boxes. I asked myself, do other decorators have this same problem? (more…)
I have been decorating cakes for awhile now. Whenever I decorate fondant-covered cakes I’m usually asked, “how do you get the fondant so smooth?” It does take some practice, but having one specific tool on hand makes it so easy – the fondant smoother. (more…)
When I saw the new Fondant Ribbon Cutter, I had to dig right in and try it! There are so many things to love about it! To name a few: the new storage case, the redesigned handle, the release button. (more…)
The Wilton tradition of cake decorating dates back to the late 1920’s when McKinley Wilton started to teach Pulled Sugar to European Chefs and Culinary Artists, and he in turn, learned the time honored European pastry techniques. Over time the Wilton Method of Cake Decorating was developed and the first product offered by the Wilton family was the “Encyclopedia of Cake Decorating.” (more…)
I love baking and decorating. I love the excitement on my family’s faces when I have cupcakes or a cake decorated for the latest birthday party, holiday, or just for a fun surprise treat. What I don’t love? The cleanup. (I get shivers just thinking about it!) (more…)