Archive for the ‘Fondant’ Category

Make Beautiful Spring Petit Fours Using the New Mini Cut-Outs Set

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

If you’re enthralled with tiny treats like I am, you should make a batch of these Blossom Blush Petit Fours. I’ll walk you through the steps in this video, so you can make them along with me! (more…)

Making Fondant Overlays and Inlays using Double Cut-Outs Fondant Cutters

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

I love working with fondant. You can create intricate designs that you just can’t achieve with buttercream. I’ve been playing with two techniques lately — overlays and inlays — and want to show you how easy it is to make great designs using both techniques. (more…)

Add Impressive Fondant Ribbons to Your Cake — Wilton Ready-To-Use Fondant Ribbon Makes It Easy

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Are you intrigued by cakes wrapped with bands of beautifully embossed fondant ribbon? We sure are, and we bet you are, too! But we know what you’re thinking: Making embossed fondant ribbon takes time and tools for cutting and embossing or crazy decorating skills. (more…)

Make Dusting Your Fondant Easier (and Tidier) with the Wilton Dust-N-Store Dusting Pouch

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

One of the most important, but often overlooked, steps in working with fondant and gum paste is dusting your work surfaces, molds and tools. Much like flouring your surface and rolling pin when working with roll-out cookies or pie crust is helpful, a light dusting of confectioners’ sugar or cornstarch (or a combination) is a must.
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New Wilton Decorator Preferred™ Fondant – Improved Flavor

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Decorator Preferred FondantMore than 10 years ago, Wilton was inspired by the elegant and tailored cakes coming out of Europe that featured fondant. We knew we wanted to bring this cake design innovation to America, but we wanted to do it the Wilton way – by making it foolproof. We went to work developing a fondant that was easy to cover your cake, easy to shape into dimensional designs, easy to mold to make detailed decorations, yet strong enough to hold up to the handling that it might receive by a first time fondant user. And we did. In 2003, we released our Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant. (more…)

Cakes that Span the Decades — Dancing Away the Blues in the 1930s with an Art Deco Cake

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Wilton Dancing in the Dark 1930s Fondant CakeWe were on the move in the 1930s. While the United States was contending with The Great Depression and The Dust Bowl, dancing lifted the mood for many, if only temporarily. Gathering places in towns large and small were filled with upbeat tempos and the latest dances — Jazz, Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing and the Shag — in addition to traditional square dancing. (more…)

Quilling With Fondant and Gum Paste

Friday, December 20th, 2013

The art of quilling has been around for quite some time; it was used a great deal in renaissance art. Quilling is very popular in jewelry where very thin sheets of precious metals like gold and silver are cut into narrow strips, which are then coiled and shaped into different designs. Quilling is also very popular in paper and is often used in schools as a children’s craft. In this tutorial, I’ll show you the art of quilling using fondant. (more…)

Beautiful Results with Wilton’s Stainless Steel Multi-Purpose Modeling Tool Set

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Decorating with fondant and gum paste is one of my favorite things to do. For years, I have been cutting out shapes and creating flowers with the Deluxe Gum Paste Tool Set, which has all the tools you need to cut, shape and position delicate decorations. This has always been my go-to set – until I discovered Wilton’s 8 Piece Modeling Tool Set. (more…)

Fondant/Gum Paste Decorating Set – Everything you need to get started!

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

I am new to the Wilton Family. Since my arrival, I’ve been exposed to all sorts of products in the realm of cake decorating and decided to try my hand at my first fondant cake. I knew I wanted to make something bright and cheery with some flowers to impress the in-laws the first time I was hosting everyone for Easter. Being new, I was directed to the Fondant/Gum Paste Decorating Set, which proved to be THE essential kit for beginners like me. (more…)

Add Detail and Patterns with Embossing Rollers

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

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…)