Archive for the ‘Fondant’ Category

Cakes That Span the Decades – Celebrate the Birth of Rock-’N-Roll With our 1950s Malt Shop Cake!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

In the fabulous ’50s, teenagers were taking over! After the war, the economy was booming and teens were spending their allowance at the malt shop. It was the place for teens to feed the jukebox to hear the latest 45s while they fed themselves with burgers and shakes. (more…)

Cakes that Span the Decades — Let Our Big Band Fondant Cake Take You On a Sentimental Journey to the 1940s

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

In the mid-40s, the war ended and a new era of celebration began: The Big Band Era!

Gone were the daily headlines of brutal battles overseas and the strict rationing of food and fuel at home. Now it was time to let loose and enjoy. It was a time to dance and dream to the sweet sound of big bands and crooners. From the hard-driving rhythms of Benny Goodman to the warm sophistication of Duke Ellington, the big bands led the tempo of the times. (more…)

Add Texture to Your Fondant With Wilton Pattern Embosser Set and Pattern Rollers

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Thumbnail-Wilton Pattern Embosser setAdding texture to your fondant is easier than ever, thanks to the new Wilton Pattern Embosser Set and interchangeable Pattern Rollers. While the dot pattern that comes with the handle in the two-piece set  is perfect for many occasions, I’m thrilled that I have so many other options. I can make a fun and funky cake using the leopard pattern roller. The burlap pattern roller lets me add a rough-hewn fabric texture to my fondant designs. The diamond pattern on the quilt pattern roller makes it easy to add the trendy quilted design. The sophisticated geometric pattern roller provides a subtle design for an elegant cake. (more…)

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…)