Archive for the ‘Fondant’ Category

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…)

Smooth and Shape Your Cake with a Fondant Smoother

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

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…)

Fondant Ribbon Cutter – Designed for Easy Use and Great Results!

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

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…)

Creating Bold & Beautiful Fondant Cakes is Easy!

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

If you’ve ever colored fondant you know what a painstaking task it can be! Kneading concentrated gel color into white fondant can be a messy and frustrating process. Mixing to achieve rich, deep hues like red or black results in stained hands and countertops and fondant with a less than desirable flavor and texture.

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Show Your Support with Ribbon Cupcakes

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. When I participated in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer this year, I had never realized what an impact that weekend would have on me, nor would I have imagined so many shades of pink! Everyone unites with the purpose and goal…to end Breast Cancer. (more…)

Make Exciting 3-D Decorations With Our New Decorative Press Set

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Have you seen the new Decorative Press Set? It’s one of Wilton’s new tools for the Fondant/Gum Paste Assortment. It will come in handy for various trims to accent your cakes and various projects, especially those thin ropes which are hard to roll smooth for some of us. (more…)