Archive for the ‘Fondant’ Category

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…)

Take a Step Out of the Ordinary With a 3-D Cake for Dad

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Celebrations are always surrounded by one thing in the Wilton world – the cake. We make them for weddings, baby showers and birthdays. This month, the focus is on Father’s Day. (more…)

A Sweet Spring-Cleaning Incentive Plan

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Finally… spring is in the air! As much as I look forward to longer days, warmer weather and the smell of flowers, there’s one thing that I dread: Spring Cleaning. (more…)

Tricks & Tips – How to Achieve Vibrant Halloween Colors on your Fondant Treats

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

With Halloween just around the corner, some of you might be thinking of specialty treats to create for this special ghoulish, fun time of year. Whether you’re decorating cakes, cupcakes, cookies or brownies, using fondant can be a quick and simple way to bring color and dimension to your design. (more…)

Topsy Turvy Cakes – A New Angle on Cake Decorating

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Topsy Turvy Cakes add a whimsical touch to any celebration. These tilted cakes may look architecturally confusing, but they are surprisingly easy to create! I’ll walk you through the process in this tutorial. (more…)

Go Figure: Using Molded Fondant to Make People and Animals

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

As a decorator in the Wilton decorating room, I am always thrilled when I get a sketch that involves fondant animals, people, or any project that uses molded fondant. Fondant is my favorite medium to work with because of its smooth clean look and the countless ways to use and be creative with it. (more…)