Archive for the ‘Kids’ Category

Spring Flower Pot Cakes with Blooming Cookie Pops – no green thumb needed!

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Flower pot cakes with blooming cookie pops

Imagine serving a platter of these cheery flowers in edible pots at your next cookout or selling them at the spring bake sale table! Cat Davis at Food, Family and Finds (and a member of the Wilton Sweet Treat Team), posted Spring Flower Pot Cakes she made using the new Wilton 7-Piece Colored Metal Garden Cookie Cutter Set and the Wilton Flower Pot Mini Cake Pan. We are smitten with the two-layer flower cookie pops and the whimsy of the striped straw bolstered by a lollipop stick as the stem. (more…)

Christmas Treat Decorating … Made Easy!

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Christmas time is no doubt my favorite time of the year, but this year feels even more special because it is my first Christmas in my new home with my husband! With decorating under-way, I had just enough Christmas spirit (and courage) to offer to host the holiday this year. I am excited to have my very large family in my new home, but suddenly became weary as a first-time hostess…How am I going to pull this off?! (more…)

Attention All Ghouls…Wilton Goes Goth with Monster High™!

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

With the popularity of vampires and zombies, finally there is a group of treat decorating products for young girls. Monster High is a hot, skullastic line of products that boasts: Be yourself. Be unique. Be a monster!™ (more…)

Create Creepy Cupcakes With the Kids

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Halloween, next to Christmas and Hanukkah, is a huge holiday in my household. To get into the spirit of the season, my five-year-old son and I made creepy cupcakes this past weekend. It was a great opportunity to spend time in the kitchen with Zane to have some spooky fun. (more…)

My Top 5 Back to Basics Projects

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Everyone who knows me knows that I love to create desserts, experiment with recipes, and find any reason to celebrate! Decorating pastries doesn’t come easy for everyone, so I thought I’d share my top 5 back to basics projects using Wilton products. I think any beginner will marvel at the end results of some of these projects, and may decide to take up decorating full time! Hold on, because you’re in for a sweet ride! (more…)

Welcome Back Barbie™

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Each year Wilton introduces new licensed character products. In doing so, we always strive to stay current and fun. What is being searched for on our website? What are the hottest themes kids want for their birthday parties? What is selling off the shelves at retail? The answer this year is Barbie™! (more…)

Make Eggs-tra Special Easter Eggs With Kids

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

One of my favorite activities during Easter is to color hard-cooked eggs with my 4-year-old son. Zane absolutely loves adding accents, like stickers, glitter, hand-drawn details and more, but these details sometimes leave the egg not edible. So, when I saw all of the incredible Easter eggs on wilton.com—all created with Wilton products—we were inspired to try our own. (more…)

A Paint-by-Numbers Christmas

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

I admit that I find baking cookies a bit intimidating. When it comes to baking, I’m totally a cupcake girl. I even leave cupcakes for Santa. But when I saw the Wilton Paint-by-Numbers Cookie Pan, I decided to give it a shot. I mean, it’s paint-by-numbers… how much easier can it get? (more…)

‘Tis the Season…To Host a Gingerbread Decorating Party!

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

As an employee of Wilton, I am always inspired by our vast array of products. This year, I decided to host a Gingerbread House decorating party and I used all kinds of great Wilton products to make it a memorable party for all of our guests. We decided to host it early in the season when people are not as busy. What a great way to kick off the holidays! (more…)

Sweet Treats for a Fun Sleepover!

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

My niece Samantha just turned 7, and part of her gift was something she’s been begging for…a sleepover at Auntie Shawn’s! I knew she’d want to do some sort of decorating project, but we only had an hour or two for fun before bedtime. We’ve done cookies and cupcakes so many times in the last few years that I decided to introduce her to something new – candy making! (more…)