Archive for the ‘Techniques’ Category

5 Ways to Use Parchment

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Parchment paper is a work horse in the kitchen, and it can make your holiday baking cleaner, easier, and more fun than ever before. Check out all the ways you can use it!
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The Wilton 2014 Cake Of The Year

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Wilton 2014 Cake of the YearWhen the idea of a Wilton Cake of the Year was announced during a trend meeting, it set the room abuzz. This new competition allowed the Wilton cake decorators to create cake designs that she (or he) thought represented the trends for the year. But it couldn’t just be an over-the-top creation. It also had to be achievable for more than just expert decorators.

Once the competition was announced, everyone wondered: Who would judge? On what criteria? And, once we had a winner, how would we share the cake with the world?

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Use the Inlay Cake Design Technique to Create a Beautiful Sponge Cake Roll

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Whether you refer to the technique as Japanese cake roll or joconde imprime, this easy technique of inlaying designs in a thin layer of sponge cake batter is taking the baking world by storm. Let me show you how easy it is to create a beautiful, decorated cake roll with a technique called inlay cake design. I’ll walk you through it step-by-step in this video. (more…)

Learn How to Make a Layered Cake — Level, Torte, Fill and Layer

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

New to making layered cakes? Been intrigued by, but too intimidated to try, the multiple layered tall cakes that are all over Pinterest? We’ve made two videos to help you easily make beautiful layered cakes. (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…)

How Do I Do That? Learn How to Hand Paint a Christmas Cake Using Icing Colors

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Okay, I’ll admit it. For me, the holidays are traditionally all about the cookies. So many of my holiday memories are centered around the kitchen – baking our family Minty ‘Wiches with my mom, grandma, aunts, and cousins, or teaching my sister how easy it is to use a bag and tip or even Wilton’s Cookie Icing to decorate rolled out sugar cookies. But, this year, I decided it was time to give cake the attention it still deserves in December, and to use one of my new favorite decorating techniques – hand painting! (more…)

3 Ways to Use Colored Cookie Dough for Christmas Cookies

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Cookie baking is going full-steam ahead and I wanted to share my three favorite Christmas cookies techniques using colored cookie dough. The first technique, piped colored cookie dough, lets me decorate my cookies before I bake them! In the video, I explain how to thin your dough so you can easily pipe the colored cookie dough accents directly on your cut-out cookies. Second, you’ll learn how to make two-toned pinwheel cookies – parchment paper makes layering and rolling easy. Third, it’s easy to make candy cane cookies using plain and colored cookie dough by rolling dough logs together and forming them into a candy-cane shape. For all of them, I love how I can make the colored dough vibrant using Wilton Icing Colors. (more…)

How to make a Giant Fantasy Rose

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Top your next cake with a beautifully textured Giant Fantasy Rose. This gum paste flower is super-easy to create. I’ll show you how in this tutorial. (more…)

How to make a Multi-Color Buttercream Icing Swirl

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Creating  a multi-color icing swirl might be easier than you think. It makes a statement or color scheme pop, and takes just a few extra minutes. Honest. (more…)

Getting the Most Out of your Decorating Tips

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Decorating tips are an essential part of decorating cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more. With so many tips to choose from, it’s easy to become overwhelmed, especially when it comes to picking the perfect tip for your project. If you’re just starting out, choosing tips that offer the most versatility is ideal. (more…)