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One of the many perks of working at Wilton is being near the Test Kitchen and sampling tasty new recipes. One of my favorite samples last year were these sangria cupcakes and I’ve been waiting for the right occasion to make them. This past weekend I held a backyard party for my birthday and planned to feature a sangria bar. These cupcakes were the perfect fit!
It’s graduation party season! When Beth from Hungry Happenings sent me her latest blog post on this autograph hound, I first thought I was looking at a stuffed animal. It wasn’t until I read the headline that I realized the little guy is made from fondant!
I recently completed the Wilton Master Course where my brain was packed full of decorating techniques and ideas. I knew going into the course that I would learn how to make flowers, borders, designs and more, but I also learned some other lessons along the way and felt inspired in ways I didn’t expect.
Rosanna Pansino and her sister Molly often take each other on for fun and silly challenges, many of which revolve around eating. Today, they’ve decided to use the Candy Melts™ Candy Melting Pot to dip 10 different foods in melted chocolate. The foods are not your typical fondue selections, so check out the video below to find out if they’re a fondue or a fon-don’t!
We’re always looking for inspiration and sometimes our cake decorators bring fabulous new ideas to life using existing products – including these 4 new ways to use a handful of everyday decorating tools that you probably already own. These new techniques give some of our favorite and most frequently used decorating tools even more use. Take a look at these DIY cake decorating hacks for fresh inspiration and new ideas on how to use the decorating tip, cookie cutter and fondant roller. Read the rest of this post »
Multilayer cakes continue to rise to new heights. The Easy Layers! cake pan set we introduced last year remains a popular item, as it allows you to build a trendy five-layer cake with ease. Change up the shape with the new Easy Layers! loaf pan set. Just one box of cake mix or a single batch of batter can help you make one of these impressive rectangular-shaped cakes.
The latest cupcake creation from Beth at Hungry Happenings has my heart fluttering. These beautiful peach cobbler flavored cupcakes are just perfect in Wilton’s butterfly pleated baking cups. Beth’s inspiration for these cupcakes comes from her mother and are a lovely little sweet treat for Mother’s Day.
Some of my fondest childhood memories revolve around baking with my mom. Birthdays, holidays, scout bake sales, my mom always baked and I was there in my “Mom’s Little Helper” apron ready to get my hands dirty. I can’t say for sure, but I believe in the beginning I helped because that meant I got first dibs on the brownie covered beaters (I had to get there before my brothers). But I then realized there is more to helping than making a mess and eating raw batter. Some of my mom’s early lessons included “do not turn the mixer on high in a bowl of flour” or “don’t crack eggs directly into the bowl or we will be fishing out eggshell for the next 20 minutes.” At this point it wasn’t really about the baking, but about making memories (and a mess) with my mom.
Some of my favorite memories growing up were going to ice cream shops and getting GIANT ice cream cones. My favorite indulgence was the waffle cone, filled with a scoop or two of the chocolate peanut butter ice cream. I made sure it was so full that I had to eat it with one of the long sundae spoons. I was a kid. Giant ice cream cones made me smile. Heck, they still do! All of the different flavors, the funny upside-down cones decorated like clowns, all the toppings… Mmm… I’m salivating just thinking about it. Read the rest of this post »
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