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People often ask how I got my start. They are fascinated with work I’ve done for celebrity parties, and I’m most often asked, “How did they find you in Seattle?”
It’s crazy, really.
As a native of Washington State, home of the World’s Greatest Cup of Coffee, caffeine is practically running through my blood. So when I was 23 years old, my husband and I opened our very own espresso stand, One for the Road. It was the perfect job for me – I loved serving up a daily caffeine pick-me-up with a side of smiles and laughter to our regular customers. For just under five years, we ran our little coffee business quite successfully. Read the rest of this post »
I love working with fondant. You can create intricate designs that you just can’t achieve with buttercream. I’ve been playing with two techniques lately — overlays and inlays — and want to show you how easy it is to make great designs using both techniques. Read the rest of this post »
The trend today is toward small-bite desserts and tastings. This new trend has its roots in the recent trend of “flights” — samplers served at restaurants — in both foods and drinks, but the new tastings are smaller servings, a true “tasting,” letting you try multiples.
We noticed that our popular treat pops were more of a “serving” than a “taste.” We were convinced that the unlimited treat pop flavor combinations would be a perfect fit for this new small-bite dessert trend. So, honey, we shrunk the treat pop containers! Read the rest of this post »
Have you seen the new Wilton Candy Melts Candy Melting Pot ? We’ve improved so many features! With a sturdier handle and a spout on each side, it’s easier to pour directly from the pot. Plus, you’ll love how simple it is to clean up after you’re done. Check out the video. Read the rest of this post »
I might have to make Marilyn Johnson, of Pink Martinis and Pearls, a cape, because she just became my new entertaining supershero (she+hero=shero).
Granted, she’s a Sweet Treat Team Brand Ambassador, but she made the most splendid quiche for a springtime brunch using the Springtime Cupcake Pan. It would be perfect for Easter or Mother’s Day or just a get-together with the girls some weekend. But folks, that’s not all she did. You’ve gotta go over to her blog and see what she did with leeks. Yes, I said LEEKS! Seriously, her mind works in mysterious and wonderful ways. Read the rest of this post »
Are you intrigued by cakes wrapped with bands of beautifully embossed fondant ribbon? We sure are, and we bet you are, too! But we know what you’re thinking: Making embossed fondant ribbon takes time and tools for cutting and embossing or crazy decorating skills. Read the rest of this post »
One of the most important, but often overlooked, steps in working with fondant and gum paste is dusting your work surfaces, molds and tools. Much like flouring your surface and rolling pin when working with roll-out cookies or pie crust is helpful, a light dusting of confectioners’ sugar or cornstarch (or a combination) is a must.
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Easter Popcorn with Candy Melts Candy, Marshmallows and Sprinkles: Bunny Tails Popcorn Mix from Framed Frosting
I’m amazed that college student and Sweet Treat Team Ambassador Danielle Doerr of Framed Frosting makes time to whip up some cool treats for herself! She’s studying, of course, and working two part-time jobs, and still has the energy and enthusiasm to invent Bunny Tails Popcorn Mix using Wilton Candy Melts candy and Easter Mix Sprinkles. When I was in college, I would have been lucky to get the popcorn popped! But here she is, a student, working two jobs and sharing her love of sweet treats on her blog. Read the rest of this post »
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