Desiree Smith

Meet the Wilton Sweet Treat Team

March 14th, 2014 by Desiree Smith

Sweet_Treat_Team_ImageIt’s easy for me to lose an entire Saturday afternoon to Pinterest and blogs. I can spend hours clicking from one post to the next and asking myself, “Why can’t I do that?!” While my own completion of crafting and baking ideas isn’t always a win, I’ve continually had an appreciation for the talents of others when it comes to cooking, baking and decorating.

A few weeks ago, we launched our blogger program known as the Wilton Sweet Treat Team. Read the rest of this post »

Steve Rocco

Celebrating our Anniversary with Cake Styles that Span the Decades

February 28th, 2014 by Steve Rocco

Wilton85Anniversary_1920Happy anniversary to us! We’re celebrating Wilton’s 85th anniversary of making it easier for you to decorate! How does a company that’s been helping you celebrate special occasions since the 1920s celebrate a special occasion of our own? With cake, of course! But not just ANY cake and not just one! Through the coming months, we’ll be creating cakes that capture iconic imagery of each decade since our founding, starting with the ’20s cake. We’ll also be asking for your input on the remaining designs—more on that below. But first, let’s talk about the kickoff cake in our Decades of Cake series! Read the rest of this post »

Dawn Fletcher

All Hail The Wilton School — a first-hand account of The Wilton School experience

February 6th, 2014 by Dawn Fletcher

My decision to attend The Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionery Art was made within the first five minutes of the first Wilton Method Course I ever attended in Waterloo, Ontario, in April 2013. I went through the four Wilton Method Courses offered near me over the next few months. But I was so excited to register for The Wilton School and choose the courses that would best serve me during my stay. Read the rest of this post »

Ella Buitrago

Quilling With Fondant and Gum Paste

December 20th, 2013 by Ella Buitrago

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. Read the rest of this post »

Clare Studwell

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

December 19th, 2013 by Clare Studwell

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! Read the rest of this post »

Emily Tatak

3 Ways to Use Colored Cookie Dough for Christmas Cookies

December 18th, 2013 by Emily Tatak

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. Read the rest of this post »

Linda Augsburg

Make Memories This Christmas: Build a Gingerbread House

December 18th, 2013 by Linda Augsburg

As the aunt of four boys and the “they call me aunt” of my best friends’ kids, I like to make time during the holiday season to spend an afternoon with these amazing kids doing something fun. First, it’s a great way to make special, cherished memories for them and for me! Second, it gives their parents a chance to run errands kid-free. And third, I like sharing what I know while we do something fun for both of us! My hands-down favorite activity to do with the kids this season: the gingerbread house project! Read the rest of this post »

Valerie Pradhan

How to Create a Royal Icing Poinsettia

December 16th, 2013 by Valerie Pradhan

The classic elegance of poinsettia makes them a Christmas season staple. Did you know you could create beautiful edible poinsettias using royal icing that are perfect accents for your holiday baking? All you need is two decorating tips, a lily nail, some foil, and red and gold royal icing and you can make beautiful poinsettias. Watch our instructional video to see how easy it is to make poinsettias. Read the rest of this post »

Katie Singraber

Christmas Treat Decorating … Made Easy!

December 14th, 2013 by Katie Singraber

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?! Read the rest of this post »

Tim Bay

Dads: Stuff You Need to Know to Create an Epic Gingerbread Experience with Your Kids

December 13th, 2013 by Tim Bay

I am a guy, so it won’t come as a surprise that I like to build stuff. I am not alone. It’s part of our male DNA. It’s something that is passed on from generation to generation. We like to tinker, put stuff together, figure out how it works, play with cool tools, and conquer challenges. Something else I like to do – spend time with my kids. But I will be honest – I am not as patient or as selfless with my time as my wife. I want to find something they like doing but I like to do as well – yeah, I guess that makes me just a really old kid. So, I am always on the look-out for something fun to do with my children.

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