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I come from a long line of bakers, including my great-grandmother, Elizabeth. My grandmother likes to tell a story about how her nephew, Tom, always loved the center cinnamon roll. One morning, he passed when the rolls came around, saying he was too full. Everyone else at the table knew he was actually hoping they would come back around to him—including my great-uncle, who took the center roll on purpose! (Clearly, I’ve inherited not only my baking ability, but also my contrary nature from that side of the family).
As the Product Manager for Buttercream Dec orating Tools and Accessories, I am constantly striving to create products that help make decorating easier, so decorators can focus on their amazing vision coming to life on a cake. I love monitoring trends and have noticed the increasing presence of stacked cakes. We love the look of these cakes but realize that they can be quite difficult to put together—and stay together! Working with our engineers, we developed an easy system using Wilton Support Rods and Caps and Center Core Rods. Read the rest of this post »
Topping cupcakes with a two or three-color swirl is nothing new. For years we’ve been doubling or tripling up 12-inch decorating bags into larger 16-inch decorating bags. It’s worked, but it’s also been messy, inconsistent and sometimes sloppy.
Cupcakes continue to be a staple when it comes to the dessert table. With an endless assortment of flavors, colors and decorating styles, it’s easy to see why they remain a favorite treat. Plus, they seem to be just the right serving size to satisfy that sweet tooth craving! Read the rest of this post »
I went to pastry school to learn the science of baking, but my true education came from my former boss, Milette Raz, at my first bakery job. When Milette hired me, I was hired as a cake decorator. Other people at the bakery did the actual baking, and then we finished off cakes, cookies and cupcakes. At the time, I was far more into the baking aspect of things, but this was my first job offer in the field and I was eager to learn, so I jumped right in. Milette was wildly creative, talented, patient, and caring. She taught me everything I know about cake decorating and cake design and how to work with different mediums like icing, chocolate, and fondant. Coincidentally, she is trained through the Wilton Method of Cake Decorating, having attended The Master Class at The Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionary Art many years before.
Technology is literally at our fingertips — on our smart phone, tablet and computer, making it easier and more accessible than ever to learn online. We’ve been expanding our online education resources so that you can learn to decorate cakes and sweet treats anytime and anywhere. Is the weekend your only free time? We’re there for you. Insomnia at 3 a.m.? We’re there for you then, too! Or maybe you’re in the middle of creating a birthday cake and you need help right this minute. You can get 24/7 access to our library of easy-to-learn Wilton Method of Cake Decorating video tutorials on-demand. You can learn baking and decorating anywhere, anytime from Wilton experts.
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