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Here at Wilton, we believe any occasion deserves fabulously decorated treats! We’re here to help you learn how to do just that: Decorate treats you’ll be proud to share. So we’re pleased to announce that we’ve updated our Course 1 curriculum to better meet your needs.
Whether you’re new to decorating or you want a refresher, the new Course 1 — Building Buttercream Skills serves up some trendy new techniques to update or develop your skills. Learn to make a two-color double bag swirl for cupcakes that look much more difficult to decorate than they are! Practice the pulled dot technique for a modern twist on decorating cakes, cupcakes and sweet treats. Use rosettes, leaves and loops to make one-of-a-kind cakes. Read the rest of this post »
More than 10 years ago, Wilton was inspired by the elegant and tailored cakes coming out of Europe that featured fondant. We knew we wanted to bring this cake design innovation to America, but we wanted to do it the Wilton way – by making it foolproof. We went to work developing a fondant that was easy to cover your cake, easy to shape into dimensional designs, easy to mold to make detailed decorations, yet strong enough to hold up to the handling that it might receive by a first time fondant user. And we did. In 2003, we released our Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant. Read the rest of this post »
When 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?
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. Read the rest of this post »
Maybe you grew up with a lamb cake as the centerpiece of the Easter dessert table. Or, maybe you’ve seen pictures of the little lambies on blogs, Pinterest or Instagram, and your curiosity got the better of you. Either way, let us make the baking and decorating of the lamb cake a little easier for you, with hints and decorating ideas to help you succeed. Read the rest of this post »
We were on the move in the 1930s. While the United States was contending with The Great Depression and The Dust Bowl, dancing lifted the mood for many, if only temporarily. Gathering places in towns large and small were filled with upbeat tempos and the latest dances — Jazz, Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing and the Shag — in addition to traditional square dancing. Read the rest of this post »
It’s Easter, so it’s time to color eggs! But aren’t you past the dye tablets and wire dipper? Make one-of-a-kind Easter eggs using one of these fabulous and (mostly) easy techniques, thanks to Wilton food-safe products, like Wilton Icing Colors, Color Mist food color spray, Pearl Dust edible accents and FoodWriter edible color markers. Read the rest of this post »
While some fans out there will create elaborate dioramas with their PEEPS™, we prefer to just make ours more delicious! Which will you try? Will you dip them in Candy Melts® candy and decorate them with sprinkles? Use the Wilton PEEP™ Silicone Mold to make two-toned gelatin chicks? Or, bake some roll-out cookies using the Wilton PEEPS Cookie Cutter Set and decorate them with sugars or icing? Scroll through the inspiration for ideas for cookies, cupcakes and candy treats this Easter featuring your favorite marshmallow treats!
What delicious treats can you make with Candy Melts candy? It’s easier to say what can’t you make, because there are so many options! I’ve collected my favorite Candy Melt candy projects from Wilton.com. No matter what your skill level or needs are, you’ll find a sweet treat or two (or 15, if you’re like me) that will satisfy your candy craving. Read the rest of this post »
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