Desiree Smith

Father’s Day Treat: Gentleman Jack Cupcakes

June 10th, 2015 by Desiree Smith

Father’s Day is less than a couple weeks away, and we’re sure many dads out there would enjoy a homemade sweet treat. If your dad is also a fan of Jack Daniels, then you’ve got to give these Gentleman Jack cupcakes a try for Father’s Day!

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Desiree Smith

I Tried It: Sangria Cupcakes

June 8th, 2015 by Desiree Smith

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!

 

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Desiree Smith

This Fondant Graduation Dog is Top of the Class

June 4th, 2015 by Desiree Smith

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!

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Desiree Smith

5 Unexpected Lessons I Learned from a Wilton Class

June 3rd, 2015 by Desiree Smith

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.

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Desiree Smith

Mastering the Art of Cake Decorating

June 2nd, 2015 by Desiree Smith

The first time I really tried to bake and decorate a cake was for my roommate’s birthday during my senior year of college. I had baked cookies and brownies before but never really tried to master a cake. I picked up a box of cake mix, two 9-inch round pans and a tub of chocolate icing and got to work in our tiny apartment kitchen.

I didn’t know the first thing about decorating a cake back then.

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Desiree Smith

Is it a Fondue or a Fon-don’t?

June 1st, 2015 by Desiree Smith

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!

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Tiffany Parotto

5 New Ways to Use Decorating Tools You Already Have

May 13th, 2015 by Tiffany Parotto

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 »

Desiree Smith

Layered Cakes: 3 Delicious New Recipes

May 12th, 2015 by Desiree Smith

 

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.

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Desiree Smith

Peach Cobbler Butterfly Cupcakes

May 8th, 2015 by Desiree Smith

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.

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Emily Tatak

Grandma’s Kolachy Cookies

May 8th, 2015 by Emily Tatak

Kolachy Cookies

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.

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