Desiree Smith

Statement Birthday Cake

February 5th, 2016 by Desiree Smith

Messaging becomes even bigger in 2016 with stylized lettering, bold font styles and fun sayings.  This cake shouts the message that the birthday boy or girl is now five years old.  The letters for the top of the cake are easy to make using Decorator Preferred white fondant tinted to a favorite color.  The sides of the cake feature decorations colorfully piped icing.

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Flower Statement Ring Cake

February 5th, 2016 by Desiree Smith

A voluminous ring of piped buttercream flowers in varying shades with pops of contrasting color personifies this stop-and-stare look of the year. The variety of flowers within the arrangement adds additional interest. Don’t be intimidated.  Each flower is piped separately, then frozen and added to the cake top later.

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Pixelated Perfection Celebration Cake

February 5th, 2016 by Desiree Smith

If you geek over video games, sci-fi, or your favorite comic book characters, the Geeked Out cake trend is for you.  This square cake with its pixelated side pattern and cake topper is easy enough for beginners to make, using Decorator Preferred White Fondant and Ready-to-Use Gum Paste tinted to a galactic vibrant color palette.

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New-Age Candy Bark

February 5th, 2016 by Desiree Smith

Color contrasts and unexpected toppings combine to make this swirled candy bark modern and new.  Two flavors of Candy Melts candy are loaded with salty pretzels, crushed ice cream cones, colorful sprinkles and freeze dried fruit for a treat that can’t be beat.

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Fruit Cereal Treat Cake

February 5th, 2016 by Desiree Smith

Nothing epitomizes the Kidult trend more than favorite childhood cereals re-imagined into grown-up style desserts.  Here, colorful fruity cereal forms the five layers for a “cake” children of all ages can appreciate.  The Easy Layers! cake pan set is used to mold the layers to perfect size.

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Mixed Fruit Pavlovas

February 5th, 2016 by Desiree Smith

Pavlovas, first popularized in the 1920s, are making a resurgence on the dessert menu.  The 2016 versions tops the crisp, crunchy outer shell and soft marshmallowy center with interesting combinations of fresh fruit and herbs over mounds of rich whipped cream or topping.

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2016 Baking & Decorating Trends

February 5th, 2016 by Beth Somers and Tiffany Parotto

We’re excited to share the 10 baking and decorating trends for 2016! DIY candy, herb-adorned cakes, copper colors and pixelated images are just a taste of what you’ll find. Learn more about this year’s trends from Beth Somers, Director of Creative Content Development and Tiffany Parotto, Senior Copy Writer. Both worked closely with a handful of other trend watchers at Wilton to create this comprehensive list of hot ideas.

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Ruffled Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

February 4th, 2016 by Desiree Smith

Piled high with ruffles and rosettes, these sweet Valentine’s Day cupcakes are a great way to say “I love you!”  In different shades of pink, these cupcakes also sport a little candy heart on top for a crowning touch.   These cupcakes are also great for work or classroom treats!

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Layered Heart Cake

February 4th, 2016 by Desiree Smith

Simple, yet stunning, this Layered Heart Cake is all you need to tell your special someone that they’re loved.  Made using Easy Layers pans and topped with a confectioners’ sugar glaze, this cake has sweetness in every layer.  You could even fill every other layer with raspberries or strawberries for a sweet surprise!

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Cupid’s Arrow Valentine Cookies

February 4th, 2016 by Desiree Smith

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Treat your someone special with these cute Cupid’s Arrow Valentine Cookies.  The decorative hearts and arrows rest on a bed of buttercream icing, making these cookies the perfect treat for kids and adults alike!  These hearts and arrows sprinkles are small, so try using a pair of tweezers to help set the decorations on the cookie without ruining the icing. Find everything you need to make these adorable cookies here.

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