Desiree Smith

How to Make Cake Pops

July 26th, 2016 by Desiree Smith

Crumbled cake mixed with icing or chocolate gives us one sweet treat: the cake pop. This deliciousness on a stick has so many flavor and design possibilities – every time we think we’ve seen it all, a cool new design grabs our attention. If you’ve never tried making cake pops before, I have just the video to get you started along with plenty of fun, colorful, tasty ideas!

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Joyce Balash

10 Tasty No-Bake Recipes

July 25th, 2016 by Joyce Balash

With the heat of summer setting in, there is no way you could get me to turn on the oven. Instead, I’ll be satisfying my sweet tooth with some awesome no-bake treats! You too can beat the heat and get your sugar fix with these awesome recipes.

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Desiree Smith

3 Intoxicating Boozy Cupcake Recipes

July 20th, 2016 by Desiree Smith

Happy Wednesday! If you’re in need of a pick-me-up to get over hump day, we’ve got just the thing: booze infused cupcakes. Yep, you can give your cupcakes a kick with these Shot Tops Flavor Infusers. Want to make them non-alcoholic? No problem, these recipes are easy to customize and still packed with flavor! Check out these three boozy cupcake recipes.

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Joyce Balash

9 Winning Olympics Inspired Treats

July 19th, 2016 by Joyce Balash

The summer Olympic Games will be here in just a couple of weeks! Check out these fun Olympics-themed treats that will last you through all your favorite events and viewing parties!

9 Olympics Inspired Treats

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Desiree Smith

3 Cookie Shot Glasses You Can Eat

July 18th, 2016 by Desiree Smith

Who wants some milk and cookies? The milk and cookie shot has been trending for a couple years now, and we’ve seen as many different ways of making them as we have flavor combinations. This iconic treat pairing is easier than ever to make when you use this Cookie Shot Glass Pan Set. Need some more ideas? Check out these three recipes for cookie shot glasses.

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Tiffany Jersey

Ice Cream Treats You Need in Your Life

July 15th, 2016 by Tiffany Jersey

Are you ready for the coolest sundae funday of the summer? This Sunday is National Ice Cream Day and to get ready, we thought we’d share some of the most outrageously delicious ice cream sandwiches we have ever seen. Take a look at these ice cream treats you need in your life!

NO Bake Cookie dough ice cream sandwiches

cookie dough ice cream sandwiches

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Desiree Smith

4 Amazing Ways to Use Color Swirl

July 14th, 2016 by Desiree Smith

One easy way to up the “wow” factor of cupcakes and other desserts is to use more than one color in your decorating. The Color Swirl 3-Color Coupler comes in handy when you want two or three different colors to blend seamlessly. We’ve been playing around with some different ways to use this tool and found four more amazing ways to use Color Swirl!

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Connie Verzak

No Bake Recipes You Need in Your Life

July 13th, 2016 by Connie Verzak

You guys, I fell down a rabbit hole, and that hole was lined with delicious flavored gelatin. It started out innocently enough. I was looking for my mami’s delicious no bake recipe for a cheesecake-like JELLO called “Gelatina Flotatina.” When I was little, she would do some magic with a can of evaporated milk that resulted in a light cheesecake-mousse-y thing that wasn’t too sweet and also refreshing.

It’s delicious, easy to make, cheap, AND doesn’t require turning on the oven in this summer heat. It’s made with a combination of flavored or unflavored gelatin, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and/or cream cheese. I LOVE ALL THOSE THINGS.

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Lulette Gehron

Easy French Macaron Decorating Ideas

July 12th, 2016 by Lulette Gehron

Macarons are all the rage right now. These dainty French cookies have swept our dessert table by storm and have invaded our Instagram and Pinterest feeds by many food and dessert habitués. If you’ve ever wanted to make them, we have a basic French macaron recipe that you can use as your starting point. You can also enroll in a macaron class at The Wilton School in Darien, Illinois. The lessons will cover everything you need to know from proper batter preparation and hand piping techniques to filling your macaron shells. I attended this class and learned great tips and techniques. Now I’m macaron-obsessed and want to try every color and filling that I could possibly make!

Easy French Macaron Decorating Ideas

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Traci Chapple

Behind the Design: Color Swirl 3 Color Coupler

July 11th, 2016 by Traci Chapple

Hi there, Decorator!

We wanted to give you a behind-the-scenes look at how we come up with new and exciting product ideas, like the Color Swirl 3-Color Coupler. All of our projects start with goals—what do we want to accomplish for our Wilton decorators? From the onset of this concept—creating one tool to pipe multiple icing colors at the same time—we had three distinct goals in mind:

1. HELP decorators use a bunch of colors at the same time
2. Make the piping bag be EASY to refill
3. Ensure it’s fast and SIMPLE to use (nothing fancy except the results!)

Next, we started “Cakestorming” different solutions that could meet all three of  goals. We  gathered a TON of ideas that we tested with quick mock-ups . Slowly, we filtered through the our “cakestorm” Post-its covering the wall and narrowed it down to just the ideas that best supported our three goals.

We ended the Post-it session with the idea that we had to use a different bag for each color. This makes refilling so easy! It’d be just like filling any ‘ole bag! We also knew we wanted a single coupler that could hold a single tip to keep it simple to use. But then the question became, how do we connect multiple bags to a single coupler? As you can see, we went right back to our Post-its:

3 color coupler

First, we tried to feed different bags through a center wheel shape (#1), but the bags weren’t secure enough and popped out with too much pressure. That led us to a 1/3 coupler piece that could be placed in each bag (#2). This could secure the bags just like our normal couplers, keeping it super simple! Then, we went to engineering to help us get the threading just right (#3), and to figure out a way to register the pieces together so it’s easy to assemble.

What came out is a product we believe HELPS decorators create multi-colored masterpieces that is EASY to fill, SIMPLE to use and creates impressive multi-color icing swirls!  We hope you enjoy using our Color Swirl coupler as much as we enjoyed designing it! We love what you’re doing with the rainbow icing swirls and matching your party colors to your treats! What’s you favorite way to use the Color Swirl 3-Color Coupler? Tell us in the comments below.