Archive for May, 2018

What is Shortening?

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

If we had a nickel for every time someone asked us this question! If you’ve ever baked a pie from scratch or made our buttercream frosting for the first time, you might have found yourself wondering the same thing or what you can use as a substitute. We asked our test kitchen to give us the 411 on this mysterious ingredient.
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Cactus Cakes & Desserts to Make Your Favorite Cowboy/Cowgirl

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls — if you or someone you know loves all things Western, take a gander at this desert-inspired spread. We can’t get enough of the cactus cakes and desserts cropping up all over the web, so we made our own! Perfect for birthday parties, themed soirée or your weekly Westworld viewing party, these treats are sure to impress. (more…)

The 2018 Wilton Annual Outlet Sale!

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

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If you love to bake and decorate fun, engaging desserts that delight your friends and family, you know how important it is to have quality bakeware and cake decorating tools in your collection. Come shop the Wilton Outlet Sale in Naperville, Illinois in June (every day!) and get up to 50% off of your favorite bakeware and cake and cookie decorating supplies!

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Graduation Party Ideas and Cakes!

Friday, May 11th, 2018

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Congratulations, you did it! You studied, applied yourself, tested and walked across the stage in your cap and gown – and now it’s time to party! Graduation parties are a wonderful way to celebrate your achievements with family and friends and look forward to what the future holds. Check out some of our favorite graduation cakes for a fun, themed graduation party!

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Mother’s Day Brunch Idea: Watercolor Sweets

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

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They care for scraped knees, dry teary eyes, help with science fair projects and do routine sweeps for monsters under the bed. That’s right, today we’re talking about the women who do it all — moms! These real life superheroes should be celebrated every darn day, but Mother’s Day is definitely the time to go all out. And since Mother’s Day is one of the busiest restaurant days of the year, what better way to celebrate than a colorful and relaxing brunch at home? For home bakers who want to take their festivities up a notch, here are some unique watercolor-inspired Mother’s Day brunch ideas to liven up your tablescape.
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First Friday: Margarita Cupcakes (Cinco de Mayo Edition)

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Margarita-CupcakesWhile Cinco de Mayo may be a low-key military victory celebration in Mexico, it’s America’s favorite way to celebrate Mexican culture, food, traditions and cocktails — so what better way to celebrate this festive day than with a platter of margarita cupcakes? Whip up these little beauties alongside the real deal to complete your table spread.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Horses, and Zebras, and Unicorns – Oh My!

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

 

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Put on your Sunday best, grab a mint julep, and get ready to race – it’s the Kentucky Derby! This weekend, Churchill Downs will host the most famous horse race on Earth, one that’s been an American tradition since 1875. Any respectable Kentucky Derby party will feature a horse cake – they are the stars of the show after all. But our horse cake pan is capable of creating so much more than just a perfect pony – other animals and mythical creatures can come to life as well. Check out the different projects that you can achieve with the help of our imaginative test kitchen!

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