Archive for the ‘Birthdays’ Category

Circus Treats Birthday Cake

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Everyone knows that the best part of the circus is the food!  Fun for girls of all ages, this Circus Treats Birthday Cake explodes with all the traditional favorites:  popcorn, cotton candy, cookies and more!  You can even personalize this cake with a cute printable banner.

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Statement Birthday Cake

Friday, February 5th, 2016

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

Friday, February 5th, 2016

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

Friday, February 5th, 2016

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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The Inspiration Behind the NEW Cone Cakes Cupcake Baking Rack

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Some of my favorite memories growing up were going to ice cream shops and getting GIANT ice cream cones. My favorite indulgence was the waffle cone, filled with a scoop or two of the chocolate peanut butter ice cream. I made sure it was so full that I had to eat it with one of the long sundae spoons. I was a kid. Giant ice cream cones made me smile. Heck, they still do! All of the different flavors, the funny upside-down cones decorated like clowns, all the toppings… Mmm… I’m salivating just thinking about it. (more…)

Cakes that Span the Decades – Experience the Tie Dye Blast From the Past 60s Cake!

Monday, July 28th, 2014

The 1960s marked the birth of a rebellious spirit – a cosmic counterculture of peace, love, music and art! The younger generation was no longer satisfied with blindly following the rules. They were asking questions, taking action and changing the world.
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Take the Press-sure Out of Cake Decorating

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Do you have a fear of writing a message on your cakes? I do. I struggle with proper letter spacing, the height of each letter, and the message is usually creeping up or down the cake. My freehand writing looks like a ransom note. (more…)

My Top 5 Back to Basics Projects

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Everyone who knows me knows that I love to create desserts, experiment with recipes, and find any reason to celebrate! Decorating pastries doesn’t come easy for everyone, so I thought I’d share my top 5 back to basics projects using Wilton products. I think any beginner will marvel at the end results of some of these projects, and may decide to take up decorating full time! Hold on, because you’re in for a sweet ride! (more…)

What? You Don’t Decorate?

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Okay … it’s confession time. Despite the fact that I’ve been baking since I was a little kid, and I’ve been developing baked good recipes my entire career AND I’ve worked in the Wilton test kitchen for over 9 years, I’m not really a cake decorator.

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Easy Ideas to Add Personality to the Party

Monday, May 21st, 2012

At Wilton we like to party with personality! For each celebration we first consider the occasion and the person we are celebrating. Jenny, one of our product managers, is a girl with style, elegance and does not shy away from bling. Our Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme was inspired by our new party products, and it fit Jenny’s personality! (more…)