Archive for the ‘Cake Decorating’ Category

10 Easy Valentine’s Day Treats

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovebirds anymore – it’s the perfect time to show your love and appreciation for friends, family members, coworkers and other important people in your life. Giving a homemade gift is a great way to bring a smile to someone’s face. Here are 10 easy ideas for Valentine’s Day treats.

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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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Fruit Cereal Treat Cake

Friday, February 5th, 2016

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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2016 Baking & Decorating Trends

Friday, February 5th, 2016

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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Layered Heart Cake

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

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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Christmas Treats Around the World, Day 10: Germany

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Here in the United States, cookies are the most popular treat during Christmastime. We were curious about holiday sweets in other countries, so we reached out to several of our international distributors and Wilton Method Instructors to learn more! In this 12-part series, a different country and traditional dessert will be featured each day. Today’s blog and recipe comes from Claudia Iffert. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, she now lives in Germany and is a certified Wilton Method Instructor as well as CEO of the CakeAcademy.

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Christmas Treats Around the World, Day 9: United Kingdom

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Here in the United States, cookies are the most popular treat during Christmastime. We were curious about holiday sweets in other countries, so we reached out to several of our international distributors and Wilton Method Instructors to learn more! In this 12-part series, a different country and traditional dessert will be featured each day. Today’s blog and recipe comes from Dan Tucker in the United Kingdom. Dan runs a Cake and Sugarcraft store in the UK and also teaches Wilton Method classes.

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The Wilton Method on Creativebug: Mastering Buttercream

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

IMG_40167 Hi, I’m Stephanie! Do you want to ice a cake smooth? Make your own buttercream? Learn some buttercream decorating techniques? Find it all on Creativebug and learn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home. Here’s a behind the scenes look at what it was like for me to film these Wilton Method classes for Creativebug.

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