Buttercream is a classic when it comes to cake decorating, as it is soft and spreadable with a flavor most everyone loves. While there are many tools available to help you work with buttercream, here are some we consider essential.
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The Display Your Way Cake Stand is just the serveware to match every party, season and occasion, freeing you from the clutter of multiple cake stands that take up valuable storage space. The white base, customizable center compartment, sides and stand make it fun and easy to match your party from top to bottom.
Adding texture to your fondant is easier than ever, thanks to the new Wilton Pattern Embosser Set and interchangeable Pattern Rollers. While the dot pattern that comes with the handle in the two-piece set is perfect for many occasions, I’m thrilled that I have so many other options. I can make a fun and funky cake using the leopard pattern roller. The burlap pattern roller lets me add a rough-hewn fabric texture to my fondant designs. The diamond pattern on the quilt pattern roller makes it easy to add the trendy quilted design. The sophisticated geometric pattern roller provides a subtle design for an elegant cake. (more…)
All metal spatulas are the same, right? Can’t I use a silicone spatula to ice my cake? Or, maybe a butter knife or just plain-old dinner knife would work. Why would I need more than one spatula?
Just ask an experienced cake decorator and he or she will tell you that not all spatulas are the same. Spatulas come in various shapes and sizes because they serve different purposes. (more…)
At Wilton, we believe that stencils provide a great sweet treat decorating option, and we challenged ourselves to find a way to make stenciling easier. Traditional cake decorating stencils tend to shift and move when icing or color is applied and the process can be cumbersome. We began development for a low-tack, food-safe adhesive — one that would keep the stencil in place without damaging the iced surface of the treat. The result — Wilton Stick-N-Stay Adhesive Stencils.
Decorating tips are an essential part of decorating cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more. With so many tips to choose from, it’s easy to become overwhelmed, especially when it comes to picking the perfect tip for your project. If you’re just starting out, choosing tips that offer the most versatility is ideal. (more…)
Decorating with fondant and gum paste is one of my favorite things to do. For years, I have been cutting out shapes and creating flowers with the Deluxe Gum Paste Tool Set, which has all the tools you need to cut, shape and position delicate decorations. This has always been my go-to set – until I discovered Wilton’s 8 Piece Modeling Tool Set. (more…)
I am new to the Wilton Family. Since my arrival, I’ve been exposed to all sorts of products in the realm of cake decorating and decided to try my hand at my first fondant cake. I knew I wanted to make something bright and cheery with some flowers to impress the in-laws the first time I was hosting everyone for Easter. Being new, I was directed to the Fondant/Gum Paste Decorating Set, which proved to be THE essential kit for beginners like me. (more…)
After completing the Wilton Master’s Class at the Wilton School of Cake Decorating last year, I fell head over heels with making special treats for my family and friends. After intense practice mastering all types of techniques, one little tool proved to be invaluable: the icing tip coupler. (more…)