Archive for the ‘Fondant’ Category

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…)

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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ICYMI: How to Make a Kawaii Lion Cake

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

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Last week, cake artist Lyndsay Sung from Coco Cake Land took over our Instagram to show us how to make this adorable buttercream lion cake. Perfect for any birthday celebration, this sweet treat is both fun and easy to achieve. We’re here to recap Lyndsey’s Instagram tutorial to show you how!

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How to Store Leftover Icing and Fondant

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

BuIcSt30788 11You’ve just finished making another cake! You step back to look at your beautiful creation and let the feeling of accomplishment sink in. Then you look at your kitchen, as the next step is one of the most dreaded parts of cake decorating: the clean-up. While Wilton unfortunately cannot assist in cleaning your kitchen (believe me, I’ve asked!), we can help give you some tips on how to store leftover icing and fondant.

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Woodland Animal Cakes and Cupcakes

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Cute little woodland critters are great guests for any occasion – birthdays, baby showers or just because. These sweet faces are almost too cute to eat! Check out the ideas below and click through each project to learn how to make woodland animal cakes and cupcakes.

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FAQ’s on Working with Fondant

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

We receive a lot of questions here at Wilton in many different ways – social media, email, phone calls, YouTube. Another source filled with questions and answers is, of course, this very blog. One of our most popular posts is this Fondant Tips & Tricks blog from January of 2010. It’s no surprise that the blog has received many questions over the years! We’ve read through your comments and gathered up your most frequently asked questions on working with fondant.

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How to Make a Tiered Cake

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Stacked cakes always look stunning, even if they’re just a two-tiered cake, but I’ve been intimidated by them for a while. My decorating skills have certainly grown a lot since I started working at Wilton two and a half years ago, but it wasn’t until recently that I made a tiered cake all on my own. Are you wondering how to make a tiered cake? If you’ve never stacked cakes before but would like to try, never fear! I’m here to walk you through just how I made this purple cake with neon flowers.

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3 Unique Ways to Use a Fondant Mold

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Are you a fondant expert? Not a fan of the stuff? Not even sure what it is? None of that matters with these three clever ways to use a fondant mold! We used Candy Melts candy, cookie dough and buttercream icing to make some phenomenal molded treats.

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Ooh La La! How to Make Parisian Patisserie Cupcake Toppers

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

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Hi! My name is Lynlee Beckett, creator of Lynlees.com and author of Sweet & Unique Cupcake Toppers. I am thrilled to be back on the Wilton blog sharing another fondant tutorial! Last summer, I shared how to make hot dog and hamburger fondant toppers.

I recently threw a Patisserie Baking party for my daughter’s birthday where the little bakers were invited to decorate their own cupcakes and cookies utilizing a plethora of Wilton baking and decorating products! In addition to the decorating activity, guests were able to browse through the French patisserie we brought to life, including these sweet and fancy Parisian Patisserie cupcakes! Follow the step-by-step tutorial to create fondant toppers of your own that will have your guests saying, “Ooh la la”!

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This Fondant Graduation Dog is Top of the Class

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

It’s graduation party season! When Beth from Hungry Happenings sent me her latest blog post on this autograph hound, I first thought I was looking at a stuffed animal. It wasn’t until I read the headline that I realized the little guy is made from fondant!

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