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…)
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I love working with fondant. You can create intricate designs that you just can’t achieve with buttercream. I’ve been playing with two techniques lately — overlays and inlays — and want to show you how easy it is to make great designs using both techniques. (more…)
Are you intrigued by cakes wrapped with bands of beautifully embossed fondant ribbon? We sure are, and we bet you are, too! But we know what you’re thinking: Making embossed fondant ribbon takes time and tools for cutting and embossing or crazy decorating skills. (more…)
One of the most important, but often overlooked, steps in working with fondant and gum paste is dusting your work surfaces, molds and tools. Much like flouring your surface and rolling pin when working with roll-out cookies or pie crust is helpful, a light dusting of confectioners’ sugar or cornstarch (or a combination) is a must.
More than 10 years ago, Wilton was inspired by the elegant and tailored cakes coming out of Europe that featured fondant. We knew we wanted to bring this cake design innovation to America, but we wanted to do it the Wilton way – by making it foolproof. We went to work developing a fondant that was easy to cover your cake, easy to shape into dimensional designs, easy to mold to make detailed decorations, yet strong enough to hold up to the handling that it might receive by a first time fondant user. And we did. In 2003, we released our Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant. (more…)
We were on the move in the 1930s. While the United States was contending with The Great Depression and The Dust Bowl, dancing lifted the mood for many, if only temporarily. Gathering places in towns large and small were filled with upbeat tempos and the latest dances — Jazz, Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing and the Shag — in addition to traditional square dancing. (more…)