Archive for the ‘General Dessert’ Category

Wine Wednesday: Lemon Blueberry Mini Fluted Cakes and Chardonnay

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

 

Wine Wednesday Dessert Pairing | Wilton Cake Decorating | Lemon Blueberry Mini Fluted Cakes with Kendall-Jackson Late Harvest ChardonnayWelcome to our first of five Wine Wednesdays! Can you think of any better way to get through the rest of the week? A few months ago, I attended a culinary conference and had the pleasure of attending a wine tasting hosted by Kendall-Jackson Wine. Not only was the wine amazing, but the food paired with it was delicious. It never ceases to amazing me how the right wine and food pairing can completely change the taste of a dish!

The wine and food pairing got me thinking…what if we pair our Wilton recipes with Kendall-Jackson Wines? After some brainstorming, the Wine Wednesday series was born! The Wilton Test Kitchen sent some recipes to the wine experts at Kendall-Jackson, and they perfectly paired each recipe with one of their wonderful wines.

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4 County Fair Sweet Treats

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

4 County Fair Sweet Treats | Wilton Cake DecoratingA staple of summertime is all the delicious fair food that’s available throughout the season! We decided to put our own twist on some county fair classics that you can make at home. Check out these scrumptious ideas:

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8 Luau Party Desserts

Friday, May 12th, 2017

8 Luau Party Desserts | Wilton Cake Decorating

Summer is just around the corner! What better way to celebrate warmth and sunshine than with a luau party? A luau is a great theme for graduation parties and birthdays, or as a “just because” excuse to pretend you’re on an island. Check out these 8 luau desserts and add some sweet tropical flair to your party spread.

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Lighten Up with These 10 Lemon Recipes

Friday, April 7th, 2017

10 Lemon Recipes | Wilton Cake Decorating Blog
Brighten up your baking with one of these tangy lemon recipes!

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Find YOUR Dessert Sign

Friday, March 24th, 2017

BlogImages-AstrologicalSignsWhat does your astrological sign have to say about your dessert preference?  Take a look below and see what your dessert sign is…based on sweets, not stars!

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What Do Your Favorite Sprinkles Say About You?

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Sprinkle-TypesWhich of these would be the perfect finishing touch to any dessert? Find out what your sprinkle style says about you, and shop your sprinkle style here!

The Nonpareilist

It’s all about attention to detail for you, especially when it comes to decorating. When you add a few dashes of these colorful nonpareils, it makes your baked creations even more beautiful. You take pride in your work and love being complimented on a job well done. Being a little bit of a perfectionist is what makes you so good at whatever you do. 

“Shimmy Me with Jimmies!”

Be it rainbow or traditional chocolate sprinkles, if jimmies are your favorite, chances are you’re a creature of comfort.  You don’t like fussing around with a bunch of tools and ingredients…a simple cake with a dash of sprinkles will do just fine!  For you, decorating should be easy, breezy, lemon squeezy! 

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7 Sensational Skillet Desserts

Monday, November 7th, 2016

7 Sensational Skillet DessertsSometimes, you’re in the mood for just a little bit of dessert. That’s where this 6-inch cast iron skillet comes in handy. It’s perfect for making a dessert for yourself or to share with someone else. Need some recipe inspiration? Check out these ideas below!

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Pick the Perfect Pie: Meal & Pie Pairings Guide

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Meal & Pie Pairings | WiltonWhen I invite people over for dinner or plan a family meal, I often approach the menu backwards…what’s for dessert?  That’s just my inner sweet tooth driving the get-together, but I often bake a pie or tart to feature seasonal ingredients that I want to share while they are at their peak. It keeps family and friends sitting at the dinner table as long as possible, sharing stories, sipping wine or coffee. However, to make menu planning a little easier and frankly more “straight forward,” here is a primer on matching some of our best Wilton main dishes to favorite pies, marrying flavors and textures to make simple meals worth repeating or improvising to suit your taste and pantry.

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Trending Now: 7 Magic Cake Recipes

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

BlogImages-7-Magic-CakesHere at Wilton, we do our best to stay on top of what’s trending in the dessert world – especially when it comes to cake! Magic cakes are now on our radar, and I had to do a little reading to discover just what they are. Turns out magic cake has been around for several years, but thanks to social media, magic cake recipes have been thrust into the spotlight.

Magic cake is a fairly simple batter that has been mixed and baked all at once. This single batter magically separates into three layers: a dense bottom layer, a custard-like middle layer, and a cakey top layer. They’re typically made in an 8×8 square pan so that they rise nice and high. The Wilton Test Kitchen is working on a new magic cake recipe that we’ll share soon, but in the meantime, check out this round up of magic cake recipes.

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How to Make Macarons

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

How to Make MacaronsNo feet? Cracked top? Hollow shells? If you’ve ever made French macarons, chances are you’ve experienced one (or all) of these. But don’t fret, even professionals encounter difficulties from time to time. While these pretty cookies have been touted as one of the hardest confectioners to master, they are not impossible to make. Below are some tips that I’ve learned to help you make the perfect macarons. You may not become an expert overnight, but they will help lessen some frustrations when learning how to make macarons.

 

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