Archive for the ‘How To’ Category

Smiley Emoji Rice Cereal Treats

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Smiley Emoji Rice Cereal Treats | Wilton Cake Decorating BlogHi! I’m Jessica Siskin, AKA Misterkrisp, back on the Wilton blog to share another project from my new book, Treat Yourself! In the same way that you text an emoji when you just don’t know what else to say, these treats are a lifesaver when you don’t know what to make for a celebration or gathering. These crowd-pleasers are fun, easy, snack-size, delicious, super-customizable, and work for every imaginable occasion.

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How to Make a Gumball Machine Crispy Rice Treat

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Gumball MachineHi! I’m Jessica Siskin, AKA Misterkrisp. I’m so excited to share this project from my new book, Treat Yourself! This Gumball Machine is not only the most colorful project in Treat Yourself!, but using Wilton Candy Melts as gumballs makes it extra easy to make (and extra sweet). I use Candy Melts often in my creative Crispy Rice Treats, but here, they’re front and center. Choose your favorite Candy Melt colors to represent your favorite sports team, or do what I did and go rainbow! Just mold your Gumball Machine and use Wilton Decorating Icing to stick ’em on!

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How to Make a Pie: Do’s and Don’ts

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Pie Making Do's and Don'tsThere are just about as many techniques and recipes for making pies from scratch as there are types of pies which make the process a bit daunting for the novice.   Even an experienced baker will shy away from the process merely because of the time it takes to get from mixing the pastry dough to cutting into the finished pie.  But no doubt, the first time you pull out bubbling berries in a flaky crust or a stunning meringue topped masterpiece, you will understand that pie making is really pretty easy and ultimately worth the time and effort.  Here are just a few tips on how to make a pie that have helped me over the years. Hopefully, it will convince you to reach for your rolling pin the next time you have an occasion for pie.

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10 Must-Have Pie Tools

Monday, August 29th, 2016

8-29 Must Have Pie ToolsFind your next secret weapon(s) to making the perfect pie right here!

1. PASTRY Wheel

Cut a pretty lattice with a pastry wheel. Ever wonder how people get that pretty ruffled edge on a lattice-topped pie? The fluted edge of the pastry wheel makes it easy to get this special effect.

2. pie crust impression mat

Sculpt your way to a fancy fluted edge with the Pie Crust Impression Mat! The edge of your pie will be Instagram ready when you use this impression mat. While there are many routes to a pretty crust, this mat is a super easy way to get a really cool effect. (Seriously, if you’ve ever played with Play-Doh, you can handle this mat).

3. PASTRY BRUSH

For a pretty shine, brush on egg wash to get that shiny golden brown goodness! It’s a simple step, but it makes all the difference for your finished pie.

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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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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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How to Make Cake Pops

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Crumbled cake mixed with icing or chocolate gives us one sweet treat: the cake pop. This deliciousness on a stick has so many flavor and design possibilities – every time we think we’ve seen it all, a cool new design grabs our attention. If you’ve never tried making cake pops before, I have just the video to get you started along with plenty of fun, colorful, tasty ideas!

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How to Use Candy Melts Candy

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Candy Melts are one of my favorite mediums to decorate with, because you can do so many different things with them – you can mold candy, pipe with it, trace with it, make ganache, make candy clay – the list goes on and on! Here at Wilton, we receive a LOT of questions about how to use Candy Melts. We made a list of some of the most commonly asked questions and created a video to answer them for you.

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How to Make Ice Cream Cookie Bowls

Friday, May 27th, 2016

How to MakeSummer is right around the corner and there is no better summer treat than cold, creamy ice cream. That is, unless it is served in a cookie bowl! Not only can you serve your ice cream in a bowl made of cookie, but that also means no dishes! (more…)

8 Ways to Decorate Cupcakes with Tip 127

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Bold blue, orange and pink icing make these cupcakes a treat for all the senses! Commonly known as the rose tip, decorating tip 127 can also be used to create several other flowers. Mix and match these common icing techniques to put together a garden of edible flowers that are great for any celebration.

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