Hi! 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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Hi! 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!
There 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.
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.
No 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.
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!
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.
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.