Archive for the ‘Techniques’ Category

Quilling With Fondant and Gum Paste

Friday, December 20th, 2013

The art of quilling has been around for quite some time; it was used a great deal in renaissance art. Quilling is very popular in jewelry where very thin sheets of precious metals like gold and silver are cut into narrow strips, which are then coiled and shaped into different designs. Quilling is also very popular in paper and is often used in schools as a children’s craft. In this tutorial, I’ll show you the art of quilling using fondant. (more…)

How Do I Do That? Learn How to Hand Paint a Christmas Cake Using Icing Colors

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Okay, I’ll admit it. For me, the holidays are traditionally all about the cookies. So many of my holiday memories are centered around the kitchen – baking our family Minty ‘Wiches with my mom, grandma, aunts, and cousins, or teaching my sister how easy it is to use a bag and tip or even Wilton’s Cookie Icing to decorate rolled out sugar cookies. But, this year, I decided it was time to give cake the attention it still deserves in December, and to use one of my new favorite decorating techniques – hand painting! (more…)

3 Ways to Use Colored Cookie Dough for Christmas Cookies

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Cookie baking is going full-steam ahead and I wanted to share my three favorite Christmas cookies techniques using colored cookie dough. The first technique, piped colored cookie dough, lets me decorate my cookies before I bake them! In the video, I explain how to thin your dough so you can easily pipe the colored cookie dough accents directly on your cut-out cookies. Second, you’ll learn how to make two-toned pinwheel cookies – parchment paper makes layering and rolling easy. Third, it’s easy to make candy cane cookies using plain and colored cookie dough by rolling dough logs together and forming them into a candy-cane shape. For all of them, I love how I can make the colored dough vibrant using Wilton Icing Colors. (more…)

How to make a Giant Fantasy Rose

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Top your next cake with a beautifully textured Giant Fantasy Rose. This gum paste flower is super-easy to create. I’ll show you how in this tutorial. (more…)

Getting the Most Out of your Decorating Tips

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Decorating tips are an essential part of decorating cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more. With so many tips to choose from, it’s easy to become overwhelmed, especially when it comes to picking the perfect tip for your project. If you’re just starting out, choosing tips that offer the most versatility is ideal. (more…)

Quick Ideas to Dress Up Your Halloween Cupcakes

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Halloween is fast approaching, but don’t get scared! I have just the trick for your treats: four easy-to-do, ghoulishly good cupcake ideas.

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2013 Yearbook — Surprises for Everyone!

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

For over 40 years, Wilton has been publishing the Wilton Yearbook of Cake Decorating. The Wilton Yearbook is the ideal resource for decorators of all skill levels as it offers hundreds of new and exclusive cake, cookie, cupcake, and other treat ideas for all celebrations. Each design also comes with step-by-step instructions to make it easy for you to create an amazing treat. (more…)

New Deluxe Practice Board

Monday, April 16th, 2012

The Wilton tradition of cake decorating dates back to the late 1920’s when McKinley Wilton started to teach Pulled Sugar to European Chefs and Culinary Artists, and he in turn, learned the time honored European pastry techniques. Over time the Wilton Method of Cake Decorating was developed and the first product offered by the Wilton family was the “Encyclopedia of Cake Decorating.” (more…)

Let’s Be Pin Pals – Join Us on Pinterest

Friday, March 30th, 2012

“Pin it.” “I just pinned that!” “I’ll show you my pin.” Ok, so you’re either in one of two groups. Group 1 is probably thinking about their last pin. And Group 2? Well, Group 2 is where I was a few months ago, thinking… “Pin what?” (more…)

Decorate Shiny and Bright Cookies Using Color Flow Icing

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

It’s about that time of year again, so why not try something new to jazz up your holiday cookies? The color flowing technique is so simple and easy, but the sleek and professional results will have your guests thinking you slaved for hours. (more…)