Archive for the ‘Trends’ Category

What Does Your Favorite Doughnut Say About You?

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

 

What Does Your Favorite Doughnut Say About You? | Wilton Cake DecoratingDo you go nuts for doughnuts?  Does a box of doughnuts in the break room have you power walking past your co-workers to grab that last Bavarian cream-filled treat?  If you’re a lover of all things doughnuts, this quiz may help shed some light on what your favorite doughnut says about you. 

Whether you tend to lean towards the classic chocolate or strawberry doughnuts or you love something trendy and topped with everything from cookies to jelly beans, this doughnut personality quiz is sure to leave you ‘glazed and amused’!


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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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Flotatina: The No Bake Recipe You Need to Try This Summer

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

You guys, I fell down a rabbit hole, and that hole was lined with delicious flavored gelatin. It started out innocently enough. I was looking for my mami’s delicious no bake recipe for a cheesecake-like JELLO called “Gelatina Flotatina.” When I was little, she would do some magic with a can of evaporated milk that resulted in a light cheesecake-mousse-y thing that wasn’t too sweet and also refreshing.

It’s delicious, easy to make, cheap, AND doesn’t require turning on the oven in this summer heat. It’s made with a combination of flavored or unflavored gelatin, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and/or cream cheese. I LOVE ALL THOSE THINGS.

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3 Unique Wedding Cake Ideas

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Looking for truly unique, jaw-dropping wedding cake ideas? I’ve scoured the internets in search of just what you’re looking for, and I have to say I am pretty impressed with these designs. Epic drip cakes, stunning marbled fondant cakes and realistic geode wedding cakes. These are the wedding cake ideas that you’ve been searching for, the ones that are going to keep your wedding hashtag ruling Twitter and Instagram long after your big day. (more…)

5 Caramel Recipes for National Caramel Day

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

If you’re a caramel lover, today is your day! There are so many ways to enjoy caramel: atop ice cream or in coffee drinks, covering apples, drizzling it over cookies or cakes, or simply enjoying it on its own. However you like it, celebrate National Caramel Day with one of these rich caramel recipes.

National Caramel Day

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Statement Birthday Cake

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Messaging becomes even bigger in 2016 with stylized lettering, bold font styles and fun sayings.  This cake shouts the message that the birthday boy or girl is now five years old.  The letters for the top of the cake are easy to make using Decorator Preferred white fondant tinted to a favorite color.  The sides of the cake feature decorations colorfully piped icing.

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Flower Statement Ring Cake

Friday, February 5th, 2016

A voluminous ring of piped buttercream flowers in varying shades with pops of contrasting color personifies this stop-and-stare look of the year. The variety of flowers within the arrangement adds additional interest. Don’t be intimidated.  Each flower is piped separately, then frozen and added to the cake top later.

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Pixelated Perfection Celebration Cake

Friday, February 5th, 2016

If you geek over video games, sci-fi, or your favorite comic book characters, the Geeked Out cake trend is for you.  This square cake with its pixelated side pattern and cake topper is easy enough for beginners to make, using Decorator Preferred White Fondant and Ready-to-Use Gum Paste tinted to a galactic vibrant color palette.

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New-Age Candy Bark

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Color contrasts and unexpected toppings combine to make this swirled candy bark modern and new.  Two flavors of Candy Melts candy are loaded with salty pretzels, crushed ice cream cones, colorful sprinkles and freeze dried fruit for a treat that can’t be beat.

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Fruit Cereal Treat Cake

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Nothing epitomizes the Kidult trend more than favorite childhood cereals re-imagined into grown-up style desserts.  Here, colorful fruity cereal forms the five layers for a “cake” children of all ages can appreciate.  The Easy Layers! cake pan set is used to mold the layers to perfect size.

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