Happy August 1st! August is “Eat Dessert First Month” so I decided to load you up with some of my favorite Wilton dessert recipes! Cakes, cookies, pies, candy treats; we have them all! There is no excuse not to dive into one of these delicious desserts before any meal this month.
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Are you ready for the coolest sundae funday of the summer? This Sunday is National Ice Cream Day and to get ready, we thought we’d share some of the most outrageously delicious ice cream sandwiches we have ever seen. Take a look at these ice cream treats you need in your life!
NO Bake Cookie dough ice cream sandwiches
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.
Hi there, Decorator!
We wanted to give you a behind-the-scenes look at how we come up with new and exciting product ideas, like the Color Swirl 3-Color Coupler. All of our projects start with goals—what do we want to accomplish for our Wilton decorators? From the onset of this concept—creating one tool to pipe multiple icing colors at the same time—we had three distinct goals in mind:
1. HELP decorators use a bunch of colors at the same time
2. Make the piping bag be EASY to refill
3. Ensure it’s fast and SIMPLE to use (nothing fancy except the results!)
Next, we started “Cakestorming” different solutions that could meet all three of goals. We gathered a TON of ideas that we tested with quick mock-ups . Slowly, we filtered through the our “cakestorm” Post-its covering the wall and narrowed it down to just the ideas that best supported our three goals.
We ended the Post-it session with the idea that we had to use a different bag for each color. This makes refilling so easy! It’d be just like filling any ‘ole bag! We also knew we wanted a single coupler that could hold a single tip to keep it simple to use. But then the question became, how do we connect multiple bags to a single coupler? As you can see, we went right back to our Post-its:
First, we tried to feed different bags through a center wheel shape (#1), but the bags weren’t secure enough and popped out with too much pressure. That led us to a 1/3 coupler piece that could be placed in each bag (#2). This could secure the bags just like our normal couplers, keeping it super simple! Then, we went to engineering to help us get the threading just right (#3), and to figure out a way to register the pieces together so it’s easy to assemble.
What came out is a product we believe HELPS decorators create multi-colored masterpieces that is EASY to fill, SIMPLE to use and creates impressive multi-color icing swirls! We hope you enjoy using our Color Swirl coupler as much as we enjoyed designing it! We love what you’re doing with the rainbow icing swirls and matching your party colors to your treats! What’s you favorite way to use the Color Swirl 3-Color Coupler? Tell us in the comments below.
With all the costs involved in weddings, budget-conscious brides are often looking for ways to save money wherever they can. One of the areas to look at is the cost of the wedding cake. Guests are always eager to see (and eat!) the wedding cake, but it’s easy to go over budget. I’m here to tell you it’s 100% possible to have your cake and eat it, too. Find out how to design a beautiful wedding cake without blowing your budget. (more…)
Cream cheese frosting. What’s not to love, right? Light and fluffy frosting with a sweet tangy cream cheese flavor. Sure, it’s a given for your favorite carrot cake or red velvet cake, but did you know that it’s a surprisingly refreshing frosting option for summer recipes, too? Cool cream cheese frosting complements classic summertime fruit flavors, like lemon, blueberry and strawberry treats. Equally as delicious, you’ll notice a few recipes for our chocolate-lovers, too! (SPOILER ALERT: cream cheese cookie dough frosting awaits you.)
As Father’s Day comes near, I can’t help be reminded of the man who inspired me in so many ways, including getting into decorating cakes.
Before he came to America, dad worked in a pastry shop in Athens Greece. He didn’t move to the United States until 1959, when he took his first job working at the University Club’s bakery in down town Chicago . His next job was working at the Morrison Hotel as a Pastry Chef. Around 1963, he started working at Heinemann’s Bakery decorating petit fours and wedding cakes. (more…)
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…)