I have always been fascinated by wine pairings. When I started culinary school, one of the first things I did was sign up for a Wine and Gastronomy class (and not just because the class went to France, although that didn’t hurt!). The fact that certain wines can enhance your food is, to me, just marvelous. So when given the chance to combine two of my favorite things- wine and dessert- I was thrilled.
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. Read the rest of this post »
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.)
With the 4th of July just weeks away, we want to tell all of you about some fun treats that would be perfect for the holiday celebrations. We got in touch with Beth Klosterboer of Hungry Happenings, who has a ton of festive 4th of July ideas! Check some of them out below.
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.
So I’ve been told… the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach! With Father’s Day coming up, there is no better way to tell dad you appreciate him than with some homemade sweet treats! Check out these 4 Fantastic Father’s Day Treats.
Strawberry shortcake is a simple, classic and timeless dessert. It’s typically found two ways: either as a sweet cake, or as a biscuit. In celebration of National Strawberry Shortcake day, try one of the recipes below.
Russian cake designer Olga Noskova is practically breaking the internet with these shiny mirror cakes. Her signature high-shine cakes are so flawless you can literally see your reflection in them. They’re blowing up on Instagram and we couldn’t help but ask, is this the new galaxy cake? She certainly puts her own spin on the space-themed cake. It’s out-of-this-world. Go ahead, see for yourself. Read the rest of this post »
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. Read the rest of this post »