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First Friday: Margarita Cupcakes (Cinco de Mayo Edition)

May 4th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

Margarita-CupcakesWhile Cinco de Mayo may be a low-key military victory celebration in Mexico, it’s America’s favorite way to celebrate Mexican culture, food, traditions and cocktails — so what better way to celebrate this festive day than with a platter of margarita cupcakes? Whip up these little beauties alongside the real deal to complete your table spread.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Horses, and Zebras, and Unicorns – Oh My!

May 1st, 2018 by Desiree Smith

 

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Put on your Sunday best, grab a mint julep, and get ready to race – it’s the Kentucky Derby! This weekend, Churchill Downs will host the most famous horse race on Earth, one that’s been an American tradition since 1875. Any respectable Kentucky Derby party will feature a horse cake – they are the stars of the show after all. But our horse cake pan is capable of creating so much more than just a perfect pony – other animals and mythical creatures can come to life as well. Check out the different projects that you can achieve with the help of our imaginative test kitchen!

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Lemon Lush Recipe

April 27th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

lemon lush picWhen life hands you lemons, make a lemon lush! This delightful dessert gets the signature Wilton treatment, including coconut and a macadamia nut crust. Perfect for a summer’s day – or night – this refreshing citrus cake pairs a layer of sweet cream cheese and a layer of lemon pudding to create its unique mouthwatering flavor that’s both sweet and tart. See below for how to make this easy, breezy recipe!

 

 

 

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How to Make a Galaxy Cake

April 23rd, 2018 by Desiree Smith

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We’re seeing stars! Galaxy cakes and space-inspired desserts have been all over the internet lately, and we love them for birthday parties, themed celebrations or as a special surprise for your favorite space geek. These cakes may seem difficult to pull off — but with the right tools and know-how, you can take your desserts to infinity and beyond in no time. Read the rest of this post »

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How to Make a Gender Reveal Cake!

April 19th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

 

ChCaFe_45134Throwing a gender reveal party is a fun way to invite friends and family to get to know your little one before they’re born. Celebrate your bundle of joy with these unique cakes that are stunning and surprisingly simple to create. Your guests are sure to be wowed – for more than one reason!

 

 

 

 

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ICYMI: How to Make a Kawaii Lion Cake

April 18th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

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Last week, cake artist Lyndsay Sung from Coco Cake Land took over our Instagram to show us how to make this adorable buttercream lion cake. Perfect for any birthday celebration, this sweet treat is both fun and easy to achieve. We’re here to recap Lyndsey’s Instagram tutorial to show you how!

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Our Favorite Vegan Dessert Recipes

April 13th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

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Going vegan can be tough when you consider all the foods and recipes you love that you might have to give up. Wilton comes to the rescue with this list of our favorite vegan dessert recipes. Check out our decadent, dairy-free desserts that are a breeze to make and a joy to eat!

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How to Make Buttercream Flowers

April 11th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

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We can almost hear Miranda Priestly. “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” Except we think these amazing, life-like buttercream flowers truly are something special. Desserts teeming with artful and realistic blossoms have been all  over Pinterest, Instagram and our favorite blogs — and although they look intricate, they’re fairly easy to create. Here are our best tips for making buttercream flowers of your own.

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First Friday: Rosé Champagne Cupcakes

April 6th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

 

rose champagne cupcakeHappy April! The days are longer, the tulips are planted and warmer weather is just around the corner. To celebrate the imminence of sunny days, al fresco dining and the blog’s second edition of First Friday, we’re sharing one of our favorite springtime dessert recipes — rosé champagne cupcakes. We hope you adore these champagne infused cupcakes with rosewater buttercream frosting as much as we do!

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Matcha Desserts!

April 3rd, 2018 by Desiree Smith

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Matcha has long been used in its primary form as a powdered tea, both for its health benefits and caffeine (it has about the same as a brewed cup of coffee)! Chefs have started incorporating matcha into both sweet and savory recipes, from muffins to stir fry. For you green tea enthusiasts, check out the recipes below that incorporate this earthy umami flavor into some classic desserts!

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