Where’s My Wilton Yearbook?

June 29th, 2015 by Desiree Smith

We understand the yearbook has been important to many Wilton fans and have heard how so many of you learned to decorate from the pages of the Wilton yearbook.  We’ve heard touching stories about children selecting their birthday cakes from the pages each year and anxiously awaiting the release of the new edition.

Wilton’s commitment to providing education and inspiration are two of our core values, and in an age where information can be accessed anytime and anywhere it’s more important than ever that we provide bakers and decorators with the ideas and how-to’s they need. The yearbook and all of the wonderful creativity it held was only available once a year. Thousands of recipes, projects and decorating ideas are available 24/7 on wilton.com and social media. Our talented team of artists and decorators are able to provide more ideas for you to access every day.

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to find our recipes and decorating concepts, so that’s why we have so many ideas available to you on Wilton.com. If you hover over the site’s “Inspire” menu, you’ll find you can navigate by holidays and occasions, type of treat, recipes and themes.

 

Wilton Homepage

 

Keep up with our latest decorating projects on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or navigate through the different boards we have on Pinterest – there are so many categories and occasions to choose from! The images make it easy to search and find ideas.

Wilton Pinterest

 

We take a lot of pride in knowing that for 50 years, we’ve published a book that inspired so many people and provided so much enjoyment. We sincerely hope you’ll continue to use our complimentary online inspiration for baking and decorating. There’s a lot to learn and use for all of your occasions to share with your family and friends, and it’s all at your fingertips!

Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

90 Replies

  1. Susan Dobson says:

    So sorry to hear Wilton will not be publishing the hard copy yearbook. I’ve enjoyed looking through past issues for ideas. While the internet can hold many more ideas, its just not the same. Sometimes I just want to get away from the internet, especially when I’m in the kitchen baking a cake.

    • Roberta Austin says:

      In this era of technology, I realize print is not an efficient source of communication. However, please consider running a preorder and printing a set number of yearbooks to prepaid customers. I greatly miss this wealth of information, as do many of your customers.

      • Darla Waldon says:

        I totally agree! I’m not always able to use the internet. As I understand the convenience of using thes outlets, it’s not for me. The library is too far away. I too would love the option of a prepaid subscription or even a sign up to automatically get a yearbook each year even if I have to pay first.

    • Carol Barna says:

      I agree

  2. Lesa Wing says:

    This is so disappointing:( I have collected all of the Wilton Yearbooks that have been published and I use them frequently for ideas. I even have clients borrow them so that they can look thru them for ideas. It is not as easy “hovering” thru your website especially since the cake choices are so vast. Please reconsider publishing new yearbooks as they are a very treasured reference source.

    • Hattie Macha says:

      I am EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED that you are not making the Wilton Yearbooks anymore. I have every yearbook beginning in 1974 and I cherish every one of them. I plan to pass them on to my grandchildren some day. I have decorated thousands of cakes using your yearbooks. Won’t you please reconsider making them again, PLEASE!!!

    • Paula Stone says:

      You say you have all the books. Could you tell me which book had the wedding bride and groom panda bear where he was in a tux and top hat?

  3. Denise Ary says:

    i am sorry to hear that there is no yearbook because i like others do not have time to sit and look at a website for ideas

  4. Maureen Fleegal says:

    I have every yearbook from the past 40+ years. My mom and I both collected them and used them all the time for ideas, techniques, moral support, you name it. I am shocked that you’re no longer printing them. Some of us don’t have a computer, tablet, iPad, or other electronic device on the table when we’re decorating a cake, up to our eyeballs in icing, and need to look one more time at that technique or picture to get it just right. Please reconsider your decision and publish the yearbooks. There is something special about leafing through the pages and soaking in all the amazing ideas. Your yearbooks are like writing a letter using paper and pen, they’re a classic that needs to be preserved.

  5. Francesca Di Vita Jensen says:

    I have over 20 yearbooks !!! I love going thru them for ideas!! I was disappointed when I didn’t find the 2015 yearbook !!! Thought maybe it was sold out already!!!!!!
    Hope you decide to keep on publishing them!!!!!!

  6. Rebecca Sanders says:

    I am so very disappointed that Wilton will no longer be publishing their yearbook. I have been collecting them since the ’70’s and a year doen’t go by when I don’t refer to one of the older publications. They have been inspiration and reference for a very long time. And, as reference is much quicker than starting up my computer to look something up in the middle of a project. Although I applaud technology I am one of those old folks that prefer the bound paper books to the e-books!

  7. Peggy tilley says:

    I was so disapointed to find out there was not a year book. I wait each year for the new one. I enjoyed looking at the new ideas. Could look for days.

  8. teresa otto says:

    I too was sad to see no new yearbook. I look through and it has been a tradition with my family to pick their next cake from the books. Please keep publishing yearbooks

  9. Beverly Laffoon says:

    Annually I looked forward to purchasing and utilizing the new yearbook and now all to find out that it is not available. I have used the internet before to purchase items. However in reviewing the website, I don’t see new ideas that I have not already seen in past yearbooks. How often will these “new ideas” be on the website and how will a person know when they are. I am very disappointed in Wilton and the choice that has been made to discontinue the annual yearbook.

  10. Sheila Allen says:

    WOW! I have looking in the stores I shop for decorating supplies for the new 2015 yearbook and wondering where it was! So sad to know that it’s not going to be made anymore…I have been getting that yearbook since 1984. It was something I looked forward to every year. Looking for items on the internet is not as easy and thumbing through the yearbook for certain occasions or seasons. Me and my kids could not wait to see the new one every year, especially the Halloween and Christmas seasons and to see what new items was out. Please bring it back, I am going to miss it very much!!!

  11. Fran Cotner says:

    Please bring back the book. Everyone does not have a computer. I love to relax and look through the books with my feet up. I DO NOT enjoy sitting in front of the computer.

  12. Paulette Browne says:

    I am so disappointed about the year books. Please bring them back. Look forward getting my year books every year since 1985. Please remember everybody is not computer literate. I am so sad about this.

  13. Corinne says:

    I have every yearbook from 1974 on, and I use them all. I’m so very sorry to hear the decision to stop publishing the yearbook. How will we find just the new ideas and designs, without having to wade through older ones? Perhaps you could consider publishing a yearbook on-line. This wouldn’t be ideal, but certainly better than none at all.

  14. Debbie says:

    I am absolutely crushed with disappointment that Wilton isn’t publishing their paper yearbook for the first time this year. Like many others who have posted here, I’ve been collecting and using your yearbooks for over 40 years. It’s one of my birthday presentes every Sept.

    I use online media for many things but it’s inferior for this purpose. Having all the cake decorating ideas, tips and recipes in a yearly paper volumes makes them more convenient and easier to reference quickly. I use your yearbooks as a form of textbook to teach from as well. Your website it’s organized in an easy to navigate format and takes much longer to find what I’m looking for.

    This decision makes no sense when Wilton continues to publish new paper volumes for several other dessert decorating categories: cupcakes, fondants, wedding cakes, candy, cake pops, etc. Why discontinue just your cake yearbook when that’s the form that gave Wilton its success as a company in the first place? Wilton Cake Yearbooks sell out at all of my local stores quickly so clearly there is an ongoing demand for them. Reconsider this decision and your devoted customer base.

  15. Phyllis Bisignano says:

    Who’s bright idea was it to drop the yearbook?! Guarenteed that person didn’t invest in hours sorting through each and every page more than several times. I have every book from the very first and I’m 61 and extremely disapointed that someone up and decided to end MY time of joy and encouragement! Shame on you! SHAME! You made the money back plus more!! There is NO reason for stopping a good thing for Wilton, and its followers!

  16. Kim Costello says:

    Horrible decision not having a yearbook. My first copy is from 1980 and I have every copy since. I reference past issues several times a month. I am always on the computer and can navigate it well but actually sitting down and flipping the pages it what I really look forward to doing. Very sad…I sure hope you reconsider.

  17. Rebecca Page says:

    I have been looking for my Wilton yearbook for 2 months. I finally decided to go to the website and there it was no more yearbooks. I have been collecting them since 1984 when I took cake decorating classes so I could make beautiful cakes for my son that was about to be born. I then took the Wedding cake classes and sold cakes and made them for friends and family. I am so disappointed. I cannot believe this and I see I am not the only one. The yearbook made Wilton special to me. Now you have taken that away. I will be having grandchildren in a few years and was looking forward to making them special cakes using my Wilton yearbook.

  18. Teresa says:

    I went to several stores looking for the Wilton year book. I have been collecting them for years and was disappointed not to find any. I finally looked at your website and I see there are no more yearbooks. Oh no!! I agree with everyone else that this is a huge disappointment to find out you are no longer printing books. The books gave us so many new ideas and I bought many new products to go along with those new ideas.
    I hope you change your mind and decide to print the book. I will be first in line to buy one….

  19. Terri says:

    I don’t know who came up with this terrible idea of no more yearbooks being printed but they should be fired. This is a really bad decision as you can see from all the other posts on here. It is frustrating trying to find just the new stuff or a specific idea that you want on the website and what about the book with the templates, not everybody has a printer they can upload and print to. I would much rather be sitting down with a Wilton Yearbook in my lap that a laptop and trying to wade through all the stuff on the website. Not everybody wants to internet or e-book everything. Please reconsider this bad decision and when you do I’ll buy one.

  20. bc says:

    WHAT????? NO MORE YEARBOOKS!!!!!
    DUMB IDEA YOU CAN NOT GET THE SAME EXPERIENCE FROM A COMPUTER AS A BOOK.
    I HAVE BEEN GETTING THEM EVERY YEAR SINCE 1976 MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS HAVE CHOSEN MANY CAKES FROM THEM.
    I WOULD RATHER HAVE A BOOK THAN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE TO REFERENCE WHEN I AM CREATING.
    IT IS SAD ENOUGH THERE ARE NO CRAFTING MAGAZINES ON THE NEWS STANDS NOW I M BEING DENIED MY CAKE BOOK.

  21. BAC says:

    I was saddened to find out there will no longer be yearbooks. I don’t use a computer, etc. when I cook so the books came in handy. I am not looking forward to spending hours printing off of the computer just to have a reference. Please reconsider printing the yearbooks. Even if it is only for the baby boomers.

  22. Brenda Tapp says:

    I was scared because I couldn’t find the yearbook, then I was mad that it is not being published. I have over 25 yearbooks. Collecting them has been one of my greatest joys in life. When I need inspiration I go to the books. The internet is not all its cracked up to be. My children and I have sat down and enjoyed going thru the books to find their birthday cakes. I am very very saddened there will be no more yearbooks. If you don’t sell them in the stores at least let us order them online. Please reconsider. This is a real tragedy.

  23. I have a copy of the Wilton Yearbook dating back to 1978. I have not missed a year! I looked at all of the Joann Fabric Stores and all of the Michael’s stores looking for this year’s yearbook before I just learned that you didn’t publish the yearbook this year. I thoroughly enjoyed going back and looking at the pictures. It was also easier to see what I needed to purchase when the pans, tips, accessories, etc. were listed at the back of the yearbook.

    I am sure disappointed that I you didn’t publish the yearbook this year.

  24. Norma Pons says:

    What year was the First Wilton Yearbook? My daughter and I have them back to 1977.

  25. Beth Dunham says:

    I can’t believe that there will be no more Yearbooks!! I have collected them for years. From all the negative comments, I hope you can see that this was a mistake. I look back through my earlier editions often for ideas for cakes and even just for enjoyment. Rarely, would I go on your website to do this. I love my yearbooks and always looked forward each year to the arrival of the new one with all of its wonderful ideas. Maybe I’m old fashioned but I love books. I will really miss them and probably a lot of the new products that you develop because there is no book to present them to me. Very disappointed in Wilton.

  26. Beth Caples says:

    This is so sad. I rather have the hard copiesof the yearbooks. Please reconsider!!

  27. Daisy says:

    I don’t know which brilliant Wilton employee made the suggestion and which brilliant executive made the final decision to discontinue the Yearbook, but it was a BAD idea. Although the information may be available on line…it is in no way a substitute for the books that contain so much information on every single page bound together in a handy collectible book. You’d have to spend hours on the computer searching for cake ideas & then what, print out every page? I look at a computer screen ALL DAY long at work. When I get home, I’d rather sit down with a cup of coffee and leisurely page through my books. I can’t tell you how many times during the year I refer back to those books which I have collected since the 70’s. Did anyone think to do a consumer opinion survey before this decision was made? Isn’t customer satisfaction a priority for your company? I am very disappointed and won’t be visiting your website anytime soon.

  28. Rhonda says:

    No yearbook = no Wilton loyalty. I cannot believe that you are stopping the printing of this valuable cake decorating collectible. Unbelievable! Wilton no longer cares about what its customers want.

  29. Neil Moreau says:

    I went to Jo-Ann’s every year to get the new Wilton yearbook, & I found out there is none for 2015. then I head to your website & reading people’s comments saying they are not making yearbooks any more, Why?? My mom collected yearbooks over the years from 1960 something until 2010. I carried on her tradation since she passed away 3 years ago. It is a sad day for me not to find the Wilton yearbook, Please keep making the yearbooks, so I can carry on my mom’s tradation of collecting yearbooks!!! Thank You!!!

  30. Kerrie Harter says:

    I was received the Wilton yearbook every year in my Christmas stocking. It’s the gift I look forward to above all other gifts. I am so disappointed that the yearbook will not be printed any longer. I have collected your yearbook for 20+ years. We just cannot get the same experience from a computer. Please bring back the yearbook.

  31. Nancy Lewis says:

    I, along with so many more, am very disappointed that the Wilton Yearbook will no longer be available. Yes, I am computer literate, but I do not like to spend my life on my computer. I have found trying to access the computer while baking to be quite messy. I for one do not want to get flour and sugar and frosting stuck in my keyboard and on my computer screen. I love to kick back in an easy chair and looking through the pages and the ideas, without having to navigate through webpages.
    Please reconsider and bring back the yearbook.

  32. Dinah Koza says:

    Well this Sucks! What happened ran out of creative ideas?? Bring Back the Yearbook Inspire us to Decorate !!!

  33. Catharine says:

    It is very frustrating that there is no year book.
    Internet is not always avaliable for everyone. Living on a farm where the closest small town is 30 mins way and large city is an hour away, there is no high speed internet in the country. We have good old fashion dial up where one page can take up to 20 mins to load and even that is unstable. Trying to use data isn’t that easy either, cell towers are no where close so there are hardly any bar’s. Data gets used up fast. The option of surfing the website for an idea isn’t there. I happen to be borrowing a friends computer to try to find an idea for a birthday cake, so I am using this opportunity to leave a comment.
    The highlight of the kids birthday is the kids span time flipping through the pages to find the cake they want.
    Please continue producing yearbooks, not everyone is lucky to have high speed internet.

  34. Melissa says:

    I am so very disappointed that there will be no more yearbooks. I have finally collected every one that was published going back to its beginnings in the early 70’s. I have multiple computers but prefer hardcopy when it comes to baking. Please, please, please bring back the hardcopy.

  35. Acy says:

    I’m so incredibly sad! I grew up choosing my birthday cake out of the Wilton yearbook every year. I have such wonderful memories thumbing through the pages and excitedly telling my mom which cake I wanted her to make. I was hoping to continue the tradition with my children. Looking online is just not the same. I hope Wilton will reconsider and start publishing the yearbook again.

  36. Sharon says:

    VERY disappointed to know that you have abandoned the yearbook for a web page. My inspiration comes late at night, in bed, with all the old books in front of me, flipping pages, earmarking them, and sketching out designs for the next day. I can’t do that with a computer screen.

    Please bring back the yearbooks, or produce another one with advanced designs instead of beginner. You were headed that direction with the 2013 and 2014 yearbooks.

    Every comment above should tell you a mistake has been made.

  37. Deborah Newman says:

    It would be great if you could reconsider printing out hard copies of the Wilton Yearbooks. I have enjoyed through the years as well as my children. I always could not wait for the New Yearbook to come out as I would rush to my local cake supply shop and pick up the latest issue. The computer could go out!! Stranger things have happened! Very disappointed In PA!!

  38. I have been looking for the 2016 yearbook but have not been able to find it. I have a 2004 book and there are things in it I want to order but I know the prices will be different now in 2016. How am I going to be able to order them if I don’t have a new book. I also have a number of earlier books. Maybe if I send a list of the things I want to order you can send me a Price list for them.I am very disappointed in your company.

  39. Tina Feron says:

    That the biggest stupid thing made by Wilton, how can somebody imagine that a website can replace a book. I was so happy coming to USA and being able to get the new Yearbook and I feel very sad that it doesn’t exist anymore.

  40. Barbara Whited says:

    DUMB, DUMB, DUMB!!!!!! I can’t say it any better than the others. You could spend all day on the computer looking for the latest pans, and new ideas. Who has that kind of time??? With the books you can always go back and look again and again. Please reconsider!!!

  41. Carolyn O'Dell says:

    I am totally ticked over no more hard copy yearbooks. I love browsing through them for ideas. I have them all from 1970 through 2014. I have the 3 hardback volumes on tubes and decorating. I have all the Celebrate Series. I have special edition decorating books and bridal and wedding books. I have lots and lots of decorating tubes. I have several of your candy books, over 200 Wilton candy molds. I have over 300 Wilton cake pans. I have over 100 sets of cookie cutters. I have invested so much of my life’s earnings into Wilton Products. I am ready to sell my cake pans and books and get rid of everything Wilton since you are no longer printing the yearbook that is how mad I am. You can forget the pattern books, but please reconsider printing the yearbooks.

  42. Shirley Armstrong says:

    I am really disappointed that you wont be publishing the yearbooks anymore. I have collected them for a very long time and they were a joy to look at and get great and creative ideas. There are some people that don’t use the internet and it makes it hard for them.

    Please think about it again and start publishing them again, please.

    Thank you.

  43. Jamie says:

    I am very disappointed that you will not be making the year book anymore. I too have collected them for years and my grandmother passed hers down to me. Wilton this is so very sad. Bring back the year books. Clearly many people want to buy them. Not everyone has use of the internet and you can’t decorate cakes in a library. It’s much too time consuming to have to rummage through your website to find ideas.

  44. Magdalena says:

    This is so sad, since I discover the yearbooks I buy a lot of them, through librarys, e-bay and amazon, they are a wonderful source of ideas. Please, ignore this dumbs new idea generators and start publishing again.

  45. DJ says:

    I too have collected the yearbooks for 35 years. Sooooooo disappointed

  46. Lolly Hester says:

    So sorry Wilton gave up on tradition. There are so many people who don’t use the Internet and so many who have made the Wilton company what it is. Where would you be without us?. Getting the yearbook was like toys on Christmas morning. I have lost a little respect for the brand.

    • Sophia says:

      Wow… A little harsh are we? You would think the company was laundering money from your response; geesh, I would hate to make a mistake or change for that matter, around you, lol. Smile!!!

      • Scott says:

        She is not being harsh; she’s simply voicing her opinion. Your comment is inappropriate and your innuendo about money laundering makes no sense. Please do not be so disrespectful over disagreements.

  47. Sophia says:

    Everyone doesn’t use the internet or even have the internet. Please bring back the yearbook 🙁

  48. Kathy Howell says:

    I am very disappointed that you are not publishing the Wilton Yearbook anymore. I have been collecting them for more than 30 years. I think I have all of them, I have them back to the 60’s. I also have the pattern books. I bought them at stores and yard sales and a lot of them on Ebay. Again I am very disappointed. Yours truly Kathy Howell

  49. Linda King says:

    Like soooo many others, I too am disappointed, heart broken and upset that you are no longer publishing the Yearbook. I began cake decorating in 1972 and have every yearbook from then until 2015. I even have earlier publications that I have gotten from other sources, some dating back to the 1950s. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, BRING THEM BACK. Thanks for letting me vent. Yours truly, Linda King

  50. estelle Raeper says:

    OH MY WORD no year book im in the uk and I have been an avid collector and cake decorater. I only use the usa ingredients and wilton products so unhappy. please bring back the book

  51. Brenda Tapp says:

    This just sucks. Loyal customers being treated this way for the all mighty dollar. At least we know Wilton does not care about tradition or loyalty to its customers. Computers are not people, not everyone has them. I am just totally disgusted with the Wilton Co. Profits before people.

  52. K Foster says:

    While I realize many people use the internet for most things, I was hoping Wilton would be different and not give into the on line ONLY craze. I have no way to tell you how many hours my children and now grandchildren have spent browsing through the year books. It just won’t be the same slumped over a computer. I hope you will reconsider. Even if you were to produce less and increase the price slightly, I think it is obvious there is still a demand.

  53. Carolyn Parker says:

    I’m very sad that the Wilton yearbooks are no longer published. I have a collection from 1973 to 2014 missing 1975 and even have a Holiday book and a 1970-1971 Cake and Food Decorating book. I cherish all of mine and will miss collecting them.

  54. Suzanne Fuller says:

    So sorry to hear you are not doing the yearbook. I have collected them for over 40 years. I agree with a lot of the other posts, as I like to curl up with a cup of coffee or tea and read mine from cover to cover when it came out. I will NOT be coming to the website to look stuff up (this is the first time in years that I have been to the site) and will just make due with what I already have (no looking for new tips, pans, etc. as I won’t know about them) I will still be buying flavorings and colors but that will be about it.) Nice to have dealt with you in the past but I see no future for us old folks who are just getting ready to retire and enjoy more time for baking.

  55. Pam Smith says:

    I have hunted over the years for all of the yearly books and am very proud of the ones I have, which is almost all of them. I am saddened to find out they will no longer be published and that your taking the way of the computer and such to educate, I have always enjoyed sharing mine. They will be missed.

  56. Betty Green says:

    I too am very sorry and disappointed you won’t be printing hard copies of your cake decorating book. I am a teacher of Foods classes and I sure can’t have 20 students using a computer in the kitchens…I also like to sit and look through the books….I am tired of everything being on the computer where you have to sit at a table or hold it in your lap……sigh……we aren’t all happy with losing books to technology. Please reconsider.

  57. LINDA MARRERO says:

    OMG!!! I HAVE ALL THE BOOKS SINCE 1977. I’M MISSING 2015 AND NOW 2016 BRING THOSE BOOKS BACK NOT EVERYONE LIKES TO BE STUCK IN FRONT OF THEIR COMPUTERS. UGHH… WHO MADE THAT DECISION WHICH WAS NOT A GOOD ONE.

  58. Katilyn says:

    I am soo sad that there is no yearbook anymore .. What about the people who love it but dont have access to the internet soo disappointing the site just isnt the same as flipping throjgh the book.. Heart broken

  59. L Thomas says:

    EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED that there are no more yearbooks!! Website, though appreciated is NOT the same. The yearbook is a great compliment to the website. Yearbooks held unexpected inspiration that may not be found in a website product search.

  60. April Haupt says:

    After seeing the comments last year about how dissapointed a lot of us were about the yearbook, I was hoping your company would listen and reconsider. I guess listening to what your customers want is not a priority for your company. What a poor way to do business!

  61. Phyllis says:

    If you want to understand why no more yearbook look at the public relations manager, she appears to be quite young.Wilton might want to look at the aging demographics of our society. Also a look at statistics might be in order. Virtually all of the comments are negative. My other comments would be much like those above.

  62. Scott says:

    I recently retired and decided to return to cake decorating, which I abandoned due to work demands. I worked over 30 years as a software designer and looked looked forward to holding and perusing the yearbook. Imagine my disappointment. Like others who have posted, I need a screen break. I implore you to reconsider your decision to drop the hard copy yearbook.

  63. Suzanne Collier says:

    PLEASE bring back the Wilton Yearbooks. I lost many pans and all of my Wilton books, when my home as destroyed by fire. I an gradually replacing them, but I still greatly miss the annual yearbook. On-line pictures do not replace the books. Thank you.

  64. Stacey Williams says:

    I think Mr. Wilton is rolling over in his grave! The year book is iconic, and I cont find what I need now I know why! Plus you might want to restart your decorating school! Why, you might ask because I went to Johnson and Wales University in Charleston SC to learn. Yes, I have my AS Pastry Arts degree but I only learn French way not The Wilton Way!

  65. Cheryl Adkins says:

    Very disappointed to learn about the yearbook. I loved looking through the pages. And my kids loved it as well. I was looking forward to introducing my great grandson to the joy of this book. Not every one has a computer. And many of us just plain learn and research better from hard copy. It is unfortunate that we are now all being forced to go electronic for everything.

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  67. Kitterz says:

    Nothing like publishing your celebratory 50th anniversary yearbook in 2014, and then deciding to hell with tradition. I don’t like getting crap in my expensive laptop or sliming up my phone to try and figure out in a sea of techniques NOT what I’m looking for and finding an hour of my time has flown by and I STILL can’t find it.

    So frustrating…

  68. James says:

    I was at the Warrenton, MO Walmart just on Friday and I was sifting through the Clearance section and they had a box with boxs and others stuff. I came across This Wilton Yearbook for 2012. I never heard of such a thing. I rushed over to electronics (I know people who work there) and I asked them to scan it to see if there are any more. I have the last one in that they have in the store. I carried it around the store and I had to go to the bathroom, so I hid the book so no one could see it. I teach 4-H Cake Decorating and this book will help me with new ideas and creativity.

  69. Sheila Howell says:

    I sure do miss the Yearbooks and the Wedding books. I hope you consider bring them back.

  70. Vicki Reyes says:

    Like all the others before me, I too miss your yearbooks. I started collecting them around 2012. I do understand the cost involved in putting out a magazine vs going online with the ideas. Which is the same for all crafts magazines. For me I got lucky my printer’s printhead went out, it cost just as much as a printer. So off to buy a new printer, the new printer come with a program called instant ink. You select the amount of printing you want to do, for me 300 pages a month for $10.79. Replacement ink is sent to me before the ink runs out at no cost. So now I print out anything I want to bake from your website, slap it on to the clipboard and place it in the easil. I am off to baking or cooking.
    Now on the subject of baby boomers, I too like to hold a book or magazine in my hand there’s that relaxing feeling you get just seating curl up in a chair or sofa that you don’t get from the laptop, tablet, phone or computer. After all our eyesight is not want it once was, I have dry eyes. My vision blurry after 20 to 30 mins on the electronics and it takes about an hour to clear.
    So how about a electronics yearbook that we can print out of new ideas or tag ideas that we can put into a yearbook format of new ideas for our old eyes☕

  71. Mary Baxley says:

    I am so sad to learn that there will be no yearbook past 2014. I think you are making a mistake.

  72. Bartie says:

    I was looking this weekend for yet another yearbook, as I have collected them for 40 years. Disappointed to find out you no longer make it. I am not an Internet person for things like that. Sad.

  73. Marilyn says:

    I honestly have to wonder if any of these comments are actually being read. By anyone. Whether they are, or not, it’s doubtful that whom ever made this sad decision for Witon, inc., can begin to imagine just how many family traditions have been interrupted and/or destroyed. Wilton’s Yearbook has been a constant in my life since 1974. The year I baked and decorated my oldest daughter’s first birthday cake. As she grew, our family grew, and my skills improved to the point that each event cake at our house was the envy of the neighborhood kids, and the pride of mine. In turn, each of my kids, and their friends, learned alongside me. As adults, they began their own pan and yearbook collections. By 2014, I was buying a dozen yearbooks each year. One for myself, 3 for my daughters, and 8 for gifts. Gifts that were appreciated, anticipated, and delighted in all year long. As one thing after another fell by the wayside, Wilton was the constant in a large and scattered extended family. Of course we’ll always be bound to each other in so many ways and for so many reasons. However, some of the ‘special’ and a tiny bit of ‘magic’ is gone. My grandaughters will never know the excitement of curling up with the new yearbook, and turning that first page. After four decades of product loyalty and devotion, I/we feel betrayed and ignored. As so many other posters have said, SHAME ON YOU.

  74. Nancy Warren says:

    I haven’t done cake decorating for several years but now I have a new grandbaby. I started looking for the yearbook and found out that there is no yearbook anymore. What cost too much to do? I think companies put everything on the internet because of it cost less and that gives the CEOs more money. If you really cared about your customers and listened to us you would have brought back the yearbook but you didn’t. So I am through with Wilton which is sad because my mom and I collected them from 1970’s and I learned how to decorate from the classes. So you can take your on line ideas and stuff it.
    Nancy

  75. Susan Robinson says:

    I agree with the other cake decorators. The loss of the yearbook is a great let down. I even inherited my mother’s books, and cherish them. I am planning a special birthday cake for a little girl
    and my first thought was that I would like a new yearbook to look through for ideas. You could print them and charge more for them, as most of us would be willing to pay more. Cake decorating from the internet is a loss. The searches and ideas get lost! A good book is a treasure, and you have taken that away! Shame on you!

  76. Samantha says:

    So sad to find out there is no longer a yearbook. I have inherited a large collection from my mother in law that was who got me started in decorating. As many of the previous posts have stated internet searching is just not the same. Bring back the yearbook.

  77. Marlene Hutchins says:

    I, too, have missed the hard copy of the Yearbook. I began decorating in 1980 and have been collecting the Yearbook ever since. I even ended up buying 2 of the 2014 one because I liked it so much and thought I had lost it so I bought a second and then found the original one, LOL. I loved getting ideas and seeing the pictures and being able to refer to it in a hands-on way. Though I can appreciate the age of the internet and what it’s immediate availability can provide to some, I’m with the others who will sorely miss this wonderful publication. What a shame I won’t be able to add any more to my collection. Some I have used so often that that the covers have come off and others are dog-eared. I will cherish the ones I do have.

  78. Suzanne Fuller says:

    Was hoping Wilton had changed its mind about the yearbook and had brought it back. Not everyone has a computer and I know I would never have mine in the kitchen. Guess I won’t be buying much Wilton stuff as I will have no idea what is new (I do not like navigating this website at all). Too bad as I have been a loyal customer for over 40 years!

  79. Kathy says:

    Please bring it back. I HATE looking things up on the computer. I have EVERY yearbook that has ever been published. It saddens me that there will be no more. For shame!

  80. Darla Waldon says:

    The library is way too far for me to go each time I would like to look something up. I too would appreciate some way to getting this yearlbook annually. It’s nice to have on my shelf when I want it, when I need it, and can see it. And I don’t have to run to town to look at the library. I would even go so far as to prepay for each yearbook if I was on some kind of a waiting list or mailing list to get it each year!

  81. I am so disappointed with Wilton for canceling their yearbook. I have several issues and love each and every one. As you shift through my pages you’ll find my grandchildren and gr. grandchildren’s name beside the cake they picked out. You have a computer sitting beside your cake while your decorating, you sure can have your book laying right there were you can follow the instructions. Please reconsider your decision.

  82. Deborah Bell says:

    My granddaughters both want my Wilton Year Books which are somewhat worn from use. They both love to bake but live in different states. I thought I would just start a collection for them. WHAT?? No more yearbooks??? So Sad. Even these computer savvy teenagers wanted the books. I can see a storm coming at Grandma’s house.

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