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How to Decorate a Gingerbread House

December 17th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

How to Decorate a Gingerbread House

There’s nothing quite like gathering the family together and decorating a gingerbread house.

Often purchased as a kit with several decorating supplies included, gingerbread houses give you the freedom to follow the instructions or make the house your own. And whether you’re a by-the-book decorator or a creative mind with a whimsical idea, there’s no denying that this is where holiday memories are built.

But like any sturdy house, it’s all about laying a strong foundation. With these simple tips and tricks, you can design and decorate a house that will stand the test of time.

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Pecan and Cranberry Rugelach Recipe

December 14th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

Rugelach is a beloved Jewish pastry whose Yiddish name can roughly translate to “little twists.” These cute, crescent-shaped desserts are usually made with sour cream or cream cheese doughs and can be filled with whatever fruits and nuts you like. Our version includes the tasty crunch of pecans and the tartness of cranberries for a truly dynamic flavor.

Give this Israeli favorite a try and let us know how it turns out. L’chaim!

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Red, White, and Yule: Holiday Peppermint Desserts

December 12th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

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Peppermint and the holidays go together like hot cocoa and a snowy winter day. Whether it’s candy canes, peppermint bark, or one of the great recipes here at Wilton we have what you need to make every holiday “mo-mint” special. Don’t forget to view all of our Christmas projects for great baking and decorating ideas.

Create some new Christmas peppermint classics for your holiday gatherings with classic flavors that are “mint” to be with Wilton! Read the rest of this post »

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Gingerbread House Ideas!

December 7th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

 

One of our favorite Christmas traditions is crafting gingerbread houses – so fun to make, so delicious to eat! Spice up the classic holiday decoration with these fun variations on the theme – think gingerbread barns, castles and more. After all, the holiday spirit happens wherever there’s love in your heart!

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Christmas Cookie Exchange Ideas: Don’t Forget to Leave a Few out for Santa

December 5th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

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What better time than the holidays to bake your favorite cookies and get together with friends or family to share them all? This week is National Cookie Exchange Week, the perfect time to break out your favorite cookie recipe or try a brand new one. That’s why we’ve created a handy list with some of our favorite Christmas cookie recipes to help you create some delicious and creative confectionary creations that will make you look like one smart cookie. While you’re at it, don’t forget to check out all of our fun Christmas baking and cooking projects.

So get baking for your upcoming Christmas Cookie Exchange with help from the Wilton team and these amazing Christmas cookie recipes.  Read the rest of this post »

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Different Types of Icing: Our Comprehensive Cookie Guide

December 3rd, 2018 by Desiree Smith

Cookie sheets clattering in and out of the oven, the smell of butter and sugar in the air…this could only mean one thing… Tis the season for cookies!

Whether you’re packaging cookies for shipping, gifting them to friends and neighbors or just arranging a platter for Santa Claus himself, there’s no denying that half the fun of baking holiday cookies is decorating them! But which frosting is best for shipping? How do you store your cookies once they’re done? And how the heck do you actually USE royal icing?

Well, we’re here to answer all these questions and more. From traditional buttercream to fondant, this collection of six cookie frostings will help you determine the best way to spruce up your holiday treats!

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How to Decorate Cookies Like a Pro: Cookie Icing and Decorating

November 30th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

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How to Decorate Cookies Like a Pro      

Cookie icing is a baking basic, but one that is oddly enough sometimes difficult to master. Getting creative with icing to decorate a fresh batch of cookies is a surefire way to impress guests and family as they dig in to your newest homemade creations this holiday season.

This handy tips and troubleshooting guide will help you with your next baking excursion to make sure your cookies look as stellar as they taste.  Read the rest of this post »

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Simplify Holiday Baking with Disposable Baking Supplies & New Flavor Kits

November 28th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

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The holiday season is busy enough without having to worry too much about what’s baking in the oven. That’s why we’ve come up with two product lines to make holiday baking less stressful. Our line of disposable baking supplies makes cleaning up after your next baking project a breeze, and our cake and icing flavor kits are single use flavor packets that add exciting flavors to cookies, cupcakes, and much more.

This holiday season let Wilton help you with your kitchen baking adventures with some simple solutions to help fill your holidays with good cheer and better baked goods. Read the rest of this post »

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Best Gifts for Bakers

November 23rd, 2018 by Desiree Smith

If you’re lucky enough to have someone in your life who loves to bake, you’re probably wondering what you should give them this holiday season. Whether it’s a friend, spouse or relative, we always appreciate when they share those “just because” treats with us. Show the baker in your life some love with these gift ideas this holiday season!

Shop these items and more during our Black Friday Sale, happening now through Monday! Get 25% off your order by entering promo code BFQ418 at checkout.
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Easy No-Bake Desserts for the Holidays

November 20th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

Prepping for the holidays is a time-consuming and often stressful undertaking. Between shopping for ingredients, cleaning the kitchen, and timing everything to be ready at the same time, it can seem like a Herculean task. When it comes to the final course, give yourself – and your oven – a break. Impress guests with these simple and delicious no-bake desserts!

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