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National Cake Decorating Day!

October 12th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

 

Cake decorators, rejoice, October 15th is National Cake Decorating Day! Whether you’re a professional baker or you like to dabble in your free time, gussying up your creations is easily the most fun and satisfying part of baking.As the big day approaches, we want to answer a few questions that both pros and novices alike have about how to take their cakes from drab to fab! Using the expertise and tools of our very own Wilton experts, we’re here to help guide you along every step of the way!
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How to Clean Your Oven

October 10th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

Fall, to us, feels like a second New Year, a season for new beginnings. We sharpen our pencils, cut our hair and set new intentions — like having more family dinners where everyone sits down at the same time, calling your parents more often and not waiting until the 11th hour before the bake sale to help your kid make treats (yeah, we’re still working on this one, too). But what about the star of the show? The one thing that ensures our family dinners are perfect and our bake sale treats beat out the competition. When was the last time you cleaned your oven?

If you’ve ever used the self-cleaning function, you know it can make things smelly and hot — so we’ve got a better, non-toxic way for you to clean your oven without harsh chemicals or setting off your smoke detector. Read the rest of this post »

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Halloween Jack O’Lantern Ideas

October 5th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

halloween jack o'lantern ideas

Spooky pumpkin faces don’t just belong on your porch this Halloween, you can also create them in the kitchen! We’ve put together a few of our favorite Jack O’Lantern decorating projects and recipes that we’re sure your friends and family will have no problem “Goblin” up. From cakes to cookies and much more, we want to help you make this Halloween one to remember. You can find all the recipes, decorating tips and decorating tools right here for when you get started on your creepy creations.

So get creative with these fun Jack O’Lantern recipes from the Wilton team. We guarantee these delicious treats won’t get any “Boos” this Halloween.

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National Taco Day: Mini Taco Cups

October 3rd, 2018 by Desiree Smith

mini taco cups

These days, there seems to be a day for everything. We happen to think one of the greatest national “holidays” ever is National Taco Day, because who doesn’t love tacos? Not only are they little pockets of goodness, but there are endless taco variations out there to indulge in. We’ve come up with a unique taco recipe that we think is a fun new take on the taco – Mini Taco Cups! Portable, festive and fun, this easy taco recipe is a great grab-and-go snack that’s sure to be a hit at your next tailgate or house party. Get prepped for this year’s National Taco Day, October 4th, with our mini taco cups recipe, and our line of Mega Bakeware with pans, sheets, and more for just about every dish. Read the rest of this post »

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Lovely Llama Cookies

September 28th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

llama decorated cookies

Lovely Llama Cookies

“Llama Mia, here we go again!” with a fun new cookie recipe to add to your cookbook. These lovely llama cookies are the perfect way to use your hard-earned decorating skills. Get the kids excited to lend a hand by helping them create their own fun llama faces with delicious icing. Whether for a little one’s birthday, or just to have some fun, break out the decorating tools and icing and create a llama cookie masterpiece all your own. If you’re short on supplies or ingredients, we’ve got you covered with all the fun colors of icing, and all the best tools to get your llama creations just right. Read the rest of this post »

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Halloween Party Ideas!

September 26th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

One of our favorite parts of fall is throwing a super scary, super fun Halloween party! While we love to give party guests a fright, we don’t want little ones to be too spooked to have a good time. Luckily our friends at Party City have some tips for how to throw a kids’ Halloween party that’s just the right amount of creepy, using kid-friendly decorations and party games that will keep them engaged and having a good time!

If you’re throwing a kid’s Halloween party and you need some Halloween dessert inspiration, look no further! Little ghosts and goblins will fall in love with these Halloween treats and will come back to haunt your house every year! Read the rest of this post »

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Tomato and Rosemary Focaccia

September 21st, 2018 by Desiree Smith

If there’s one shining star of the early fall harvest season, it just might be the humble tomato.

A steadfast hero of many dishes, tomatoes spend the long summer days soaking up the sun on the vine until they’re ready to harvest as summer comes to a close. And just in time to ring in autumn on the last official day of summer, we’re bringing out a simple yet fresh Italian flatbread recipe. Studded with juicy tomatoes and sprinkled with fresh rosemary, this Italian focaccia bread is the perfect addition to any pasta dinner, or with a simple salad out on the porch while you soak up those last few rays of the summer sun. Read the rest of this post »

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Our Favorite Fall Desserts

September 18th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

 

This Saturday will mark the first official day of fall and we couldn’t be more excited! To prepare for the season of hazy sunsets, changing leaves and a crisp chill in the air, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite fall desserts for you to enjoy with a cup of mulled wine in your hand!
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Halloween Cookie Houses!

September 14th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

We don’t mean to spook you, but fall is on its way and with it, one of our favorite baking holidays! Gather your favorite witches and warlocks for some fun Halloween cookie houses that you’ll be goblin up at your next Halloween party. Read the rest of this post »

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Pear Upside-Down Cake: Your New Favorite Fall Dessert

September 12th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

Sweet, buttery and with a hint of spice, pear upside-down cake is a perfect seasonal twist on the traditional pineapple — and it’s one of the easiest desserts you can make this fall! We recommend using juicy, yet firm pears like Bartlett or Bosc. These pears will hold their shape while creating a lovely caramel that will seep through the entire cake once flipped. Read on for the recipe!

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