Desiree Smith

How to Use the Cupcake Cone Rack

August 21st, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Rack up memorable desserts in a unique treat stand that works for baking, decorating and displaying delicious cupcake cones. Our cupcake cone rack holds a dozen cones upright and steady for easy access and safe baking, and it’s dishwasher safe so you can spend more time at the party and less cleaning up.

Couple of things to know before taking a scoop out of our projects: Standard sugar cones work best, and 2 tablespoons of batter is just enough for a full cone that’s nicely sized for decorating. If you’re not baking in the cones, a bit of melted candy is a nice way to make sure your filling doesn’t escape the little hole in the bottom.

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Desiree Smith

What is Ermine Frosting?

August 14th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

If you’re looking for a not-so-sweet alternative to traditional icing, try your hand at ermine frosting. This French-inspired icing is one of the classic early 20th-century recipes being lovingly rediscovered by bakers who want to add a deliciously nostalgic je ne sais quoi to their iced treats. Firm enough to hold its shape when used with a decorating bag and tip, it also makes a tasty, airy filling.

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Sasha Nary

How to Make a Donut Cake

August 7th, 2019 by Sasha Nary

Hello! My name is Sasha Nary, and I am a self-taught baker, cake decorator and creator of @ohlalaboulangerie on Instagram. I am beyond excited to share this festive and fun Donut Birthday Cake project with you! This is a great project for everyone, regardless of whether you’re a beginner at baking and decorating or a seasonal pro! The Wilton Donut Pan and Candy Melts candy make it very easy to create not only delicious, but also stunning and unique-looking donuts!

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Desiree Smith

How to Thin Candy Melts

July 31st, 2019 by Desiree Smith

If you’re wondering how to thin Candy Melts candy to the proper consistency for dipping and dunking, you’re not alone. No matter what method you use, it can be tricky to get your candy to the proper state for your project.

Before we dive into the details, let’s discuss the difference between melting and thinning your candy. Melting candy is the act of taking your candy from a solid state to a semi-liquid state. Thinning candy, on the other hand, is the act of changing the consistency of already melted candy. For example, your candy may be technically melted, but a thicker consistency. Thinning your candy would mean changing your melted candy from a thicker state to a more viscous state.

There are a couple ways to properly thin candy so your candy stays workable and sets well. Best of all, it’s very easy if you have the right tools on hand!

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Desiree Smith

Easy BBQ Desserts for Summer Pool Parties

July 24th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Whether you’re looking for pool party food ideas or treats for a backyard BBQ, these easy summer desserts will help ensure your celebration ends on a sweet note. From simple no-bake treats to easy pull-apart cakes you don’t even have to cut, these quick and easy summertime treats serve up sweet fun in the sun!

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Desiree Smith

How to Soften Butter

July 17th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

So many delicious cake and cookie recipes begin with one simple, yet important, ingredient: room temperature butter.

Firm enough to maintain its shape but soft enough to be whipped and creamed with ease, room temperature butter is essential for making smooth batter and lightly-textured baked goods – but how do you do you soften frozen butter to room temperature without melting it?

Whether you’re making chocolate chip cookies, a soft yellow cake or whipping up some homemade buttercream frosting, these tips and tricks for how to soften butter quickly to temperature butter will help you churn out better bakes in no time!

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Desiree Smith

Easy Buttercream Frosting Recipes for Summer

July 10th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Lighten up your summer cakes, cupcakes and other treats with these easy buttercream frosting recipes. Packed with sensational summer flavor, these summer buttercream recipes will put you in a tropical state of mind!

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Jenny Keller

How to Make an Ice Cream Cake

July 3rd, 2019 by Jenny Keller

Hi friends, Jenny here from JennyCookies.com!   One of my favorite summer desserts to make is an Ice Cream Cake.  My whole family loves to help make them, especially when they get to choose the flavors.  You won’t believe how simple they are to make.  So easy even small children can help! Plus, ice cream cakes are great for any summer birthday party you might have coming up!

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Desiree Smith

Mini Cakes for Birthdays and Every Day

June 26th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

We all know great things come in small packages, so we’ve assembled some small-but-mighty mini birthday cake ideas that work beautifully as individual servings or as smash cakes. From mermaid cakes that can work for beach or pool parties to floral cakes and even a classic (and gluten-free!) chocolate cake, we’ve got the tiny cakes you need for a tremendous celebration. After all, anything worth doing well…is worth doing well in miniature.

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Desiree Smith

8 Easy 4th of July Desserts

June 19th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Bring some red, white and blue to your picnic or cookout with these cool bake (and no-bake!) recipes this Independence Day. From festive cakes to fancy fruit and quick candy touches you can add to store-bought classics, we’ve got ideas for amazing Fourth of July desserts that will put the patriotism in your party.

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