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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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Pumpkin Spice Recipes for Fall!

September 7th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

Pumpkin spice is the fall obsession of plenty a baker – its aroma evokes images of rustling leaves, early sunsets, and comfy oversized sweaters. When the cooler weather rolls in, there’s nothing like cozying up with a perfectly spiced treat and a cup of cider to keep you warm. Check out our pumpkin spice dessert recipes that will impress at holiday and game day parties this season!
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Game Day Snacks!

September 5th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

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Fall is sneaking up around the corner and we’re ready for everything that comes with it – falling leaves, cozy sweaters, and most of all, football! Show your school spirit with these yummy game day snacks that will have everyone coming over to your place on game day!
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Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts

August 31st, 2018 by Desiree Smith

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If you’ve started to notice the small hint of autumn in the air – pumpkins at roadside stands, breaking out your coziest sweaters from summer storage, leaves starting to turn a slight shade of yellow – you’re not the only one. Fall is one our favorite times of the year, so we’re getting ready with some of our favorite recipes. There’s just something special about freshly baked apple cider doughnuts, and this recipe for baked doughnuts with whipped maple topping is one we really enjoy because it’s simple, quick and fun. So if you have a tailgate or hay ride with the family coming up, don’t forget the apple cider and, more importantly, the doughnuts!

Check out the recipe below for the best baked apple cider doughnuts recipe ever, just in time for the start of fall!

 

Tools

  • 6-Cavity Doughnut Pan
  • Tip: 1A (optional)
  • Cooling Grid
  • 12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cake flour, sifted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon apple cider
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • Maple Whipped Topping
  • 2 cups thawed frozen whipped topping
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray doughnut pan with vegetable cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  3. Add cider, eggs and butter; beat by hand until just combined.
  4. Fill each pan cavity approximately 2/3 full.
  5. Bake 9-10 minutes or until the tops of the doughnuts spring back when touched. Let cool in pan 4-5 minutes before removing. Doughnuts are best served fresh.

 

Apple Cider Glaze

  1. In small bowl, whisk together confectioners’ sugar and apple cider until smooth.
  2. Dip tops of doughnut in glaze and set on cooling grid, allowing glaze to drip. Serve immediately.
  3. In small bowl, fold together whipped topping and extract. Serve with glazed doughnuts.
  4. To make a sandwiched doughnut, cut doughnut in half lengthwise, using a 1A tip, pipe ring on top of baked apple cider glazed doughnut
  5. Top with second doughnut half.

 

How’d they turn out? We want to know. Share your baked apple cider doughnuts creations with us on Instagram by tagging @wiltoncakes, and get excited for fall, we know we are!

 

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Our Favorite Back to School Desserts from Around the Web

August 29th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

Get ready for the first day of school with these super cute projects made by some of our favorite bakers and bloggers. From unicorn treat bars to smiley face sandwiches, we’re here to ensure your kid’s lunch will be the coolest!
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Smash Cake Fun for First Birthdays!

August 24th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

 

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It’s your baby’s first birthday! It hardly seems possible that an entire year has gone by, and now it’s time to celebrate with an adorable smash cake. Your little one will love getting their hands all over this tiny little cake that’s just their size while everyone watches. Take a look at how to make their first birthday a memorable one with a smash cake they can dive into – and don’t forget to take pictures of the fun!

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Left-Handed Cake Decorating Tutorial

August 21st, 2018 by Desiree Smith

 

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Calling all lefties! If you’re one of the exceptionally rare 10% of the population that predominantly uses their left hand, we’ve got a treat for you. Our left-handed piping tutorial shows you how to decorate cakes elegantly and easily using products designed specifically for you. Check out how to pipe with your left hand and create decorations as swiftly as your right-handed friends!

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Bake Sale Recipes to Make Your Fundraiser a Success

August 16th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

Bake sale season is on the horizon. Are you ready? Avoid frantic last minute trips to the grocery store with these quick, easy, crowd pleasing bake sale ideas. Whether it’s for school, scouts or church, these sweet treats will make you the star of the sale!
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