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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Desiree Smith

7 Types of Buttercream Frosting

June 12th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

From classic American buttercream to the less traditional boiled icing, there are all types of buttercream frostings that will take your cakes and cupcakes up a notch. While most contain the same or similar ingredients (eggs, sugar, butter), these buttercream frostings are each prepared differently, yielding different textures, tastes and consistencies.

Whether you’re looking to ice, fill, decorate or just lick the spoon, there’s a buttercream here for everyone!

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Lyndsay Sung

Double The Fun: 2 Colorful Summer Cakes

June 5th, 2019 by Lyndsay Sung

Hi friends! It’s Lyndsay from cococakeland.com! I’ve been using Wilton products since my very first attempts at piping cupcakes way back in 2007. I’ve since gone on to have a colorful career in baking and cake decorating, including publishing my first cake decorating book, Coco Cake Land: Cute and Pretty Party Cakes to Bake and Decorate! I’m excited to be able to share some fun ideas with some of these Wilton products.

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Desiree Smith

How to Cut a Round Cake

May 31st, 2019 by Desiree Smith

The games have been played, the presents are unwrapped and now comes the best part of any party – dessert! However, if you’re the lucky one who’s been tasked with cutting the cake, it can be stressful to make sure your slices are cut evenly (especially when someone ‘just wants a sliver’)!

Well, we’re here to share our secret strategy. Whether your cake is 8 in. or 16 in., you can learn how to easily cut a round cake into uniform slices – great for appeasing frosting lovers and cake lovers alike!

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Desiree Smith

How to Cover a Cake with Fondant

May 29th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

How to Cover a Cake with Fondant

If you’ve always wondered how to cover a cake with fondant, you’ve come to the right place! Perfect for giving you that nice, clean finish on your cake, fondant is an edible dough that can be used to cover cakes and make decorations.

In this article, we’ll cover prepping your cake, smoothing your fondant and everything in between. We’ll prepare you for any troubleshooting issues and tell you how to get the best results with ease.

Beginners, never fear! Fondant can be fun and we’re here to show you how!

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Desiree Smith

11 Easy No-Bake Desserts

May 24th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Beat the heat with these easy no-bake desserts. There’s no need to turn on your oven – keep it cool and easy by adding your own flair to store-bought treats. Top cupcakes with homemade candy toppers or use store-bought cookies to make your own ice cream sandwiches (great for summer birthday parties).

With these quick and simple projects, you can enjoy the sweet taste of summer without breaking a sweat!

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