Desiree Smith

16 Easy Halloween Treats

September 13th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Host one ghoulish gathering with these cute and spooky Halloween treats. There is something for everyone with desserts including marshmallow and cake pops, ganache tarts, festive cookies and much more. Boo appetit! Read the rest of this post »

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How to Make Black Frosting

September 11th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Black frosting has the potential to make any dessert stand out, but getting true black icing can be a bit of a challenge. Most of the time we continue to add icing color only to discover our frosting is just dark gray – not black.

Well all of that is about to change! We’ve put our black icing colors to the test to determine just how much color is needed to achieve your desired shade of black. Whether you’re using Color Right base colors or traditional icing colors, you’ll be able to get rich, deep black icing in no time.

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31 Cute Halloween Treats

September 9th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Whether it’s the days leading up to the spooky holiday or actually Halloween day, it’s important to have more than just the sweet goodness of candy. These treats may not kick up your fear factor but they definitely won’t scare away any of your guests. From adorable monster cookies to ghost cupcakes, these desserts are no trick, all treat! While most people find Halloween to be a holiday about all things spooky and scary, we believe it’s a holiday for all things spooky and sweet!

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5 Pull-Apart Cupcake Cakes

September 4th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Whether you’re hosting a birthday party or a shower, a pull-apart cake is a great way to serve guests young and old.

Made by arranging cupcakes into a shape then icing and decorating all of them at the same time, these pull-apart cakes require no cutting and are perfect for a grab-and-go treat.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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