2013 Yearbook — Surprises for Everyone!

April 24th, 2012 by Steve Rocco

For over 40 years, Wilton has been publishing the Wilton Yearbook of Cake Decorating. The Wilton Yearbook is the ideal resource for decorators of all skill levels as it offers hundreds of new and exclusive cake, cookie, cupcake, and other treat ideas for all celebrations. Each design also comes with step-by-step instructions to make it easy for you to create an amazing treat.

During the April 4 Sweet-Up, Val Pradhan, Mary Gavenda and I had the great pleasure of unveiling the cover of the 2013 Wilton Yearbook to everyone’s surprise. It was incredible to hear the cheers from those in attendance as well as read the comments from viewers watching the live webcast.

2013 YearbookThe cover cake definitely gives you a glimpse into what the 2013 Yearbook is all about: fun and excitement; tradition and non-tradition; color and flair! The 2-tiered buttercream cake is accented with Zebra Sugar Sheets! Edible Decorating Paper. Featured from Course 4, the Gerbera daisies add pops of brightness. And, the element of surprise happens with the rolled fondant curls revealing the zebra print.

This year’s edition is, as usual, based on party-filled fun for every occasion and celebration. Of course, there are cookies, cupcakes, candy, mini cakes—let’s not forget about cake—projects for all ages.

And, one thing is for sure: There are lots and lots of surprises!

Traditional decorating is making a grand return. We have paid homage to techniques from Wilton of yesteryear, but in ways that bring them into modern times. For example, in the wedding section, you’ll find cakes that feature brush embroidery using trend-right colors, ruffles that go from dainty to dramatic and cornelli lace that heighten dimensional patterns.

With new Sugar Sheets! Edible Decorating Paper and fondant molds, we have gone to new heights with different shapes and detailed dimension. For example, in the holiday section, we’ve bejeweled gingerbread. And in the birthday section, we made an ordinary sheet cake into a textured kids’ party!

Plus, we feature outrageous creations for your not-so-run-of-the-mill party! It’s a marriage of style and avant-garde. It’s where embellishments are sometimes bigger than the cake itself. And, it can only be called Cake Couture—our special section.

You’ll be surprised at how easy it can be to create these fashion-forward cakes with Wilton tools, like our new gum paste and fondant molds! And, we’ve introduced some new techniques, like floral origami and jumbo roses.

Well, the 2013 Yearbook is wrapping up, and it will be out in the stores this summer. It’s definitely a labor of love, and we would love to know what you think of the 2013 Wilton Yearbook cover cake!

Steve Rocco Steve is the Senior Director of Cake and Visual Design for Wilton Products. He is responsible for designing all the projects for Wilton's publications and packaging. Steve works with a team of 17 cake decorators who create a 3-d work of edible art from his sketches. Steve has been with Wilton for 24 years and within that time he has been responsible for thousands of project ideas ranging from cookies, candies, and cakes. Steve is also responsible for art directing the photography for all of Wilton's publications, working with a team of photographers and prop stylists to create the mood and sets to showcase all the projects created by Wilton's cake decorators.

11 Replies

  1. Addie says:

    I have always loved the yearbooks. I have a few from over 30 years ago. I would not part with them. Thanks Wilton.

  2. Lesa says:

    I noticed when the big pictures were displayed for the 2013 Yearbook, it looked like a lot of the cakes I saw in the Punch, Cut, Decorate Book I purchased a few months ago. So are some of the cakes from the Punch, Cut, Decorate Book some of the cakes featured in the new yearbook as well? I know there will still be cakes not in the same book, but was kind of disappointed when I had already seen the cakes in the other book.

  3. I like the cover of the new 3013 year book I like the bright colors.

  4. Ursula Goldstone says:

    Where can I buy the Wilton Year book, I live in Durban, Kwazulunatal, South Africa.

  5. Krystal says:

    When is the new Yearbook supposed to come out? I’m really enjoying last years, but too excited for the new one to wait!

  6. sharrolynn says:

    I live in Malaysia, how do I purchase the Wilton yearbook?

  7. I love all wilton books, for over 30yrs i bake and decorate cakes thats my passion. all because of my first class with wilton.

  8. jonetta says:

    love your books. i live in port-Harcourt Nigeria. how can i purchase your new products. like the roller caddy

  9. Phyllis Brown says:

    Are you going to start coming out with more year books. I sure do miss them.

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