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7 Types of Buttercream Frosting

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

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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How to Cut a Round Cake

Friday, May 31st, 2019

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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How to Cover a Cake with Fondant

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

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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11 Easy No-Bake Desserts

Friday, May 24th, 2019

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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9 Father’s Day Recipes That Are No (Dad) Joke

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

This Father’s Day, there’s no better way to express dad-preciation for your special guy than cooking good food. Whether baking a meat cake for your dad or decorating cookies for your husband, our list of ideas for your Father’s Day menu features great options that work for appetizers, lunch, dinner or dessert.

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What’s New from Wilton: Our 2019 Product Lineup

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Cookies and candies and bakeware, oh my! We’re gearing up to bring you one amazing lineup of new and innovative products in 2019. From fun decorating kits you can do with your family and friends to innovative tools and bakeware that will change the way you bake and decorate, our 2019 product lineup is sure to delight and impress!

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7 Memorial Day Desserts

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

 

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and we’ve got seven sweet ways for you to celebrate some summer sunshine! From tangy lemon bars to no-bake cheesecake for those extra hot summer scorchers, these Memorial Day desserts are a great way to welcome in warm weather!

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Decorative Sugars, Pearls and Sprinkles: A Beginner’s Guide

Friday, May 10th, 2019

If you’ve ever shaken decorative sugar containers like maracas before gleefully showering your cupcakes, you know the joy that sprinkles can bring. Ground up into a fine dusting or pressed into shapes, plain or bright, there’s a big wide world of toppings out there waiting to add color and whimsy to your baked sweets, desserts and ice cream. Here’s our guide to what they are and how to use them.

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Mother’s Day Breakfast Ideas

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Sprinkle mom with love this Mother’s Day when you surprise her with these delicious breakfast ideas. Tasty muffins, delicious pancakes and easy-to-make doughnut kabobs will help turn mom’s big day into one sweet feast! Best of all, these recipes are so simple that little ones can help, too — which means everyone can participate in mom’s special day!

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How to Make 6 Easy Buttercream Cake Borders

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Ready to graduate from spatula icing to learning how to make buttercream cake borders? We’ve got 6 techniques for you to try that will give you professional-looking results, even if you’re a buttercream beginner.

We’ve arranged these buttercream border techniques in order of difficulty, from “not so scary” to “I’m feeling brave today.” If you feel like you need a little practice, try them out on some parchment paper or a countertop before attempting to pipe them directly on your cake.

All of these borders will work on a round, square or loaf cake—just pick a technique and follow the shape along the top or bottom border. Still need a visual? Scroll down for our helpful video.

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