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Wine Wednesday: Coconut Crème Brulee Cookies

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Wine Wednesday: Coconut Creme Brulee Cookies | Wilton Cake DecoratingThis week is our final Wine Wednesday. We’ve had so much fun pairing Wilton recipes and Kendall-Jackson wines, and we hope you have had fun following along!

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Wine Wednesday: Pink Grapefruit Cake

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Wine Wednesday - Pink Grapefruit Cake | Wilton Cake DecoratingWelcome to another edition of Wine Wednesday! I’m so excited to take the reins from Stephanie and share another delicious wine and dessert pairing with you all. If you’re just now joining us, check out the first three posts in our series with Kendall-Jackson wine:

Week 1: Lemon Blueberry Mini Fluted Tube Cakes and Chardonnay

Week 2: Cranberry Pear Tarts and Vintner’s Reserve Riesling

Week 3: Caramel Pecan Brownie Bites and K-J Port or Reserve Riesling

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10 Must-Have Pie Tools

Monday, August 29th, 2016

8-29 Must Have Pie ToolsFind your next secret weapon(s) to making the perfect pie right here!

1. PASTRY Wheel

Cut a pretty lattice with a pastry wheel. Ever wonder how people get that pretty ruffled edge on a lattice-topped pie? The fluted edge of the pastry wheel makes it easy to get this special effect.

2. pie crust impression mat

Sculpt your way to a fancy fluted edge with the Pie Crust Impression Mat! The edge of your pie will be Instagram ready when you use this impression mat. While there are many routes to a pretty crust, this mat is a super easy way to get a really cool effect. (Seriously, if you’ve ever played with Play-Doh, you can handle this mat).

3. PASTRY BRUSH

For a pretty shine, brush on egg wash to get that shiny golden brown goodness! It’s a simple step, but it makes all the difference for your finished pie.

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Pie 101: What Does Blind Bake Mean? (And Other Pie Terms)

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Ever wonder what it means to blind bake a pie? Here’s a quick glossary for some commonly-used pie terms and pan types.

Pie 101: Basic Pie Terms

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How to Bake the Perfect Apple Pie

Friday, May 13th, 2016

“Easy as apple pie” is a cliché, but it’s a cliché for a reason! Apple pie is a classic dessert that is easy to master, and there are so many ways to put a twist on the recipe to suit your personal taste. In honor of National Apple Pie Day, here are the 3 different apple pie recipes to help you celebrate; plus tips and tricks for how to bake the perfect apple pie.

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4 Common Cookie Fails and How to Avoid Them

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Before you start your holiday cookie baking, make sure you avoid the #CookieFail! Check out these 4 common cookie fails and empower yourself for a #CookieWin.

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Holiday Cookies: Ultimate Guide to Baking and Decorating

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

This holiday season, you don’t have to do all of your cookie baking and decorating in one day! With some planning (and freezer space) you can get a head start on your holiday cookies. Check out this ultimate cookie making timeline!

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6 Summer Baking Tips

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Summer may be hot, but we still have plenty of reasons to bake here at Wilton. Below, a few tips for making baking in the summer heat a little more bearable.

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Cinnamon Rolls – Perfect for Mother’s Day Brunch!

Friday, May 8th, 2015

I come from a long line of bakers, including my great-grandmother, Elizabeth. My grandmother likes to tell a story about how her nephew, Tom, always loved the center cinnamon roll. One morning, he passed when the rolls came around, saying he was too full. Everyone else at the table knew he was actually hoping they would come back around to him—including my great-uncle, who took the center roll on purpose! (Clearly, I’ve inherited not only my baking ability, but also my contrary nature from that side of the family).

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Aleppo Pepper and Cinnamon Braided Bread

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

While we were pulling together our 2015 trend list, Middle Eastern and North African flavors kept popping up. Some of these are familiar, like coriander. (more…)