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The Perfect Halloween Cake Topper

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

I am getting ready for the Halloween celebrations and I thought I’d start planning for the cake. I found an awesome looking cake in the 2010 Wilton Yearbook, Halloween Homebodies, and made my own version. Wilton expert decorators have created a fun haunted house cake with royal icing cake topper. Here is how I attempted to replicate it. (more…)

Decorating Tools Demystified – Cut and Press Sets

Friday, July 9th, 2010

I purchased the fondant imprint tools a couple of months ago and have not used them yet. I thought I’d stop by the Decorating Room and ask for a quick demonstration on how to use them. (more…)

Decorating Tools Demystified – Garland Marker

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Once again I turned to the Decorating Room experts to seek step by step instructions on cake decorating tools. This month’s focus is the Garland Marker. This strangely shaped tool is surprisingly easy to use and truly aids in the creation of beautiful garlands. Here is how to do it in just 3 easy steps! (more…)

Decorating Tools Demystified – Lily Nail Set

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

After more than two years at Wilton, there are still products that puzzle me. Here is an example. I found this set of plastic lily nails that are used to create icing flowers. But how do these really work? (more…)

A Gingerbread World

Friday, December 4th, 2009

It’s the holidays! It’s time for gumdrops, pinwheels and colorful candy. It’s time to spend afternoons with our families and build a sweet, colorful and fun world together; a world made of gingerbread, a charming place where gingerbread boys, reindeer and snowmen live. Plan for the project or make a mess with the kids; either way, take your time and enjoy every moment! (more…)

Gingerbread Cookie Placeholders

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

I am getting ready for Thanksgiving. The whole family will be over at my house this year, and I want to make a pretty statement on the dining room table. One idea that I got from the Wilton website is to make table placeholders for each member of the family. I made mine out of Gingerbread Cookies; here is how I did it. (more…)

Birthday Party Sampler

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Celebrations are part of Wilton’s company culture. This is why we go over the top when it’s a colleague’s birthday. It is so much fun, it is inspirational, it brings everyone together, and of course… there is always the cake! Here are a few recent office birthday celebrations; I hope they will inspire you to throw a fun birthday party for your family members, friends, and colleagues. (more…)

Haunted House Fun

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

What is an afternoon of fun, a spooky table setting, and a great crafting activity all at the same time? A Haunted House of course!  I decorated an eerie building with one of Wilton’s pre-baked Halloween cookie kits… here’s how it worked out. BOOOOOO!
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Birthday Daisies

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

We enjoy celebrating birthdays at Wilton. And with every birthday comes the cake! For Micall’s birthday I decided to bake a delicious birthday cake and decorate it with icing flowers. This was a really easy project and would be perfect for beginner to medium skilled decorators. I used a banana flavored cake mix and I filled each layer with chocolate hazelnut cream… needless to say it was both gorgeous AND delicious!

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Weekday dessert: fast, tasty, gorgeous!

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Why do weekday desserts have to be boring? Even if time is tight, I like to reward my family with a small treat, and I want it to look fabulous!

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