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How to Make Candy Clay Modeling Candy

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Candy clay is a simple to make modeling candy that you can use to mold flowers and leaves to whimsical accents. This medium is often used to weave edible baskets too! It’s easy to work with; even your children will have fun shaping edible characters and trims for their own edible treats. (more…)

Make Your Mark – With the Cake Marker!

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Have you ever had a problem lining up your cake side designs or trims, especially if they are supposed to be on a straight line? At times when I do them, I think they are going straight but when I step away and look back, it turns into an OH NO! What do I do now situation. (more…)

Make Exciting 3-D Decorations With Our New Decorative Press Set

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Have you seen the new Decorative Press Set? It’s one of Wilton’s new tools for the Fondant/Gum Paste Assortment. It will come in handy for various trims to accent your cakes and various projects, especially those thin ropes which are hard to roll smooth for some of us. (more…)

International Cake Exploration Societé Annual Convention and Show

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

The International Cake Exploration Societé (ICES) is an organization for cake decorating and sugar art enthusiasts. It is an international organization with local chapters that hold their own meetings to share ideas and new techniques a few times each year. But the big event that everyone waits for is the ICES Annual Convention and Show. (more…)

Add Beauty and Elegance with the Brush Embroidery Technique

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner – a time for sweet thoughts, treats and delicate lacy valentines. OK, many of us will never receive those lacy ones, probably comical ones these days, if any at all. But we can still dream of those from days gone by. Now keep those sweet thoughts and turn them into special ways to embellish your cakes, cookies or maybe a candy heart plaque. (more…)

Tricks & Tips – How to Achieve Vibrant Halloween Colors on your Fondant Treats

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

With Halloween just around the corner, some of you might be thinking of specialty treats to create for this special ghoulish, fun time of year. Whether you’re decorating cakes, cupcakes, cookies or brownies, using fondant can be a quick and simple way to bring color and dimension to your design. (more…)

Covering the Basics: How to Bake, Ice and Cover a Pillow Pan Cake

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Have you seen our new Pillow Pan Set and wondered how to ice the cakes? In our latest videos, I’ll show you how easy it is to ice, assemble and even cover a pillow cake with rolled fondant. (more…)

My Favorite Cake Decorating Tools

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Someone just asked me to name my favorite cake decorating tool. That is a very big question. (more…)

Wilton and Michaels Take Manhattan!

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Recently, Steve Rocco, Wilton’s Senior Director of Cake and Visual Design, was asked to design a very special cake for the Grand Opening of Michaels new store in Manhattan, New York. In addition to their grand opening, Steve needed to bring interest to the various cake decorating classes that are offered at the store. He took his inspiration from the New York Skyline and added a mixture of reality and fiction. (more…)

How to Make Red Icing Red

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Do you ever have any problems getting red icing red? I know I do. It can happen for a couple of reasons: didn’t add enough icing color or used shortening with a high yellow dye content, such as butter flavored shortening. Do you have a lot of minerals in your water that could make a difference (like well water)? (more…)