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Cakes that Span the Decades — Let Our Big Band Fondant Cake Take You On a Sentimental Journey to the 1940s

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

In the mid-40s, the war ended and a new era of celebration began: The Big Band Era!

Gone were the daily headlines of brutal battles overseas and the strict rationing of food and fuel at home. Now it was time to let loose and enjoy. It was a time to dance and dream to the sweet sound of big bands and crooners. From the hard-driving rhythms of Benny Goodman to the warm sophistication of Duke Ellington, the big bands led the tempo of the times. (more…)

Cakes that Span the Decades — Dancing Away the Blues in the 1930s with an Art Deco Cake

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Wilton Dancing in the Dark 1930s Fondant CakeWe were on the move in the 1930s. While the United States was contending with The Great Depression and The Dust Bowl, dancing lifted the mood for many, if only temporarily. Gathering places in towns large and small were filled with upbeat tempos and the latest dances — Jazz, Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing and the Shag — in addition to traditional square dancing. (more…)

Celebrating our Anniversary with Cake Styles that Span the Decades

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Wilton85Anniversary_1920Happy anniversary to us! We’re celebrating Wilton’s 85th anniversary of making it easier for you to decorate! How does a company that’s been helping you celebrate special occasions since the 1920s celebrate a special occasion of our own? With cake, of course! But not just ANY cake and not just one! Through the coming months, we’ll be creating cakes that capture iconic imagery of each decade since our founding, starting with the ’20s cake. We’ll also be asking for your input on the remaining designs—more on that below. But first, let’s talk about the kickoff cake in our Decades of Cake series! (more…)

Baking Cups! Now En Vogue

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Cupcakes! Cupcakes! Cupcakes! Cupcakes are everywhere – and now baking cups are part of a wedding dress! (more…)

2014 Wilton Yearbook Cover Cake Reveal!

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

It’s Wilton Yearbook time again! No matter how hard we work designing the inspiration for the inside pages of the Wilton Yearbook, there is still one major decision to be made…what are we going to put on the cover? (more…)

2013 Yearbook — Surprises for Everyone!

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

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. (more…)

Pops! Fun to Make, Fun to Eat!

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Pops! Pops! Pops! They are popping up everywhere! The “pop”ular trend these days is all about treats on a stick, especially cake balls. Just like the cupcake trend, these edible favorites have been around for a long time. Wilton has been showing cookies, candies, and petite cakes on sticks for years, but now it is highlighted even more due to the growing demand of this phenomenon for treats on a stick! (more…)