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Behind the Design: Color Swirl 3 Color Coupler

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Hi there, Decorator!

We wanted to give you a behind-the-scenes look at how we come up with new and exciting product ideas, like the Color Swirl 3-Color Coupler. All of our projects start with goals—what do we want to accomplish for our Wilton decorators? From the onset of this concept—creating one tool to pipe multiple icing colors at the same time—we had three distinct goals in mind:

1. HELP decorators use a bunch of colors at the same time
2. Make the piping bag be EASY to refill
3. Ensure it’s fast and SIMPLE to use (nothing fancy except the results!)

Next, we started “Cakestorming” different solutions that could meet all three of  goals. We  gathered a TON of ideas that we tested with quick mock-ups . Slowly, we filtered through the our “cakestorm” Post-its covering the wall and narrowed it down to just the ideas that best supported our three goals.

We ended the Post-it session with the idea that we had to use a different bag for each color. This makes refilling so easy! It’d be just like filling any ‘ole bag! We also knew we wanted a single coupler that could hold a single tip to keep it simple to use. But then the question became, how do we connect multiple bags to a single coupler? As you can see, we went right back to our Post-its:

3 color coupler

First, we tried to feed different bags through a center wheel shape (#1), but the bags weren’t secure enough and popped out with too much pressure. That led us to a 1/3 coupler piece that could be placed in each bag (#2). This could secure the bags just like our normal couplers, keeping it super simple! Then, we went to engineering to help us get the threading just right (#3), and to figure out a way to register the pieces together so it’s easy to assemble.

What came out is a product we believe HELPS decorators create multi-colored masterpieces that is EASY to fill, SIMPLE to use and creates impressive multi-color icing swirls!  We hope you enjoy using our Color Swirl coupler as much as we enjoyed designing it! We love what you’re doing with the rainbow icing swirls and matching your party colors to your treats! What’s you favorite way to use the Color Swirl 3-Color Coupler? Tell us in the comments below.

Twist Quick Coupler a New Twist on a Decorator Favorite

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

After completing the Wilton Master’s Class at the Wilton School of Cake Decorating last year, I fell head over heels with making special treats for my family and friends. After intense practice mastering all types of techniques, one little tool proved to be invaluable: the icing tip coupler. (more…)

Bag Cutter and Brush Set – Quick and Easy Decorating Bag Prep and Tip Clean Up

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

I love buttercream icing! The taste, the smell, the look, and the endless decorating possibilities! However, decorating with buttercream comes with many tips, bags, and messy icing that you need to create an edible masterpiece. Our new Bag Cutter and Brush Set makes using buttercream that much sweeter! (more…)

Keep Your Spring (Icing) Flowers Blooming All Year Long!

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

It’s spring! Do you know what spring brings? Flowers! There are so many beautiful flowers you can create for your cakes; they are such a wonderful addition and are appropriate for just about any occasion. You can make them in just about any medium as well: buttercream icing, royal icing, gum paste, fondant, or even modeling chocolate! (more…)

3D Character Making Made Easy!

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Can you roll a ball? Can you roll a log? Then you can build amazing characters to top your cakes!!! Anyone can make fun creatures to adorn any sweet treat, and have a lot of fun while doing it! (more…)

Perfect Fill Batter Dispenser – The Easy Way to Fill Your Cupcake Pans

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Cupcakes. A perfect treat for any reason. And now, they’re perfectly easy to make! How can cupcakes get easier to make, you ask? Well, the Perfect Fill Batter Dispenser is your answer. (more…)

Protect Your Tools in Transport and Storage with the Wilton Tool Organizer

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

It seems like the longer I work for Wilton, the more I like to decorate cakes! I had to start somewhere, so last year I took the Wilton Method Decorating Basics Course (Course 1) to learn the basics of cake decorating. I found myself transporting and storing my tools in plastic bags and cardboard boxes. I asked myself, do other decorators have this same problem? (more…)

We’ve Got Decorating in the Bag

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

As I grow as a decorator, my collection of decorating tools is growing too! I had tubs all over my kitchen with random tips thrown here, my rolling pin thrown there. Decorating bags were in a cabinet across from everything else. I was lucky if I could ever track down my spatulas in the same place twice. I needed a storage solution that I could tuck into the hall closet and pull out when I got the itch to decorate. I needed the new Wilton Decorator Preferred Carry-All Tote! (more…)

Handwriting Woes Inspire New Punch. Cut. Decorate!™ Messaging Tools

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Do you remember practicing penmanship in grade school? The teacher would stand over your shoulder as you meticulously wrote each letter. It was a great day when you got a gold star on your paper, wasn’t it? If you were like me, though, you didn’t get many gold stars. (more…)