Cake Decorating Q & A With Steve Rocco – Part 1

June 28th, 2010 by Desiree Smith

Recently, Wilton held its first ever ‘Sweet-Up’ with several Facebook fans and Twitter followers. As part of that event, the attendees toured Wilton’s Decorating Room and participated in a ‘question and answer’ with Steve Rocco, Senior Director of Cake and Visual Design.

Is this first installment from the Q & A, Steve discusses his background, the impact of cake decorating television shows, and where he gets his cake design inspiration.

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Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

10 Replies

  1. Nancy says:

    is monday to early to bake and do icing on a wedding cake needed for wednesday

  2. Monique says:

    I want to make a bouquet of mini cup cake stand on a 1/2 sheet cake without falling, how would you suggest me? I was thinking about using cookie sticks, but not sure if they would stay in place. Help please

  3. Susan Matusiak says:

    Monique, you can support the cupcake stand by using a plastic round separator plate on the cake top supported by plastic or wooden dowel rods below. Or you can also use 2 cake boards taped together covered in foil or fondant and place this on your cake top with dowels supporting the board. Do not place the cupcake stand on the sheet cake until you placed your cake at the reception or on a serving table. Hope this helps.

  4. Lisa says:

    Im very new to baking but I love to bake. I want to start a business of cake decorating. I can do buttercream but thats it for now. Pls I need your advice. Thanks.

    • Lisa, if you’d like to expand your business you might want to explore new techniques in a range of media from royal icing, to fondant, and gum paste. Check our website for more information or to find a class near you. Or you might consider classes at the Wilton School in Darien, Illinois. Good luck!

  5. kassim says:

    I am a new beginner on cake decoration i wane an imorovement on gum paste anf fondant decoration .stating the correct receipes will be well appreciated and i need some pix on decoration varying from aniversary,weffing,birthdays etc in order to improve my business

  6. sylvia says:

    how can i make the impression mat design on buttercream cakes some people don’t like fondant but want the same diamond shape on the buttercream cakes, can it be done? do you have a video on this.

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