Archive for the ‘Birthdays’ Category

Circus Treats Birthday Cake

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Everyone knows that the best part of the circus is the food!  Fun for girls of all ages, this Circus Treats Birthday Cake explodes with all the traditional favorites:  popcorn, cotton candy, cookies and more!  You can even personalize this cake with a cute printable banner.

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Statement Birthday Cake

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Messaging becomes even bigger in 2016 with stylized lettering, bold font styles and fun sayings.  This cake shouts the message that the birthday boy or girl is now five years old.  The letters for the top of the cake are easy to make using Decorator Preferred white fondant tinted to a favorite color.  The sides of the cake feature decorations colorfully piped icing.

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Pixelated Perfection Celebration Cake

Friday, February 5th, 2016

If you geek over video games, sci-fi, or your favorite comic book characters, the Geeked Out cake trend is for you.  This square cake with its pixelated side pattern and cake topper is easy enough for beginners to make, using Decorator Preferred White Fondant and Ready-to-Use Gum Paste tinted to a galactic vibrant color palette.

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The Inspiration Behind the NEW Cone Cakes Cupcake Baking Rack

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Some of my favorite memories growing up were going to ice cream shops and getting GIANT ice cream cones. My favorite indulgence was the waffle cone, filled with a scoop or two of the chocolate peanut butter ice cream. I made sure it was so full that I had to eat it with one of the long sundae spoons. I was a kid. Giant ice cream cones made me smile. Heck, they still do! All of the different flavors, the funny upside-down cones decorated like clowns, all the toppings… Mmm… I’m salivating just thinking about it. (more…)

Cakes that Span the Decades – Experience the Tie Dye Blast From the Past 60s Cake!

Monday, July 28th, 2014

The 1960s marked the birth of a rebellious spirit – a cosmic counterculture of peace, love, music and art! The younger generation was no longer satisfied with blindly following the rules. They were asking questions, taking action and changing the world.
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My Top 5 Back to Basics Projects

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Everyone who knows me knows that I love to create desserts, experiment with recipes, and find any reason to celebrate! Decorating pastries doesn’t come easy for everyone, so I thought I’d share my top 5 back to basics projects using Wilton products. I think any beginner will marvel at the end results of some of these projects, and may decide to take up decorating full time! Hold on, because you’re in for a sweet ride! (more…)

Easy Ideas to Add Personality to the Party

Monday, May 21st, 2012

At Wilton we like to party with personality! For each celebration we first consider the occasion and the person we are celebrating. Jenny, one of our product managers, is a girl with style, elegance and does not shy away from bling. Our Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme was inspired by our new party products, and it fit Jenny’s personality! (more…)

Three Cakes in Three Weeks!

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

After months of not doing any decorating projects, I made up for it big time in October by decorating three cakes in three weeks! It all started with my niece’s 7th birthday. (more…)

A Twisted Summer Birthday Celebration

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Usually July in the Chicagoland area is a month filled with sunshine and warmth that I like to think is a reflection of the excitement surrounding my birthday. This year’s excitement was tempered by the dread of officially leaving the big 3-0 behind. (more…)

Baby’s First Birthday Luau

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

It’s August and summer is in full swing so it’s time to limbo, baby! My sweet little boy, Matthew, turned one year young last week so we hung pineapples from the trees and threw the best Baby’s First Luau ever! (more…)