Archive for the ‘How To’ Category

Buttercream Frosting Tips and Tricks

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Did your homemade buttercream come out runny or too dry? Are your buttercream flowers drooping or is your icing filled with air bubbles? We’re here to help!

Making your own buttercream from scratch is a great way to add flavor and personal flair to your cakes and cupcakes, but if your butter is too soft or the room is too hot, your icing may not come out as desired. Thankfully, once you know these little tips and tricks for making buttercream frosting, you’ll be enticed to ice every cake that comes your way!

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How to Use Candy Molds

Friday, March 29th, 2019

Making edible cake decorations or delicious toppers for cupcakes is easy when you know how to use candy molds to create delicious homemade candies. They’re an excellent way for beginner bakers to add personality and flavor to their baked treats with minimum effort. With hundreds of designs to choose from, you know there’s one to match your mood. Read on for our candy mold FAQ.

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Macaron Troubleshooting: Your Questions Answered

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Light and delicate, French macarons are an elegant sweet you can make for almost every occasion. However, if you miss a step, there’s a chance your macarons can come out hollow, flat, cracked or burned.

To help troubleshoot your macaron baking, we created a guide out of our most-asked macaron questions.

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How to Make an Easter Lamb Cake

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Just like tulips and long sunshiny days, lamb cakes are a sure sign of spring. These adorable cakes have been at the center of Easter Sunday celebrations for decades. Maybe you have memories of your mother or grandmother making one but never attempted to make one yourself because you thought it might be too hard.

It’s a lot easier than you think! Just follow the recipe tips and tricks below or watch the how-to videos at the end of the post.

Either way, grab your  Wilton® 3D Standup Lamb Cake Pan and let’s get started!

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How to Melt Candy Melts Candy for Dipping, Dunking, Drizzling and Molding

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

When you want to create mouth-watering candy-coated sweets like cake pops, dipped fruit, pretzels or lollipops, our Candy Melts® candy is your go-to. The meltability and smooth consistency makes them ideal for dipping, molding and drizzling. Here we offer up our best tips and tricks for melting Candy Melts candy to help you get the yummiest results every time.

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3 Ways to Use Wilton Tip 81

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Often used to pipe succulents, chrysanthemums or fun zigzag patterns, Wilton tip 81 is a unique petal-shaped cake decorating tip with a “U” curve. Because of its unique shape, tip 81 adds fun texture and design to your next decorating project!

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How To Make Royal Icing Flowers

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Want to brighten up your just-baked, freshly iced-treats? Top them with royal icing flowers you made yourself! If you’re thinking it would be nearly impossible because you’ve never done it before, have no fear. We’ve got the tips and tricks to make it a piece of cake, no pun intended.

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Your Spring Cleaning Checklist: Cleaning and Organizing the Kitchen

Friday, March 8th, 2019

At this point, we’ve all gone through our homes to get rid of anything that doesn’t “spark joy” for us. Our tee-shirts are perfectly folded, our closets are straightened and organized by color, and our books sit neatly on clean, dusted shelves. However our kitchens seem to need constant cleaning!

Keeping your kitchen clean and organized doesn’t have to be a chore. With this spring cleaning checklist, you can create a stress-free, well organized cooking space your whole family can enjoy.

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How to Make Flavored Buttercream Frosting

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Wondering how to take your cake to the next level? Up your icing intensity with flavor! From traditional vanilla extract to gin or whiskey, this list of buttercream flavor add-ins makes it easy and fun to experiment in the kitchen.

While you certainly can flavor pre-made icing, we suggest busting out those measuring cups and making your buttercream from scratch. Using a homemade buttercream recipe gives you the freedom to adjust the ingredients, which is important when it comes to adding flavors.

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How to Make Red Frosting

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Do you struggle with making bright red buttercream frosting? You’re not alone! Learning how to make red frosting that’s actually red and not pinkish red can be a challenge, but we’re up for the task!

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