Archive for the ‘How To’ Category

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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How to Make a Giant Cupcake

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

You have our giant cupcake cake pan but aren’t sure how to use it? Let us walk you through some easy steps and tips that will help you make anything from an adorable first-birthday smash cake to a quirky anniversary cake using just this one pan.  Read through our instructions below (or if you’re more the visual type, watch the video at the end) and get ready for a giant success.

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Buttercream Frosting Ingredients 101

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Like all the best recipes, the perfect buttercream frosting comes down to using the right ingredients. Fat, sugar, liquid and salt are key to making the best icing – but why?

To understand how buttercream works, it’s helpful to know how these ingredients work together and how they affect the outcome. Learning more about what each of these ingredients do will also better give you the ability to make tweaks and substitutions to fit your needs.

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