Archive for the ‘Icing’ Category

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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Different Types of Icing: Our Comprehensive Cookie Guide

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Cookie sheets clattering in and out of the oven, the smell of butter and sugar in the air…this could only mean one thing… Tis the season for cookies!

Whether you’re packaging cookies for shipping, gifting them to friends and neighbors or just arranging a platter for Santa Claus himself, there’s no denying that half the fun of baking holiday cookies is decorating them! But which frosting is best for shipping? How do you store your cookies once they’re done? And how the heck do you actually USE royal icing?

Well, we’re here to answer all these questions and more. From traditional buttercream to fondant, this collection of six cookie frostings will help you determine the best way to spruce up your holiday treats!

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Lovely Llama Cookies

Friday, September 28th, 2018

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Lovely Llama Cookies

“Llama Mia, here we go again!” with a fun new cookie recipe to add to your cookbook. These lovely llama cookies are the perfect way to use your hard-earned decorating skills. Get the kids excited to lend a hand by helping them create their own fun llama faces with delicious icing. Whether for a little one’s birthday, or just to have some fun, break out the decorating tools and icing and create a llama cookie masterpiece all your own. If you’re short on supplies or ingredients, we’ve got you covered with all the fun colors of icing, and all the best tools to get your llama creations just right. (more…)

A Simple Father’s Day Cake to Make Pop Proud

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

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Father’s Day is the perfect reason to celebrate dear old dad and the hobbies that make him unique. Show him how much he means to you with a personalized cake! To celebrate this Father’s Day, we dreamed up a flannel-inspired creation you can easily decorate to pay homage to a few of your dad’s favorite things. Use our example of campfires, tents and trees for the great outdoorsman in your life — or get creative: computers, glasses and books for the ultimate geek dad or forks, frying pans and carrots for the Top Chef in your family. The sky’s the limit!
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Mother’s Day Brunch Idea: Watercolor Sweets

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

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They care for scraped knees, dry teary eyes, help with science fair projects and do routine sweeps for monsters under the bed. That’s right, today we’re talking about the women who do it all — moms! These real life superheroes should be celebrated every darn day, but Mother’s Day is definitely the time to go all out. And since Mother’s Day is one of the busiest restaurant days of the year, what better way to celebrate than a colorful and relaxing brunch at home? For home bakers who want to take their festivities up a notch, here are some unique watercolor-inspired Mother’s Day brunch ideas to liven up your tablescape.
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Cookies 101: Using Royal Icing

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Cookies 101: Using Royal Icing | Wilton Cake DecoratingHave you ever seen those beautifully decorated royal icing cookies and thought to yourself “how do they do that?!” Royal icing cookies can be intricate and detailed, which can make them intimidating. However, with just a few techniques anyone can make gorgeous cookies! The Wilton School offers a Cookies 101 class that will teach anyone – beginners or advanced decorators – how to use these techniques. I recently took this class and would love to share with you what I learned.

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Show School Spirit with Team Color Cupcakes

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

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Show your school spirit in the most delicious way possible – cheer the team on with team color cupcakes! We have just about every team color combination out there, and it’s really easy to match your school colors. Just find your colors using our Team Color Icing Guide and follow the number of drops with our Color Right Performance Color System.

Each drop formula is created for two cups’ worth of icing. I love using our 4.5 pound tub of Decorator Icing because it’s delicious and a huge time saver. If I need more icing, it’s easy to recreate the same color again with the drop system without making a whole new batch of icing from scratch.

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How to Store Leftover Icing and Fondant

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

BuIcSt30788 11You’ve just finished making another cake! You step back to look at your beautiful creation and let the feeling of accomplishment sink in. Then you look at your kitchen, as the next step is one of the most dreaded parts of cake decorating: the clean-up. While Wilton unfortunately cannot assist in cleaning your kitchen (believe me, I’ve asked!), we can help give you some tips on how to store leftover icing and fondant.

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5 Treats To Satisfy Your Cream Cheese Frosting Craving

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Cream cheese frosting. What’s not to love, right? Light and fluffy frosting with a sweet tangy cream cheese flavor. Sure, it’s a given for your favorite carrot cake  or red velvet cake, but did you know that it’s a surprisingly refreshing frosting option for summer recipes, too? Cool cream cheese frosting complements classic summertime fruit flavors, like lemon, blueberry and strawberry treats. Equally as delicious, you’ll notice a few recipes for our chocolate-lovers, too! (SPOILER ALERT: cream cheese cookie dough frosting awaits you.)

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The Wilton Method on Creativebug: Mastering Buttercream

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

IMG_40167 Hi, I’m Stephanie! Do you want to ice a cake smooth? Make your own buttercream? Learn some buttercream decorating techniques? Find it all on Creativebug and learn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home. Here’s a behind the scenes look at what it was like for me to film these Wilton Method classes for Creativebug.

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