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Our Favorite Friendsgiving Ideas

November 16th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

If Thanksgiving had a cool aunt, it would be Friendsgiving. It has all the same delicious food and festive flair, minus the uncomfortable dress clothes, political talk and questions from your parents. Whether you’re skipping the annual family celebration or looking for an extra excuse to get your favorite people together, Friendsgiving is the perfect way to enjoy the spoils of Turkey Day in a laid back setting.

If you’re hosting, we recommend a low-stress approach; keep decorations simple with an assortment of candles and gourds, establish a casual dress code and encourage your guests to bring a dish. If you’re attending a Friendsgiving dinner, here are a few ideas to make your dish the hero of the potluck! Read the rest of this post »

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Bourbon Bread Pudding Recipe

November 13th, 2018 by Desiree Smith


The Danish have a word for the feeling of being with close friends and family in a cozy environment: hygge. It’s all about staying warm on the inside when it’s cold on the outside. With the concept of hygge in mind, we crafted a warm, tasty – and boozy! – dessert to help cure those cold weather blues. This fall, delight your dinner guests with our bourbon bread pudding, made with buttery croissants and topped off with a bourbon caramel sauce that packs a whole lot of sweet and syrupy flavor.

If you’re looking for more ways to stay cozy and warm inside, take a peek at our Fall Favorites, including fall projects, recipes and much more!

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5 Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren’t Pumpkin Pie

November 9th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

Pie season is coming. With Thanksgiving comes a parade of pumpkin and pecan pies as far as the eye can see — and while we have you covered on topics like leveling up your pie crust, serious decoration inspo and creative twists on the classic, we wanted to offer you something different for your Thanksgiving table. This post goes out to those of you who crave a little variety this holiday season. Here are our favorite Thanksgiving recipes that aren’t pumpkin pie.

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Pumpkin Desserts for Fall

November 7th, 2018 by Desiree Smith


Fall is full of some of our favorite flavors, and one of them is the proud pumpkin. This version of the squash plant is a perfect dessert component, and we here at Wilton have a list of pumpkin desserts that will have you giving thanks!

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The Simplest Caramel Candy Recipe

November 2nd, 2018 by Desiree Smith

The season of giving is upon us, and we’ve been thinking about quick, easy ways to show loved ones we care. Whether it’s a housewarming, birthday, Thanksgiving or Christmas — gifting homemade caramel candies is a classic gesture that won’t break the bank.

Candy- making can seem intimidating at first, but our three-step caramel candy recipe below is as easy as it gets — and you likely already have everything you need in your pantry!

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Leftover Halloween Candy Ganache Tart

October 31st, 2018 by Desiree Smith

leftover halloween ganache tart

Sweet and spooky, this Halloween treat makes the most of all that candy you might have left over from your holiday trick-or-treat outing. Combining gooey ganache with a crispy cookie crust, not to mention your favorite Halloween candies, there’s no tricks to this treat. You can find almost all the ingredients you need right here at Wilton – but we’ll leave the leftover candy up to you.

If you’ve been looking for a fun, and delicious, project for you and the family, get cooking with this Leftover Halloween Candy Ganache Tart.

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Our Favorite Halloween Desserts from Around the Web

October 26th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

This month we sent a few friends of Wilton on a mission to think outside the candy box when it comes to Halloween treats. Here are a few projects from around the web that have us truly bewitched!

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Roasted Plum Shortcake

October 24th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

roasted plum shortcake

A new twist on a delicious classic, swap out strawberries for juicy, baked plums in this unique shortcake recipe. Perfect for a crisp fall evening, this roasted plum shortcake, made with flaky biscuits and homemade whipped cream, is simple to prepare and easy to make. Most of all, it’s delicious. You can find all the ingredients you need right here, as well as simple step-by-step instructions on how to make the shortcake and the sweetened plums from the expert bakers at Wilton.

Get cooking on this new Fall classic today for a tart treat we’re sure everyone in your family will go plum crazy for! You can also shop all of our Fall Favorites with tons of fun fall projects, recipes and much more.

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7 Awesome Apple Desserts Perfect for Fall

October 19th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

mini apple pies

There might not be a harder worker in the Fall than the apple. Juicy, crisp and full of flavor, apples are one of the quintessential staples of the season. This Fall, we think there’s nothing more a-pealing than homemade apple desserts. From cookies to pies to donuts and so much more, we’ve put together a great list of apple desserts that are fun, simple and, most of all, golden delicious.

We’re sure these apple desserts are going to get a big round of apple-ause at your next Gala! And don’t forget to check out all of our Fall Favorites. Read the rest of this post »

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Spooky But Delicious Halloween Cookie Ideas

October 17th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

halloween cookies

Halloween is just around the corner, and here at Wilton we’re all about the treats, not the tricks. We’ve put together some of our best Halloween decorating ideas sure to delight all the little ghouls and boos in your crypt. From frightful frosting to spooky sprinkles, we’ve got so many different ways to make your next batch of Halloween cookies, it just might drive you batty! Make your upcoming Halloween party a scream this year with a little help from Wilton.

Don’t forget to get all your ingredients and recipes for your holiday festivities in our spooktacular Halloween Shop! Check out some highlights of our fun Halloween cookie ideas that are just to die for! Read the rest of this post »