Desiree Smith

Mother’s Day Breakfast Ideas

May 8th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Sprinkle mom with love this Mother’s Day when you surprise her with these delicious breakfast ideas. Tasty muffins, delicious pancakes and easy-to-make doughnut kabobs will help turn mom’s big day into one sweet feast! Best of all, these recipes are so simple that little ones can help, too — which means everyone can participate in mom’s special day!

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Desiree Smith

How to Make 6 Easy Buttercream Cake Borders

May 3rd, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Ready to graduate from spatula icing to learning how to make buttercream cake borders? We’ve got 6 techniques for you to try that will give you professional-looking results, even if you’re a buttercream beginner.

We’ve arranged these buttercream border techniques in order of difficulty, from “not so scary” to “I’m feeling brave today.” If you feel like you need a little practice, try them out on some parchment paper or a countertop before attempting to pipe them directly on your cake.

All of these borders will work on a round, square or loaf cake—just pick a technique and follow the shape along the top or bottom border. Still need a visual? Scroll down for our helpful video.

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Sheri Wilson

Unicorn Birthday Party Ideas

May 1st, 2019 by Sheri Wilson

Hi! My name’s Sheri Wilson, a self-taught home baker and creator of @cakedesignsbysheri on Instagram. I am super excited to share this fun unicorn birthday cake project with you! Whether you’re a beginner or a pro at decorating cakes, this unicorn cake is a great project for everyone. Wilton Candy Melts candy makes it easy to achieve ganache drips on your cake, as well as being able to customize it to your favorite color!

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Desiree Smith

7 Rhubarb Dessert Recipes

April 26th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Great for pies, tarts, and other desserts, rhubarb is a delicious addition to your summer treats. Often paired with strawberry (for that yummy sweet and tart combo!), rhubarb is packed with vitamins and adds beautiful color and flavor to your recipe.

If you happen to find fresh rhubarb at your local grocery store, you better stock up – because we’ve got 7 delicious rhubarb desserts that will change the way you look at this humble plant. From the traditional strawberry rhubarb pie to delicious rhubarb-filled donuts, these easy rhubarb desserts are great for your summer celebrations!

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Desiree Smith

How to Decorate a Cake: 4 Easy Ways

April 24th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

If you’re wondering how to decorate a plain cake quickly, we’ve got 4 easy ways to make Insta-worthy cakes for a birthday, shower or party. A perfect cake doesn’t have to be complicated – it can be as easy as adding a few colorful sprinkles. All you need are a few basic tools and some bold color to deliver picture-perfect results that are trendy, memorable and won’t wreck your budget (or your kitchen).

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Desiree Smith

Give the Gift of Mother’s Day Desserts

April 19th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Win the favorite kid contest once and for all with Mother’s Day desserts that are easy, cheerful, bright and perfect to cap off a fancy brunch or accompany a simple card. Foam ornaments and flowers are nice, but why not personalize a pretty cake or make delicious flower cookies? Mom always did like gifts made with your own two little hands, so DIY some tasty treats that show her she’s the best.

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Desiree Smith

6 Cheerful Spring Desserts

April 17th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

 

6 Spring Dessert Ideas

The air is warmer, the birds are singing, and we’ve got colorful springtime desserts on our minds. That’s why we’re sharing spring treats perfect for parties, showers and Easter dessert tables. From a sumptuous garden-themed cake to easy fondant overlays you can place on cookies and decorate with edible markers or paint, here are some our favorite treat ideas to put some spring in your step. Read the rest of this post »

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5 Angel Food Cupcakes and Ideas

April 12th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Angel food cake is a light and airy dessert that’s great for any spring or summer celebration. Made with egg whites, sugar and cake flour, this cake is delicate, fluffy and pairs oh-so-well with a big dollop of fresh whipped cream.

We’ve gathered up a few of our favorite angel food cake recipes, including our new Angel Food Cupcakes with Fresh Berries and Whipped Cream, perfect to serve after Easter dinner or for a spring bridal shower.

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Desiree Smith

Our Favorite Cross Cakes for Easter

April 10th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

A time for solemn reflection and celebrating new beginnings, Easter is the perfect occasion to share a beautiful cross cake with the ones you love. Today we’re sharing our favorite buttercream icing ideas for easy-to-decorate cakes that are both elegant and delicious. For even more Easter inspiration, check out our Easter page here or shop the cross cake pan here. Read the rest of this post »

Desiree Smith

Buttercream Frosting Tips and Tricks

April 5th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

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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