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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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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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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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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 »

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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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Fabulous Flower Birthday Cake Ideas for Any Time of the Year

April 3rd, 2019 by Desiree Smith

If you’re looking to make a simple but stunning cake for your next party, there really isn’t anything more classic than a flower birthday cake. From roses to tulips, learning how to pipe buttercream frosting flowers is easy. With just a few decorating bags, tips and spatulas on hand, there are endless combinations of cake decorations to make for your celebration.

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How to Use Candy Molds

March 29th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

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

March 27th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

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

March 25th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

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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