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Creepy Cupcakes: Open Wide!

Posted by Jackie Creepy Cupcakes: Open Wide! Reprinted with Permission from Wilton Industries Copyright © 2003-2004 Wilton Industries - All rights reserved ITEMS NEEDED Standard Muffin Pan Yellow Icing Color Black Icing Color Wilton Tip , No. 5, No. 10 Wilton Glowing Pumpkin Baking Cups Wilton Decorator Brush Set Recipes: Buttercream Icing *Chocolate Buttercream Icing (recommended with Black Icing Color). ... read more

Boilin' Cauldron! Adorable Halloween Cupcakes

Posted by Jackie Boilin' Cauldron! Adorable Halloween Cupcakes Reprinted with Permission from Wilton Industries Copyright © 2003-2004 Wilton Industries - All rights reserved ITEMS NEEDED Standard Muffin Pan Yellow Icing Color Black Icing Color Wilton Spooky Ghost Candy Mold Wilton White Candy Melts® Wilton Light Cocoa Candy Melts® Piping Gel Wilton Tip No. 10 Wilton Glowing Pumpkin Baking Cups Wilton... read more

Pumped Pumpkin! Adorable Halloween Cupcakes

Posted by Jackie Pumped Pumpkin! Adorable Halloween Cupcakes Reprinted with Permission from Wilton Industries Copyright © 2003-2004 Wilton Industries - All rights reserved Serve your goblin gang terrifying treats they’ll love! The easy ideas are here-you can finish each design with a few simple decorating techniques. Just prepare the icing recipe below and start the decorating fun! Serve your ghoulish goodies on the Wilton Cupcakes ‘N More™ Dessert Stand, designed to hold... read more

Peppy Pumpkin Patch Halloween Cake

Posted by Jackie Peppy Pumpkin Patch Reprinted with Permission from Wilton Industries Copyright © 2003-2004 Wilton Industries - All rights reserved Tools: Stand-Up Jack-O-Lantern Pan Tips: 1A, 3, 7 Tip: 16 Pumpkin Face Pattern Confectionery Tool Set (optional) Flower Former Set Leaves and Acorns Nesting Metal Cutter Set Toothpick Ingredients: Green, Orange, Lemon Yellow,... read more

Buttercream Roses - The Wilton Method

Posted by Anonymous Flowers are certainly the most traditional and most admired way to top a cake. Roses are the most impressive, beautiful and popular of all icing flowers. A rose is created in a number of steps. [swfobj src="http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=5752332822979592750&hl=en&fs=true"] instructions Step 1 Make the rose base, using tip 12 and Flower Nail #7. Hold the bag straight up, the end of tip 12 slightly above the center of your waxed paper-covered flower nail, which is held in your other hand. Using firm and steady... read more

Step-By-Step Gumpaste CallaLilies

Posted by Jackie Step-By-Step Gumpaste CallaLilies Reprinted with Permission from Wilton Industries Copyright © 2003-2004 Wilton Industries - All rights reserved Step 1: Make Stamen-roll gum paste between palmas of your hands to 1/4 in. thickness. Cut into 1 3/4 in. pieces. Take a 6 in. length of wire and hook (fold over) one end 1/4 inch. Dip hook end of wire into elongated piece of gum paste. Brush stamen with meringue powder and... read more

Teired/Stacked Cake Construction

Posted by Jackie Copyright © 2003-2004 Wilton Industries - All rights reserved Each level of a tiered cake needs dowel rods for support. Tiers that are directly stacked on each other with no separation by plates and pillars should be further stabilized with an additional center dowel rod to prevent shifting. With a pencil sharpener, sharpen one end of a long, wooden dowel rod slightly shorter than height of two tiers. Push sharpened dowel through top tier to cake circle, then, hitting sharply with tack hammer, drive dowel through cake circle to bottom of cake. If... read more

How To Cover Your Cake in Fondant

Posted by Jackie This can also be done using rolled buttercream icingCopyright © 2003-2004 Wilton Industries - All rights reserved 1. Prepare cake by covering with buttercream icing. 2. Before rolling out fondant, knead until it is a workable consistency. If fondant is sticky, knead in a little confectioners’ sugar. Lightly dust smooth work surface and rolling pin with confectioners’ sugar to prevent sticking. 3. Roll out fondant sized to your cake. Roll fondant with rolling pin, lifting and moving as you roll. Add more confectioners’ sugar if necessary. If you... read more

Step-By-Step Gumpaste Pansies

Posted by Jackie Click Images to Enlarge Step-By-Step Gumpaste Pansies By: Victoria Parent www.outsideofthebox.ca Pansies come in many shades of bright Spring Colors Violet, Yellow and White are shown here to create the "Classic Pansy" 1. Using Moss Green Gumpaste Cut Medium sized Calyx using Mexican Hat method 2. Using Dog Bone tool, thin and curl tips of calyx 3. Form small closed hook at end of 24 or 26 gauge... read more

Non-Toxic Fresh Flowers for your Cake

Posted by Jackie Which flowers are the safest? The answer is twofold. First, no flower is safe to eat or use on or near food products unless it has been organically grown. This means no chemical herbicides or pesticides have been used on or around the plant. Rose fertilizers that contain systemic toxins are included in this category, as are any fertilizers of the weed-and-feed variety. "This also means that edible flowers that are brought home from nurseries and garden centers are not safe to eat or use on or near food products unless they have been grown organically... read more

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