Sunday, March 21

Monday To Do: Review Wilton

Wilton

The sound of a mixer and the sweet scent of vanilla swirl in the air. Draped with fabric sewn in just the right shape I'm protected from all errors. The richest of butter twists under the blade waiting for a creative end. Filling in the cute paper wrap. I hesitate only for a moment before I sink my teeth into the wondrous mini creation.

You can not begin a baking conversation without hearing the name of the industry leader Wilton. With just a few clicks on the computer you can begin your journey into the world of tantalizing treats. May it be a cake or a cookie, a cupcake or candy the answers all come from Wilton's 80 years of experience and knowledge.

Come celebrate with Wilton! I mean it, they have everything you need to prepare for a sweet celebration.

After years of intimidation I finally cracked the eggs and mixed the flour to make cupcakes from scratch. I went to Wilton's "Make Perfect Cupcakes" and within a few minutes I could feel my confidence growing and my stomach growling. The well written site helped me every step of the way. Honestly, every step:
If I could ship out my cupcakes to all of your homes I would with great delight. Unfortunately, that seems to be out of the question, so I'll do the next best thing and host a fun giveaway.

Made with my very own hands one lucky winner with receive an apron. What good is an apron without a baking project, so I'm giving away a Wilton CUPCAKE FUN book with over 150 cupcake and treat designs for every occasion. Here is how you can win:

CLICK HERE and tell me something you learned when looking around at the Wilton site.

This is mandatory....please do this first.

Additional entries:
(2 entries)Follow my blog. If you already do just let me know
(2 entries) Subscribe to the Wilton Newsletter
(5 entries) Post/link....share this giveaway on your blog
*Recap... You will win an apron and Wilton's Cupcake Fun book.
This giveaway is open to US and Canada and will end on April 3rd. I will email the winner, so please make sure to leave your email address with your comments.



THANK YOU, Wilton for the three review items that I was given. This is an honest review written by myself for my readers.

Congratulations to The Lucky Ladybug (Cheryl F.) for being the winner of the Kroger Family g.c.

153 comments:

bigguysmama said...

You can take classes to learn how to decorate cakes! That is so cool. Fun giveaway!

~Mimi visiting from SITS

mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

Charlene said...

I found out what size tip I need to use in order to make those swirly designs on cupcakes.

I'm now following your blog...Love this giveaway!

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Kristin said...

I learned that they teach you how to do different cake decorating techniques at their website.

Mitzi said...

What a well written review! Good for you to try "scratch baking". Wish I was there to eat them with you.

lisa @ drugstore divas said...

I love baking, especially from scratch. But I'm totally intimidated by fondant. Wilton's site has a whole index of fondant help. That's HUGE to someone like me =]

Lisa
drugstoredivalisa(at)gmail.com

Nugglemama said...

I learned that they have a decorating 101 that gives you tips and tricks.

http://www.wilton.com/decorating/decorating-basics/

Pam Ponder said...

I learned that you can order all the supplies you need for what ever your making with instuctions I would love to make the flowers in a basket cookies how fun, great site!!

Pam Ponder said...

I am a follower of your blog

Pam Ponder said...

I subscribed to the wilton newsletter

Karyn Hughes said...

I learned that there are lots of step-by-step techniques, like how to make a calla lilly out of gum paste!
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cait said...

The checkerboard pattern...amazing! Thanks for stoppinb by my blog and the great giveaway!

cait said...

I'm a new follower! :)

Merrie L. said...

I learned how to fill cupcake pans correctly. I've used spoons, measuring cups and ice creams scoopers in the past-- I usually make such a MESS--but, I've never heard of using decorating bags. I also like their "Idea" section. It is so easy to navigate; their easy Easter basket cupcakes look so cute! lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Merrie L. said...

I follow your blog.
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Merrie L. said...

I follow your blog.
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Merrie L. said...

I subscribe to the Wilton Newsletter.
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Colleen said...

I learned about using fondant and how to tint it properly. I have always wanted to make a cake using fondant. I am anxious to try.

Colleen
1couponnut@cox.net

Colleen said...

I just became a subscriber to the Wilton newsletter.

Colleen
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sarahespn said...

I learned how to make a checker board cake pattern. What a cool web site! sarahespn at gmail dot com

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Pattie F. said...

I learned that they have a blog with lots of helpful tips and ideas. Thanks!

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Pattie F. said...

I subscribe to the Wilton newsletter. Entry #1

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Pattie F. said...

I subscribe to the Wilton newsletter. Entry #2

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Pattie F. said...

I follow your blog. Entry #1

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Pattie F. said...

I follow your blog. Entry #2

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D.Lynn said...

I learned how to make a Basketweave design on a cake!
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D.Lynn said...

I signed up for the Wilton newsletter :)with the below email address;
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Melanie G. said...

I've been wanting to try fondant for a while. The site helped out a lot. nice giveaway.
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melanie G said...

follower;
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Melanie G said...

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Melanie G said...

subscribed to Wilson;
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Melanie G said...

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Kathryn said...

I didn't know you could print favors with the printwizard from their site. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Jay said...

I loved their ideas for Easter Cakes!! So many to pick from.
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Sue D said...

I learned about making a crumb coat when frosting a cake.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Linda said...

I just got totally lost on the Wilton site...so much to see. It was awesome.
heavenwith5 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I learned how to correctly fill the icing bag...much easier/cleaner than the way I've been doing it, lol! Wilton website has soo many great resources, I'll be visiting there again soon for sure. Liz, chlives@hotmail.com

Katrina said...

I loved that you can learn different techniques on their site, and that they even offer classes!

Katrina said...

I follow!

#1

Katrina said...

I follow

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bison61 said...

it talked about crumb coat for a smooth finish on a cake

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Alyssa Stahl said...

I'd never come up with something this cute on my own! I loved the Checkerboard Pastel Easter Basket Cake

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Anonymous said...

I learned that you can make some fun shaped really cute Easter cookies!

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Frosted Fingers said...

I found the checkerboard pastel easter basket cake and would like to try it sometime.
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Frosted Fingers said...

I follow via google friend connect
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Frosted Fingers said...

I follow via google friend connect
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Paige said...

I love all the different ways they offer for a person to learn to make cakes. I would love to attend the school!

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Paige said...

I am a follower - #1

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Paige said...

I am a follower - 2

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Paige said...

I subscribe to the Wilton Newsletter - 1

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Paige said...

I subscribe to the Wilton Newsletter - 2

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tamiv said...

I already have a cake pan to make a checkerboard cake.I thought it was pretty neat they had one for Easter!

tamiv said...

I Follow you through Google Friend Connect! #1

tamiv said...

I Follow you through Google Friend Connect! #2

tamiv said...

I subscribed to Wilton's newsletter! #1

tamiv said...

I subscribed to Wilton's newsletter! #2

Paige said...

I posted about your giveaway on my blog - 1

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Paige said...

I posted about your giveaway on my blog - 2

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Paige said...

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Paige said...

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Laurie Anne said...

I have always been imtimidated to try fondant...Wilton has some great tips and tricks that have given me the guts to try again :) Thank You!

Laurie Anne said...

I am a follower :)

♥Yaya's Mommy ♥ said...

I learned they have a blog, recipes, and information on how to make cakes (decorate them cute)
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♥Yaya's Mommy ♥ said...

I follow #1
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♥Yaya's Mommy ♥ said...

follow #2
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Shawnee said...

I had never visited their Blog before, nor did I know that they had wedding invitation materials! Who knew??

shawneeh at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

The site has a "Decorating 101" section for people who are new to cake decorating. That would be me! Looking through all these fun ideas inspired me to give it a try.
bkittie@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

they have a place on their site to exchange recipes. i learned that i have a lot to learn!
polly
cherubpk@aol.com

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

I learned that I can take cake decorating classes at a store just 7.6 miles away! Woo hoo, look out mama's gonna get her frosting on (maybe in her new apron?)

Alex aka Ma Whats For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

I'm a new follower too...funny, my mama always told me to be a leader, she'll be so disappointed. But maybe I can make her some cupcakes to make up for it.

Alex aka Ma Whats For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Miz Dinah said...

I love cupcakes and I love Wilton. I have a huge collection of Wilton pans and I hover in the Wilton aisle every time I visit Michaels.

I was very interested to learn about lowering the temperature by 25 degrees when using a dark pan, and also about using the crumb coat as a base for star-tipped icing.

Miz Dinah

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

Wilton's site taught me how to make flowers out of fondant.

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

Wilton's site taught me how to make flowers out of fondant.

Danetta said...

The site has hundreds of ideas for brownies, icings, treats, cakes, candy, cookies, pies, main dishes and more. They can be browsed by category, celebration, or theme.
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Danetta said...

I am a blog follower
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Danetta said...

I am a blog follower
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Danetta said...

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Danetta said...

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Shannon said...

I found out there is a Wilton cake decorating class in my city! I will have to take advantage of that.

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Atypical Girl said...

I learned that I don't fill cupcake pans properly! See, I need this book for more hot tips.

Amy artsyrockerchick[at]aim[dot]com

Atypical Girl said...

I'm a follower of this blog and I would totally pick the HUNGRY HIPPO!

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Stephanie said...

I finally understand how to make the Wilton Rose properly. Love how many tips there are on their website!

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missavene said...

I learned that it's much easier ot put filling in a cupcake, and I should have tried it before now :)

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annaed_2 said...

I read about cake decorating, how to make grass with tip #233.
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annaed_2 said...

I'm following your blog, entry 1.
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annaed_2 said...

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Liz said...

I'm a HUGE Wilton fan!
Cute apron! Thanks for the giveaway!
~Liz@HoosierHomemade

alecia said...

I had no idea they had recipes on Wilton's website. How exciting! I love recipes.
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alecia said...

following your blog now
#1
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alecia said...

following your blog now
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Kaye said...

"If you still grease and flour your cake pans, be gentle on the flour as extra flour will cause crumbs."

I have so much to learn!

Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

Jiya said...

I learned that colors deepen in buttercream icings upon setting; color icing 1-2 hours before decorating. Colors fade slightly in royal, boiled or Color Flow icing as they set. jiyasarma at hotmail dot com

Jiya said...

I'm following you (listed as jfsarma at gmail dot com) jiyasarma at hotmail dot com

teachmom12 said...

I often reference the Wilton website - am a big fan of their frosting tips and the buttercream recipe.

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teachmom12 said...

I am now a follower.

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natwhat said...

I used to teach Wilton classes at Michael's and I had NO IDEA that THIS: http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?sku=2105-9961 existed! How delightfully wonderful!!! :)

natwhat said...

I'm a follower!

natwhat said...

I subscribed to Wilton... love them.

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kathy said...

The idea section is worth coming back to the Wilton site.
Great decorating ideas for Easter.

sara said...

ooh i learned of some wonderful cupcake ideas in the ideas section! i'm excited for summer to try them all out!

Anonymous said...

Loved their pattern locator, I'll definitely be bookmarking that!!

Thanks for the chance to win!

--Liza

ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

Sarah Simplifies said...

The had a section on how to cover a round cake with fondant!

Tink412 said...

Oh the fondant thing! I love to have fondant on my cakes & cupcakes but I'm scared to death of it. Not anymore. They explain things so easy to "get" I love it. I bookmarked their site for sure!

Tink412 said...

I'm happy to now be following your blog via my yahoo address #1

Tink412 said...

I'm happy to now be following your blog via my yahoo address #2

Tink412 said...

I just signed up for the Wilton newsletter via my yahoo address #1

Tink412 said...

I'm happy to have subscribed to the Wilton newsletter via my yahoo address #2

Amy said...

I had no idea Wilton is such a great online resource- recipes, ideas, blog...

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Amy said...

I'm a follower....

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Amy said...

I'm a follower....

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Lindsay said...

I just learned that they actually offer cake decorating classes near me! I had no idea there was anything close!

Laura said...

I l-o-v-e that you can sort ideas by type, celebration, AND theme - perfect! I've already got a ton of ideas for my sister's bridal shower!

Laura said...

I follow your blog.
#1

Laura said...

I follow your blog.
#2

Laura said...

I subscribe to the Wilton newsletter.
#1

Laura said...

I subscribe to the Wilton newsletter.
#2

Julie said...

Copco, a Wilton Products Company, headquartered in Woodridge, Illinois, was founded in 1960, and is a leading designer and manufacturer of tea kettles, kitchen products and food preparation tools

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Julie said...

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Julie said...

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Julie said...

# 1 Wilton email sub

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Julie said...

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Tiffany said...

I found the instructions for how to cover a cupcake with rolled fondant!

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Tiffany said...

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Anonymous said...

I Learned that they are very creative!
They make the most beutiful cakes I have ever seen!
AnnaG
groovers4him@bellsouth.net

Sarah Simplifies said...

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Michelle said...

"For 80 years, Wilton has been the industry leader in cake decorating, quality bakeware and food crafting." 80 years a super long time!

thanks!
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Misty said...

I learned some great Easter Cake ideas!!! YAY!

Misty said...

I follow you!!!

Misty said...

I follow you!!!

Lawanna said...

I found Silly-Critters! Silicone Baking Cups. These are really cool!
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Heidi said...

Classes are available locally to learn how to decorate. Thanks!

cdziuba said...

I learned that you use Clear Vanilla extract (you can buy it online thru Wilton) when making white frosting!




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cdziuba said...

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Heidi said...

I learned they've been an industry leader for 80 years!

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Mom vs. the boys said...

you can make a barn out of the cupcake pan
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