Sunday, July 14, 2013

The 2014 Wilton Yearbook: Cake Decorating Fun!

The new 2014 Wilton Yearbook is out! Yay! This issue is special because Wilton is celebrating 85 years as a company, along with 50 years of The Wilton Yearbook!

I really like this edition of the annual publication. Not only is it the largest collection of designs ever, but they have also made some nice changes, including larger images, and numbering the steps for the instructions so that you can find your place as you decorate. There is also an expanded step-by-step decorating guide which I love to read. Call me a nerd, but I find it fun to gaze through the selection of frosting tips while marveling at the designs they can make, read frosting recipes and study instructions on how to stack cake tiers.

I have collected Wilton yearbooks for many years. The picture above shows just a sample of some of my later issues, but I have the earlier editions as well—most of them from garage sales and eBay. Dewey McKinley Wilton developed The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating in 1929, and the first yearbook was published in 1964 under the name of Cake and Food Decorating Ideas. In 1972 it was officially renamed the Yearbook, and in 1976 it became an annual publication. The 2014 edition has several pages of the history of the Wilton company and the Yearbook—another reason to pick up a copy of this issue.

And as always, now that I follow low-carb eating the Somersize way, I can still bake and decorate cakes and sweet treats and not be tempted to take one single bite. But they sure are fun to make and pretty to look at!

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