As far back as 1970, the Wilton company has published cake decorating yearbooks, specifically geared toward people who want to get creative with these sweet and festive treats.
Here are a few dozen wonderful vintage Wilton cake decorating ideas & inspiration from years past!
Classic cake decorations from Wilton (1970)
Vintage Wilton cake decorating ideas: Flowers (1971)
Wilton will show you how to make icing flowers look real! Now bring beautiful, colorful flowers to your friends and family — on cakes all year-’round!
The Wilton “Cake and Food Decorating” book shows you how easy it is to pipe a perfect icing flower. How to do borders, write messages, pipe figures, mix colors and much more!
Wilton’s cake & food decorating yearbook (1972)
Just out and fabulous! All new and more imaginative than ever… with cakes, menus and party ideas for each month!
All new and more imaginative than ever… with cakes, menus and party ideas for each month! And with directions that make it simple to achieve professional decorating results.
The Walt Disney World is brought right into your kitchen with a sparkling new series of one-mix cakes. Mickey Mouse and his friends. Easy Wilton patterns for cakes featuring all 12 of the zodiac signs. And you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to do the clever new cakes that look like snowmen, Shamrocks, bunnies, Easter eggs, jack-o’lanterns! Plus the prettiest doll cakes ever and stunning shower and wedding cakes. Hundreds of stimulating ideas!
192 full color pages, big 8-1/2 x 11″ size. Besides the 12-month party calendar, you get a completely new, step-by-step cake decorating course that shows the easy Wilton way to pipe frosting flowers, borders, leaves, write script and more. Plus an expanded Wonderland of Wilton-created products from all over the world.
Order your copy now and start doing cakes that will make you famous the year ’round (and maybe even rich!).
Wilton’s yearbook (1972)
Beautiful new best-seller! Wilton’s Cake and Food Decorating Yearbook
Just published this year and already in half a million homes! It’s the imaginative new book with cakes, menus and party ideas for each month of the year. Complete with directions that make it simple for you to achieve professional- looking decorating effects.
204 pages in full color-big 8-1/2 x 11″ size! The Walt Disney World is brought right into your kitchen with a sparkling new series of one-mix cakes — Winnie the Pooh. Mickey Mouse and friends. Easy-to-follow Wilton patterns let you turn out cakes featuring all 12 signs of the zodiac.
VINTAGE CAKE RECIPES: Sweet! More than 100 classic cake recipes for every occasion
You can hail Columbus Day with a cake commemorating his historic sail. Greet Halloween with the spookiest pumpkin cakes ever. You’ll be amazed at how easy they are to do. as are the hundreds of other exciting cake ideas in the Wilton YEARBOOK-cakes that look like snowmen. an igloo. a football or an Indian teepee. As well as the prettiest doll cakes in the world. And breathtaking wedding and shower cakes!
We show how easy it can be to make Marzipan decorations for yOur holiday cake and table. And a tiny tier cake with a festive look that takes just one cake mix, serves 12 guests.
You also get a complete new, step-by-step cake decorating course that shows the easy Wilton way to pipe frosting flowers, borders. leaves, write script and more. Plus an expanded Wonderland of Wilton-created products from around the world!
Order your copy now! Half a million readers can’t be wrong! Start doing cakes that will make you famous.
The 1974 Wilton yearbook
Turn one cake mix into a thing of beauty… Wilton’s wonderful yearbook shows you how to create 60 cakes like these with a few simple tools, special pans, and one cake mix each.
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Vintage square tulip cake decor idea (1970s)
Cute old-fashioned red schoolhouse cake (1970s)
Vintage Wilton cake decorating from 1974
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Decorative midwest barn: Autumn cake decorating (1975)
Vintage cake decorating idea – Red, white & blue firecracker
5Wilton’s cake decorating yearbook (1975)
Teaches you everything you need to decorate beautiful cakes.
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You’ll have a circus fixing happy cakes like these (1975)
Vintage Wilton cake decorating: I did it! (1976)
The Wilton Yearbook showed me how… There are dozens and dozens of exciting cake ideas for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and all kinds of special occasions like Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter.
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Vintage Popeye cartoon character cake decorating (1981)
Cake decorating school – Strawberry Shortcake (1983)