Dede Wilson, Author at Bakepedia

About Dede Wilson

Dede is the founder of Bakepedia. She was a Contributing Editor to Bon Appétit magazine for 15 years and the author of 14 books including the best-selling A Baker’s Field Guide to Christmas Cookies, The Wedding Cake Book, Wedding Cakes You Can Make, and Cake Balls. She was a Special Contributor to TheDailyMeal.com, the fastest growing food site on the web, where she specializes in holiday dessert content. Dede hosted two nationally syndicated public television series, has presented food segments on national television shows such as TODAY and Dr. Oz and has appeared on CNN, Food Network, HGTV, FOX News, The Weather Channel and the Discovery Channel. She has worked professionally for more than 30 years as a restaurant chef, bakery owner, caterer, recipe developer, radio talk-show host, frequent television guest, and corporate spokesperson for companies such as KitchenAid, Reynold’s Wrap and Driscoll’s.

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Funfetti S’more Mousse Bombs   Summer ain’t over folks and in fact, we have had some very hot days here in the northeast. No bake treats are actually welcomed year round as they are usually on the easy side and even very young children can get involved in the preparation. Julianne Bayer has brought us…..

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Grain-Free Pizza Crust   A recipe for a grain-free pizza crust/flatbread that suits a paleo diet? Voila! This easy version comes from Jennifer, Jessica and Jill Emich, The Blissful Sisters, and their book Eat Drink Shine. They own the Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place in Boulder, CO and take their connection with food seriously. They believe…..

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Raw Paleo Sprouted Granola     Think granola has to contain oats and grains? Think again. If you follow a paleo diet you know that grains are not part of your landscape. Purchased paleo granolas are ridiculously expensive. It’s true that the nuts themselves can be pricey and the ingredients add up but making this…..

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Mug Cake (Aka Chocolate Crazy Monkey Mug Cake for One)   Want a chocolate fix in a hurry? Does the addition of peanut butter and banana added to the mix sound like your cup of tea? Well, no tea involved here but we do make this quickie cake in a cup…..

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Vegan Gluten Free Banana Bread     What do whelping puppies and vegan gluten free banana bread have in common? Well, birthing puppies can be a long and exhausting process and one needs fortification, right? Let me explain. My bull terrier bitch (yes, that’s the correct technical term) was due and we were very excited about the…..

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Browned Butter Maple Nut Bars     These Browned Butter Maple Nut Bars take full advantage of rich robust pure maple syrup. We like to bake with darker syrups for their more bold flavors. To understand more about grades of maple syrups read our Tips here. This bar is super easy and starts with browning butter on…..

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GYOC pg53 carrot cake (c) Jason Ingram - Version 2

Grow Your Own Carrot Cake     How’s this for a baking focused cookbook subtitle: “From Plot to Plate“? Love it. if you are a natural gardener and baker, or even if that first skill eludes you, read on. I have to state right here and now that I have long considered myself to have…..

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These are cake “balls” in a heart shape – a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day or even weddings. After you prepare the cake ball mixture, you press it into a pan and cut out the hearts with a cookie cutter, so really you could use any shaped cookie cutter you like (stars, dinosaurs, leaves, etc.)…..

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Peppermint Rocky Road Chocolate Bark     Inspiration struck. We were sent a package of Dandies Mini Marshmallows, which just happen to be vegan. And I just happen to be going to a potluck at a friend’s house, and she also happens to be vegan. Chocolate was in the pantry, nuts and some peppermint candies…..

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Coconut Milk Caramel Sauce     I wasn’t sure what to name this Caramel Sauce. It is made with Nature’s Charm Evaporated Coconut Milk, so I figured I had to put the word “coconut” in the title.   But the thing is that the result is not overwhelmingly coconut-y. This tastes like a classic caramel…..

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Crystallized Mint Photo by Alexandra Grablewski Crystallized Mint can be added to candies and cakes as a flavorful decoration or used here with this Fruit Gazpacho. And there are many different kinds of fresh mint from which to choose: peppermint, spearmint, even chocolate mint!   Print Crystallized Mint Author: Dédé Wilson Makes: 24 leaves   Ingredients Bunch of…..

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Fruit Gazpacho Photo by Alexandra Grablewski My mint plants are still running amok. Was thinking about crystallizing some and this Fruit Gazpacho came to mind. This is a great warm weather soup, with or without the crystallized mint! This dessert is a takeoff on the classic tomato-based chilled soup. Instead of the traditional additions of cucumbers,…..

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How To Turn Fruit Into Jam   As the summer fades we still have time to make jam with her bounty, such as the strawberries shown in the image. Here Alana Chernila takes us through the process, step-by-step. Her book The Homemade Kitchenis filled with truly simple and delectable treats. I would say this is…..

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Maple Blueberry Compote

Maple Blueberry Compote This inky, purple almost black sauce is made simply from fresh blueberries and maple syrup. To make it a bit extra-special we used the bourbon barrel aged maple syrup from Bissell Maple Farms. This Maple Blueberry Compote would be perfect on pancakes or waffles but we initially put it to good use…..

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Peaches and Cream Dump Cake from Scratch I became a bit obsessed with the concept of dump cakes, but not the reality. Let me explain. One Google pass at the term and what comes up again and again and again are cakes using goopy sweet canned fruit, cake mixes and the like. Not the way…..

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GF Almond Flour brownies

Gluten Free Bittersweet Chocolate Brownies with Almond Flour   We have been having fun this summer playing with all sorts of new gluten free all-purpose flour blends. Some of them are new to the market, such as Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Baking Flour and some were just new to us, like the Namaste…..

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Blueberry Coconut Bundt Cake   This Blueberry Coconut Bundt Cake is the second cake I made in my new Bundt Squared Pan. (Check out the Brown Sugar Pecan Cake with Caramelized Nectarines for another take on this great new piece of equipment). Simple cakes made in decorative pans have been my thing recently ever since…..

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Brown Sugar Pecan Cake with Caramelized Nectarines   Sometimes I get inspired by an ingredient but other times it might be a new piece of equipment, like this square “ring” pan sent to the Test Kitchen by NordicWare. They call it the Bundt Squared Pan. The gorgeous defined grooves were calling to me. I wanted…..

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