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Add flair and personality to your sweets with tips and advice from Bake Decorate Celebrate! Hosts Nancy Siler and Melanie Glasscock focus on a specialty cake decorated around a theme, including other sweet treats that are fun to decorate: cupcakes, cookies, mini-cakes and candy. Episodes also include “Decorating Basics” offering easy first steps for delightful baking!

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Melanie Glasscock

Melanie Glasscock

Melanie Glasscock has been a popular broadcast journalist who anchored and reported the local CBS and NBC stations. Since leaving the anchor chair to devote time to her family and community, Melanie has worked with a variety of charitable and educational projects.

Nancy Siler

Nancy Siler

Nancy Siler has been baking and decorating for over 25 years. She is the director of The Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionary Art in Illinois, and serves as vice president of consumer affairs and public relations for Wilton Industries, Inc.

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Wacky Desserts

Episode #1001 · Every day is a party on Bake Decorate Celebrate! The party starts with wacky desserts. First, is a special chocolate cake recipe. Next, the hosts create a wacky floral display-a collection of chocolate dipped marshmallow flowers using the chocolate cake created in the first segment as a base. Then, decorating expert Nancy Siler has her weekly decorating technique lesson - this week it's the star tip. The show wraps up with a rice cereal treat - a wacky tree in the center of an amazing garden - look for pretzel tree limbs and rice cereal grass.

Dinosaurs

Episode #1002H · The party continues with dinosaur designs that are a family favorite. The first is a 3D cake, a coconut pound cake dinosaur with lots of personality. Then, Nancy's decorating technique is making a pull out star. The show follows up with color flow techniques for creating dinosaur cookies. Last is a habitat cake featuring a tropical paradise complete with a volcano.

Dinosaurs

Episode #1002 · The party continues with dinosaur designs that are a family favorite. The first is a 3D cake, a coconut pound cake dinosaur with lots of personality. Then, Nancy's decorating technique is making a pull out star. The show follows up with color flow techniques for creating dinosaur cookies. Last is a habitat cake featuring a tropical paradise complete with a volcano.

Delightful Daisies

Episode #1003H · Decorating with flowers is a popular motif. Daisies offer a simple look. This show features three whimsical daisy designs. The first is a daisy bouquet on a chocolate fondant cake. Next, Nancy will be demonstrating how to make rosettes. Then, a variation of the color flow techniques is used on dotted daisy cookies. The final treat is a red, white, and pink daisy trimmed cake featuring sheets of sugar.

Delightful Daisies

Episode #1003 · Decorating with flowers is a popular motif. Daisies offer a simple look. This show features three whimsical daisy designs. The first is a daisy bouquet on a chocolate fondant cake. Next, Nancy will be demonstrating how to make rosettes. Then, a variation of the color flow techniques is used on dotted daisy cookies. The final treat is a red, white, and pink daisy trimmed cake featuring sheets of sugar.

Crazy Colors

Episode #1004H · Go wild with color on today's show. Designs are given a contemporary flair with vibrant colors. The first cake design has a very graphic look, using bright, rainbow colors on a background of black fondant. Then, Nancy's decorating tip lesson is making shells. Next, a very traditional cookie design is used to create a colorful tree to display thumbprint cookies. Last are decorating techniques for creating colorful cupcakes.

Crazy Colors

Episode #1004 · Go wild with color on today's show. Designs are given a contemporary flair with vibrant colors. The first cake design has a very graphic look, using bright, rainbow colors on a background of black fondant. Then, Nancy's decorating tip lesson is making shells. Next, a very traditional cookie design is used to create a colorful tree to display thumbprint cookies. Last are decorating techniques for creating colorful cupcakes.

Chocolate Fun

Episode #1005H · What could be more fun than desserts featuring chocolate? There are three amazing chocolate treats on today's show. First is a candy burst cake and a unique technique for piping colored candy melts to create shapes. Then, Nancy has a decorating tip lesson for making a balls and bead borders. The next treat features a favorite pairing - chocolate and strawberries in a truly decadent triple chocolate, strawberry cake. Last are chocolate cookie bowls that can be filled with ice cream, mousse, or fruit for a delicious treat.

Chocolate Fun

Episode #1005 · What could be more fun than desserts featuring chocolate? There are three amazing chocolate treats on today's show. First is a candy burst cake and a unique technique for piping colored candy melts to create shapes. Then, Nancy has a decorating tip lesson for making a balls and bead borders. The next treat features a favorite pairing - chocolate and strawberries in a truly decadent triple chocolate, strawberry cake. Last are chocolate cookie bowls that can be filled with ice cream, mousse, or fruit for a delicious treat.

Star Struck

Episode #1006H · Who are the stars in your life? Make a star cookie or cake for your favorite hero--someone who is special to you! The first design is a star shaped cake that can be personalized with a name. Then, Nancy demonstrates printing techniques. Last are stars on parade cookies. Candy and cookies combine for patterned designs in every color and design for a portable party treat.

Star Struck

Episode #1006 · Who are the stars in your life? Make a star cookie or cake for your favorite hero--someone who is special to you! The first design is a star shaped cake that can be personalized with a name. Then, Nancy demonstrates printing techniques. Last are stars on parade cookies. Candy and cookies combine for patterned designs in every color and design for a portable party treat.

American Favorite Recipes

Episode #1007H · Today's show explores favorite traditional American recipes passed down from generation to generation. First, Nancy and Beth Somers, test kitchen expert, bake a pineapple upside down cake in a shaped pan. Nancy's decorating tip lesson features round tips for lines. Then, a true American classic - doughnuts - glazed, iced, and sprinkled. The last treat features Boston cream cupcakes - a twist on the traditional cake.

American Favorite Recipes

Episode #1007 · Today's show explores favorite traditional American recipes passed down from generation to generation. First, Nancy and Beth Somers, test kitchen expert, bake a pineapple upside down cake in a shaped pan. Nancy's decorating tip lesson features round tips for lines. Then, a true American classic - doughnuts - glazed, iced, and sprinkled. The last treat features Boston cream cupcakes - a twist on the traditional cake.

Mums

Episode #1008H · The feature of today's show is mums. First is a spring look cake decorated with shaggy yellow mums. Next, Nancy shares decorating ideas using a 4 B decorating tip. Then, it's on to gum paste mum cupcakes. Last, dress up plain brownies with pink mum flower decorations.

Mums

Episode #1008 · The feature of today's show is mums. First is a spring look cake decorated with shaggy yellow mums. Next, Nancy shares decorating ideas using a 4 B decorating tip. Then, it's on to gum paste mum cupcakes. Last, dress up plain brownies with pink mum flower decorations.

Italian Tastes

Episode #1009H · The hosts share favorite recipes originating from Italy. First is an Italian cream cake decorated with basket icing trim and candy clay decorations. Nancy's decorating lesson is about creating zig zag designs. Last is a special recipe for biscotti accented with chocolate and sprinkles.

Italian Tastes

Episode #1009 · The hosts share favorite recipes originating from Italy. First is an Italian cream cake decorated with basket icing trim and candy clay decorations. Nancy's decorating lesson is about creating zig zag designs. Last is a special recipe for biscotti accented with chocolate and sprinkles.

Outdoors

Episode #1010H · Incorporate elements of nature in your decorating. First is a camper's delight cake featuring a scene created with tents, a campfire and a lake with swimmers. Next, Nancy's decorating tip lesson focuses on the 1 M tip. Then, a cake decorated with scrolling vines. Last are cupcakes decorated with delicate butterflies created from sugar sheets.

Outdoors

Episode #1010 · Incorporate elements of nature in your decorating. First is a camper's delight cake featuring a scene created with tents, a campfire and a lake with swimmers. Next, Nancy's decorating tip lesson focuses on the 1 M tip. Then, a cake decorated with scrolling vines. Last are cupcakes decorated with delicate butterflies created from sugar sheets.

Fruity Treats

Episode #1011 · Fruit-from flavoring, to design and filling. First is an edible arrangement featuring cookies and fruit dipped in chocolate. Next, the decorating lesson is tip 102. Then, Nancy and Beth Somers make a pocket fruit pie recipe. Last is an arrangement of fruit made from vibrantly colored melted chocolate.

Child's Play

Episode #1012 · Baking and decorating are child's play with the right techniques. The first project features edible paper dolls using sugar sheets. Next, Nancy's decorating lesson is the leaf tip. Then, it's a whimsical kids' zoo theme featuring stamping. Last is an easy recipe for snicker doodles with a color twist.

Pink

Episode #1013 · Today's show is pretty in pink featuring desserts with a feminine flair. First is a delicate specialty cake with pink carnations. Next, learn techniques for the rope or basket weave tip on the decorating lesson with Nancy. Then, it's the ultimate feminine dessert with pink petit fours with a triple pink flower. The last segment features pink shoe cookies.

Kids Birthdays

Episode #101 · What's the first occasion that starts you decorating - a kids birthday party. Ease into cake decorating with simple and fun ideas for girls and boys of all ages. Our feature cakes are "Candy Cake" and "Spider"; we've also got some wonderful alternatives to kid's cakes like gelatin delights and rice cereal squares. Last up it's a great celebration idea - decorate your own cupcakes or cookies as a party activity and favor - we'll show you how. And don't miss our weekly tips.

Garden Party

Episode #102 · It's time for an outdoor party with plenty of flowers. Whether it's a baby shower, wedding, or a cake for that special mom - we have sweet designs with that "just picked" look. Decorate a heart and flower cake or baby buggy first, then cookies are blooming in their own pots, last up flowers are not just for cakes - cupcakes are an easy alternative with fondant.

Fondant

Episode #103 · If you haven't tried working with fondant, you'll be amazed at the techniques you can do easily with this type of icing. Bow cakes are for every occasion - just change the colors. Then its simple designs; start with a basic fondant cake and add decorations. Last up how to stamp, sponge and write on fondant.

Cupcakes

Episode #104 · When is a cake not a cake? When it's a cupcake! The same decorating tips you use on more elaborate designs are the basis for quick, easy and elegant cupcakes. From chocolate swirl to monsters, you'll love these designs. Our second project is all about embellishment - ez decorating with candy, gum drops and sprinkles. And our final feature is cupcakes and more - how you arrange the finished cupcakes can create the look of a cake!

One Tip Decorating

Episode #105 · We all want to make professional looking and elegant cakes, we'll show you designs using just one decorating tip. That's all you need to create our feature butterfly cake. The star tip shows up again on our second project; a flower cookie cutter cake and cupcake. Last up is the always beautiful rosette cake - we bet you didn't know it was easy too!

Chocolate Treats

Episode #106 · Remember our name is Bake, Decorate AND Celebrate - and chocolate is a big part of that equation. Its not just cakes, today we feature chocolate treats from lollipops to candy shells. Then our second project takes chocolate one step farther with clusters, drizzling and dipping plus adding sprinkles and sugars. And last up chocolate as an accent - on cakes, cookies, and even as a place card.

Quick and Ez

Episode #107 · Sometimes you just don't have the time to do all the decorating you'd like, we come to your rescue with quick and EZ decorating: adding candy pieces for a fantastic fish cake plus mini toppers and embellishments that are ready made. Staying with quick and easy, our second technique is stencil decorating with colors, sugars and even food markers. Last up, sometimes a simple sentiment is all you need -we show you how with piping gel and tube icing.

Easy Drop Flowers

Episode #108 · When you think of cake decorating, flowers are the first design that comes to mind. Drop flowers are perfect for beginners yet elegant enough for the most experienced cake decorator. Fondant and flowers is a winning combination on our second feature cake. And last, smaller is easier and faster with petit fours featuring flowers.

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