Dede Wilson

Dede Wilson
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Dede has joined Simon Stevenson from the UMass, Amherst, dining commons to help with a cupcake bar. Simon and staff make cupcakes from her cupcake book — and the students customize them as they like.    

Dede Wilson
Dede's Featured Recipe
Bow Ties

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Dede Wilson is the founder of Bakepedia, The Baker's Resource® and can be found a, where she and her team are developing a leading baking and dessert resource.

Dede is a cookbook author, focusing on desserts and sweets, and is the author of Cake BallsUnforgettable Desserts,The Birthday Cake Book, The Wedding Cake Book, Wedding Cakes You Can MakeChristmas Cookies, A Baker's Field Guide to Cupcakes, A Baker's Field Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies, A Baker's Field Guide to Holiday Candy, Truffles, Appetizers for Dummies and Christmas Cooking for Dummies.


She is a chocolate fanatic (by her own admission) and was a contributing editor to Bon Appetit magazine for 16 years. She also hosted her own public television shows and has appeared on many national shows including TODAY and the CBS Early Show.


Dede lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, and when she is not cooking, she is showing her bull terriers. The dogs, she says, are her "other" passion. You can reach her at, Facebook, or Twitter.


Latest Recipes

Toasted Coconut Cake with Lime Cream and Mount Gay Rum

The inspiration for this cake came from the tropical flavors of coconut, lime, and gold rum. The yellow cake is made with pure coconut mi...

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Benne Wafers

Description: These translucent, crunchy, brown sugary cookies are almost impossibly delicate looking, but are actually very easy to make....

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Bow Ties

These deep-fried cookies, tied in a knot shape, are given a snowy dusting of confectioners’ sugar as they cool. A deep-fat fryer makes th...

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Cherry Orange Florentines

These might possibly be the most addictive, scrumptious cookies I have ever tasted. Be prepared to be unable to resist the chewy and crun...

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Cinnamon Ornaments

Believe it or not, if you stir enough cinnamon into applesauce, you can create a dough that can be rolled out and cut into shapes. After ...

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Date Chews

These chewy date cookies are baked in a pan, cut like bars, and then rolled in confectioners’ sugar to give them a pleasant and unusual k...

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Gingerbread People

I like these dark, spicy gingerbread cookies cut into people shapes and decorated with cinnamon red-hot candy eyes and mouths affixed wit...

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Honey Molasses Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

These might not be cookies, but they are sweet, easy-to-make treats that are welcome at any Christmas party—and you can tie ribbons aroun...

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This is a classic spiced holiday cookie, filled with nuts and candied citrus peels. The dough is rolled out into ropes, which are cut int...

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Powdered Walnut Cookies

This is a buttery, domed nut cookie (in this case made with walnuts) generously rolled in confectioners’ sugar. These are a snap to make ...

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This is a deceptively simple sugar cookie recipe. The ingredients are quite basic—butter, sugar, cinnamon—but the result is more than a s...

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Classic Rolled Sugar Cookies

Here is a basic recipe for buttery, crisp sugar cookies. While it is simple, it is equally tasty. This variation uses colored sugars to d...

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