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How To : Make Homemade Vanilla Frosting from Scratch

This is a great quick and easy recipe and a great healthy alternative to store-bought frosting. My husband and children love this frosting, and it's also a hit at my PTA meetings. It goes great on cakes, cupcakes, cookies, or anything you desire to put frosting on. I made thi ...more

How To : Make a dinosaur birthday cake

Learn from Betty Crocker Kitchens, how to easily and quickly make a dinosaur birthday cake. You do not need a special cake pan for this recipe. She uses two 9" round cakes, to cut all the shapes you need to make the dinosaur. It is only required to cut out 3 shapes, and you ca ...more

How To : Make a topsy turvy cake

This video demonstrates how to make a topsy turvy cake. This is a very hard cake to make and requires some previous baking experience. He bakes a cake first and layers them using icing as a glue. He makes sure the cake is semi-frozen first before he starts carving it to be the ...more

How To : Make a mummy cake for Halloween

Are you having a Halloween party? Looking for a spooky dessert to serve to all of your friends? In this tutorial, learn how to make a cake shaped and decorated like a mummy. This mummy design is very realistic looking and will make a perfectly spooky addition to any Halloween ...more

How To : Decorate a creepy mummy cake with icing for Halloween

During Halloween, spookiness, ickiness, and delicious good fun combine to form one scary good time. And what better way to offer party guests a trick AND a treat than by baking and decorating this creepy mummy cake? Watch the construction of this cake from beginning to end.

How To : Make a Football-Shaped Pull-Apart Cake

What kind of cake goes best with the Super Bowl? If you guessed a football-shaped cake, you guessed right. In this video recipe, Betty Crocker shows you how to whip up a super easy American football cake that's also a pull-apart cake, because Super Bowl fans don't have time to ...more

How To : Make pumpkin shaped cupcakes for Halloween

We've got a little secret to share with you: Being a master cupcake chef doesn't require you to be a baking whiz or even have a degree from a famous culinary school. When it comes to good cupcakes, decorating yours to pro standards is easier than you think. If you don't belie ...more

How To : Make a fondant elephant for a kid's cake

Elephants are among the smartest mammals in the world (falling behind only us and dolphins), so what better way to decorate your cake than by adding these symbols of longevity and intellect? Mold a fondant elephant into life and onto your plate by watching this two-part video ...more

How To : Make rolled fondant icing

Fondant is a type of smooth, thick, yet pliable icing that can be made in sheets to decorate cakes, cookies, and cupcakes. Because it's effectively the polymer clay of the cake decorating world, it holds its shape very well, which means you can employ it to create complex flow ...more

How To : Create a shoebox & high heel cake

Luxaholics, fashionistas and Sex in the City fans... Here lies the information needed to make the perfect cake for your next chic birthday party or bachelorette party! Learn how to make a shoebox & high heel shaped cake with step by step instructions in this three-part video t ...more

How To : Excel at using rolled fondant with basic tips

In this edition of Wilton's "Ask Nancy," the topic covered is rolled fondant. We can't overstate the importance of knowing how to make your fondant and how to use it for cake decorating ventures like covering your cake/cupcakes with it and crafting little fondant figures to pu ...more

How To : Make miniature sugarpaste bumble bees and ladybugs

The trouble with decorating cupcakes vs. cakes is that cupcakes offer a much more limited amount of space on which to pour on decor. But perhaps this just means you have to miniaturize everything. Make some fanciful, fairytale-like bees and ladybugs for your next batch of cup ...more

How To : Make a fire truck birthday cake

In order to decorate A Fire Truck Birthday Cake, you will need the following: 3 chocolate cakes baked in loaf pans, Oreo type sandwich cookies, candies, and brightly colored icing. Level off the cakes, by cutting away the beveled tops. Place one of them onto a your serving tr ...more

How To : Cover a square shaped cake with fondant

Most cakes are round, so it's only natural that most cake decorating tutorials only focus on how to ice and apply fondant to round cakes. But sometimes you want to think outside of the box by decorating, ironically, a box-shaped cake instead. If you're trying to apply fondant ...more

How To : Make an orchid flower with gumpaste

In this tutorial, we learn how to make an orchid flower with gum paste. First, roll out the gum paste and then cut it into three different shapes to make the flower. Next, place a wire in the center of the petals and then place them on a mold to get the correct texture. After ...more

How To : Make professional quality cake decorator's icing

The difference between professional cake decorator's icing and your run-of-the-mill canned icing from Pillsbury Doughboy - or simple homemade icing - is that the pro variety is much smoother, richer, and tastier without being too sweet. And why wouldn't you want that to top y ...more

How To : Make a bleeding zombie brain cake for Halloween

In this tutorial, learn how to make one disgustingly tasty dessert: The bleeding zombie brain cake! This cake is perfect for Halloween or the birthday of a particularly "goth" friend. This dessert is surprisingly delicious - give it a shot and see how many of your friends will ...more

How To : Make a simple boat themed cake

Yo ho ho and a.. tube of icing? Do you have some nautical fans in the family? Someone who's bonkers about boats who's having a birthday soon? This how-to gets you up and boating in no time, helping your create a water themed desert. This is a great little cake, simple to make, ...more

How To : Make a high heel shoe from gumpaste

Cake decorators adore gumpaste because it can not only be formed in just about any imaginable shape out there, but also because it hardens to a consistency that can easily hold these shapes. Take this intricate, Cinderella-inspired high heeled slipper, for instance. Perfectly ...more

How To : Make a dog out of fondant for cake decorating

In this how to video learn the basics on how to make a dog out of fondant icing. This technique for cake decorating is great for beginners. To finish off your sweet fondant puppy, paint a little white spot in the eye, it makes a difference to the look, so don't you forget to d ...more

How To : Make delicious candy clay for cake decorating

Candy and clay aren't two words you usually hear in the same sentence. But for pastry chefs and bakers, candy clay is a deeply ingrained part of their cake decorating vocabulary. That's because candy clay is a much better tasting sister of fondant, which is commonly used to de ...more

How To : Apply hair to a fondant head

It's a little known fact that fondant men too face male pattern baldness. Luckily, bakers aware of this sad issue have created fondant toupes to solve this ever-growing (or un-growing) problem. Watch this video to give your fondant man his confidence back with some shiny, bea ...more

How To : Make a chubby fondant panda for cake decorating

Okay, so how cute is this chubby fondant panda bear? While the ltitle dude makes an adorable cupcake or cake topper for your kid's birthday party, you should definitely also find excuses to pop it on top of your own baked creations - we're thinking for baby showers or for a sp ...more

How To : Make a rosette and a swirl using the star tip

Cake decorating when we were little kids was pretty uncomplicated. Once the cupcakes were out of the oven, we'd scramble over to the counter, maybe secretly take a bite or two, and then whip out a spatula and begin slathering on icing. We would then finish off with a nice hand ...more

How To : Cover a cake with fondant for cake decorating

Consider this video Cake Decorating 101. No matter what you do in the future with cake decorating, knowing how to apply fondant smoothly to a cake's surface is one of the most important and most often used skills in a pastry chef's career. While fondant is easily malleable, i ...more

How To : Make a pregnant belly cake for a baby shower

Looking to make a pregnant belly cake for a baby shower (and have no qualms about eating a representation of a pregnant woman's belly)? With the proper tools and technique, it's easier than you might think. So easy, in fact, that this free video cake decorating lesson can pres ...more

How To : Make icing shell borders using an open star tip

There's no better way to improve your ability to ice masterpieces of cupcakes and cakes than to simply practice. And the tip presented in this cake decorating video is indispensible. Using a #21 tip (called an open star tip), you'll learn how to ice a shell border. A shell bo ...more

How To : Pipe a Message on an Iced Cake

Finish decorating your cake by adding a special (and edible) message. Learn how to write frosted lettering on your cake. Write on Cakes - How to Write on Cake With Frosting Video. Finish decorating your cake by adding a special (and edible) message. Learn how to pipe frosted l ...more

How To : Hold a piping bag properly when frosting a cake

If you want to get serious about decorating your cakes and cupcakes then you have to know how to ice them properly. The biggest mistake beginners make is that they hold the piping bag in the center and just squeeze the icing out. But this method lacks control and makes some ex ...more

How To : Make a simple drop flower for cake decoration

Little Lady Cakes shows how easy it is to make drop flowers for your cakes. These decorations will help make any cake look just a bit prettier. * Be sure to use medium consistency icing and a drop flower decorating tip. * Keep the bag vertical, and twist your wrist while pipi ...more

How To : Smooth out your cake icing using a paint roller

What's the difference between a professional baker and an amateur one? A professional baker presents their baked goods with flawless execution. Yes, the recipe matters too, but we can bet you've never been to a five star restaurant that serves good yet sloppily assembled food. ...more

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