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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 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 : 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 : Decorate cake borders

Don't serve your guests a plain old cake. Jazz it up with these decorative borders. You will need a cake stand, piping bags, round and star pastry tips and a coupler. These cake decorating items can be found online or at a specialty food store. You will also need some room- te ...more

How To : Make Buttercream Icing Cherry Blossoms

Make Beautiful Cherry Blossoms Out of IcingDecorating a cake or cupcake with cherry blossoms is easy - I'll show you how. First gather what you need: STIFF icing (see below for icing recipe) STIFF icing in brown for stamens, MEDIUM icing in brown for branches (see step #7 belo ...more

How To : Make a fondant butterfly for cake decorating

Cake decorating is truly an art, and the more skills you have, the better an artist you become. This how-to illustrates how to make a fondant butterfly for your special cake. The process isn't hard at all and you'll be able to apply the knowledge to other things you may like t ...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 : Mix royal icing for cake decorations

Royal icing is essential when it comes to cake decorating. This how-to video is a step by step guide on how to make royal icing for cake decorations. All you need for royal icing is merengue powder, powdered sugar, and water,

How To : Make & decorate the best wishes square cake

With this tutorial, we learn how to make & decorate the best wishes square cake. After you have rolled the fondant out and shaped it onto the cake, you can do more with it! To make the 'best wishes' cake you can sponge some icing onto the sides of the cake. After this, pipe on ...more

How To : Decorate a cake using pastry bags and cones

In this video, we learn easy cake decorating tips and ideas. To make a pastry cone, you just need parchment paper! First grab a square of parchment paper then fold into a large triangle. Now, open the square up and cut where the line is in the middle. Grab one of the triangles ...more

How To : Make a sheet cake with two different flavors

In this tutorial, learn how to make a dual flavored sheet cake that you can decorate to your heart's desire. This cake is tasty and pleases both chocolate lovers and vanilla fiends alike. If you are looking for a unique way to assemble your dessert, have a look at this clip an ...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 psychedelic tie-dyed cake and cupcakes

Before this video we had no idea you could tye die cakes (sort of). While tie dying t-shirts, linens, and other wares requires several colors of fabric dye and scrunching up the fabric, tie dying cake involves no toxic chemicals. In fact, the "tie dye" is actually a few vibra ...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 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 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 : Stack a cake using pillars and dowel rods

Unless you're making a one layer cake, which doesn't seem to exist all that often anymore, putting together double, triple, and even quadruple layered cakes requires that skill we learned by trial in error when we were wee little toddlers playing with legos: stacking. While c ...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 fondant

This video is about making fondant icing. 1. Grease the bowl with Crisco or other shortening to prevent having a mess to clean up. 2. Pour a one pound package of marshmallows, regular or mini, into the bowl. 3. Place the bowl into the microwave and melt marshmallows into a ...more

How To : Cover a styrofoam dummy cake with fondant

Fondant as a cake decorating material is difficult to work with. Before we even get into how demanding it is to sculpt little fondant figures like giraffes and zebras, the issue of covering an entire cake with a rolled out piece of fondant should be covered. Going over your c ...more

How To : Frost a square cake

Here is a video that shows you a quick and easy technique to frost a square cake. Not only will you learn how to make a perfectly smooth cake but also how to add decorative ruffles.

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 : Frost a cupcake with a spatula for beginners

Please do us a favor and preserve your cupcake's modesty by dressing her nakedness up in a sweet parka of strawberry-flavored royal icing. While we're aware of the challenges that frosting a cupcake produces (we've had plenty of occasions when we've ended up with more frosting ...more

How To : Cover and Decorate a Cake with Fondant

This is a demonstration of covering and decorating a cake with fondant. The cake is chilled and kept aside for covering. Fondant is bought from a cake decorating shop in bulk of about one pound as less is hardly available. The fondant is kneeded like a bread dough and made smo ...more

How To : Make royal icing for decorating Christmas desserts

Learn how to make royal icing for decorating cookies and cakes this Christmas. It is a simple recipe, with just 2 ingredients: confectioner sugar and egg whites. You can use royal icing to assemble gingerbread houses. This is a strong, adhesive frosting, perfect for dessert as ...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 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 : 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 : Decorate a carrot cake

In this tutorial, we learn how to decorate a carrot cake. First, apply icing all over the top and the sides of the cake. After this, apply sliced pecans to the side of the cake using your hands to press them on. After this, use your icing to create squares in the cake to make ...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 : 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 : Make a gumpaste baby carriage cake topper

Make the perfect decorative cake for a soon-to-be-mom's baby shower with an impressive baby-themed cake topper! In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to shape a mini baby carriage out of gumpaste for an exquisite cake decoration, sure to impress any party! Learn step by s ...more

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