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 present a complete overview of the process in about ten minutes. For more information, including full instructions, and to get started making your own pregnant belly cake, watch this video guide.

How To: Make marshmallow fondant icing

Getting into cake decorating? Fondant icing is a must to make cake toppers and other intricate cake decoration. In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to make fondant marshmallow fondant icing in the comfort of your own home. To make 3 pounds of icing you will need the following ingredients:

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 can print the templates from their website. After the shapes are cut, you use the frosting to "glue" the cake to the platter you are working on and then spread a thin layer of the frosting all over the cake to seal in the ...

How To: Make cake frosting look lustrous

So you’ve made a fantastic cake and your ready to add the finishing touch by taking your frosting up a notch. You can get a glossy finish to your frosting by using a hairdryer to finish it off. Your friends will wonder how you got such a professional finish.

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 equal size pieces. Then, use orange and green icing to create carrot shapes on all of the individual squares. Once you're finished making the carrots, you will be ready to cut this up and serve. If you want more icing, y...

How To: Make a 3D Baby Duck Cake with Fondant

This adorable 3D duck cake cake is a great way to celebrate your baby's birthday, while amazing the whole family! In this video, you'll learn about carving a cake, covering it with rolled fondant, and decorating with polka dots. You'll also learn about modeling a 3D duck with fondant and gum paste. All the details are included—head, eyes, and beak. Download the wings template here.

How To: Make marzipan candy & cake decorating

In this dessert cooking class on video, learn how to make marzipan candy and cake decorations. Marzipan is a sugar and almond confection known for its ability to be molded into shapes as various as you can imagine. Our expert will walk you through making some basic marzipan delights, including a strawberry, a raspberry, a carrot, an orange, a leaf, a rose, and chocolate covered candies. She’ll explain the ingredients and utensils you need to get started, how to shape the confections, and how ...

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- temperature icing for easy piping. This video shows you how to do pearls, stars, flowers, shells and a bottom cake border.

How To: Do four different cupcaking icing techniques

In the confectionary world the way you ice or present a cupcake is just as important as how good a cupcake tastes. Thanks to cupcake bakeries like Magnolia Bakery in NYC and Sprinkles in L.A., the age of the yummy and chicly decorated cupcake has officially been ushered in. Make your own cupcakes that much more in line with the times by watching this cupcake decorating tutorial.

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, perfect for anyone interested in boating. Would also make a nice retirement cake. A great video to help you float this idea out of your imagination and onto the birthday table!

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