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 slice and serve.

How To: Roll a smooth ball with sugar paste or fondant

In this tutorial, we learn how to roll a smooth ball with sugar paste or fondant. First, start off by crushing your fondant into pieces and turning it around with your hands, pushing it in firmly until it gets softer. Keep kneading until all the little hard pieces are pressed out and so are the imperfections. Rolling into a ball should be the easiest part, just don't over think it. It's not how you roll the ball, it's where on your hands you roll the ball of sugar paste. To finish, you want t...

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 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 & decorate a butterfly cake

In this tutorial, we learn how to make & decorate a butterfly cake. First, you will use a butterfly shaped pan to bake the cake in so it's already shaped. After letting it cool, you can cover the entire thing in a thin layer of white icing. Then, fill some icing into bags, using different pastel colors. From here, you will use the star tip to dab the starts on the top of the butterfly, following the design. Continue to do this until you are finished with the entire thing, then you have the ch...

How To: Pipe cake lilies, morning glories & roses

This is a great instructional video on how to pipe cake lilies, morning glories and roses. In this video you can learn the techniques on how to decorate cakes. It shows you how to pipe flowers such as lilies, morning glory, roses, leaves and stack cake. You can learn almost anything you need to know in just 10 minutes by watching this informative video. This teaches you to decorate cakes beautifully. This Pipe cake lilies is becoming more and more popular these days. The decorating methods ar...

How To: Smooth American buttercream using a spatula

American buttercream, made from copious amounts of butter and powdered sugar, forms a particularly thin crust because of the high sugar content, which prevents sticking. American buttercream requires special methods to smooth it out so it lies even on top of a cake, so if you're working with it on your next cake project, check out this video to see how to smooth things out using a spatula.

How To: Make an igloo & penguin cake

In this tutorial, we learn how to make an igloo and penguin cake. For this, you will start with colored fondant or colored gum paste. Next, you will shape your gum paste into the bodies of the little penguins. After this, make sure you make all the shapes for their eyes and beaks, as well as their feet. When you are finished with this, you can start your cake. To make it look like an igloo, you will place large marshmallows that have been cut up on top of it, then use coloring to make it look...

How To: Airbrush a cake

Have an airbrush machine just for baking. Be certain that it is always clean. Cover the surface where you will be working as the color will fly. Cover around the cake and behind the cake. You can use newspaper, butcher paper or a disposable tablecloth. Pressure, angle and speed are very important when using an airbrush. It is best to practice. The more practice, the more comfortable you will become with the airbrush. Draw what you are going to put on the cake to use as a guide. Put just a bit...

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