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!

How To: Make & decorate a beach-themed cake

Did you ever want to make the perfect cake to go along with a party by the beach? a friend's birthday party? Are you not very savvy with decorating cakes? Well here's your chance to impress everyone, Wilton Cake Decorating is here to help. See these two lovely ladies show you step by step how to make a simple, yet amazing beach themed cake. Learn how to make flowers out of tubed icing, magnificent umbrellas out of Kraft candy melts, an ocean out of butter cream icing, the shore out of granula...

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 shaped and sturdy, it would serve well for topping a vanilla buttercream cake or red velvet cupcakes.

How To: Frost a wedding cake with butter cream

In this video you will see how to apply butter cream frosting to a large circular cake for a wedding or for any occasion that calls for a fantastic cake. You will need a lot of frosting and an adequately sized smoothing tool. It is very helpful to have a platter that turns to get smooth, uniformed edges to your cake. Dipping your tool in a glass of warm water will allow for a more refined smoothing ability. You will use dowel rods placed through the cake to support the following layers. Frost...

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 icing around the bottom of the cake to cover the exterior. Then, use an icing pen on the top of the cake to write out 'best wishes' in cursive writing. Then, draw on some confetti and continue to decorate the cake how y...

How To: Create a marbleized water look with icing

In this video, we learn how to create a marbleized water look with icing. This is a colorful and eye catching way to put icing on a cake to make a memorable piece! First, spoon your icing into a small bowl and then make a rice cereal treat and shape it into a circle. To start to decorate this, you will pipe on green icing to the sides and front of the ball to make it look like a fish. Then, pipe some of the icing onto a flat surface with red confectioner's sugar. Once this is covered and hard...

How To: Decorate the perfect 50th anniversary cake

This cake is the perfect way to celebrate the love and commitment that is involved in fifty long years of marriage. A 50th anniversary is a huge event and only the most beautiful cake will do. In this clip, learn to make a cake from start to finish. Save all the money you would pay a bakery and add a personal touch to your celebration. Enjoy!

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: Frost a cake like a Calla Lily with buttercream

Making a delicious cake base is only part of the equation for the high-end pastry chef. Icing the cake in a really attractive pattern requires immense attention to detail and precision. This video demonstrates both in teaching you how to decorate a cake with buttercream frosting in the image of a Calla Lily with a blue background. Delicious and artistic.

How To: Make buttercream roses and leaves

Roses and leaves are a classic cake garnish. This tutorial will show you, step by step how to create a floral look for your next cake. Once you master this your cake will be so beautiful it will be hard to cut into - but you'll get past that as soon as you taste how delicious it is!

How To: Make a gumpaste plumeria flower for cake decorating

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a gumpaste plumeria flower for cake decorating. These come in different flowers, so you can combine a lot of different colors to make beautiful flowers. First, grab the gum paste and then roll it out. From here, use a cookie cutter in a leaf shape to cut leaves out of it. Then, take your toothpick and roll one edge to make it curved like a real flower. Then, take the petals and add color to the middle and the outsides of them. Connect them together with ...

How To: Cover a cake in minutes

Kate Hemmings on The Crafts Channel shows that covering a cake isn't as tricky as you may think. You will need a type of icing that rolls out, such as fondant icing. Ideally, you will want to have fondant icing with glycerine, and so the Pettinice brand is excellent in this case. If you use this icing, you will not encounter problems with cracking of the icing when you try to shape it over the cake.

How To: Add a coupler & icing to your decorating bag

In this video tutorial, viewers will learn about decorating bag basics. A decorating bag is used to pipe semi-solid foods by pressing them through a narrow opening at one end for many purposes, including cake decoration. Viewers will learn about the types of decorating bags, how to add a coupler to a decorating bag and the proper way to fill a decorating bag with icing. This video introduces three different types of decorating bags. The bags are the feather white bag, the disposable bag and t...

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