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.
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.
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.
In order to make Shooting Stars for Cakes made from Fondant Icing, you will need the following ingredients and supplies: fondant cookie cutters, wire cutters, gumpaste, a pastry brush, icing spatula, glue (or gumpaste with water), a paint brush, a fondant rolling pin, powdered sugar, floral wire, and a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
In this video, learn how to decorate a cake that looks like a perfect soccer field. This is a great way to celebrate the upcoming World Cup game and includes everything from grass to players to goal posts. This adorable little cake will make an impressive - and delicious - addition to any event!
In this video, we learn how to make & decorate an American flag cake. To make the cake, you will need a cake pan that is in the shape of the flag. After you bake the cake and it has cooled off, then mix up red and blue frosting to go with the white. Use a pipe with frosting in it to start to pipe the different colors for the stripes onto the cake. Leave a small square where you can put the stars. Then, use a star pipe to place on the stars to the upper corner of the flag, then let it set and ...
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.
A fun and simple project, you can make little figures of people out of sugar paste. This is a simple and tasty decorating tip to top your next cake or confection. All you need is a little food coloring and a few dabs of water.
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.
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 spring bash.
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.
Fondant is quite the tricky cake decorating material. On the surface it looks smooth, slick, and solid, but the consistency of fondant is actually quite thin and the sugary paste is very liable to tearing while you're working with it.
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.
If you've ever gone to the store looking for a stand mixer, your eyes have probably bulged out all bullfrog-like after seeing the price. Stand mixers usually range from $200-$400, and when all you really want to make is some simple frosting or fondant, that's a hefty price to pay.
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.
These roses look professional and super hard to do, but they're actually quite simple if you follow this cake decorating video step by step. Press play to learn how to make a delicate rose out of fondant.
And you thought decorating the cake was hard. Once the last ruffle of icing is piped on and you've crowned your creation with a pretty fondant flower, it's time to bring it to where it needs to go, whether that's a birthday party or simply back home to devour.
Pretty cookies can't exist without icing. Sure, plain, undecorated cookies are nice and taste great, but adding even just that one coat of royal icing takes the experience from tasty to sugar fantasy.
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 on ourselves than on the cupcakes), this video lays it out easily for anyone to follow.
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 ...
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 tutorial. Using primarily gumpaste, fondant icing and modeling chocolate, learn how to shape the high heel sole, inseam and heel, creating a realistic looking & unique cake sure to wow your guests!
While some parents prefer to preserve an element of surprise upon delivery of their baby, most choose to learn the sex from their doctor as soon as they can. More recently, some are even opting for a more "festive" route: announcement in the form of a "gender party", where the boy-or-girl status is revealed in cake form for the first time—not only to the guests, but also to the parents.
This three tiered tire cake is a perfect Groom's cake for a man who loves cars! For this cake, you will need Fondx brand fondant in jet black, rolled fondant stabilizer, powdered sugar, a rolling pin, a pizza cutter, cooking scissors and a tire mold.
If you want to make cakes that look professional and almost good enough to sell, then meet gumpaste, your new BFF. A mixture of sugar, water, egg white and gelatin, it's a sweet, pliable cake decorating material that's as easy to shape as polymer clay.
Crumb coating, also known as dirty icing, a cake, does not, as its name suggests, mean adding crumbs to the outer coating of a cake. Instead, crumb coating is the step that most pastry chefs take to make sure that all the loose crumbs on a cake are trapped in an initial coat of icing so that when you add the second (and actual) icing layer no crumbs mix with the icing and look bad.
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...
Have your favorite flowers and eat them too with this recipe and how-to video for how to put together sugarpaste flowers in the shape of delicate daisies. These daisies are so incredibly lifelike that your friends may just mistake them for real the next time you toss them on your baked creations!
Now you can have your flowers and eat them too! While we don't advocate you chomp down on the next bouquet your boyfriend gives you, there is a way to consume your favorite flowers if they're made out of sugar.
If you need to make lots of frosting flowers (such as for decorating a wedding cake), you can make many of the flowers ahead of time and then let them air dry before putting them on your cake. This video shows you how to make hydrangeas, gardenias, roses and Gerber daisies out of buttercream frosting.
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 handful of rainbow sprinkles because sprinkles were pretty.
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.
We can promise you that your party guests will do a double take when they see these cupcakes shaped like delicious deli sandwiches. We almost couldn't believe our eyes when we first saw them ourselves; these cupcakes are decorated down to the very last sesame seed to resemble ham and cheese deli sandwiches.
When it comes to fondant, practice really does make perfect. The sugary mixture hardens to a sturdy yet soft consistency when set out to dry, but in its pliable stage it's often easy for things to spin out of control and to make terrible folding and tucking mess-ups when you're attaching a fondant cover on a cake.
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.
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 this, push a ball onto the ends of the petals to make them look more realistic. Make the last flower by putting a pointed cone in the middle and wrapping it around. Now, place a ball shaped gum paste in the middle of the...
This video will show viewers how to make an icon for a computer program on a Windows operating system. In order to perform this, you will need two programs, IcoFX and GIMP. First, open GIMP and create the icon which you would like to use by drawing it on the program. Make sure that the size of the icon is about 256 x 256. Next, download IcoFX from the internet and install it on your computer. After opening IcoFX, select "Open" and change the files of type to images and open it. Make any chang...
Piping cones are indispensible when applying flowers, leaves, and frilly trims on cupcakes and cakes, and cones with particularly fine points can be used to apply henna in intricate patterns.
In this Food video tutorial you will learn how to make a chocolate yule log with Sandra Lee. You will need a chocolate cream roll for this. Take some whip topping, put one teaspoon of vanilla and very gently stir it up. What the vanilla does is it cuts the packaged taste. Now spread this all over the cake and on the front and back; nice and thick. Clean off the edges and round them off like a log. Take a fork and drag it along the length of the log all around. With the knife, make spirals at ...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to ice cupcakes. In order to ice a cupcakes, users will need a piping bag, tips, coupler and a spatula. Screw the coupler at the end of the piping bag and select a tip to put on the end of the coupler. Fold the bag 2-3 inches downward and place it into a cup to hold it. Now scoop some icing with the spatula and place it inside the bag. Squeeze the bag to bring the icing down and tie an elastic on top to close it. Viewers will learn how to 3 different ...
Don't want to pay someone to make a cake for you? Well follow these simple tips on how to stack and decorate your own multi-layer cake.