How To: Ice letters with buttercream icing

In this video techniques are shown to add ice letters using only butter cream icing. The reason butter cream icing is used is because of the ease of use when writing ice letters. Once your icing bag has been filled with the butter cream icing you must make sure all air has been removed from the bag before beginning. having your desert item on a turn table makes writing with butter cream much easier. Keeping a steady hand and moving at a slow place will give you the best result. The narrator e...

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 buttercream frosting for decorative cakes

Edna shows us the basics of making buttercream frosting for professional, decorative cakes starting with the right ingredients. She uses a basic buttercream recipe, but makes sure that she does not over-mix the ingredients. She also explains how she used to use Crisco, but when the company changed its recipe to zero trans fat, she decided to started using real butter, which makes the frosting a lot less yellow. Additionally, use of Crisco, makes the frosting drier and much more crumbly. If yo...

How To: Make simple fondant butterflies for you baking creations

This how-to video teaches a very simple method of making sugar paste (fondant)butterflies for your cake decorating needs. You'll want some food coloring, some shortening, and a flat surface. Watch the video, follow the steps and get ready to spread your wings! Come on, who doesn't like butterflies? Everyone loves them, even if they get a bad rap for causing natural disasters on the other side of the world. Buterflies. Cakes. They go together like socks and shoes, but they're pretty and can ea...

How To: Crumb coat a cake

Leif Hanson for the Betty Crocker Kitchens shows how to crumb coat a cake. This is when you put a thin layer of frosting on the cake to hold the crumbs in. She starts with a square cake with exposed edges. First, you take a big scoop of frosting and put it on top of the cake. Next, you spread it around with a spatula. As you spread it evenly you want it to go over each edge and corner, but don't let the corners sag. Next, she loads the spatula, fills it from the top edge to the bottom edge, w...

How To: Cover a Cake with Rolled Fondant

This how to video will take you through the steps of learning how to cover a cake with rolled fondant. It is not as difficult as it may seem. Fondant gives a real professional finish to a cake. Watch this video baking tutorial and learn how to decorate a cake with fondant.

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: Stack a simple wedding cake

The best wedding cakes are tall and regal. In this tutorial, learn how to stack a traditional wedding cake. Use this technique to create tiers and levels for your cake, and make it really stand out. Whether you are making the cake for yourself or designing for someone else, make sure you watch this video first for information on how to stack a simple wedding cake and impress wedding guests, no matter what!

How To: Decorate a child's Barbie princess cake

Wish your little girl could have a unique cake for her birthday party? Learn to decorate a child's birthday cake like a Barbie princess. This cake decorating how-to video shows you how to decorate a cake so it looks like a princess. It is very simple to do just follow along with the simple instructions.

How To: Make chocolate curls to decorate cakes and desserts

Chocolate curls can make any dessert look rich and exciting. Melt together six ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Keep the pan on a low heat and add two tablespoons of shortening. Stir it and be sure the chocolate does not burn. Once the chocolate has melted and looks silky and smooth transfer the chocolate mixture to a loft pan lined with foil. Refrigerate for two hours until the chocolate has set. After the chocolate has firmed back up remove the foil from the pan. Now remove the foil fr...

How To: Tilt cardboard to make a topsy turvy cake

In this tutorial, we learn how to tilt cardboard to make a topsy turvy cake. To do this, you will need two Styrofoam wedges. Take the wedges and place foil over them. Next, you will take the wedges and place them onto the top of the base of the cake where the other cake tier will sit. You can hold these into place with nails if you are making a non-edible cake that is sitting on display. This will make it much easier for you to make a cake that has a topsy turvy look instead of just sitting f...

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 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 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 a rosette and a swirl using the star tip

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.

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