How To: Make fondant icing shooting stars for cake decorating

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.

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 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: Make a pull-apart football cupcakes

BettyCrockerTV shows viewers how to make pull-apart football cupcakes! First, you should cook cupcakes, and then arrange the cupcakes on the platter. Start with three rows of three cupcakes. Next add two on each side! Then add one on the end to finish this off. Now it should look like a football. Now to frost, you should not frost each cupcake. Instead, pipes frosting on to all of the cupcakes in the shape of a football. It should take 2 cups of frosting. Now, after piping frosting onto the c...

How To: Make chocolate ganache frosting with Rose Beranbaum

Rose Levy Beranbaum demonstrates how to make a simple and delicious chocolate ganache frosting, and gives tips for frosting the cake. Only two ingredients are needed - 12 ounces of semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate, whichever you prefer, and 1 2/3 cups of heavy cream. Grate the chocolate in the food processor, then with the motor running pour in the cream, and it’s done. However, it needs to sit for a few hours to thicken. You can refrigerate it but don’t stir it.

How To: Dirty ice or crumb coat a cake

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.

How To: Make a gumpaste pair of baby shoes

In order to make a pair of baby shoes from gum paste, you will need the following: a pattern/template from Cake Central, gum paste, a paint brush, a knife, foam, mini flower cutter, rolling tool, a cutting tool, a quilting tool, dust brushes, snowflake luster dust, and edible glue.

How To: Make gumpaste hibiscus flowers for cake decorating

Dressing up a cake with gum-paste flowers does not have to be difficult. Just follow the steps outlined by Brandi in this video tutorial to learn how to make gum-paste hibiscus flowers. To begin, buy some silk hibiscus flowers to use as a template for the flower. You will also need a petal mold. Brandi uses an orchid petal mold that she already had. You will need to roll the gum-paste out and then place it into the petal mold. Make sure to sprinkle some corn starch on the mold to make sure it...

How To: Ice cakes using a spatula

You can ice cakes using a spatula and put a “crumb coat” on the cake to seal in the crumbs prior to decorating. Start by putting a large dollop of icing on top of the cake, spreading it completely over the top with a spatula. Use enough icing that you don't pull the crumbs into the icing as you work.

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: 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 ...

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