How To: Make & decorate an American flag cake

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 ...

How To: Make your own Windows icons with IcoFX & GIMP

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...

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: Decorate a carrot cake

In this tutorial, we learn how to decorate a carrot cake. First, apply icing all over the top and the sides of the cake. After this, apply sliced pecans to the side of the cake using your hands to press them on. After this, use your icing to create squares in the cake to make equal size pieces. Then, use orange and green icing to create carrot shapes on all of the individual squares. Once you're finished making the carrots, you will be ready to cut this up and serve. If you want more icing, y...

How To: Transport & store your decorative cakes

In this video, we learn how to transport & store your decorative cakes. First, you need to consider what icing you covered your cake in. If it's made with butter cream icing, you should store it in the fridge for a couple days before transporting. Also, if you're making a whipped cream icing, this needs to be refrigerated before you transport it as well. There's a whipped icing mix on the market today that you can buy, but don't have to refrigerate. If you've covered it with fondant, place th...

How To: Create a tequila cake with edible puke

In this tutorial, we learn how to make tequila cake with edible puke. This is a great cake to make for a college graduation. You will make the bottle by using Rice Krispies that are shaped into the bottle. Place fondant over the bottle and color it into the right colors. Place a cake underneath the bottle of tequila, and then make the puke by coloring different types of icing. You can place pistachios inside the icing to make it look more like puke as well. Squeeze this icing onto the tequila...

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 flip-flop sandals birthday cake

In this video, we learn how to decorate and make flip flop cakes. To begin, grab your pre-made chilled cakes and cut them out according to the shapes you print from www.bettycrocker.com. Now you will spread a thin layer of your choice color of frosting onto the flip flops and chill for 30 minutes. Once chilled, place a different color frosting coat to where the soles of the flip flops are. You are now ready to decorate, so take a different color of frosting and pipe lines onto where the flip ...

How To: Make a rubber ducky birthday cake

This video is a demonstration on how to bake a lovely rubber ducky cake for your baby's first birthday. You will need one 8 inch round, one 9 inch round and one small cake baked in a ten ounce custard cup. The dome of the 8 inch cake is cut and kept inverted. The edges of the 9 inch cake should be cut and kept on the 8 inch base with yellow frosting in between. The edges of the custard cake is trimmed and set on the 9 inch cake with some frosting underneath and it acts as the head of the duck...

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...

How To: Make fondant bamboo for cake decorating

Fondant cake decor can turn a simple birthday cake into a jawdropping and inspirational centerpiece. You can decorate pretty much anything edible with fondant decorations. And for that Asian safari expedition cake you're making, these fondant bamboo sticks would be a great addition. This tutorial will demonstrate exactly how to create fondant bamboo sticks to add to your cake decorations.

How To: Make a cake decorating fondant/gumpaste bow

1. Use a piece of gum-paste, fondant, or candy clay about the size of a tennis ball 2. I first will roll about 1/2 of the dough through my pasta machine to a medium thickness (#4) or roll your fondant to approx 1/4 in. thickness 3. You could also use a pizza cutter or knife to cut the strips. Take two strips out to be the bow tails and then cut 2 strips in half to make thin little loops for fill-ins 4. Hang the loops over a dowel or large stick such as a broom handle (about 1in wide) 5. Wet 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 Movie Star Cake

I would like to share a cake decorating video tutorial where I teach you how to make a Hollywood cake. This project includes full step-by-step instructions, showing you how to make a 3D pastillage scenography with lights and a 3D gum paste doll. You can view the written instructions here.

News: Watch this Baby (Cake) Get Mutilated

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.

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