Unless you're making a one layer cake, which doesn't seem to exist all that often anymore, putting together double, triple, and even quadruple layered cakes requires that skill we learned by trial in error when we were wee little toddlers playing with legos: stacking.
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.
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.
Create a beautiful royal icing snowflake to top a cake using this simple how-to from http://www.Wedding-Cakes-For-You.com. To start, draw out a snowflake (she shows you how) on a dry erase board or piece of paper, place wax paper over it and then trace your snowflakes with royal icing that is placed into either a parchment triangle or pastry bag with a small tip. You will need to do at least a couple of layers of royal icing, and then allow to dry and carefully remove from the wax paper.
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.
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...
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.
Make the perfect cake for any little boy or girl with Sesame Street character cake toppers! In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to make a baby-version of the Cookie Monster out of fondant icing and gumpaste. To make Elmo, carry out the same technique & instructions but with red icing. Give that little special someone in your life a cake they will cherish!
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 this tutorial, learn how to make a dual flavored sheet cake that you can decorate to your heart's desire. This cake is tasty and pleases both chocolate lovers and vanilla fiends alike. If you are looking for a unique way to assemble your dessert, have a look at this clip and make this delicious treat for you next big party. Yum!
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 ...
Grass is one of those things you'd think would be easy to replicate in icing, but actually end up becoming your worst nightmare. The problem that most cake enthusiasts have is that they think grass can be made from just about any piping tip, which is not the case as the result is usually a tangled, uneven mess.
As any habitual baker knows, the cake making process doesn't end when you pull out the piping hot masterpiece from the oven. From there, you have to level out the cake - shaving off any areas that are jutting out or not fitting the shape you desire - and also add layers of icing filling.
In order to prepare and decorate a Wildlife Safari Cake, you will need to pre-prepare royal icing and a pre-made cake.
Your Christmas tree isn't the only place ornaments belong. Add ornaments to your cupcakes this holiday season as well by creating these adorable holiday ornament cupcakes. All you need is some icing, sprinkles, and imagination to create all varieties of sparkly Christmas ornament cupcakes.
Learn how to frost a cupcake using a 1M tip or large tip. The supplies you'll need are cupcakes and a bag with the frosting and the tip. First, squeeze the bag to remove any air bubbles. Take your cupcake in your hand and start at the outside and work your way in. Then, in one motion, go over the first layer to create a stacked second layer of icing. This method gives you a pretty ice cream cone type effect on your cupcakes. Next, you'll learn how to make your cupcakes look like roses. Using ...
In this video, we learn how to decorate cupcakes into sports balls. To do this, start with pre-made cupcakes, any flavor you like. Let the cupcakes cool, then add a layer of vanilla frosting to each of them. If you want baseballs you will use black red and blue icing to pipe 2 arches on both sides of the cupcakes, then curve the lines like a baseball. Make stitching lines to make it more realistic. Not make soccer balls use black icing to make the pentagon shape of the soccer balls. To make b...
Don't let all your hard work on your gingerbread house go to waste because it collapses due to too soggy, weak icing. Make sure your gingerbread house lasts as long as the holiday season - or whenever you give in to your sweet tooth - by making sturdy royal icing.
Royal icing is essential when it comes to cake decorating. This how-to video is a step by step guide on how to make royal icing for cake decorations. All you need for royal icing is merengue powder, powdered sugar, and water,
In this how to video learn the basics on how to make a dog out of fondant icing. This technique for cake decorating is great for beginners. To finish off your sweet fondant puppy, paint a little white spot in the eye, it makes a difference to the look, so don't you forget to do it.
Candy and clay aren't two words you usually hear in the same sentence. But for pastry chefs and bakers, candy clay is a deeply ingrained part of their cake decorating vocabulary. That's because candy clay is a much better tasting sister of fondant, which is commonly used to decorate cakes.
Fondant is an indispensible tool for pastry chefs, and not because they're good at satisfying a sweet tooth. Smooth in consistency and rolling out just like dough, fondant is often used to cover professional cakes and to make miniature cake decorations.
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.
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.
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.
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!
This video shows you how to use couplers for cake decoration using these steps: 1. Couplers usually come in two plastic pieces, a base and a ring. This system fits inside cake decorating bags or cones and allows you to use the same icing with different tips.
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.
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.
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 video tutorial, viewers learn how to decorate a modern yule log cake. Begin by glazing the cakes with a chocolate glasage. This glaze is made with sugar, coco powder, chocolate and cold syrup. Pour the glazing all over the cake and shake to make sure that it is spread evenly. Make the glazing thin for maximum coverage. Using a knife, pick up the cake and place it on a decorative piece of cardboard or plate. The cake is then decorated with hardened and macaron. This video will benefit ...
There's something about marbling that makes anything it touches more elegant and refined. Marbeled kitchen cuntetops, for instance, look like something out of a Home Depot catalog, while marbled cakes, like the one in this video, are interesting and quite pretty.
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.
This little bear will look irresistably adorable wherever you happen to place him. Whether he's on a children's birthday cake or he's miniaturized for cupcakes, the fuzzy white bear will charm all.
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...
Make your gingerbread men come to life! Use some fondant and some butter cream frosting and your cookies will look professionally decorated.
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...
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.
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 ...
In this tutorial, learn how to make a disgusting looking recipe that actually tastes fantastic. This clip will show you how to make cookies that look like..well.. dog poo! This is great for Halloween, April Fools Day or other types of kid's parties. So, follow along and make these disgustingly delicious treats.