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.
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.
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 video shows you how to make sugar flowers for cake decorations. Follow along with these cake decorating tips as our pastry chef explaining the petal paste techniques. Use the petal paste technique to make sugar flowers for any cake.
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.
Watch this how to video to learn a few tricks for stacking and fixing cakes. These cake decorating techniques are great for creating beautiful works of art with your home baked cakes.
Getting into cake decorating? Fondant icing is a must to make cake toppers and other intricate cake decoration. In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to make fondant marshmallow fondant icing in the comfort of your own home. To make 3 pounds of icing you will need the following ingredients:
Want to make your cupcakes look simply irresistable? Then check out this cake decorating video for a tutorial on how to create mini rose swirls, plus petals, on a cupcake.
If you know how to use your microwave then you can easily make these gorgeous Valentine's Day cupcakes. That's because all it takes is microwaving candy melts - and squeezing some flower and heart shapes - to adorn your baked goods.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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 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.
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 ...
So you’ve made a fantastic cake and your ready to add the finishing touch by taking your frosting up a notch. You can get a glossy finish to your frosting by using a hairdryer to finish it off. Your friends will wonder how you got such a professional finish.
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!
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...
Little Lady Cakes shows you how to prepare buttercream icing from scratch. Perfect for frosting cakes and cupcakes! Watch this cake decorating tutorial for a simple buttercream frosting recipe.
Our favorite Brooklyn home diva, Sarah McColl is going to show you how to make butter cream icing and frost a cake with it. This video follows her "How to make a birthday cake" video, but you don't need to watch both.
Decorate your own homemade cake with fondant! Learn how to make fondant people for cake decorations in this free video series about decorating a character cake. Learn this technique and you too can make people out of icing frosting for your cake!
We admit it sounds kind of gross that you need to use glue to put your cake together, but we promise this is not even close to your childhood Elmer's. Rather, cake glue is a special concoction made of water and a thickener. These ingredients make the cake glue edible.
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.
Unfortunately, baby showers tend to celebrate the baby, not the mom who's gone through morning sickness, nine months of gestation, and, soon, the most game-changing and painful experience of her life.
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 ...
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.
Cupcakes are delicious as they are, but they're even more wonderful and charming when you pipe a beautiful design on top with frosting.
In the confectionary world the way you ice or present a cupcake is just as important as how good a cupcake tastes. Thanks to cupcake bakeries like Magnolia Bakery in NYC and Sprinkles in L.A., the age of the yummy and chicly decorated cupcake has officially been ushered in. Make your own cupcakes that much more in line with the times by watching this cupcake decorating tutorial.
This video shows you how to create a miniature teddy bear using household items for decorating a cake or other baked goods.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Cake decorating is both an art and a science. Watch this four-part video to learn how to make Calla Lillies in gumpaste for your cake.
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.
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.
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.