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.
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.
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...
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.
So, Dad's Birthday is coming up and you want to make him a specialized cake. "What are his interests?" you ask yourself. Watching football, baseball, Wheel of Fortune? Do all his hobbies include a sofa and a television perhaps? Then why not make him a cute living room cake!
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
These roses look professional and super hard to do, but they're actually quite simple if you follow this cake decorating video step by step. Press play to learn how to make a delicate rose out of fondant.
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.
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.
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.
If you are interested in cake decorating and sugar craft, check out this great video that will teach you how to make a swan out of sugar. The swan is a symbol of elegance and makes a great addition to any cake or table.
Don't want to pay someone to make a cake for you? Well follow these simple tips on how to stack and decorate your own multi-layer cake.
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.
What's the difference between a professional baker and an amateur one? A professional baker presents their baked goods with flawless execution. Yes, the recipe matters too, but we can bet you've never been to a five star restaurant that serves good yet sloppily assembled food.
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.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make an orchid flower with gum paste. First, roll out the gum paste and then cut it into three different shapes to make the flower. Next, place a wire in the center of the petals and then place them on a mold to get the correct texture. After this, push a ball onto the ends of the petals to make them look more realistic. Make the last flower by putting a pointed cone in the middle and wrapping it around. Now, place a ball shaped gum paste in the middle of the...
Got lots of pretty cookies to share with friends and family during the holidays? While it's true you could hand them off in tins as is, it's so much more fun to experiment with packaging and favor ideas.
Coloring your fondant is actually a very simple process. Like coloring water or your cookies, coloring fondant involves adding a few drops of food coloring and then blending, blending, blending.
This is a very easy and quick sugarcraft tutorial using fondant (sugarpaste) which you can follow easily. Decorate your cake with a little pig: Take one ball and shape it nicely by rolling it between your two palms; this is for the head. Watch this video to learn more.
Want to add tasty chocolate flare to your fare? Dress up your desserts with these decorative chocolate lattices.
Okay, so how cute is this chubby fondant panda bear? While the ltitle dude makes an adorable cupcake or cake topper for your kid's birthday party, you should definitely also find excuses to pop it on top of your own baked creations - we're thinking for baby showers or for a spring bash.
What would drive Michelle Wibowo to create such a hyper realistic baby cake? An outsider to the cake decorating world might consider the subject matter a bit odd. However, elaborate baby shower cakes are a popular fad, and Michelle's award winning baby cake is the creme of the crop.
Luxaholics, fashionistas and Sex in the City fans... Here lies the information needed to make the perfect cake for your next chic birthday party or bachelorette party! Learn how to make a shoebox & high heel shaped cake with step by step instructions in this three-part video tutorial. Using primarily gumpaste, fondant icing and modeling chocolate, learn how to shape the high heel sole, inseam and heel, creating a realistic looking & unique cake sure to wow your guests!
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 video, we learn how to make a VW beetle cake with buttercream. First, you will need to apply the buttercream icing onto the top of your cake and the sides. After this, you will pile on the other cakes to this with more icing inside of each layer. Then, you will start to cut the cake and it into the shape of the car that you want to make. Use an outline so you can follow it while you are making it so you know exactly how it is formed. Next, you will add in the parts for the wheels, the...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a fondant sushi themed cake. You will need: brown, yellow, and red for your fortune cookie colors. To get the colors right, mix them together and then combine with fondant. Then, roll out the fortune cookie and lay it over a bowl to make it look like the fortune cookie shape. Let this dry overnight. From here, create a small bowl with greens to make the bowl that the soy sauce would go in. Create two chop sticks with brown fondant, rolled out first and t...
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 ...
Cutting out letters from modeling paste or gumpaste can be very awkward. This how to video shows you how to use letter cutters on fondant with some ease. So watch, learn, and start decorating.
This cake is the perfect way to celebrate the love and commitment that is involved in fifty long years of marriage. A 50th anniversary is a huge event and only the most beautiful cake will do. In this clip, learn to make a cake from start to finish. Save all the money you would pay a bakery and add a personal touch to your celebration. Enjoy!
An important part of making great cakes involves knowing great decorating techniques. This cake decorating how-to video shows how to flat ice a wedding cake using marzipan. Follow along and learn great tips for working with marzipan and making gorgeous, unique cake decorations.
Make a cake that looks like it came from a professional without leaving your own home. Just watch this how-to video. Working with fondant is a lot like playing with playdough. Surprise your family with a colorful and tasty treat, or get them to help! Watch this video baking tutorial and learn how to decorate a cake with fondant.
This anemone flower looks extremely delicate and thus complicated, but trust us when we say that it's much easier than you think to mold this flower into being.
Do you have a cupcake fan in your house who's having a birthday soon? Then he/she will just die over these cupcake cakes, each of which contains not just one, but three cupcakes stacked high and proud to form a multilayered "cake."