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 is a great instructional video on how to pipe cake lilies, morning glories and roses. In this video you can learn the techniques on how to decorate cakes. It shows you how to pipe flowers such as lilies, morning glory, roses, leaves and stack cake. You can learn almost anything you need to know in just 10 minutes by watching this informative video. This teaches you to decorate cakes beautifully. This Pipe cake lilies is becoming more and more popular these days. The decorating methods ar...
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!
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.
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.
Beside the frosted cake, you will need some artificial flowers, some pretty ribbon, a ball of Styrofoam and some saran wrap. Start by covering the Styrofoam ball with a piece of saran wrap. Then clip off small pieces of the dried flowers and stick them all around the ball of Styrofoam. If the flowers have wire stems you will need a pair of wire cutters or pliers for this job. When the ball is completely covered with the flowers, set it in place on top of the cake. Next, measure the ribbon the...
Elephants are among the smartest mammals in the world (falling behind only us and dolphins), so what better way to decorate your cake than by adding these symbols of longevity and intellect?
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fondant as a cake decorating material is difficult to work with. Before we even get into how demanding it is to sculpt little fondant figures like giraffes and zebras, the issue of covering an entire cake with a rolled out piece of fondant should be covered.
Little Lady Cakes shows how easy it is to make drop flowers for your cakes. These decorations will help make any cake look just a bit prettier.
Make Beautiful Cherry Blossoms Out of IcingDecorating a cake or cupcake with cherry blossoms is easy - I'll show you how. First gather what you need:
In this wedding preparation how to video George Watts faces a tough challenge: one which indulges his passion for cakes. Watch as his instructor shows him and you how to assemble a three tier wedding cake. Assemble a three tier wedding cake.
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.
Awe-inspiring baked goods don't have to be expensive to make, and can come from the most unlikely of sources. For instance, you could hit up Michael's and purchase a pricy cake decorating kit with embossing stencils, but why go through all the trouble when you probably already have an embossng tool lying around your house?
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...
If you need a creative topper for a cake or cupcake, you can easily make a face out of fondant. This is a simple and fun decorating tip to add a little bit of whimsy to your next confection.
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.
In this video, we learn how to make a caterpillar cake and bug cupcakes with Lee Hanson. You will need: 1 box Betty Crocker cake mix, any ingredients the box calls for, 8 drops of green food color, 1 1/2 container of Betty Crocker vanilla frosting, tray covered with foil, 5 candy-coated chocolate candies, 2 vanilla wafers, 2 small pretzel sticks and 24 gumdrops. First, heat your oven to 350 degrees and bake the cake. Let it cool for a few hours or until it's not warm at all. Then, cut the cak...
Watch this video to learn how to finish seams on a multi-tier cake for weddings or other events.
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...
What kind of cake goes best with the Super Bowl? If you guessed a football-shaped cake, you guessed right. In this video recipe, Betty Crocker shows you how to whip up a super easy American football cake that's also a pull-apart cake, because Super Bowl fans don't have time to slice and serve.
Got a baby shower coming up and want to surprise the mommy-to-be with something truly special and tasty? Then this fondant/gumpaste baby boy, which makes for a cute cake or cupcake topper, could be just the thing you're looking for.
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.
Have you ever read the children's book "If You Give A Moose A Muffin"? The book is among one of a series that explores all the fantastical fun a kid can have when she/he tempts an unexpected animal with a yummy dessert.
Sugar gum paste can be molded into a number of shapes. Learn about using gum paste dough to make flowers in this free crafting video.
In this video, we learn how to make rice crispy monkey cookies. First, you can make your rice crispy treats like usual, just add some chocolate to melt with it! Lay these out into a baking dish and let cook until hard. Then, use round cutters to cut out a large round piece and two small ones. Push these all together to create the cute monkey face. Then, grab some peanut butter confectionary coating and place inside the ears of the head. Then, add on the eyes and other features of the face wit...
These cupcakes look a lot harder to decorate than they actually are. Using food coloring, icing, and clevery piping, you can herald the coming of summer with the pretty deliciousness of this sunflower cupcake.
Cake pops would cease to have a reason for existence without lollipop sticks. After all, the stick is the only thing distinguishing cake pops from plain cake.
This video shows you how to transform a plain cake into a butterfly cake. You start with a round cake. Cut off the dome, cut the cake in half, then cut the cake like a peace sign. Arrange the pieces to form the butterfly. Apply a thin layer of icing to form a crumb coat. To set crumb coat, place cake in freezer for fifteen to thirty minutes. Now you apply a thick layer of icing, about a quarter inch thick over the entire surface of the cake. Use different colored icing to create a pattern of ...
Forget circle and square-shaped wedding cakes - pillowy clouds of icing and cake are the way to go! Be original without compromising your unique style by learning how to bake and decorate this lovely stacked pillow cake.
This how to video is a step by step guide on how to make a bumble bee using fondant icing. Watch it and start making beautiful pieces of fondant art for your cakes that everyone will enjoy.
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When it comes to fondant, practice really does make perfect. The sugary mixture hardens to a sturdy yet soft consistency when set out to dry, but in its pliable stage it's often easy for things to spin out of control and to make terrible folding and tucking mess-ups when you're attaching a fondant cover on a cake.
In this video, we learn how to make & decorate a "make a wish fish" cake. Start out by mixing up your icing with paste color until you have a green color. After this, brush this onto a round cake of your choice flavor. After this is all iced, grab some gum drops and orange slice gummies. Then, place the orange slices on the side of the cake to make it look like fins. Place the gum drops on the top of the cake to make the eye and the scales on it as well. Once you are finished and like how it ...
In this tutorial, learn how to make a tasty snack out of gelatin and pudding that looks and tastes like.. snot. This recipe is perfect for Halloween, kids parties or April Fools Day jokes.