How To: Choose the appropriate type of icing for a cake

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to choose the right icing for any cake. This video describes the different types of icings that can be used to decorate cakes. Butter cream icing is very versatile and consistent. Very soft and easy to work with. Royal icing is a type of icing that dries out. Rolled fondant is very similar to modeling clay, except it is edible. It can be a covering or decoration on a cake. Poured fondant used as a covering or filling for a cake. Whip cream can be used...

How To: Make your own frosting plug

This is a video tutorial that is showing its audience how to make their own frosting plug for when you need to decorate cakes, cookies, pies, or cupcakes. The first step in making your own frosting plug is to put a piece of plastic wrap onto your counter. Spread it out so that it is in a square shape. Next put a dollop of frosting onto the piece of plastic and roll up your plastic. Next after the plastic is rolled into a tube you can get your plastic bag with your attached frosting plug and c...

How To: Make a simple boat themed cake

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!

How To: Decorate cupcakes with buttercream pansy flowers

In this tutorial, you will learn how to pipe buttercream pansy-like flowers. With the proper tools and technique, the decoration process is as easy as it is fun. It's so easy, in fact, that this free video cupcake decorating lesson can present a full overview of this decoration method in just over three minutes' time! For more information, including detailed instructions, take a look!

How To: Make a mermaid birthday cake

This video shows how to make a mermaid birthday cake that would be perfect for a little girl. To make the mermaid take a fashion doll, or a Barbie doll, and wrap her legs in plastic wrap. Now cover her in green and blue fruit roll-ups to form the mermaid's tail. You will need about three strips to make the entire dress and tail. The fruit roll-ups will stick to itself. For the cake you will need two 8 inch rounds and a smaller cake baked in a custard cup. Make sure the cakes are flat on top, ...

How To: Use the star tip when piping cake designs

In this tutorial, Nancy goes over the star tip. The star tip is the most popular tip used for cake and cookie decorating. This tip is fantastic for beginners and can look like stars, flowers and also be used to fill in colors for other designs. Follow along with Nancy for fabulous tips and design ideas.

How To: Decorate a pink flowery wedding cake

Looking to decorate the perfect wedding cake for a loved one's special day? In this video, Sue McMahon, cookery editor at Woman's Weekly magazine, explains how to go about decorating a beautiful pink flower filled wedding cake, perfect for a springtime wedding! Learn everything you need to know to re-create this cake in the comfort of your own kitchen!

How To: Make a dinosaur birthday 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 ...

How To: Make a fondant butterfly for cake decorating

Cake decorating is truly an art, and the more skills you have, the better an artist you become. This how-to illustrates how to make a fondant butterfly for your special cake. The process isn't hard at all and you'll be able to apply the knowledge to other things you may like to create. Butterflies will abound as you get up to speed and decorate your cake bringing spring to that special someone. Fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee, check out the video and you'll clearly see!

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...

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