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.
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.
Learn how to make a perfectly frosted round layered cake by watching this video. Watch how simple it is to layer a round cake and how to make the frosting seamlessly smooth.
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.
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...
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.
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,
So, you've entered the world of cake decorating and fondant icing! What is one to do with their projects once finished? In this video, learn from the best ways to store your fondant icing projects. Take some final precautions and store your cake the best way possible. After all, your time, effort and creativity have made it very special!
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.
Gumpaste and fondant are a fantastic to make regular cakes extraordinary. Once you have mastered the art of making fondant flowers watch this how to video. This how to video will show you how to wire gumpaste flowers together to form cake decorations.
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.
If you've ever gone to the store looking for a stand mixer, your eyes have probably bulged out all bullfrog-like after seeing the price. Stand mixers usually range from $200-$400, and when all you really want to make is some simple frosting or fondant, that's a hefty price to pay.
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.
Want to know how to decorate a cake like a pro? While you can blow hundreds of dollars on classes, one of the easiest ways to learn how to do it yourself is by watching the pros do it.
In order to make baby converse sneakers out of gumpaste, you will need the following: fondant cutter or a pizza cutter, a paint brush, an X-acto knife, edible glue, a small circle cutter, and templates.
Is there nothing better in your opinion than sipping some Earl Gray tea on a nippy Sunday morning and indulging in some cucumber and egg tea sandwiches? Then you'll absolutely die over this adorable cupcake.
In this tutorial, we learn how to tilt cardboard to make a topsy turvy cake. To do this, you will need two Styrofoam wedges. Take the wedges and place foil over them. Next, you will take the wedges and place them onto the top of the base of the cake where the other cake tier will sit. You can hold these into place with nails if you are making a non-edible cake that is sitting on display. This will make it much easier for you to make a cake that has a topsy turvy look instead of just sitting f...
Remember when you were five and you had a blue crayon and a yellow crayon but all you really wanted was a green crayon? Just as you would mix colors in coloring and any other artistic medium, you sometimes need to mix icing colors in cake decorating.
Adding gumpaste roses to your cake or cupcake can either be the hardest or simplest skill in cake decorating, depending on the complexity of the rose. In the case of this open rose, creating a flower is simple yet adds a very professional touch to whatever you're making.
In this video, we learn how to decorate a horse birthday party cake. First, take two 8 inch round cakes and cut out the shapes to make it into a horse. You can find these templates at www.bettycrocker.com. Once you have these cut out, chill the cake again to make sure it's firm. Now, arrange the pieces of cake until it looks like a horse. Now you will apply a chocolate top coat of icing and let set. Once it's set, add another layer of icing to the entire cake. You can now take icing and make ...
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:
This lion is all bite and no bark. After all, how can anyone be intimidated by a chubby wubby lion with a bemused expression, fluffy fur, and a heart made of fondant? This fondant lion is a perfect addition on top of a cake or cupcake if your little guy - or gal - loves animals.
Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes sculpted her dad's labradoodle for his birthday. Learn how to make a labradoodle yourself.
Fondant is a velvety candy used by cake decorating professionals to make a wide variety of cake toppers and figures. The recipe is quite simple, all you need is 1/2 cup butter, 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk, 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar and 2 pounds of powdered sugar. The rest is all in the technique! Make fondant candy for cake decorating like a professional.
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.
Please do us a favor and preserve your cupcake's modesty by dressing her nakedness up in a sweet parka of strawberry-flavored royal icing. While we're aware of the challenges that frosting a cupcake produces (we've had plenty of occasions when we've ended up with more frosting on ourselves than on the cupcakes), this video lays it out easily for anyone to follow.
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!
In this tutorial, learn how to make one disgustingly tasty dessert: The bleeding zombie brain cake! This cake is perfect for Halloween or the birthday of a particularly "goth" friend. This dessert is surprisingly delicious - give it a shot and see how many of your friends will dig into this bloody brain!
Make an adorable teddy bear cake with these simple cake decorating tips! Learn how to shape and frost a teddy bear cake with this free video series about cake decorating ideas.
Decorating Tips demonstrates how to use the star tip to decorate a cake or cookies. Use a medium consistency icing and position the bag at a 90 degree angle. Hold the tip 1/4 of an inch above the surface of the cake or cookie. Use the count squeeze, stop squeezing and stop to create a delicate star look with a size #13 star tip. With a size #18 star tip, shorten the count and put the icing stars right next to each other to fill in a cake. Use different colored icings as accents. You can also ...
First things first: The Mat is a large, well, mat that acts as a fondant tool for pastry chefs. You roll the fondant on, flatten it, and use the mat to apply the fondant layer evenly to your cake.
Rosebuds are one of the most popular frosting features employed on cakes around the Western world. If you are making a cake for a loved one and want to decorate it with rosebuds, watch this video. It will explain everything.
In this tutorial, we learn how to create lily petals. First, cut out a petal and then insert a small wire half way down into the petal. Ease it through so you don't damage the fondant. This can go into the center of the main lily flower. Use corn flower if it's stick. Press it into the molding for the lily petal, and then curl the edges out so it looks like a realistic petal. After this, let it dry, then color it with an ivory shimmer. After this, paint it with green food paint and any other ...
This beautiful yellow icing rose looks really difficult to create, but with the right tools it's as simple as practicing (and probably messing up a few times). Whether you want to add a special edible decoration to a Mother's Day cake you're baking or a batch of vanilla cupcakes, this rose is an elegant and never ostentatious choice.
Cake decorators adore gumpaste because it can not only be formed in just about any imaginable shape out there, but also because it hardens to a consistency that can easily hold these shapes. Take this intricate, Cinderella-inspired high heeled slipper, for instance. Perfectly shaped and sturdy, it would serve well for topping a vanilla buttercream cake or red velvet cupcakes.
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.
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...
Fondant is quite the tricky cake decorating material. On the surface it looks smooth, slick, and solid, but the consistency of fondant is actually quite thin and the sugary paste is very liable to tearing while you're working with it.
In this clip, learn how to make a surprisingly delicious recipe that is great for Halloween or April Fools Day. These "puke puddles" or "vomit cookies" spread out into a disgusting looking puddle and look like..well.. throw up. If you can stomach the sight of these little buggers, you will be glad you did, they taste great! This is a great activity to do with kids, too. Have fun!
'Tis this season to be gross! In this free video cooking lesson, you'll learn how to prepare cockroach cupcakes that are equal parts delicious and disgusting. For more information, including a full recipe, and to learn how to make Halloween cupcakes yourself, take a look.