How To: Make chocolate ganache frosting with Rose Beranbaum

Rose Levy Beranbaum demonstrates how to make a simple and delicious chocolate ganache frosting, and gives tips for frosting the cake. Only two ingredients are needed - 12 ounces of semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate, whichever you prefer, and 1 2/3 cups of heavy cream. Grate the chocolate in the food processor, then with the motor running pour in the cream, and it’s done. However, it needs to sit for a few hours to thicken. You can refrigerate it but don’t stir it.

How To: Make an orchid flower with gumpaste

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...

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: Create individual lily petals

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 ...

How To: Make fondant bamboo for cake decorating

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.

How To: Make a 3D Baby Duck Cake with Fondant

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.

How To: Make a Movie Star Cake

I would like to share a cake decorating video tutorial where I teach you how to make a Hollywood cake. This project includes full step-by-step instructions, showing you how to make a 3D pastillage scenography with lights and a 3D gum paste doll. You can view the written instructions here.

News: Watch this Baby (Cake) Get Mutilated

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.

How To: Make a tulip from the cover of New Moon out of fondant for a cake

Hosting a Twilight-themed party? Of course you're going to want a cake! This video shows you how to use gumpaste or fondant to make a ruffled tulip like the one on the cover of New Moon. Fondant is an edible, easy to work with material that you can use to shape just about any kind of cake decoration you can think of. You'll need: wire, wire cutters, a rolling pin, a cutting board, grease, water, an orchid press, a veining tool, a fondant cutter and a thin piece of foam.

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...

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 fondant candy for cake decorating like a professional

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.

News: Yummy, Revolting Entrails Crafted with Marzipan

Somehow delicious desserts in gnarly packaging always warrant a head turn. It's a delightful anomaly: apply extreme culinary mastery to create something that tastes great, but looks like a heap of horror. As we're approaching Valentine's day, here's another example of stomach-churning dessert to share with your sweetie (if your sweetie is the Zombie loving type). Expertly crafted by Helga Petrau-Heinzel, a collection of hyperrealistic human entrails made with marzipan (ew. ew. ew.):

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