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.
Chances are that by now you've seen it all - at least when it comes to cupcakes. The designer foodstuff, as popularized by chains like Sprinkles and Magnolia Bakery, has been done and redone in every shape imaginable, from your typical swirled icing topped cupcakes to cupcakes that resemble monsters or sandwiches.
Learn how to make fondant Easter chicks for decorating your cake.
Unless you're making a one layer cake, which doesn't seem to exist all that often anymore, putting together double, triple, and even quadruple layered cakes requires that skill we learned by trial in error when we were wee little toddlers playing with legos: stacking.
This video show you how to make a rose out of frosting paste with a 5 petal cutter for decorating your desserts.
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.
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?
Love orchids? Then you'll love them even more when they're made of sugar and topping your next baked creation. Sugar orchids sound difficult to put together, but really they require nothing more than a little patience and sugarpaste. To learn how to make them, check out this cake decorating tutorial.
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...
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.
Interested in making a tiny penguin topper for a Christmas-themed cake? This clip will show you precisely how to go about making one. It's easier than you'd think. So easy, in fact, that this free video cooking lesson can present a complete overview of the process in about ten minutes. For more information, including the full recipe, and to get started making your own Christmas cake penguin, watch this video guide.
In this video tutorial, viewers will learn about decorating bag basics. A decorating bag is used to pipe semi-solid foods by pressing them through a narrow opening at one end for many purposes, including cake decoration. Viewers will learn about the types of decorating bags, how to add a coupler to a decorating bag and the proper way to fill a decorating bag with icing. This video introduces three different types of decorating bags. The bags are the feather white bag, the disposable bag and t...
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.
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!
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.
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.
This video demonstrates how to make a topsy turvy cake. This is a very hard cake to make and requires some previous baking experience. He bakes a cake first and layers them using icing as a glue. He makes sure the cake is semi-frozen first before he starts carving it to be the base of the cake. After he is done carving, he covers the cake with icing. If you follow the rest of the steps in this video, you'll have a beautiful topsy turvy cake.
This video shows you how to use couplers for cake decoration using these steps: 1. Couplers usually come in two plastic pieces, a base and a ring. This system fits inside cake decorating bags or cones and allows you to use the same icing with different tips.
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.
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.
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 your favorite flowers and eat them too with this recipe and how-to video for how to put together sugarpaste flowers in the shape of delicate daisies. These daisies are so incredibly lifelike that your friends may just mistake them for real the next time you toss them on your baked creations!
Adorn your decorative cake with hand crafted fondant icing roses with help from this cake decorating tutorial. To make one of these adorable roses, follow these steps:
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.
Learn how you can use simple, easily made icing (frosting) to write and draw on your baked goods.
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.
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.
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...
Piping cones are indispensible when applying flowers, leaves, and frilly trims on cupcakes and cakes, and cones with particularly fine points can be used to apply henna in intricate patterns.
Create a beautiful royal icing snowflake to top a cake using this simple how-to from http://www.Wedding-Cakes-For-You.com. To start, draw out a snowflake (she shows you how) on a dry erase board or piece of paper, place wax paper over it and then trace your snowflakes with royal icing that is placed into either a parchment triangle or pastry bag with a small tip. You will need to do at least a couple of layers of royal icing, and then allow to dry and carefully remove from the wax paper.
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...
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 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.
In this video techniques are shown to add ice letters using only butter cream icing. The reason butter cream icing is used is because of the ease of use when writing ice letters. Once your icing bag has been filled with the butter cream icing you must make sure all air has been removed from the bag before beginning. having your desert item on a turn table makes writing with butter cream much easier. Keeping a steady hand and moving at a slow place will give you the best result. The narrator e...
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.
Liv Hansen from Betty Crocker Kitchens demonstrates how to make a very cute train cake. You will need two cakes that have been baked in loaf pans and chilled.
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 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...
Baby showers can be a lot of fun, make it even more fun by making a diaper cake. This Cake Decorating how to video demonstrates how to put this diaper cake together for any baby shower. All you need for the diaper cake is: diapers, rubber bands, white fabric elastic, safety pins, ribbon and white tool.
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...