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.
In this video, we learn how to create a marbleized water look with icing. This is a colorful and eye catching way to put icing on a cake to make a memorable piece! First, spoon your icing into a small bowl and then make a rice cereal treat and shape it into a circle. To start to decorate this, you will pipe on green icing to the sides and front of the ball to make it look like a fish. Then, pipe some of the icing onto a flat surface with red confectioner's sugar. Once this is covered and hard...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plain white fondant looks elegant and classic on its own - just think beautiful wedding cakes and birthday cakes - but sometimes white on white just gets plain dull. For times when you crave a little more pizzazz in your life, or at least in your cake decorating, check out this video to learn how to add zebra stripes to your fondant. If you're really adventurous, turn that white fondant pink with some food coloring!
Crumb coating, also known as dirty icing, a cake, does not, as its name suggests, mean adding crumbs to the outer coating of a cake. Instead, crumb coating is the step that most pastry chefs take to make sure that all the loose crumbs on a cake are trapped in an initial coat of icing so that when you add the second (and actual) icing layer no crumbs mix with the icing and look bad.
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.
This video shows how to make wine-themed cake decorations.We can see Courtney and Ceasey's birthday cake in this video. The bottles, apples and the grapes are made of fondant. The leaves are made of modeling chocolate. We can make decorations. First take a piece of modelling chocolate. Roll it out. Dust the surface with confectioners sugar or cocoa. Use plastic leaf as a model. Then press the viened side into the leaf to make an impression. We nead 8 leaves to cover the sides of a 9 inch thre...
Watch this how to video to learn a few tricks for stacking and fixing cakes. These cake decorating techniques are great for creating beautiful works of art with your home baked cakes.
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.
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.
In this tutorial, learn how to make a dual flavored sheet cake that you can decorate to your heart's desire. This cake is tasty and pleases both chocolate lovers and vanilla fiends alike. If you are looking for a unique way to assemble your dessert, have a look at this clip and make this delicious treat for you next big party. Yum!
Are you still trying to get perfect, smoothly iced surfaces on your cakes by trying to even globs out with a spatula? While in the end all cakes, whether perfectly iced or messy, go down the same way to our little bellies, but if you care for presentation, then check out this cake decorating video.
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!
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:
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.
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...
This video shows you how to create a tartan pattern on sugarpaste or fondant. Great for decorating cakes - cool sugar art video!
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.
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.
Cupcakes are considered tiny cakes, so it only makes sense that assembling a bunch of cupcakes together creates a cake. If you have a ton of starving guests to serve and a few measly cupcakes just won't do, why not make this cupcake cake?
Gumpaste is like the polymer clay of the cake decorating world: If you can imagine it, you can make it. Gumpaste is an excellent material, then, for crafting edible flowers for a wedding cake or a birthday cake.
Consider this video Cake Decorating 101. No matter what you do in the future with cake decorating, knowing how to apply fondant smoothly to a cake's surface is one of the most important and most often used skills in a pastry chef's career.
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.
If you want to get serious about decorating your cakes and cupcakes then you have to know how to ice them properly. The biggest mistake beginners make is that they hold the piping bag in the center and just squeeze the icing out. But this method lacks control and makes some extra icing ride up and out of the bag.
Fondant imprint mats are like the rubber stamps of the cake decorating world. Stenciled with various shapes and motifs, fondant imprint mats are used to transfer designs onto a cake, taking the guesswork out of creating symmetrical hearts and other doodles.
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.
Fondant frills are magical cake trims that resemble frilly lace and pretty ruffles. On cakes and cupcakes, they can be used to adorn borders for an uber feminine touch, and are especially beautiful on wedding cakes.
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...
Using just confectioners' sugar and a straight edge, you can add flair to any dessert. Use confectioners' sugar to decorate any cake.
Melting chocolate is the first step in making a delectable chocolate bunny, heart, or other shape of your desire. Chocolate must be melted in order to pour into molds to create these fun shapes, which can be used on their own or to adorn cakes.
This is what we'd call a hybrid craft if we've ever seen one. Using a rubber stamp on a cake does sound kind of strange (they usually go on paper, right?), but as long as these stamps are new and unused, they actually function really great for decorating on fondant.
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...
Cake decorating is both an art and a science. Watch this four-part video to learn how to make Calla Lillies in gumpaste for your cake.
This how to video will take you through the steps of learning how to cover a cake with rolled fondant. It is not as difficult as it may seem. Fondant gives a real professional finish to a cake. Watch this video baking tutorial and learn how to decorate a cake with fondant.
In this video, we learn how to transport & store your decorative cakes. First, you need to consider what icing you covered your cake in. If it's made with butter cream icing, you should store it in the fridge for a couple days before transporting. Also, if you're making a whipped cream icing, this needs to be refrigerated before you transport it as well. There's a whipped icing mix on the market today that you can buy, but don't have to refrigerate. If you've covered it with fondant, place th...
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.