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.
In order to make Shooting Stars for Cakes made from Fondant Icing, you will need the following ingredients and supplies: fondant cookie cutters, wire cutters, gumpaste, a pastry brush, icing spatula, glue (or gumpaste with water), a paint brush, a fondant rolling pin, powdered sugar, floral wire, and a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
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.
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?
With the quick flick of a spatula, your cake will have textured swirls. Tuck parchment paper under the cake to keep everything even. Work frosting with a spatula to warm it up before you spread it. Make sure swirls go all the way to the edge. Always use fluid motions.
So you’ve made a fantastic cake and your ready to add the finishing touch by taking your frosting up a notch. You can get a glossy finish to your frosting by using a hairdryer to finish it off. Your friends will wonder how you got such a professional finish.
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?
Chef Francois Payard shows some innovative cake decorating tips in this video. He says that all you need to make a beautiful cake topping is just a little chocolate, some practice and a lot of imagination. A cold slab of marble,approximately an inch thick and which is kept in the fridge for 3-4 hours, is required for shaping the decorations. Chocolate should be melted and it should be hot, not boiling. A large spoonful of chocolate should be poured on the marble and spread nicely and evenly. ...
Learn how to make royal icing for decorating cookies and cakes this Christmas. It is a simple recipe, with just 2 ingredients: confectioner sugar and egg whites. You can use royal icing to assemble gingerbread houses. This is a strong, adhesive frosting, perfect for dessert assembly and cake decorating. Be sure to stick around for Chapter Two, to learn how to fill a pastry bag with the royal icing.
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 dessert cooking class on video, learn how to make marzipan candy and cake decorations. Marzipan is a sugar and almond confection known for its ability to be molded into shapes as various as you can imagine. Our expert will walk you through making some basic marzipan delights, including a strawberry, a raspberry, a carrot, an orange, a leaf, a rose, and chocolate covered candies. She’ll explain the ingredients and utensils you need to get started, how to shape the confections, and how ...
Gumpaste is the weapon of choice for many bakers and pastry chefs because of its versatility. Not only can just-made gumpaste be bent and shaped into anything you can imagine (from giraffes to leaves), but once you give gumpaste the chance to harden, it'll maintain that shape until it goes down your child's throat.
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.
If you need to make lots of frosting flowers (such as for decorating a wedding cake), you can make many of the flowers ahead of time and then let them air dry before putting them on your cake. This video shows you how to make hydrangeas, gardenias, roses and Gerber daisies out of buttercream frosting.
What kind of cake goes best with the Super Bowl? If you guessed a football-shaped cake, you guessed right. In this video recipe, Betty Crocker shows you how to whip up a super easy American football cake that's also a pull-apart cake, because Super Bowl fans don't have time to slice and serve.
Most cakes are round, so it's only natural that most cake decorating tutorials only focus on how to ice and apply fondant to round cakes. But sometimes you want to think outside of the box by decorating, ironically, a box-shaped cake instead.
Betty Crocker does it again. These beautifully decorated cupcakes are perfect for a Thanksgiving project. Watch this video and learn how to make your own turkey cupcakes. Don't forget to use the candy corn to make the turkey's feathers and beak. Your kids will love this creative project! Gobble gobble!
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.
Serve your friends and family turkey this year in a nontraditional way by baking and decorating these turkey cupcakes. Turning ordinary and very blah chocolate cupcakes into feathered birds requires only some chocolate icing, candy corn, and sprinkles.
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.
Have an airbrush machine just for baking. Be certain that it is always clean. Cover the surface where you will be working as the color will fly. Cover around the cake and behind the cake. You can use newspaper, butcher paper or a disposable tablecloth. Pressure, angle and speed are very important when using an airbrush. It is best to practice. The more practice, the more comfortable you will become with the airbrush. Draw what you are going to put on the cake to use as a guide. Put just a bit...
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!
In order to decorate A Fire Truck Birthday Cake, you will need the following: 3 chocolate cakes baked in loaf pans, Oreo type sandwich cookies, candies, and brightly colored icing.
This video show you how to make a rose out of frosting paste with a 5 petal cutter for decorating your desserts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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...
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.
When it comes times to making cakes, the hardest part sometimes is the frosting. How do you apply the frosting without ruining the cake? Well, it takes a delicate touch, and some advice from a professional, so watch this video to learn how to decorate a buttercream frosting cake.
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!
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.
Create beautiful works of art with every cake you bake. Watch this how to video to learn how to create a basket weave decoration on any cake. Don't forget to top off your cake with a flower made out of icing.
Sue McMahon, Cookery Editor of Womens Weekly, shows how to decorate your Christmas cake, in this video. She begins by turning over a rich plum cake to have a smooth surface for the decoration. Next, she pours some brandy over the cake to moisten it. She uses apricot glaze and spreads it evenly over the surface and sides of the cake. She kneads ready-made marzipan to make it smooth. Next, she dusts some icing sugar on the work top and rolls over the marzipan into a circle, large enough to cove...
Don't worry, this recipe isn't for the frothy, so-called "chocolate mousse" that's made from oil and seawater. This is the delicious and sweet variety of chocolate mousse that's perfect for a cake filling or any dessert. This recipe calls for Ghirardelli chocolate and it's great for chocolate wedding cakes. It's the best filling possible because it firms up when cold, due to the butter in the mixture. This helps hold the cakes together more firmly. It softens back up at room temperature, but ...
In this two-part cake decorating tutorial, learn about the birds & the bees! Nope, not that kind - the cake kind! Learn how to make a small ladybird & bumble bee out of fondant icing to decorate a spring or outdoor-themed cake. These toppers can also be used to adorn cupcakes and other creative treats!
We admit it sounds kind of gross that you need to use glue to put your cake together, but we promise this is not even close to your childhood Elmer's. Rather, cake glue is a special concoction made of water and a thickener. These ingredients make the cake glue edible.
Belinda Gregor, specialty cakes designer at Ettore's European Bakery and Restaurant shows Gwen Schoen how to add and decorate a fondant cake. This is a great skill for pastry chefs, cake decorators and over-achiever moms alike. Make your kids' birthday cakes look more por than wedding cakes with fondant! Check out this video recipe from the Sacramento Bee.