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How To: Make a dinosaur birthday cake

Learn from Betty Crocker Kitchens, how to easily and quickly make a dinosaur birthday cake. You do not need a special cake pan for this recipe. She uses two 9" round cakes, to cut all the shapes you need to make the dinosaur. It is only required to cut out 3 shapes, and you can print the templates from their website. After the shapes are cut, you use the frosting to "glue" the cake to the platter you are working on and then spread a thin layer of the frosting all over the cake to seal in the ...

How To: Make rolled fondant icing

Fondant is a type of smooth, thick, yet pliable icing that can be made in sheets to decorate cakes, cookies, and cupcakes. Because it's effectively the polymer clay of the cake decorating world, it holds its shape very well, which means you can employ it to create complex flowers to top your cupcakes or a zebra motif for your cake.

How To: Make a simple fondant/gumpaste daisy

Decorating cakes can be loads of fun if you know what you're doing... If you don't? It can be enormously frustrating and a total disaster. Luckily, there are video tutorials on the web to help guide you through your cake decorating needs. In this video, learn how to make a simple fondant or gumpaste daisy to adorn your cake.

How To: Make a gumpaste baby carriage cake topper

Make the perfect decorative cake for a soon-to-be-mom's baby shower with an impressive baby-themed cake topper! In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to shape a mini baby carriage out of gumpaste for an exquisite cake decoration, sure to impress any party! Learn step by step how to assemble, mold and shape this cake piece to lend professional-looking results.

How To: Make a topsy turvy cake

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.

How To: Make gumpaste hibiscus flowers for cake decorating

Dressing up a cake with gum-paste flowers does not have to be difficult. Just follow the steps outlined by Brandi in this video tutorial to learn how to make gum-paste hibiscus flowers. To begin, buy some silk hibiscus flowers to use as a template for the flower. You will also need a petal mold. Brandi uses an orchid petal mold that she already had. You will need to roll the gum-paste out and then place it into the petal mold. Make sure to sprinkle some corn starch on the mold to make sure it...

How To: Choose the appropriate type of icing for a cake

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to choose the right icing for any cake. This video describes the different types of icings that can be used to decorate cakes. Butter cream icing is very versatile and consistent. Very soft and easy to work with. Royal icing is a type of icing that dries out. Rolled fondant is very similar to modeling clay, except it is edible. It can be a covering or decoration on a cake. Poured fondant used as a covering or filling for a cake. Whip cream can be used...

How To: Create a tequila cake with edible puke

In this tutorial, we learn how to make tequila cake with edible puke. This is a great cake to make for a college graduation. You will make the bottle by using Rice Krispies that are shaped into the bottle. Place fondant over the bottle and color it into the right colors. Place a cake underneath the bottle of tequila, and then make the puke by coloring different types of icing. You can place pistachios inside the icing to make it look more like puke as well. Squeeze this icing onto the tequila...

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: Store fondant icing projects

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!

How To: Roll a smooth ball with sugar paste or fondant

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...

How To: Make tasty, gross looking "vomit cookies"

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!

How To: Create a marbleized water look with icing

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...

How To: Make a fondant sushi themed 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...