Hot Cake Decorating How-Tos

How To: Make a royal icing snowflake for your cake

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.

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: Create a frilled layers out of gumpaste for cakes

This video is showing how to create frilled layers on a cake. First you need one mini cake, rolling pin, one knife, one cocktail stick, rolling board, icing sugar, glue or water, and gumpaste to do this. First you have to roll out the gumpaste to very thin layer. Next cut it out round with the frill cutter. Next take a cocktail stick and then create wavy effect to the gumpaste. Sprinkle some icing sugar on the board to use it fast. Next cut the gumpaste. Next take the mini cake and apply some...

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: Decorate a simple wedding cake yourself

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...

How To: Cover a square dummy cake with sugarpaste/fondant

Dummy cakes are for stores & cake decorators to show off their designs without the worry of a falling cake or cake spoil. In this tutorial, learn how to perfectly cover a dummy cake (made of styrofoam) with sugarpaste or fondant icing. With a little practice, you'll be covering your cake with no wrinkles or tares in no time! Follow these simple steps to get this practice down.

How To: Tilt cardboard to make a topsy turvy cake

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...

How To: Make a sheet cake with two different flavors

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!

How To: Make gumpaste for your cake

In this movie Edna shows us how to make gum paste. The recipe is very easy to follow and Edna begins with the materials. Sift the sugar through a regular sifter first. Then you have to carefully separate your eggs so that you can utilize the whites for this. The whites get whisked briefly at high speed and the sugar is added. It takes a while for the sugar and egg white to bind. When it reaches soft peaks you add tylose. The paste can be rolled out and left to rest in the fridge as it dries o...

How To: Cover a cake in minutes

Kate Hemmings on The Crafts Channel shows that covering a cake isn't as tricky as you may think. You will need a type of icing that rolls out, such as fondant icing. Ideally, you will want to have fondant icing with glycerine, and so the Pettinice brand is excellent in this case. If you use this icing, you will not encounter problems with cracking of the icing when you try to shape it over the cake.

How To: Make an adorable fondant pink elephant

Thanks to Mrs. Betty Crocker anyone can proclaim herself a good baker, thereby confusing the line between actuall good bakers and those who rely on Mrs. Crocker's famous pre-made ingredients mixture. While anyone can bake a delicious set of cupcakes, though, making these cupcakes look professional is a whole other story.

How To: Make a blue jeans shaped birthday cake

In this video, we learn how to make a pants shaped cake. You will just need to take a pre-made cake (any flavor) and cut it into a jeans shape using a cut out you can find on www.bettycrocker.com. Set this aside and make your favorite frosting colors that you want to use in this. First, put the blue jeans color onto the cake and then start adding other colors to make pockets and stitches on the jeans. You can also add candies and other items to make this cake look more like jeans. You can dre...

How To: Pipe cake lilies, morning glories & roses

This is a great instructional video on how to pipe cake lilies, morning glories and roses. In this video you can learn the techniques on how to decorate cakes. It shows you how to pipe flowers such as lilies, morning glory, roses, leaves and stack cake. You can learn almost anything you need to know in just 10 minutes by watching this informative video. This teaches you to decorate cakes beautifully. This Pipe cake lilies is becoming more and more popular these days. The decorating methods ar...

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: Airbrush a cake

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...

How To: Make fondant icing shooting stars for cake decorating

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.

Prev Page