Hot Cake Decorating How-Tos

How To: Make a VW beetle cake with buttercream

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...

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.

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: Frost a cupcake with a spatula for beginners

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.

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 a Football-Shaped Pull-Apart Cake

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.

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: Choose the appropriate color for cake decorating

In this tutorial, we learn how to choose the appropriate color for cake decorating. First, spoon your icing into a bowl and then add in a small amount of food coloring. Start to mix this together, then add in additional icing if you want a darker or a brighter color to your icing. Experiment with different colors if you feel comfortable with using different ones. Take a parchment bag and roll it into a full, then stripe up the bag. Then, fill the parchment with some icing and this will create...

How To: Make a rosette and a swirl using the star tip

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.

How To: Make & decorate a "make a wish fish" cake

In this video, we learn how to make & decorate a "make a wish fish" cake. Start out by mixing up your icing with paste color until you have a green color. After this, brush this onto a round cake of your choice flavor. After this is all iced, grab some gum drops and orange slice gummies. Then, place the orange slices on the side of the cake to make it look like fins. Place the gum drops on the top of the cake to make the eye and the scales on it as well. Once you are finished and like how it ...

How To: Make flower power cupcakes with candy decorations

Are you feeling the love in the room tonight? Why not celebrate the ambiance with some flower power cupcakes? Watch this video to learn how to make these delicious flower power cupcakes. Start with a simple Betty Crocker cupcake mix, and then add candy decorations on top. No one will be able to keep their hands off of these!

How To: Ice cakes using a spatula

You can ice cakes using a spatula and put a “crumb coat” on the cake to seal in the crumbs prior to decorating. Start by putting a large dollop of icing on top of the cake, spreading it completely over the top with a spatula. Use enough icing that you don't pull the crumbs into the icing as you work.

How To: Use the star tip to decorate a cake or cookies

Decorating Tips demonstrates how to use the star tip to decorate a cake or cookies. Use a medium consistency icing and position the bag at a 90 degree angle. Hold the tip 1/4 of an inch above the surface of the cake or cookie. Use the count squeeze, stop squeezing and stop to create a delicate star look with a size #13 star tip. With a size #18 star tip, shorten the count and put the icing stars right next to each other to fill in a cake. Use different colored icings as accents. You can also ...

How To: Make cake decorating flower fairies

Attention extreme cake decorators! In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to make intricate cake decorating flower fairies... perfect to decorate a lovely little girl's birthday cake! This video uses Pathwork Cutter products to design and shape. Learn how to take your cake from dull to magnificent with help from this two-part cake decorating series.

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!

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