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 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: Smooth American buttercream using a spatula

American buttercream, made from copious amounts of butter and powdered sugar, forms a particularly thin crust because of the high sugar content, which prevents sticking. American buttercream requires special methods to smooth it out so it lies even on top of a cake, so if you're working with it on your next cake project, check out this video to see how to smooth things out using a spatula.

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 penguin cake topper out of fondant icing

Interested in making a tiny penguin topper for a Christmas-themed cake? This clip will show you precisely how to go about making one. It's easier than you'd think. So easy, in fact, that this free video cooking lesson can present a complete overview of the process in about ten minutes. For more information, including the full recipe, and to get started making your own Christmas cake penguin, watch this video guide.

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: 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: Decorate the perfect 50th anniversary cake

This cake is the perfect way to celebrate the love and commitment that is involved in fifty long years of marriage. A 50th anniversary is a huge event and only the most beautiful cake will do. In this clip, learn to make a cake from start to finish. Save all the money you would pay a bakery and add a personal touch to your celebration. Enjoy!

How To: Make a caterpillar cake and bug cupcake

In this video, we learn how to make a caterpillar cake and bug cupcakes with Lee Hanson. You will need: 1 box Betty Crocker cake mix, any ingredients the box calls for, 8 drops of green food color, 1 1/2 container of Betty Crocker vanilla frosting, tray covered with foil, 5 candy-coated chocolate candies, 2 vanilla wafers, 2 small pretzel sticks and 24 gumdrops. First, heat your oven to 350 degrees and bake the cake. Let it cool for a few hours or until it's not warm at all. Then, cut the cak...

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 pull-apart football cupcakes

BettyCrockerTV shows viewers how to make pull-apart football cupcakes! First, you should cook cupcakes, and then arrange the cupcakes on the platter. Start with three rows of three cupcakes. Next add two on each side! Then add one on the end to finish this off. Now it should look like a football. Now to frost, you should not frost each cupcake. Instead, pipes frosting on to all of the cupcakes in the shape of a football. It should take 2 cups of frosting. Now, after piping frosting onto the c...

How To: Do ruffle & ruffle bow cake decorating techniques

Wilton Cake Decorating demonstrates how to do a ruffle and a ruffle bow cake decorating techniques. Use a #104 petal tip to create this effect. Also use a medium icing consistency and hold the bag at a 45 degree angle. A petal tip can be used to make ribbons and bows. The icing tip has a narrow end and a larger end. Place the larger end down and move your hand up and down to create the ribbon. Make a figure eight to make the bow. Add a knot in the middle, if desired, and add strings. Star tip...

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