Hot Cake Decorating How-Tos

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: 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...

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: 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: 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: 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 an orchid flower with gumpaste

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...

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 panda bear birthday cake

Delight your little one this year with a yummy cake shaped like their favorite animal - a panda bear! This cake is super cute and also tastes delicious so if you are looking for the perfect combination for your kids (or the kid inside you!) why not give it a try?

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...

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