Hot Cake Decorating How-Tos

How To: Make an igloo & penguin cake

In this tutorial, we learn how to make an igloo and penguin cake. For this, you will start with colored fondant or colored gum paste. Next, you will shape your gum paste into the bodies of the little penguins. After this, make sure you make all the shapes for their eyes and beaks, as well as their feet. When you are finished with this, you can start your cake. To make it look like an igloo, you will place large marshmallows that have been cut up on top of it, then use coloring to make it look...

How To: Make a fondant butterfly for cake decorating

Cake decorating is truly an art, and the more skills you have, the better an artist you become. This how-to illustrates how to make a fondant butterfly for your special cake. The process isn't hard at all and you'll be able to apply the knowledge to other things you may like to create. Butterflies will abound as you get up to speed and decorate your cake bringing spring to that special someone. Fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee, check out the video and you'll clearly see!

How To: Make a chocolate yule log with Sandra Lee

In this Food video tutorial you will learn how to make a chocolate yule log with Sandra Lee. You will need a chocolate cream roll for this. Take some whip topping, put one teaspoon of vanilla and very gently stir it up. What the vanilla does is it cuts the packaged taste. Now spread this all over the cake and on the front and back; nice and thick. Clean off the edges and round them off like a log. Take a fork and drag it along the length of the log all around. With the knife, make spirals at ...

How To: Make Thanksgiving turkey cupcakes

Betty Crocker does it again. These beautifully decorated cupcakes are perfect for a Thanksgiving project. Watch this video and learn how to make your own turkey cupcakes. Don't forget to use the candy corn to make the turkey's feathers and beak. Your kids will love this creative project! Gobble gobble!

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 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: 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 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: Decorate a cake by shaping artistic chocolate pieces

Chef Francois Payard shows some innovative cake decorating tips in this video. He says that all you need to make a beautiful cake topping is just a little chocolate, some practice and a lot of imagination. A cold slab of marble,approximately an inch thick and which is kept in the fridge for 3-4 hours, is required for shaping the decorations. Chocolate should be melted and it should be hot, not boiling. A large spoonful of chocolate should be poured on the marble and spread nicely and evenly. ...

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: 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: Create a shoebox & high heel cake

Luxaholics, fashionistas and Sex in the City fans... Here lies the information needed to make the perfect cake for your next chic birthday party or bachelorette party! Learn how to make a shoebox & high heel shaped cake with step by step instructions in this three-part video tutorial. Using primarily gumpaste, fondant icing and modeling chocolate, learn how to shape the high heel sole, inseam and heel, creating a realistic looking & unique cake sure to wow your guests!

How To: Make & decorate the best wishes square cake

With this tutorial, we learn how to make & decorate the best wishes square cake. After you have rolled the fondant out and shaped it onto the cake, you can do more with it! To make the 'best wishes' cake you can sponge some icing onto the sides of the cake. After this, pipe on icing around the bottom of the cake to cover the exterior. Then, use an icing pen on the top of the cake to write out 'best wishes' in cursive writing. Then, draw on some confetti and continue to decorate the cake how y...

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 a high heel shoe from gumpaste

Cake decorators adore gumpaste because it can not only be formed in just about any imaginable shape out there, but also because it hardens to a consistency that can easily hold these shapes. Take this intricate, Cinderella-inspired high heeled slipper, for instance. Perfectly shaped and sturdy, it would serve well for topping a vanilla buttercream cake or red velvet cupcakes.

How To: Make a pregnant belly cake for a baby shower

Looking to make a pregnant belly cake for a baby shower (and have no qualms about eating a representation of a pregnant woman's belly)? With the proper tools and technique, it's easier than you might think. So easy, in fact, that this free video cake decorating lesson can present a complete overview of the process in about ten minutes. For more information, including full instructions, and to get started making your own pregnant belly cake, watch this video guide.

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...

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