Hot Cake Decorating How-Tos

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.

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: 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: 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 beautiful bird cake

In this video by Serious Cakes, learn how to decorate a beautiful and elegant bird themed cake. Go step-by-step, from start to finish, applying this gorgeous cake design to create a cake that will blow minds! Perfect for a woman or man who loves birds or a springtime birthday!

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 fondant bamboo for cake decorating

Fondant cake decor can turn a simple birthday cake into a jawdropping and inspirational centerpiece. You can decorate pretty much anything edible with fondant decorations. And for that Asian safari expedition cake you're making, these fondant bamboo sticks would be a great addition. This tutorial will demonstrate exactly how to create fondant bamboo sticks to add to your cake decorations.

How To: Cover a cake with fondant sugar paste

In this video cake decorating tutorial, the instructors take you through the steps of learning how to cover a cake with rolled fondant. To follow these directions, you will need a cake made with whole eggs (as that affects the consistency), buttercream icing, piping gel, a one inch brush, rolled fondant, two fondant smoothers, a rolling pin, powdered sugar, cooking spray, and a mini-pizza cutter. Fondant adds a beautiful and impressive finish to a cake, and is not as difficult to apply as one...

How To: Make a fondant pig

This is a very easy and quick sugarcraft tutorial using fondant (sugarpaste) which you can follow easily. Decorate your cake with a little pig: Take one ball and shape it nicely by rolling it between your two palms; this is for the head. Watch this video to learn more.

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: Decorate a cake with fondant

Make a cake that looks like it came from a professional without leaving your own home. Just watch this how-to video. Working with fondant is a lot like playing with playdough. Surprise your family with a colorful and tasty treat, or get them to help! Watch this video baking tutorial and learn how to decorate a cake with fondant.

How To: Decorate a carrot cake

In this tutorial, we learn how to decorate a carrot cake. First, apply icing all over the top and the sides of the cake. After this, apply sliced pecans to the side of the cake using your hands to press them on. After this, use your icing to create squares in the cake to make equal size pieces. Then, use orange and green icing to create carrot shapes on all of the individual squares. Once you're finished making the carrots, you will be ready to cut this up and serve. If you want more icing, y...

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: 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: Make buttercream frosting for decorative cakes

Edna shows us the basics of making buttercream frosting for professional, decorative cakes starting with the right ingredients. She uses a basic buttercream recipe, but makes sure that she does not over-mix the ingredients. She also explains how she used to use Crisco, but when the company changed its recipe to zero trans fat, she decided to started using real butter, which makes the frosting a lot less yellow. Additionally, use of Crisco, makes the frosting drier and much more crumbly. If yo...

How To: Ice letters with buttercream icing

In this video techniques are shown to add ice letters using only butter cream icing. The reason butter cream icing is used is because of the ease of use when writing ice letters. Once your icing bag has been filled with the butter cream icing you must make sure all air has been removed from the bag before beginning. having your desert item on a turn table makes writing with butter cream much easier. Keeping a steady hand and moving at a slow place will give you the best result. The narrator e...