Cake Icing Techniques

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 icin ...more

How To : Ice a wedding cake

In this series of expert videos, you will see examples of different wedding cake icing techniques. Watch as our expert demonstrates the turntable technique to icing the wedding cake. Part 1 of 7 - How to Ice a wedding cake. Ice a wedding cake - Part 2 of 7. Click through to wa ...more

How To : Level marzipan and ice a wedding cake

An important part of making great cakes involves knowing great decorating techniques. This cake decorating how-to video shows how to flat ice a wedding cake using marzipan. Follow along and learn great tips for working with marzipan and making gorgeous, unique cake decorations.

How To : Do four different cupcaking icing techniques

In the confectionary world the way you ice or present a cupcake is just as important as how good a cupcake tastes. Thanks to cupcake bakeries like Magnolia Bakery in NYC and Sprinkles in L.A., the age of the yummy and chicly decorated cupcake has officially been ushered in. Ma ...more

How To : Smooth out your cake icing using a paint roller

What's the difference between a professional baker and an amateur one? A professional baker presents their baked goods with flawless execution. Yes, the recipe matters too, but we can bet you've never been to a five star restaurant that serves good yet sloppily assembled food. ...more

How To : Make Italian meringue buttercream cake icing

To make Italian meringue butter cream cake icing you need some basic ingredients. The things that you need are 2 Cup Light Corn, Syrup, 2 Cup Egg Whites, 2 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar, 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar, 2lbs Butter, 1 Tablespoon of extract. Start out by placing the corn s ...more

How To : Make professional quality cake decorator's icing

The difference between professional cake decorator's icing and your run-of-the-mill canned icing from Pillsbury Doughboy - or simple homemade icing - is that the pro variety is much smoother, richer, and tastier without being too sweet. And why wouldn't you want that to top y ...more

How To : Mix royal icing for cake decorations

Royal icing is essential when it comes to cake decorating. This how-to video is a step by step guide on how to make royal icing for cake decorations. All you need for royal icing is merengue powder, powdered sugar, and water,

How To : Decorate a creepy mummy cake with icing for Halloween

During Halloween, spookiness, ickiness, and delicious good fun combine to form one scary good time. And what better way to offer party guests a trick AND a treat than by baking and decorating this creepy mummy cake? Watch the construction of this cake from beginning to end.

How To : Choose the appropriate type of icing for a cake

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to choose the right icing for any cake. This video describes the different types of icings that can be used to decorate cakes. Butter cream icing is very versatile and consistent. Very soft and easy to work with. Royal icing is a type ...more

How To : Level (tort) a cake and add icing filling

As any habitual baker knows, the cake making process doesn't end when you pull out the piping hot masterpiece from the oven. From there, you have to level out the cake - shaving off any areas that are jutting out or not fitting the shape you desire - and also add layers of ici ...more

How To : Make and decorate a cake with rosebud icing

Rosebuds are one of the most popular frosting features employed on cakes around the Western world. If you are making a cake for a loved one and want to decorate it with rosebuds, watch this video. It will explain everything.

How To : Make a banana cake with gooey caramel icing

Bananas + cake and whipped topping = Foodie heaven. We don't know why we've always loved the combination of bananas and cake/ice cream/whipped anything (maybe it stems from having thousands of banana splits as a kid?), but we do know it's delicious! So put down that used and ...more

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 roy ...more

How To : Make chocolate cake with baked on icing

Ingredients: 1 cake mix 18.5 oz (524g) 8 oz butter (226g) 6 oz semi sweet chocolate chips (170g) 1 and 1/2 cups pecans 6oz (170g) 8 oz cream cheese (227g) 2 cups powdered confectioners sugar 3 eggs Put 1 egg into a big bowl and mix it up, then add 2 sticks of melted butter to ...more

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 ...more

How To : Decorate a cake with piped scrolls of icing

This video cake decorating tutorial shows how to design piped scrolls of frosting on a cake. Start with a tube 44 or 43 at one point and twist it at the top, allow the tail of icing to fall on the edges to cover the edges of the cake. Repeat the same process around the cake. P ...more

How To : Bake a carrot cake with a maple cream cheese icing

In this cooking HowTo video Ellen Pruden features a winning carrot cake dessert using heart healthy canola oil. She actually prepares this carrot cake as cupcakes and top them off with a maple cream cheese icing. Watch to learn how to prepare this recipes. Carrot cake ingredie ...more

How To : Make a gumpaste baby Cookie Monster cake topper

Make the perfect cake for any little boy or girl with Sesame Street character cake toppers! In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to make a baby-version of the Cookie Monster out of fondant icing and gumpaste. To make Elmo, carry out the same technique & instructions but ...more

How To : Make a dog out of fondant for cake decorating

In this how to video learn the basics on how to make a dog out of fondant icing. This technique for cake decorating is great for beginners. To finish off your sweet fondant puppy, paint a little white spot in the eye, it makes a difference to the look, so don't you forget to d ...more

How To : Create candlewicking embroidery on a cake

In order to create Candlewicking Embroidery on a cake, you will need the following: prepared icing, a #4 decorating tip, #2 decorating tip, a cake that has been iced, and decorating bags filled with icing. Use the #4 decorating tip to create and ornate dot pattern along the s ...more

How To : Make and decorate a dazzling day birthday cake

This video is a demonstration on how to make a festive and colorful birthday cake. The frosting on the cake is made of rolled fondant, which comes in bright colors already made. Roll the fondant about 1/8" thick. The cake should have a thin layer of buttercream frosting on it. ...more

How To : Decorate a character cake

Decorate your own homemade cake with fondant! Learn how to make fondant people for cake decorations in this free video series about decorating a character cake. Learn this technique and you too can make people out of icing frosting for your cake! Part 1 of 15 - How to Decorate ...more

News : 9 Ways You'd Never Expect to See Broccoli

Broccoli is super. Not only is it jam-packed with nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A, folic acid, calcium and fibre, but it's one veggie that refuses to be just a side-dish. Nobody puts broccoli in the corner. And there's never been a better time to get creative with veggies ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Ice a cake or pastries without a piping bag

Decorating a cake and realize you don't have any of those professional piping bags? Not to worry! If you have some wax paper, then you have everything you need to be able to make your own piping bag for icing! Ice a cake or pastries without a piping bag. Click through to watch ...more

How To : Make and decorate a diva heart cake with roses

In this video, we learn how to make and decorate a diva heart cake with roses. Start out with a heart shaped cake and then ice it with a light pink icing and place it in the freezer. Once it's settled, roll some fondant into small balls and then stick to the bottom of the cake ...more

How To : Make Swiss meringue buttercream icing

Dyann calls this recipe 1,2,3 because it has three ingredients in it. Eggwhites, sugar and butter. If you don't have time to bake a cake from scratch. This icing on a box cake mix will make guests think that you have made everything from scratch. Watch this how to video and le ...more

How To : Make and decorate a perky petals tiered cake

In order to decorate a Perky Petals Tiered Cake, you will need fondant, a pastry roller, floral wire, 3 cake layers in different sizes, tracing wheel, floral cookie cutters, a decorating spatula, a mat, royal icing, dowel rods, a knife, cake boards, and a dog-bone tool. Roll ...more

How To : Make an angel out of fondant icing

Looking to make your next cake stand out? How about giving it that extra "umph" with a unique cake decoration topper? In this three-part video tutorial, learn how to make an adorable angel cake topper out of fondant icing. Get step by step instructions on how to take pieces of ...more

How To : Make Buttercream Icing Cherry Blossoms

Make Beautiful Cherry Blossoms Out of IcingDecorating a cake or cupcake with cherry blossoms is easy - I'll show you how. First gather what you need: STIFF icing (see below for icing recipe) STIFF icing in brown for stamens, MEDIUM icing in brown for branches (see step #7 belo ...more

How To : Make butter cream icing

Our favorite Brooklyn home diva, Sarah McColl is going to show you how to make butter cream icing and frost a cake with it. This video follows her "How to make a birthday cake" video, but you don't need to watch both.

How To : Bake pumpkin spice cupcakes

Learn how to make pumpkin spice cupcakes with this cooking video. This moist and delicious pumpkin spice cupcake recipe is brought to you by Peg Aloi on How2Heroes. Search How2Heroes on WonderHowTo for more cooking videos. Peg’s yummy pumpkin spice cupcakes have just the righ ...more

How To : Make and decorate a wildlife safari cake

In order to prepare and decorate a Wildlife Safari Cake, you will need to pre-prepare royal icing and a pre-made cake. Use a large leaf tip to make palm trees. Make the leaves of a palm tree on a round dome. Allow it to dry over night. Use pretzels as the trunk of the tree. A ...more

How To : Make a butterfly birthday cake

This video shows you how to transform a plain cake into a butterfly cake. You start with a round cake. Cut off the dome, cut the cake in half, then cut the cake like a peace sign. Arrange the pieces to form the butterfly. Apply a thin layer of icing to form a crumb coat. To se ...more

How To : Make a ladybird & bumblebee out of fondant icing

In this two-part cake decorating tutorial, learn about the birds & the bees! Nope, not that kind - the cake kind! Learn how to make a small ladybird & bumble bee out of fondant icing to decorate a spring or outdoor-themed cake. These toppers can also be used to adorn cupcakes ...more

How To : Decorate a cake with a fondant alligator

Decorating cakes can be a tremendous way to get imaginative and show off your creative side! In this video tutorial, learn how to make an alligator cake decoration/topper out of fondant icing. Step by step instructions are given to help make this process an easy & fun one!

How To : Make a spooky howling wolf cupcake for Halloween

Sorry ladies, this howling wolf won't magically transform into Jacob from "Twilight" for you. But we can tell you that you'll get seriously turned on by its fluffy layers of cake and oh so copious amounts of icing. This would be a great Halloween cupcake. You can vary the siz ...more

How To : Make sprinkle topped chocolate high-hat cupcakes

We never thought that yummy chocolate cupcakes could get any better...until we saw this recipe. Combining the godlike perfection of chocolate cupcakes with oodles of chocolate icing, pilled on until tipping point, these high-hat chocolate cupcakes are outrageously overdone tre ...more

How To : Make birthday cupcake cakes with jelly beans

Do you have a cupcake fan in your house who's having a birthday soon? Then he/she will just die over these cupcake cakes, each of which contains not just one, but three cupcakes stacked high and proud to form a multilayered "cake." The great thing about this food project is t ...more

How To : Make a fondant icing or gumpaste sofa chair

So, Dad's Birthday is coming up and you want to make him a specialized cake. "What are his interests?" you ask yourself. Watching football, baseball, Wheel of Fortune? Do all his hobbies include a sofa and a television perhaps? Then why not make him a cute living room cake! B ...more

How To : Make a Jack-O-Lantern cake for Halloween

It's Halloween, and you're looking for some good ideas to make for the next party. Using two bundt cakes, colored fondant, some icing and a little gumpaste, you can make a cake that looks just like a pumpkin. Then add a few decorations, and you've got a jack o lantern cake! Pa ...more

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