Color the Fondant

How To : Color your fondant for cake decorating

Coloring your fondant is actually a very simple process. Like coloring water or your cookies, coloring fondant involves adding a few drops of food coloring and then blending, blending, blending. Colored fondant makes your cake decorating projects much more appealing, so it's ...more

How To : Decorate a bronze beauty cake with fondant

In this tutorial, we learn how to decorate a bronze beauty cake with fondant. Start off by coloring the cake with a light bronze or buttercream color. After you do this, you will need to mix up some medium brown colored icing and place it into a piping bag. When you do this, y ...more

How To : Make rolled fondant for cake decorating

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make fondant. The ingredients required for the fondant are: 1 tablespoon & 2 tsp of unflavored gelatin, 1/4 cup of cold water, 1/2 cup of glucose, 2 tablespoon of vegetable oil shortening, 1 tablespoon of glycerin coloring and 1 tsp ...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 a pregnant belly fondant cake

Unfortunately, baby showers tend to celebrate the baby, not the mom who's gone through morning sickness, nine months of gestation, and, soon, the most game-changing and painful experience of her life. Tell your mom-to-be she's appreciated by baking her a pregnant belly cake c ...more

How To : Create individual lily petals

In this tutorial, we learn how to create lily petals. First, cut out a petal and then insert a small wire half way down into the petal. Ease it through so you don't damage the fondant. This can go into the center of the main lily flower. Use corn flower if it's stick. Press it ...more

How To : Decorate Christmas sugar cookies like a pro

You've got the basic recipe. Now learn all the different ways you can decorate those holiday sugar cookies like a pro. You will need: specialty decorating items sugar cookie dough cookie cutters cookie sheets currants, chopped nuts, assorted candy eggs food coloring liquid an ...more

How To : Make tea (or coffee) and toast with fondant

To start making your tea and toast, roll about a section of white fondant about four inches by six about 1/8th inch thick. Now take a one inch circle cutter and cut out one circle. Now taking a half inch circle cutter, make an impression in the center of the first circle being ...more

How To : Make a mummy cake

In this video we learn how to make a mummy cake. We will need candy melts, eyeball mold, edible markers, a cake that has a crown on it, buttercream frosting, white fondant, sugar veil frosting, brown petal dust, a decorator brush, a cake round covered in foil, spatulas and kni ...more

How To : Make a ladybug out of gum paste

Ever wonder how the chefs on TV make those realistic looking cakes? Well, this tutorial will show you how to make an adorable looking ladybug for the top of your cake. In this two part video, you will learn how to make a shiny fondant (gum paste) ladybug with edible antennae. ...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

How To : Use fondant when making & decorating cakes

In this video, we learn how to use fondant when making & decorating cakes. Fondant is a dull type of sugar paste that you can form different shapes with and add colors to. When you add the color to the fondant, simply work it with your hands until the color runs all the way th ...more

How To : Make flip flops out of gum paste

In this video we learn to make fondant flip flops to decorate cakes. Grab your fondant and mix in your various colors. You can have as many colors as you want but should have at least two. Roll out your first color to your desired thickness. Use a butterfly cookie cutter to cu ...more

How To : Make a fondant sushi themed cake

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a fondant sushi themed cake. You will need: brown, yellow, and red for your fortune cookie colors. To get the colors right, mix them together and then combine with fondant. Then, roll out the fortune cookie and lay it over a bowl to make ...more

How To : Make a homemade rolled fondant

Like icing, fondant makes any baked foodstuff look prettier, taste better, and look sexy cute when you get the stuff on your nose. Follow the instructions in this video for making a homemade fondant, to which you can add food coloring to change up the shade for your project. ...more

How To : Make Fractal Cupcakes

Last post, we looked at fractal cookies based off of the recipe by Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories. In this post, we'll follow their recipe for fractal cupcakes based off of the Koch Snowflake, which we used previously to decorate pumpkins for Halloween. This past Sunday, I d ...more

How To : Make & decorate puffed-up petal cupcake

In this video, we learn how to make & decorate puffed-up petal cupcake. Start off by placing the food coloring inside the fondant and then rolling it with your hands. After you roll this out in one color, then cut it into thin strips. Pinch the sides together and then let them ...more

How To : Create a marbleized water look with icing

In this video, we learn how to create a marbleized water look with icing. This is a colorful and eye catching way to put icing on a cake to make a memorable piece! First, spoon your icing into a small bowl and then make a rice cereal treat and shape it into a circle. To start ...more

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 be ...more

How To : Create a tequila cake with edible puke

In this tutorial, we learn how to make tequila cake with edible puke. This is a great cake to make for a college graduation. You will make the bottle by using Rice Krispies that are shaped into the bottle. Place fondant over the bottle and color it into the right colors. Place ...more

How To : Make molded rose cake decorations

This tutorial shows how to make tiny molded roses and leaves that you could put on cupcakes. To start you only need a few ingredients: icing sugar, water, paste coloring, fondant icing sugar, and a piping bag (optional). Mix all ingredients together, then put them in a bag so ...more

How To : Make zebra-striped fondant for cake decorating

Plain white fondant looks elegant and classic on its own - just think beautiful wedding cakes and birthday cakes - but sometimes white on white just gets plain dull. For times when you crave a little more pizzazz in your life, or at least in your cake decorating, check out thi ...more

How To : Make & decorate a vintage retro rose romance cake

In this tutorial, we learn how to make & decorate a vintage retro rose romance cake. Start out by rolling out fondant that has been mixed with yellow coloring. Once this is rolled out, you will lay it over the cakes and then cut off the excess fondant from the bottom. Do this ...more

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 add ...more

News : Presenting the Avatart, Just in Time for the Oscars

The 2010 Oscars are coming around the corner, and for those who throw an annual Oscar bash, now's the time to plan the menu. Cakespy posts a HowTo for the "Avatart", the perfect Avatar-viewing snack. "I present the Avatart: a sweet treat wherein pop culture and Pop Tart colli ...more

News : Ew. Vajayjay Cupcakes With a Whole Lotta "Sprinkles"

Via Cakes! Cakes! Cakes!: Wisely-chosen makes her husband squirm with her batch of rainbow vagina cupcakes: "Each of these vaginas are unique. I'd looked for vagina cake and candy molds and was disappointed to see that they didn't look realistic at all, unlike penis molds. R ...more

How To : Make a cake decorating fondant/gumpaste bow

1. Use a piece of gum-paste, fondant, or candy clay about the size of a tennis ball 2. I first will roll about 1/2 of the dough through my pasta machine to a medium thickness (#4) or roll your fondant to approx 1/4 in. thickness 3. You could also use a pizza cutter or knife to ...more

How To : Decorate butterfly cookies

This video is a demonstration of how to decorate cut-out cookies to make pretty butterflies and ice cream cones. Use any cut-out cookie recipe that holds its shape well. First spread a little buttercream frosting on the cookie. This will serve as a glue for rolled fondant. Use ...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 cupcakes using different techniques

Pastry Chef Anne Heap demonstrates how to use a pastry bag, as well as techniques for decorating cupcakes. Frosting a cake or cupcakes with a pastry bag is much easier than using a knife. The bags come with many different styles of tips. Just choose the tip you want to use, fi ...more

News : Tiny Food-Based Works of Art to Drool Over

I don't know about you, but visions of pumpkin pie and cornbread stuffing and big, juicy turkeys are constantly dancing through my head right now. I'm sorry, healthy eating habits, but it's Thanksgiving week, and all I can do is think about food. Although I can't wait to fill ...more

Killer Cupcakes : 6 Cute & Creepy Halloween Desserts

While it's true that the once ubiquitous cupcake no longer strides the culinary landscape like a mighty colossus, it is still a force to be reckoned with, especially when certain holidays roll around, like Halloween. It makes sense. Not only are cupcakes the ultimate convenie ...more

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