It doesn't take much to make a kid happy. Mix some sugar with some fluffy cake and you've got a smiling, well-fed kid. If you're looking for a dessert you can make fast to serve as a snack or after dinner, check out this cake video to learn how to bake and decorate orange flav ...more
Decorate a Cup Cake
Fairy cakes are basically lovely little cupcakes adorned with pretty icing and "fairy dust" - AKA sprinkles - for a nice ethereal effect. Check out this video to learn how to ice and decorate a cupcake in five different ways, including creating a flower and swirled icing top ...more
Cupcakes are considered tiny cakes, so it only makes sense that assembling a bunch of cupcakes together creates a cake. If you have a ton of starving guests to serve and a few measly cupcakes just won't do, why not make this cupcake cake? You will discover how to attach the c ...more
Cupcakes would would have no modesty without a nice, thick coat of icing enrobing their delicate interiors. Cover up your cupcakes this Halloween while dressing them up in the chicest of cupcake fashion styles by swathing them in vanilla icing and candy corn. Check out this c ...more
Stephannie teaches us how she prepares her "not so famous" mini cupcakes for a nephew's birthday party. After mixing up the yellow cake mix and putting it into a large plastic bag, you cut the end off the bag and squeeze the batter into cupcake cups within a pan. You should th ...more
It seems that cupcakes are the designer foodstuff of choice these days. They're really not all that different from cakes (they're made from the same dough, after all), but their miniature size makes them individually portioned for convenience and also a great base for adorable ...more
Cinco de mayo is just around the corner so for your fiesta try out these margarita cupcakes. These are perfect for kids and adults alike because there is no alcohol in them but they have all the color and fun that you expect from a Mexican party. Baking liners or silicone * 1 ...more
Like ice cream and whipped cream, caramel is a filling and topping that tastes good in or on any dessert or drink. From caramel macchiatos to caramel drizzled on top of cookies'n'cream ice cream, this dulcet sauce is a crowd pleaser. Check out this cake video to learn how to ...more
Ernie from "Sesame Street" loved his rubber duckies. In fact, there was seldom a scene in his bathtub - or even outside of it - where he was seen without his beloved bright yellow rubber ducky. We think he may have even loved it more than he loved Bert (just kidding). We love ...more
If you know how to use your microwave then you can easily make these gorgeous Valentine's Day cupcakes. That's because all it takes is microwaving candy melts - and squeezing some flower and heart shapes - to adorn your baked goods. Check out this cake decorating tutorial to ...more
Valentine's Day is super stressful. From getting a gift that's personal but not TOO personal (like Spanx because she always complains about her muffin top, for instance) to picking out a bouquet of her favorite flowers, you probably have a lot on your plate. Make your dessert ...more
We like to think that anytime is a good time for cupcakes. So if you're down with the wintertime blues and need something warm and toasty - not to mention addictively sweet - to cheer you up, check out this cake decorating video. You'll learn how to bake yummy fresh orange cu ...more
Meyer lemons and lemon meringue pies are the staples of summer, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the zesty sweetness of lemons year round if that's your thing! Check out this cake baking and decorating video to learn how to decorate delicious glazed lemon cupcakes. Grand ...more
Have you ever seen a hummingbird alight on a peony before? The tiny little birds, whose wings flutter faster than our eyes can see, are extremely beautiful, agile creatures who symbolize energy and vigor. Check out this cake decorating video to learn how to decorate pretty hu ...more
Most snowmen sadly melt even before Christmas even starts (and some turn yellow towards the bottom, but let's get into that later), but this cupcake snowman will stay firm and cute...until you stick it into your mouth, that is. Check out this cake decorating video to learn ho ...more
If you're baking cupcakes for Christmas, don't just take the easy route and spatula on some canned frosting from the store! Make your cupcakes truly spectacular this holiday season by decorating them with fondant. Take a look at this cake decorating tutorial to learn how to s ...more
Red velvet cupcakes are indulgent treats in and of themselves, but make them miniature and they'll become instant hits at your next party. Check out this video to learn how to bake and decorate mini red velvet cupcakes. Learn how to make delicious mini versions of the classic ...more
If you're a chocolate lover, then ganache is like the sweet cherry on top. It's not necessary, but when you dollop some on a cake or a cupcake the dessert instantly transforms into chocolatey heaven. Check out this cake video to learn how to bake white cupcakes dipped in whip ...more
Wreaths and poinsettias are traditional Christmas greenery used as home decorations during the holidays, but did you know you can use them in cake decorating as well? We're not talking nomming on a wreath (ew), but rather decorating cupcakes with wreath and poinsettia shapes. ...more
In this video, learn how to decorate beautiful cupcakes that are perfect for spring or summer parties. These little cakes look exactly like flower pots and in this tutorial, you will get a step by step walkthrough of the decorating process. These unique and delicious cakes wil ...more
Love chocolate ganache? Then your taste buds will simply swoon over these chocolate "buckeye" cupcakes, which are finished with chocolate ganache, triple-dipped for extra chocolatey goodness. Check out this cupcake baking and decorating video for the how-to. Rich chocolate ca ...more
You've probably heard of pineapple upside-down cakes before and may have even made some. But what about pineapple upside-down cupcakes? These little tasty zingers are easy to make and will be a hit at your next get together! Use fresh pineapple to make these scrumptious littl ...more
Have you always wanted to bake awe-inspiring cakes and desserts, but have two left hands when it comes to doing anything with the oven? We feel you, and luckily this tutorial is perfect for you. You'll learn how to decorate corn on the cob shaped cupcakes using a few jelly be ...more
You either hate carrots or you love them. To some, they're super crisp and taste better than chips, while to others they're strictly rabbit food. Whether you love them or hate them, we can guarantee you'll eat up these carrot cupcakes covered with sweet cream cheese frosting. ...more
We didn't think it could get any better than cupcakes laden with buttercream icing until we saw these dark chocolate ganache-dipped cupcakes. Dripping in rich, velvety layers of ganache, these cupcakes are then topped with iced on Christmas shapes like trees and snowflakes for ...more
We never thought this would happen. A cherry pie AND cupcake in one? We have officially died and gone to foodie heaven. Make sure you take a closer inspection of these cherry pie/cupcake hybrids, however: These are actually cupcakes decorated to resemble cherry pies using fros ...more
Serve your friends and family turkey this year in a nontraditional way by baking and decorating these turkey cupcakes. Turning ordinary and very blah chocolate cupcakes into feathered birds requires only some chocolate icing, candy corn, and sprinkles. You can prepare these c ...more
A rose is a rose is a cake. With this delectable how-to, you'll learn how to decorate a cake with arresting rose flowers and elegant scrollwork. To follow along, you'll need the following tools: Flower Nail No. 7 Tip: 2 Tip: 5 Tip: 12 Tip: 104 Tip: 352 8 x 3 in. Round Pan Fa ...more
The video is a demonstration of how to decorate a cake for a baby shower decorated to look like a baby bib. For the cake recipe, use a cake mix and add 2 teaspoons of freshly grated orange zest, 1 cup orange juice, 4 eggs and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and bake it the normal ...more
This video tells us the method to decorate an angel food cake with cranberry garnish. Cut the cake into half horizontally by using a serrated knife. Remove the upper portion of the cake. Mix together half cup of raspberry jam and two teaspoons of orange peel. This mixture is s ...more
In this video, learn how to decorate a cake that looks like a perfect soccer field. This is a great way to celebrate the upcoming World Cup game and includes everything from grass to players to goal posts. This adorable little cake will make an impressive - and delicious - add ...more
Fondant is a velvety candy used by cake decorating professionals to make a wide variety of cake toppers and figures. The recipe is quite simple, all you need is 1/2 cup butter, 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk, 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar and 2 pounds of powdered sugar. The ...more
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
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper cup cake/muffin basket. First, take a piece of paper and fold it in half. After this, curl the edges up from each of the corners until you end up with a small square in the middle of the paper. Use scissors to create slits where y ...more
I love my peanut butter cups.
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Don't serve your guests a plain old cake. Jazz it up with these decorative borders. You will need a cake stand, piping bags, round and star pastry tips and a coupler. These cake decorating items can be found online or at a specialty food store. You will also need some room- te ...more
Um, okay, the question here is why WOULDN'T you want to decorate a cake shaped like a hamburger? If you've got a guy friend who can't get enough of his Double Doubles at In-n-Out, then this burger-shaped cake is going to knock his socks off. If the burger-lover in your life ...more
Cake decorating is a real art so who better to learn from than from a professional cake artist? This video is full of professional advice and takes you through the process of how to use butter cream to frost and decorate your cake. Donna Imsand, The Cake Artist, shows us how t ...more
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 tu ...more
Even if you're not a professional decorater, you can still decorate a birthday cake or other cake to look pretty and festive. This video also shows you how to make a few different flavors of frosting and how to make those pretty frosting flowers.
Belinda Gregor, specialty cakes designer at Ettore's European Bakery and Restaurant shows Gwen Schoen how to add and decorate a fondant cake. This is a great skill for pastry chefs, cake decorators and over-achiever moms alike. Make your kids' birthday cakes look more por than ...more
In this video, we learn how to decorate a space shuttle cake. Make sure before you begin you have a chilled yellow cake and the template from www.bettycrocker.com. Once you print out the diagram, cut your cake according to the shapes. Now, frost all the pieces and then arrange ...more
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!
In this video, we learn easy cake decorating tips and ideas. To make a pastry cone, you just need parchment paper! First grab a square of parchment paper then fold into a large triangle. Now, open the square up and cut where the line is in the middle. Grab one of the triangles ...more
There's no better time to have your cake and to eat it too than your birthday. However crazy your tastes, the day of your arrival onto this earth entitles you to treats of all magnitudes. If you're a fast-paced, busy lawyer who's secretly a girly girl at heart, then why not i ...more
In this series of video clips, you’ll learn cake decorating ideas and techniques from a professional. Part 1 of 6 - How to Decorate a cake. Decorate a cake - Part 2 of 6. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Decorate a cake - Part 3 of 6. Click through to wat ...more
Want to know how to decorate a cake like a pro? While you can blow hundreds of dollars on classes, one of the easiest ways to learn how to do it yourself is by watching the pros do it. Take a gander at this cake decorating video to learn how to write "Happy Birthday" and add ...more
Who needs a flower nail to decorate a cake? Watch this video to learn how to pipe buttercream roses directly onto a cake!
Using just confectioners' sugar and a straight edge, you can add flair to any dessert. Use confectioners' sugar to decorate any cake. Click through to watch this video on youtube.com
When it comes times to making cakes, the hardest part sometimes is the frosting. How do you apply the frosting without ruining the cake? Well, it takes a delicate touch, and some advice from a professional, so watch this video to learn how to decorate a buttercream frosting cake.
Decorating Tips demonstrates how to use the star tip to decorate a cake or cookies. Use a medium consistency icing and position the bag at a 90 degree angle. Hold the tip 1/4 of an inch above the surface of the cake or cookie. Use the count squeeze, stop squeezing and stop to ...more
This is an instructional video on how to decorate a cake with icing in a basket-weave pattern. You start out by measuring out the cake and placing evenly spaced marks along the side so you know where to put each line in the weave pattern. You then use a flat, rigged tip and dr ...more
Impress your friends by using cake dividers and picture presses to decorate cakes. Watch this short how to video and learn how make pieces of art.
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.
Adams Holland and his design assistant Debra now decorate a cake. They start with an angel food cake that has already been baked and cooled. They next add an apricot glaze between the layers. It doesn't have to be perfect, it can be messy, that just makes it feel more homemade ...more
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
Create beautiful works of art with every cake you bake. Watch this how to video to learn how to create a basket weave decoration on any cake. Don't forget to top off your cake with a flower made out of icing.
With the quick flick of a spatula, your cake will have textured swirls. Tuck parchment paper under the cake to keep everything even. Work frosting with a spatula to warm it up before you spread it. Make sure swirls go all the way to the edge. Always use fluid motions.
This is a demonstration of covering and decorating a cake with fondant. The cake is chilled and kept aside for covering. Fondant is bought from a cake decorating shop in bulk of about one pound as less is hardly available. The fondant is kneeded like a bread dough and made smo ...more