Cake decorating wouldn't exist without a sturdy, delicious cake for all the decorations to go on. So before you roll out the fondant and slip some icing into a piping bag, check out this cake video to learn how to make the most delicious red velvet cake ever.
Decorated with Fondant
Make your gingerbread men come to life! Use some fondant and some butter cream frosting and your cookies will look professionally decorated.
Fondant imprint mats are like the rubber stamps of the cake decorating world. Stenciled with various shapes and motifs, fondant imprint mats are used to transfer designs onto a cake, taking the guesswork out of creating symmetrical hearts and other doodles. Check out this vid ...more
If you need a creative topper for a cake or cupcake, you can easily make a face out of fondant. This is a simple and fun decorating tip to add a little bit of whimsy to your next confection.
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 al ...more
For those of you who want to learn how to make those beautiful fondant pearls, here is a cake decorating how to video. Learn to make fondant pearl borders the easy way. This video is a step by step guide on how to roll press and attach the pearls to cakes.
Fondant is a great to tool for decorating cakes and creating unique works of art. Here is a great informative how to video showing you how to prepare and cover a cake with fondant.
Cutting out letters from modeling paste or gumpaste can be very awkward. This how to video shows you how to use letter cutters on fondant with some ease. So watch, learn, and start decorating.
This video shows you how to create a tartan pattern on sugarpaste or fondant. Great for decorating cakes - cool sugar art video!
One of the fastest ways to turn a boring, white fondant-covered cupcake or cake into a beautiful, impressive work of art is by adding roses. And you're even better off if these roses are edible. Check out this video to learn how to sculpt miniature hot pink edible roses for c ...more
And you thought decorating the cake was hard. Once the last ruffle of icing is piped on and you've crowned your creation with a pretty fondant flower, it's time to bring it to where it needs to go, whether that's a birthday party or simply back home to devour. How do you tran ...more
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 ...more
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
Forget circle and square-shaped wedding cakes - pillowy clouds of icing and cake are the way to go! Be original without compromising your unique style by learning how to bake and decorate this lovely stacked pillow cake. Reminiscent of the pillow that bears the ring, you can ...more
Ask any pastry chef and he/she will tell you that cookie and cake decorating is an art. Instead of paint you have all different types of icing and fondant, and instead of brushes you have your dexterous fingertips. And all these things go toward creating a crowning masterpiece ...more
We believe that cupcakes are good no matter what the topping: sure, it's nice to have a nice fat glob of vanilla buttercream icing on top and maybe a candy flower or two topping the thing, but when a thing is good we'll gobble it up whole either way. But if you're planning on ...more
The average cost of a wedding cake is $543, according to The Bridal Association of America. The more people you need to feed and the more elaborate you want your cake to be, the more it will cost you. I recently found out about the genius of "fake cakes." Fake cakes are made ...more
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.
Wondering how to shape the fondant into a beautiful rose you can decorate your cakes with? This how to video is step by step demonstration on how to make the center and the the leaves of a fondant rose. Part 1 of 2 - How to Shape fondant roses for cake decoration. Part 2 of 2 ...more
Create beautiful piece of art with fondant! Watch this how to video to learn how to make a sheep out of fondant icing to decorate your cakes with. It is a lot of fun to make and not as difficult as it seems. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a fondant sheep for cake decorations. Part ...more
This how to video will take you through the steps of learning how to cover a cake with rolled fondant. It is not as difficult as it may seem. Fondant gives a real professional finish to a cake. Watch this video baking tutorial and learn how to decorate a cake with fondant. Vid ...more
Learn how to make fondant monkey cupcake toppers to decorate your cupcakes. Cool sugar art video!
This adorable 3D duck cake cake is a great way to celebrate your baby's birthday, while amazing the whole family! In this video, you'll learn about carving a cake, covering it with rolled fondant, and decorating with polka dots. You'll also learn about modeling a 3D duck with ...more
If you've ever gone to the store looking for a stand mixer, your eyes have probably bulged out all bullfrog-like after seeing the price. Stand mixers usually range from $200-$400, and when all you really want to make is some simple frosting or fondant, that's a hefty price to ...more
Fondant is an indispensible tool for pastry chefs, and not because they're good at satisfying a sweet tooth. Smooth in consistency and rolling out just like dough, fondant is often used to cover professional cakes and to make miniature cake decorations. If you'd like to try p ...more
When it comes to fondant, practice really does make perfect. The sugary mixture hardens to a sturdy yet soft consistency when set out to dry, but in its pliable stage it's often easy for things to spin out of control and to make terrible folding and tucking mess-ups when you'r ...more
This is what we'd call a hybrid craft if we've ever seen one. Using a rubber stamp on a cake does sound kind of strange (they usually go on paper, right?), but as long as these stamps are new and unused, they actually function really great for decorating on fondant. With the ...more
Got a baby shower coming up and want to surprise the mommy-to-be with something truly special and tasty? Then this fondant/gumpaste baby boy, which makes for a cute cake or cupcake topper, could be just the thing you're looking for. Clad in long pale blue pajamas that cover h ...more
Fondant as a cake decorating material is difficult to work with. Before we even get into how demanding it is to sculpt little fondant figures like giraffes and zebras, the issue of covering an entire cake with a rolled out piece of fondant should be covered. Going over your c ...more
Thanks to Mrs. Betty Crocker anyone can proclaim herself a good baker, thereby confusing the line between actuall good bakers and those who rely on Mrs. Crocker's famous pre-made ingredients mixture. While anyone can bake a delicious set of cupcakes, though, making these cupca ...more
This video shows how to make a tiny sunflower from polymer clay. Start with some yellow clay and roll it out using a pasta machine using the number 1 setting on the pasta machine. Wilton cake decorating supplies makes a flower shaped cutter that is designed to cut pieces of fo ...more
Getting into cake decorating? Fondant icing is a must to make cake toppers and other intricate cake decoration. In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to make fondant marshmallow fondant icing in the comfort of your own home. To make 3 pounds of icing you will need the fol ...more
Decorate a ballet themed cake for your little dancer. Learn how to use frosting and fondant to make a ballet slippers cake in this free cake decorating video series. Part 1 of 13 - How to Make a ballet slippers cake. Make a ballet slippers cake - Part 2 of 13. Click through to ...more
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 ...more
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
Do you have a shopaholic girlfriend whose 30th birthday is slowly coming up? It's true that a lot of women dread their 30th, but your gal pal will be simply delighted at her bash if you bake and decorate this purse cake for her. Using pink fondant as the base, you'll learn ho ...more
What's one way to add interest to your cookies without carving out an entire afternoon devoted to crafting neverending sets of peonie flower fondant flowers? Using cookie texture mats. Texture mats are usually pounded onto fondant and candy clay to create an interesting patter ...more
You never know when one of your friends is going to get knocked up and need a baby shower to celebrate the impending arrival of her little one! Baby showers, unfortunately, generally get too common and predictable, with most of the soon to be mom's friends hitting up the same ...more
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
Make your little girl a magical princess birthday cake! Learn how to decorate a cake with fondant, flowers, and dolls in this free cake decorating video about making princess cakes. Part 1 of 18 - How to Decorate a princess doll cake. Decorate a princess doll cake - Part 2 of ...more
Adorn your decorative cake with hand crafted fondant icing roses with help from this cake decorating tutorial. To make one of these adorable roses, follow these steps: 1. It's important to have a decent sized work area, so make sure you have enough room, and place powdered su ...more
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
Kate Hemmings on The Crafts Channel shows that covering a cake isn't as tricky as you may think. You will need a type of icing that rolls out, such as fondant icing. Ideally, you will want to have fondant icing with glycerine, and so the Pettinice brand is excellent in this ca ...more
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
This Independence Day, make a stunning holiday dessert with fondant, butter cream frosting and royal icing. Decorate a Forth of July cake with an American Flag and fireworks in this free holiday recipe video series. Part 1 of 18 - How to Make a Fourth of July cake. Make a Four ...more
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
Looking for a crafty and clever variant on the traditional three-tiered cake? Make it a topsy turvy cake with a slanted, angled look! You can make a creative cake using fondant frosting and these decorating tips. Make sure your cake has enough support!
In this easy dessert video recipe, learn how to make lemon mousse from expert chef Karen Weisman. Karen will teach what supplies and ingredients you will need to make a delicious lemon mousse. She will also demonstrate how to juice lemons for lemon mousse, how to separate egg ...more
Fondant looks pretty, but man, it sure does taste weird. Don't Miss: How to Frost Your Cake Like a Pro If you've ever slaved over decorating a cake with fondant, you know how disappointing it is to watch people peel it off and only eat the cake. You can avoid this by skippi ...more
Not So Humble Pie, creator of yummy cookie lab rats, chocolate atoms and gingerbread scientists (to name a few), brings us a delectable contribution to the world of cake decorating: the candied bacon cake. This cake looks like bacon, and actually tastes a little bit like bacon ...more
A simply frosted or glazed cupcake is like a blank canvas for creative decorations. Intricate cupcakes are works of art, but piping frosting or rolling fondant can be tricky. Luckily, even the most craft-challenged person can use pre-made decorations to create party-worthy cup ...more
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