This tutorial demonstrates how to get extra smooth and creamy frosting by letting your mixer run just a bit longer than normal. Also demonstrated is a brush embroidery technique used to get a good 'haze' effect on your cake, good for frosting flower petals.
Decorating a Cake
Learn how to make fondant Easter chicks for decorating your cake.
This is a video tutorial on how to design with gold dusts while decorating a cake. There are many different shades of gold available. Some of them are edible while some are not. The names of some types of gold color are Disco dust, Highlighter gold, Old gold, Sparkle gold, Azt ...more
In this clip, learn how to decorate the perfect cake for summer birthdays, showers and weddings. This tutorial will take you step by step through the options for decorating a cake that will stand out and look beautiful as part of any spread.
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
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
Got an ocean lover in your life? Then what better way to surprise them for their birthday or a special occasion than by making them a sea-themed cake? Take a look at this cake decorating video to learn how to make realistic gumpaste seashells that look marvelous clustered toge ...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
Fondant frills are magical cake trims that resemble frilly lace and pretty ruffles. On cakes and cupcakes, they can be used to adorn borders for an uber feminine touch, and are especially beautiful on wedding cakes. If you have a special event coming up that necessitates some ...more
Okay, so how cute is this chubby fondant panda bear? While the ltitle dude makes an adorable cupcake or cake topper for your kid's birthday party, you should definitely also find excuses to pop it on top of your own baked creations - we're thinking for baby showers or for a sp ...more
Awe-inspiring baked goods don't have to be expensive to make, and can come from the most unlikely of sources. For instance, you could hit up Michael's and purchase a pricy cake decorating kit with embossing stencils, but why go through all the trouble when you probably already ...more
These roses look professional and super hard to do, but they're actually quite simple if you follow this cake decorating video step by step. Press play to learn how to make a delicate rose out of fondant. These pink roses can be placed on cakes or mini cupcakes for that extra ...more
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
Cake decorating is truly an art, and the more skills you have, the better an artist you become. This how-to illustrates how to make a fondant butterfly for your special cake. The process isn't hard at all and you'll be able to apply the knowledge to other things you may like t ...more
Adding gumpaste roses to your cake or cupcake can either be the hardest or simplest skill in cake decorating, depending on the complexity of the rose. In the case of this open rose, creating a flower is simple yet adds a very professional touch to whatever you're making. If y ...more
Before you start rolling out fondant to assemble a fantastical, impressive swan and before you even slather on that top coat of icing, you have to know how to assemble your cake and insert icing between layers of cake. Check out this video to see how to split, fill, and add a ...more
Now you can have your flowers and eat them too! While we don't advocate you chomp down on the next bouquet your boyfriend gives you, there is a way to consume your favorite flowers if they're made out of sugar. Check out this cake decorating video to learn how to make sugarpa ...more
Remember when you were five and you had a blue crayon and a yellow crayon but all you really wanted was a green crayon? Just as you would mix colors in coloring and any other artistic medium, you sometimes need to mix icing colors in cake decorating. Get the exact icing color ...more
Candy and clay aren't two words you usually hear in the same sentence. But for pastry chefs and bakers, candy clay is a deeply ingrained part of their cake decorating vocabulary. That's because candy clay is a much better tasting sister of fondant, which is commonly used to de ...more
This lion is all bite and no bark. After all, how can anyone be intimidated by a chubby wubby lion with a bemused expression, fluffy fur, and a heart made of fondant? This fondant lion is a perfect addition on top of a cake or cupcake if your little guy - or gal - loves animal ...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 video tutorial, viewers learn how to make hands with modeling sugar paste. Begin by rolling a small ball of paste into a tear drop shape. Then flatten the end, making it look like a ping pong paddle. To make the thumb, use a knife and cut into the side of the flat end ...more
Attention extreme cake decorators! In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to make intricate cake decorating flower fairies... perfect to decorate a lovely little girl's birthday cake! This video uses Pathwork Cutter products to design and shape. Learn how to take your cake ...more
Fondant and gumpaste are a great way to turn ordinary cakes extraordinary. You can make all sorts of decorations using just your hands and from fondant. In this how to video sequence learn how to create a gumpaste rose. Everyone will be impressed by your fondant shaping skills ...more
If you're a veteran cake-decorating-tutorial googler, you probably already know about Wilton Cakes. But if you're just beginning to use the web as a cake decorating resource, FYI, Wilton Cakes has THE treasure trove of pro cake decorating tutorials. There are TONS here (1000 ...more
Gumpaste is like the polymer clay of the cake decorating world: If you can imagine it, you can make it. Gumpaste is an excellent material, then, for crafting edible flowers for a wedding cake or a birthday cake. Take a look at this cake decorating video to learn how to make a ...more
Buttercream icing is thick and rich, delicious and easy to work with in cake decorating, but do you want to know a little secret? There's something even better. Namely, we're talking about buttercream icing flavored with peanut butter. Check out this cake decorating video to ...more
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
Consider this video Cake Decorating 101. No matter what you do in the future with cake decorating, knowing how to apply fondant smoothly to a cake's surface is one of the most important and most often used skills in a pastry chef's career. While fondant is easily malleable, i ...more
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
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.
Crafting diamonds out of sugar? Don't worry, it's not nearly as hard as turning lead into gold. At least the process is simple when we're talking about sugar diamonds. Take a gander at this cake decorating video to learn how to make poured sugar diamonds that'll sparkle on an ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a gumpaste plumeria flower for cake decorating. These come in different flowers, so you can combine a lot of different colors to make beautiful flowers. First, grab the gum paste and then roll it out. From here, use a cookie cutter in a l ...more
Give the queen of the house a special, suiting birthday surprise this year by topping off a homemade fluffy cake with this cute gumpaste crown. Edible and regal all it once, it can be dyed any color you want (maybe your recipient's favorite color?), and you can make several s ...more
Melting chocolate is the first step in making a delectable chocolate bunny, heart, or other shape of your desire. Chocolate must be melted in order to pour into molds to create these fun shapes, which can be used on their own or to adorn cakes. Take a look at this cake decora ...more
Little Lady Cakes shows you how to prepare buttercream icing from scratch. Perfect for frosting cakes and cupcakes! Watch this cake decorating tutorial for a simple buttercream frosting recipe.
There's a big, BIG difference between professional cake decorating and what most of us do after we've baked a cake - i.e., slathering a bunch of storebought icing onto our cupcakes with a spatula and patting the clumps down. If you want your cakes and cupcakes to look tres ch ...more
Love orchids? Then you'll love them even more when they're made of sugar and topping your next baked creation. Sugar orchids sound difficult to put together, but really they require nothing more than a little patience and sugarpaste. To learn how to make them, check out this c ...more
In this video, we learn how to do gumpaste cake decorating lettering. First, you will roll the gumpaste, then add some crystal to the surface so it will stick. Next you will roll it out until it's thin. Cut a piece of it out, then put the rest on the side. Take the small piece ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to choose the appropriate color for cake decorating. First, spoon your icing into a bowl and then add in a small amount of food coloring. Start to mix this together, then add in additional icing if you want a darker or a brighter color to your ic ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a parchment cone for cake decorating. A parchment cone is basically the same as a pastry bag. Begin by cutting out a piece of parchment paper. It doesn't matter the size of the parchment but it needs to be flat. Using a ruler a ...more
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
This little bear will look irresistably adorable wherever you happen to place him. Whether he's on a children's birthday cake or he's miniaturized for cupcakes, the fuzzy white bear will charm all. Check out this cake decorating tutorial to learn how to assemble the little du ...more
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
Grass is one of those things you'd think would be easy to replicate in icing, but actually end up becoming your worst nightmare. The problem that most cake enthusiasts have is that they think grass can be made from just about any piping tip, which is not the case as the result ...more
A lot of girly accoutrements we let go of in childhood: pigtails, Barbies, our beloved Easy Bake Oven. But there's something about bows that makes them eternally pretty, whether you're five or fifty. But these days, rather than putting bows in our hair, we're more about attach ...more
This video shows you how to make marzipan roses and rose buds when cake decorating. Cut disks with cutters. You need two sizes, small and large. Cut 5 of each and roll a ball of marzipan. Make this into a cone. Flatten out the disks to make them thin. Wrap these petals one by ...more
This beautiful yellow icing rose looks really difficult to create, but with the right tools it's as simple as practicing (and probably messing up a few times). Whether you want to add a special edible decoration to a Mother's Day cake you're baking or a batch of vanilla cupcak ...more
In this episode of Ask Nancy, you will learn how to safely decorate your cake with real flowers. Make sure you know which buds are poisonous before you add them to your dessert so that you don't make anyone at your party sick.
Make your cakes look delectable and tempting by piping these easy floral chocolate shapes. You can make any designs you'd like, but check out the video to learn the technique. Since Valentine's Day is coming up, you can make dozens of these and toss them on top of cupcakes fo ...more
Parchment paper cones, also known as cornets, are an extremely helpful pastry kitchen "tool" that are wonderfully easy to make! Filled with melted chocolate to adorn candies or royal icing to embellish cookies—your decorating possibilities are endless! Watch this how to video ...more
For those of you who want to learn how the parchment bags are folded, here is a step by step guide on how to do it. Watch this how to video and see how easy it is to use parchment paper to make a piping bag when you don't have one handy.
This how to video takes you through the details on how to make a beautiful fondant bow suitable for any cake! This techniques is used on cakes for the very famous, so why not use it to decorate your homemade cakes.
This how to video is a step by step guide on how to make a bumble bee using fondant icing. Watch it and start making beautiful pieces of fondant art for your cakes that everyone will enjoy.
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
In this video you get an easy and fast recipe on how to make modeling chocolate to for example a wedding cake or any other cake you want to do. You need semi sweet chocolate and corn syrup. What you do is you melt the chocolate in a waterbath ( Heat water on the stove, not boi ...more
Gumpaste is the weapon of choice for many bakers and pastry chefs because of its versatility. Not only can just-made gumpaste be bent and shaped into anything you can imagine (from giraffes to leaves), but once you give gumpaste the chance to harden, it'll maintain that shape ...more
Some animals are cute as they are - Bunnies, pigs, kitties. So how do we ever advance beyond what we think of as optimal cuteness? By turning these animals into candy/cupcake form. Miniaturization has a habit of injecting cuteness into just about anything, even making a woman ...more
It's safe to say that not many people like hanging around bees. True, we've formed a sort of working relationship with them, raising them in batches and extracting their honey for our own personal uses, but with a sharp stinger primed and ready to go, they'd backstab us exploi ...more
For many, taking a bite out of a red velvet cupcake is a delicious treat, and even a present of sorts, especially if you generally deny yourself of such sweets during the rest of the week. So why not make your next batch of cupcakes look like literal gifts by adding a bow on t ...more