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
Decorating Cake Icing
If there was ever a cake that was both macabre and romantic, and that looked like something the Phantom would offer to Christine as a wedding gift in "The Phantom of the Opera," then this would be it. Check out the video to learn how to build a two tier cake with sugarveil ic ...more
What's better than ice cream or cupcakes? Ice cream and cupcakes combined into one taste bud-blasting dessert! Take a gander at this cake decorating video to learn how to make ice cream cone shaped cake pops. After making the cake topper (the "ice cream" part), you can decora ...more
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.
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
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.
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
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
We can promise you that your party guests will do a double take when they see these cupcakes shaped like delicious deli sandwiches. We almost couldn't believe our eyes when we first saw them ourselves; these cupcakes are decorated down to the very last sesame seed to resemble ...more
What's better than delicious, fluffy cupcakes and ice cream? Delicious, fluffy cupcakes FILLED with icing! We're totally digging this comfort food love child, and you and your kids will too this Halloween. Take a look at the video to learn how to make cute as a button ghost c ...more
In this video, Karen shows us how to decorate cupcakes in different ways. You can use McCormick frosting in a bowl, add neon green food coloring and mix this together. Put some frosting on the cupcake and smooth it out onto the cupcake. Another great thing is to put frosting i ...more
Chef Francois Payard shows some innovative cake decorating tips in this video. He says that all you need to make a beautiful cake topping is just a little chocolate, some practice and a lot of imagination. A cold slab of marble,approximately an inch thick and which is kept in ...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.
In this video, we learn how to make & decorate an American flag cake. To make the cake, you will need a cake pan that is in the shape of the flag. After you bake the cake and it has cooled off, then mix up red and blue frosting to go with the white. Use a pipe with frosting in ...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
This method is quick, easy, looks beautiful and does not require any equipment beyond a plastic bag and a pair of scissors. Step 1: Cut the Corner of Your Bag Choose the style of flower that you want to pipe and cut you plastic bag according to the instructions shown in the ...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
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
In order to make Shooting Stars for Cakes made from Fondant Icing, you will need the following ingredients and supplies: fondant cookie cutters, wire cutters, gumpaste, a pastry brush, icing spatula, glue (or gumpaste with water), a paint brush, a fondant rolling pin, powdered ...more
Are you still trying to get perfect, smoothly iced surfaces on your cakes by trying to even globs out with a spatula? While in the end all cakes, whether perfectly iced or messy, go down the same way to our little bellies, but if you care for presentation, then check out this ...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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Learn how to make royal icing for decorating cookies and cakes this Christmas. It is a simple recipe, with just 2 ingredients: confectioner sugar and egg whites. You can use royal icing to assemble gingerbread houses. This is a strong, adhesive frosting, perfect for dessert as ...more
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
There are certain challenges within a pastry chef or cake decorating aficionado's career in which the just average practitioners are separated from the Wolfgang Puck-like ones. This intense and impressive tree cake is one of those challenges. Check out this two-part video ser ...more
This cake decorating how-to video goes over how to create a unique and spectacularly decorated Christmas cake. Follow along and learn how to make a scene of handmade choir boys on your cake using regal ice from a craft shop. Regal icing is very versatile, don't just decorate y ...more
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
In this video, we learn how to decorate a horse birthday party cake. First, take two 8 inch round cakes and cut out the shapes to make it into a horse. You can find these templates at www.bettycrocker.com. Once you have these cut out, chill the cake again to make sure it's fir ...more
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,
Royal icing is very versatile and great for cake decorating. In this how to video Edna teaches how to make simple royal icing daisies. Watch and learn how to make these beautiful daisy flowers out of royal icing for all your baked goods.
In this video tutorial, viewers will learn about decorating bag basics. A decorating bag is used to pipe semi-solid foods by pressing them through a narrow opening at one end for many purposes, including cake decoration. Viewers will learn about the types of decorating bags, h ...more
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
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
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
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
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
This video teaches the secrets of making and decorating a vintage celebration cake. First bake your favorite cake, apply cream over it and get it ready to decorate. Start by using green icing color pipe and design some vines on the cake. Now with violet icing color design the ...more
There's something about marbling that makes anything it touches more elegant and refined. Marbeled kitchen cuntetops, for instance, look like something out of a Home Depot catalog, while marbled cakes, like the one in this video, are interesting and quite pretty. To learn how ...more
Pretty cookies can't exist without icing. Sure, plain, undecorated cookies are nice and taste great, but adding even just that one coat of royal icing takes the experience from tasty to sugar fantasy. Send your cookies out with a nice set of new clothes by watching this cake ...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
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.
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
Wilton Cake Decorating demonstrates how to make and decorate a beautiful World of Swirls Cake. Frost the cake first with a butter cream icing. While the icing is fresh, take a decorating comb and pull it around the sides of the cake for the striped design; a turntable is very ...more
Did you ever want to make the perfect cake to go along with a party by the beach? a friend's birthday party? Are you not very savvy with decorating cakes? Well here's your chance to impress everyone, Wilton Cake Decorating is here to help. See these two lovely ladies show you ...more
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
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
Finish decorating your cake by adding a special (and edible) message. Learn how to write frosted lettering on your cake. Write on Cakes - How to Write on Cake With Frosting Video. Finish decorating your cake by adding a special (and edible) message. Learn how to pipe frosted l ...more
This quick how-to video is a demonstration on how to decorate an iced cake with butter cream blossoms. Grab your piping bag and start making some flower petals with some butter cream.
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
You can ice cakes using a spatula and put a “crumb coat” on the cake to seal in the crumbs prior to decorating. Start by putting a large dollop of icing on top of the cake, spreading it completely over the top with a spatula. Use enough icing that you don't pull the crumbs int ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to decorate a carrot cake. First, apply icing all over the top and the sides of the cake. After this, apply sliced pecans to the side of the cake using your hands to press them on. After this, use your icing to create squares in the cake to make ...more