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
Flower Cake Decorating
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
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
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.
In this video we learn how to make & decorate a pastel flower cake. You can make a lot of things with just one icing tip. First take a round white cake with white icing. Then, use a start tip to draw three flowers onto the cake. Create a green vine to connect all of these flow ...more
Dressing up a cake with gum-paste flowers does not have to be difficult. Just follow the steps outlined by Brandi in this video tutorial to learn how to make gum-paste hibiscus flowers. To begin, buy some silk hibiscus flowers to use as a template for the flower. You will also ...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.
Little Lady Cakes shows how easy it is to make drop flowers for your cakes. These decorations will help make any cake look just a bit prettier. * Be sure to use medium consistency icing and a drop flower decorating tip. * Keep the bag vertical, and twist your wrist while pipi ...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
If you need to make lots of frosting flowers (such as for decorating a wedding cake), you can make many of the flowers ahead of time and then let them air dry before putting them on your cake. This video shows you how to make hydrangeas, gardenias, roses and Gerber daisies out ...more
This video shows you how to make sugar flowers for cake decorations. Follow along with these cake decorating tips as our pastry chef explaining the petal paste techniques. Use the petal paste technique to make sugar flowers for any cake.
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
Looking to decorate the perfect wedding cake for a loved one's special day? In this video, Sue McMahon, cookery editor at Woman's Weekly magazine, explains how to go about decorating a beautiful pink flower filled wedding cake, perfect for a springtime wedding! Learn everythin ...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
Gumpaste and fondant are a fantastic to make regular cakes extraordinary. Once you have mastered the art of making fondant flowers watch this how to video. This how to video will show you how to wire gumpaste flowers together to form cake decorations.
Painting on a cake may seem counterintuitive, since the paint that most of us are familiar with is acrylic or watercolor paint, both of which are way toxic. But the project in this video uses an entirely different type of paint: cake paint. Cake paint is edible and comes in 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
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
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
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
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 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.
This video is a tutorial on how to make a diaper cake. The cake is not edible. To begin, you will need a pack of diapers and rubber bands. Roll up the diapers from the waist down and secure them with the rubber bands. Put several rubber bands around a bottle of wine and secure ...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
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
A good cupcake is a good cupcake - there's no reason to add extra stuff like pretty designs or fancy holders when it tastes like Heaven on our tongue. But this tutorial presents a truly ingenious way to package cupcakes that we're really digging. Watch this video to learn a f ...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.
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.
Who needs a flower nail to decorate a cake? Watch this video to learn how to pipe buttercream roses directly onto a 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
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.
Wilton Cake Decorating demonstrates how to make and decorate a heart fireworks tiered cake. Roll out the pliable edible cake clay so that it is about 1/4 of an inch thick. Cut out heart shapes with cookie cutters. Let them dry for a few hours. Attach the hard hearts to wire wi ...more
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Show your Christmas spirit with an awesome decorative cake that will make anyone with any ounce of Martha Stewart in them, drool. In this two-part video, learn how to ice and decorate the cake to make a poinsettia flower Christmas design. Flaunt your creative skills with the b ...more
Beside the frosted cake, you will need some artificial flowers, some pretty ribbon, a ball of Styrofoam and some saran wrap. Start by covering the Styrofoam ball with a piece of saran wrap. Then clip off small pieces of the dried flowers and stick them all around the ball of S ...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
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
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
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
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
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
Who doesn't love a cake? And what could make a cake better than some hand made flower decorations on top. This how-to takes you step by step through the process to make your first gumpaste peony. It takes a bit of practice, but you can do it! Now you can make flowers like Cake ...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
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
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