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
Fondant Cake Decorating
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
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
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
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
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
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, we learn how to use fondant when making & decorating cakes. Fondant is a dull type of sugar paste that you can form different shapes with and add colors to. When you add the color to the fondant, simply work it with your hands until the color runs all the way th ...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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Learn how to make fondant Easter chicks for decorating your cake.
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 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
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
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.
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
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
Create wickedly delicious creations suitable for your ghostly Halloween affair by decorating these easy fondant ghost cupcakes. Give Monster Mash party guests a trick AND a treat by serving up these babies. In this cupcake decorating video you will learn how to create fondant ...more
This how to video is a step by step guide on making fondant roses without using any cutters. It is great fondant cake decorating technique for beginners. So watch and learn.
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
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
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
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
In this clip, learn how to use fondant icing to decorate an elaborate tropical belly dancing themed cake. This cake is perfect for summer parties or themed events and this tutorial will walk you through how to put it together. Have a look and add this unique Eastern inspired c ...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!
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
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
Most cakes are round, so it's only natural that most cake decorating tutorials only focus on how to ice and apply fondant to round cakes. But sometimes you want to think outside of the box by decorating, ironically, a box-shaped cake instead. If you're trying to apply fondant ...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.
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
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
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 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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Fondant is quite the tricky cake decorating material. On the surface it looks smooth, slick, and solid, but the consistency of fondant is actually quite thin and the sugary paste is very liable to tearing while you're working with it. If you've never laid down a large piece o ...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.
Decorate your own homemade cake with fondant! Learn how to make fondant people for cake decorations in this free video series about decorating a character cake. Learn this technique and you too can make people out of icing frosting for your cake! Part 1 of 15 - How to Decorate ...more
Elephants are among the smartest mammals in the world (falling behind only us and dolphins), so what better way to decorate your cake than by adding these symbols of longevity and intellect? Mold a fondant elephant into life and onto your plate by watching this two-part video ...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
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