Fondant Valentine Cookies

How To : Make adorable Valentine's Day fondant sheep

While fanciful store bought gifts like boxes of chocolate, roses, and spa certificates are great presents on Valentine's Day, when it comes to dinner and dessert homemade is usually best - and most appreciated. Take a look at this cake decorating tutorial to learn how to shap ...more

News : Whale Tail Cookies for Your Sweet Valentine

The blood-soaked anatomical heart cake too Hannibal Lecter for you? Then take your basic heart-shaped cookie from G to PG-13. It's brilliantly simple. Flip a your cookie upside down, fill in some frosting, add a line of piping, and you've got edible whale tail, just in time fo ...more

How To : Color your fondant for cake decorating

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

How To : Bake and frost petits fours

In this tutorial, we learn how to bake and frost petits fours with Rhonda. The tools you will need for this include: silicone pans, cake mix, cooking spray, cookie sheet, oven at 350 degrees, pourable fondant recipe, wax paper, cooling rack, bowls, how water, candy thermometer ...more

How To : Decorate Christmas sugar cookies like a pro

You've got the basic recipe. Now learn all the different ways you can decorate those holiday sugar cookies like a pro. You will need: specialty decorating items sugar cookie dough cookie cutters cookie sheets currants, chopped nuts, assorted candy eggs food coloring liquid an ...more

How To : Decorate a Christmas mitten cookie with fondant

Fondant is one of a pastry chef's favorite substances because it's so versatile. You can use fondant to coat a cake with an even, smooth surface, you can shape fondant into little adornments like fish and ladybugs, and you can even employ fondant to decorate cookies. Fondant ...more

How To : Decorate a dove shaped cookie with fondant

Dove cookies make such great treats to give to friends and family. Doves are traditionally representative of peace and healing, and so sharing doves (albeit in cookie form) with those you love shows that you care for their well being. Make a batch of dove cookies by watching ...more

News : Edible Undies (Just in Time for the Big Day) - NSFW

That'd be Valentine's Day, fool. Instructables member Carleyy fuses together licorice laces to create long strands for knitting a pair of edible undies. If you want to get more squirrely, try knitting Carleyy's pattern with ramen noodles. Ouch, these have gotta hurt: Full ins ...more

How To : Make a Valentine's Day sheep cake topper

Give someone you love a cake that will knock their socks off! In this three-part video tutorial, learn how to create an adorable little sheep cake topper out of fondant icing for a Valentine's Day themed cake. "I love ewe!" says this sheep! Make hearts melt and mouths water wi ...more

How To : Decorate butterfly cookies

This video is a demonstration of how to decorate cut-out cookies to make pretty butterflies and ice cream cones. Use any cut-out cookie recipe that holds its shape well. First spread a little buttercream frosting on the cookie. This will serve as a glue for rolled fondant. Use ...more

How To : Make raspberry filled, nut free Linzer cookies

A delicious dessert for your Valentine's Day dinner! For this recipe, you will need: 3 sticks of butter, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 large egg, 3 1/2 cups flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 cup thick raspberry preserved, confectioner's sugar (powdered sugar) ...more

News : DIY Clap-Off Bra

If the whale tail cookies and edible undies weren't naughty enough, you've still got about 24 hours left before Valentine's Day to whip up one of F.A.T. artist Randy Sarafan's step-by-step clap-off bras. Inspired by the electronic singing panties and remote-controlled bras of ...more

How To : Make rolled fondant icing

Fondant is a type of smooth, thick, yet pliable icing that can be made in sheets to decorate cakes, cookies, and cupcakes. Because it's effectively the polymer clay of the cake decorating world, it holds its shape very well, which means you can employ it to create complex flow ...more

How To : 6 Hilarious Anti-Valentine's Day Treats

Valentine's Day can seem like Singles Awareness Day if you're newly broken up, but that's all the more reason to treat yourself on this pink-and-red consumerist holiday. Whether you're happily single or bitter and bitchy, there's definitely something on this list of Anti-Valen ...more

Killer Cupcakes : 6 Cute & Creepy Halloween Desserts

While it's true that the once ubiquitous cupcake no longer strides the culinary landscape like a mighty colossus, it is still a force to be reckoned with, especially when certain holidays roll around, like Halloween. It makes sense. Not only are cupcakes the ultimate convenie ...more

How To : Craft a Valentine's Day cookie bouquet

We'd never turn down a perfectly baked, perfectly crunchy and flaky cookie, but the presentation does in fact add to the whole experience. Give your coworkers - or your kid's classmates - a treat this Valentine's Day by making these cookie bouquets. Take a look to learn how t ...more

How To : Make and decorate a perky petals tiered cake

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

How To : Make a gumpaste baby Cookie Monster cake topper

Make the perfect cake for any little boy or girl with Sesame Street character cake toppers! In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to make a baby-version of the Cookie Monster out of fondant icing and gumpaste. To make Elmo, carry out the same technique & instructions but ...more

How To : Make a fondant sushi themed cake

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a fondant sushi themed cake. You will need: brown, yellow, and red for your fortune cookie colors. To get the colors right, mix them together and then combine with fondant. Then, roll out the fortune cookie and lay it over a bowl to make ...more

How To : Make heart-shaped rices krispy treats

Make a fun marshmallow treat for Valentines Day! You will need: Cooking spray 3 tablespoons margarine 6 C mini marshmallows Red food coloring 9 C Rice Krispy cereal Plastic bags Yarn Heart shaped cookie cutter 10 x 15 cookie sheet Prepare your cookie sheet by sprayi ...more

News : 30+ Recipes for Dessert-on-a-Stick

Bakerella offers a trove of fun recipes for dessert-on-a-stick. Cupcakes, cakes, pies, cookies, even macaroons, all bite-size, all lollipop-style. My favorites below. Peeps + pens = Pikachus or … Peep-achus: Start out simple with the classic Cake Pop: Graduate to Hello Kitt ...more

News : Yummy Larvae Sweet Enough To Eat

Sweet little bug cakes by Japan's Komatsuya Honten bakery make an interesting belated Valentine's Day treat. Interesting tidbit of Valentine's Day trivia: in Japan, women give chocolate to men for Valentine's Day, not the other way around. Via CNN, "A Japanese company has ad ...more

How To : Make Chocolate Covered Pretzels

In the mood for a treat but can’t decide between salty or sweet? Why choose when you can have the best of both worlds? Chocolate covered pretzels are a mouth-watering snack perfect for satisfying even the most wicked cravings. They are a huge hit at parties and get-togethers, ...more

How To : Make flip flops out of gum paste

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

How To : Make a gum paste anemone

In order to make a gum paste anemone you first should roll out the gum paste onto a flat surface and cut out about 13 circles of this with a cookie cutter. Use thin foam and ruffle 12 of the petals leaving the last flat. Place your ruffled petal on thick foam and drag a ball t ...more

How To : Make Fractal Cupcakes

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

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (01/11 - 01/17)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. This week has been an exciting one. The com ...more

How To : Decorate cupcakes using different techniques

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

News : Candied Bacon Cake

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

How To : 47 Baking Hacks That You Shouldn't Live Without

Right now is that magical time of year when the general public decides to embrace their inner fattie and get baking in the kitchen. Hello, pies and cakes and cookies and everything carbs. Goodbye, diets—see you in the next year, when you cripple us with unbridled guilt and lon ...more

News : Tiny Food-Based Works of Art to Drool Over

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

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