Fondant

How To : Make a face out of fondant

If you need a creative topper for a cake or cupcake, you can easily make a face out of fondant. This is a simple and fun decorating tip to add a little bit of whimsy to your next confection.

How To : Make a Scottish tam o'shanter figure with fondant

Lorraine McKay shows us how to make a Scottish tam o'shanter figure with fondant. First, take a hat shaped piece of cake with fondant, then take a smaller ball of fondant and roll it into a small sausage shape, then glue it onto the cake. Use a smaller piece of fondant for the ...more

How To : Make a simple fondant/gumpaste daisy

Decorating cakes can be loads of fun if you know what you're doing... If you don't? It can be enormously frustrating and a total disaster. Luckily, there are video tutorials on the web to help guide you through your cake decorating needs. In this video, learn how to make a sim ...more

How To : Decorate a cake with a fondant alligator

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!

How To : Cover a square styrofoam dummy cake with fondant

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

How To : Create a fondant or gum paste carnation

This video shows you how to dress up your cake by making fondant or gumpaste carnations. It's a sweet way to turn your nice cake into a thing of beauty. You'll need some gumpaste or fondant and some patience as it can be tricky.

How To : Make a fondant bow for cupcake and cake decorating

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

How To : Make a tiny fondant ladybug

Unlike fondant lions, which are a lot friendlier to human use than real lions, fondant lady bugs are just as charming as the real things. Watch this video to craft these tiny pretty ladies. The ladybug and the flower it sits on are both very tiny, so they're nice as petite de ...more

How To : Make a fondant alligator for your cake

No little boy's birthday cake is complete without exploding bombs and viscious reptiles. Make your son's cake exotically sweet with a fondant alligator. Check out this video to get the how-to on how to create this viscious reptile in no time, then stick it on top of your cake ...more

News : Fondant Facsimile of a Nikon Camera

Lucky wife receives damn good cake replica of a D700 Nikon camera. The cake was made by Granny Schmidt’s bakery in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. For the inspired: check out Wilton's fondant tutorials.

How To : Make fondant

This video is about making fondant icing. 1. Grease the bowl with Crisco or other shortening to prevent having a mess to clean up. 2. Pour a one pound package of marshmallows, regular or mini, into the bowl. 3. Place the bowl into the microwave and melt marshmallows into a ...more

How To : Cover a cake with fondant for cake decorating

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

How To : Excel at using rolled fondant with basic tips

In this edition of Wilton's "Ask Nancy," the topic covered is rolled fondant. We can't overstate the importance of knowing how to make your fondant and how to use it for cake decorating ventures like covering your cake/cupcakes with it and crafting little fondant figures to pu ...more

How To : Make a miniature baby penguin from fondant

A few years back, the movie "Happy Feet" was hands down a favorite of kids everywhere. With masterfully choreographed high school band marching-like dance moves, loads of tapping, catchy songs, and Robin Williams' hilarious impersonation of a Latino penguin, the movie had a lo ...more

How To : Use fondant when making & decorating cakes

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

How To : Make an adorable fondant turtle cupcake

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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 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

How To : Make rolled fondant at home without a stand mixer

If you've ever gone to the store looking for a stand mixer, your eyes have probably bulged out all bullfrog-like after seeing the price. Stand mixers usually range from $200-$400, and when all you really want to make is some simple frosting or fondant, that's a hefty price to ...more

How To : Make a homemade rolled fondant

Like icing, fondant makes any baked foodstuff look prettier, taste better, and look sexy cute when you get the stuff on your nose. Follow the instructions in this video for making a homemade fondant, to which you can add food coloring to change up the shade for your project. ...more

How To : Make tea (or coffee) and toast with fondant

To start making your tea and toast, roll about a section of white fondant about four inches by six about 1/8th inch thick. Now take a one inch circle cutter and cut out one circle. Now taking a half inch circle cutter, make an impression in the center of the first circle being ...more

How To : Make a cake decorating fondant/gumpaste bow

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

How To : Make an angelic Precious Moments fondant face

Remember the Precious Moments kids? You know, those teardrop-eyed little angels who were always moralizing on some topic or another and whose likeness was always seen on stationary sets, porcelain bells, and teacups? If you love the way they look and would like to make some P ...more

How To : Make homemade marshmallow fondant

Amber takes you through making a Marshmallow Fondant using Crisco, powdered sugar, mini marshmallows, a spoon or spatula, water, plastic cling wrap, a mixing bowl, and a microwave. These step-by-step instructions are simple to follow, and because of the ingredients, it is inex ...more

How To : Decorate a bronze beauty cake with fondant

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

How To : Make marshmallow fondant

This is a video explaining how to make marshmallow fondant. It is a text based video with a picture slide show and music playing in the background. It begins by explaining what ingredients you'll need. The process involves a lot of stirring and re-heating in the microwave. Fin ...more

How To : Decorate a belly dancing themed cake with fondant

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

How To : Make rolled fondant for cake decorating

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

How To : Make a face out of fondant using form cups

Form cups, which you can get from any cake decorating store, are easy ways to get your fondant into uniform and easy to use shapes. You can use a form cup and a few cake decorating tools to make your fondant shapes look exactly like a face!

How To : Make fondant roses

Roses are the perfect decoration for any cake. They turn an otherwise dull cake into a beautiful masterpiece. In this video, learn how to make roses out of fondant icing. Fondant roses last longer and are sturdier than ones made with buttercream. Grab some supplies and start i ...more

How To : Make chocolate fondant

A treat for chocolate lovers of the highest order. Omri Shahar, formerly chef at New York's Union Pacific Restaurant shows you how to make an individual sized hot fluffy chocolate cake with a silky warm chocolate liquid middle. It's easy and you can make a Michelin star level ...more

How To : Make a bright pink bow out of fondant

There's nothing that says "I'm a present" than something wrapped in a bow. Whether you're gifting someone a gift bag or boxed good, adding a bow on top always makes that gift extra special and also pretty. So if you have a friend or family member who's got a birthday coming u ...more

How To : Bake a topsy turvy cake out of fondant

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!

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

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 : Make a Snowman & Christmas Tree with Sugar Paste

It's time for the holidays, and you're full of Christmas cheer, all ready to make some homemade decorations. Well, get out your modeling sugar and check out these two video tutorials on how to make a snowman and Christmas tree with modeling sugar paste. These crafty Christmas ...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 princess doll cake

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

How To : Shape a gumpaste rose for cake decorating

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

How To : Create a shoebox & high heel cake

Luxaholics, fashionistas and Sex in the City fans... Here lies the information needed to make the perfect cake for your next chic birthday party or bachelorette party! Learn how to make a shoebox & high heel shaped cake with step by step instructions in this three-part video t ...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

How To : Decorate a character cake

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

How To : Make baby Converse shoes out of gumpaste & icing

In order to make baby converse sneakers out of gumpaste, you will need the following: fondant cutter or a pizza cutter, a paint brush, an X-acto knife, edible glue, a small circle cutter, and templates. Roll out your fondant. Cut out the pieces by cutting around your patterns ...more

How To : Make delicious candy clay for cake decorating

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

How To : Make a pillow-shaped tiered cake for your wedding

Forget circle and square-shaped wedding cakes - pillowy clouds of icing and cake are the way to go! Be original without compromising your unique style by learning how to bake and decorate this lovely stacked pillow cake. Reminiscent of the pillow that bears the ring, you can ...more

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