Unless you're a certified pastry chef working at a restaurant or bakery, you probably don't have a professional cake stand which lets you frost a cake easily without getting any extraneous icing on the plate. But most of us amateur cooks don't possess such a contraption, lead ...more
Frost a Cake
One of the nicest things you can do on someone's big day is to make them a homemade cake. In this tutorial, learn exactly how to frost that cake you just made so that it looks beautiful for someone's birthday. By frosting with the proper techniques, your cake will look like a ...more
Making a delicious cake base is only part of the equation for the high-end pastry chef. Icing the cake in a really attractive pattern requires immense attention to detail and precision. This video demonstrates both in teaching you how to decorate a cake with buttercream frosti ...more
Nothing completes a fresh-made cake more than a sweet coating of icing. Learn how long you should let a cake cool before frosting it, and also how to ice a crumb coat. You will need a cake stand, offset spatula, icing and cake.
Back in college, frosting a cake was pretty much a one-step process. You took the cake out of the oven, let it cool for a bit, then whipped out your Pillsbury Doughboy rainbow sprinkle frosting and slapped it onto the cake using a spatula. But, admittedly, the results didn't ...more
Ever wonder how the pros get their cakes to look so pretty? Here’s how. You will need: * A cooled-down cake * A serrated knife * A platter * Strips of wax paper * Frosting * An offset spatula or table knife * A spoon * A wooden skewer (optional) Step 1: Slice off the top of ...more
The first thing that should be done when icing a cake with buttercream frosting is to wrap the cake in plastic wrap and chill it in the freezer. This will ensure that when you trim the top of the cake there will not be as many crumbs. After triming the top of the cake to make ...more
Cake decorating is one of those activities that used to leave my hands sticky and my spirits dampened. No matter what I seemed to do, the final result always ended up looking like a preschool art project. Thankfully, I've discovered a few tips that make the whole mess a bit m ...more
If you want to get serious about decorating your cakes and cupcakes then you have to know how to ice them properly. The biggest mistake beginners make is that they hold the piping bag in the center and just squeeze the icing out. But this method lacks control and makes some ex ...more
Learn how to frost a cake with fondant frosting! Actually, it's not really frosting, it's more like applying or covering or coating a cake with fondant. This kind of frosting is the kind most typical of wedding cakes and specialty cakes. You can find fondant frosting at cake d ...more
My mom grows giant zucchinis. I'm not kidding when I tell you that one of them is about the size of one of my thighs. My sister came to visit, and dropped off a boatload of food, including two giant zucchinis. We grilled one up, but I've been pondering what to do with the othe ...more
It's easy to make a quick, delicious and rich chocolate frosty for cakes or whatever else you're baking that needs it. This frosting is delicious and perfect for a yellow or chocolate cake. A stand mixer helps out a lot if you have one. See the full video recipe for this rich ...more
Edna shows us the basics of making buttercream frosting for professional, decorative cakes starting with the right ingredients. She uses a basic buttercream recipe, but makes sure that she does not over-mix the ingredients. She also explains how she used to use Crisco, but whe ...more
If you love topping your bagel with cream cheese, then try it on your favorite cake! Combined with sugar and a few simple ingredients, cream cheese becomes a distinctive and delicious frosting. After your frosting is mixed, it is ready to use immediately. Or, you can put it in ...more
In this clip, learn how to avoid a messy, crumby, goopy cake by following a few tips. Frosting a beautifully smooth cake is easy as long as you know what you are doing. You don't need to hire a professional to ice that little birthday cake, just use this helpful tips and your ...more
An impressive layer cake isn't as hard to make as it looks, even for inexperienced bakers. In this video, Jennifer Armentrout walks you through all the steps in frosting your layer cake, from splitting the cake layers to swirling the frosting in a pretty pattern. You'll also l ...more
This how-to video is about how to bake and frost a carrot cake. Ingredients required: 1)Grated carrots 2)Confectioner sugar 3)All purpose flour 4)Vegetable oil 5)Granulated sugar 6)Light brown sugar 7)Four eggs 8)Chopped walnuts 9)Fresh milk 10)Baking powder 11)Baking soda 1 ...more
Here is a video that shows you a quick and easy technique to frost a square cake. Not only will you learn how to make a perfectly smooth cake but also how to add decorative ruffles.
In this video you will see how to apply butter cream frosting to a large circular cake for a wedding or for any occasion that calls for a fantastic cake. You will need a lot of frosting and an adequately sized smoothing tool. It is very helpful to have a platter that turns to ...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
Powdered sugar frosting is a delicious way to top any cake or pastry. In this tutorial, learn how to make very quick frosting from sugar and have it taste just like delicious buttercream. Step 1: Add two and a half cups of powdered sugar, two tbsp of water, one tbsp of butter ...more
The great thing about using spices like cinnamon and nutmeg in cooking is that they're choc-full of antixoidants. As such, they're one of the few healthy foods you can eat that are also super delicious. Get your fill of these free radical-blasting spices while nomming on some ...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.
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
In this video series, you're going to learn how to bake and frost a sheet cake. This video goes over the first step: gathering all your ingredients. You don't want to start baking and find out you're missing something! Part 1 of 17 - How to Bake and frost a marble sheet cake. ...more
When it comes times to making cakes, the hardest part sometimes is the frosting. How do you apply the frosting without ruining the cake? Well, it takes a delicate touch, and some advice from a professional, so watch this video to learn how to decorate a buttercream frosting cake.
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.
To make a toasted marshmallow cake frosting follow the below instructions. Before start preparing get ready with the following ingredients such as: 1 devil's food cake mix, and ingredients to prepare cake, 12 large marshmallows, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, 1/2 cup firmly-packed l ...more
Learn how to make a perfectly frosted round layered cake by watching this video. Watch how simple it is to layer a round cake and how to make the frosting seamlessly smooth.
In this clip from Betty Crocker's kitchen, chef Jaden Hair shows you how to make a yummy, classic and very easy carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Carrot cakes are the tastiest way to enjoy your veggies and in this tutorial you will get a step by step so you can serve it ...more
With the quick flick of a spatula, your cake will have textured swirls. Tuck parchment paper under the cake to keep everything even. Work frosting with a spatula to warm it up before you spread it. Make sure swirls go all the way to the edge. Always use fluid motions.
Things You'll Need: 3 cups grated carrot, 1 cup flour, 2 tsp baking powder - 1 t tsp baking soda 1 t salt 2 t ground cinnamon 4 eggs 2 t vanilla extract 1 c brown sugar packed c sugar 1 oil 1 c walnuts finely chopped c raisins For frosting 8 oz. cream cheese 1 stick butter 3 c ...more
Watch this video to apply the final frosting to a crumb-coated cake. Learn some great tips on getting a beautiful, smooth surface.
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
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
This is a new twist on classic Southern red velvet cake. In this tutorial, learn how to make the cake and then top it with pecans and a buttery glaze that really bring out the light chocolate flavor.
So you’ve made a fantastic cake and your ready to add the finishing touch by taking your frosting up a notch. You can get a glossy finish to your frosting by using a hairdryer to finish it off. Your friends will wonder how you got such a professional finish. Frosting a cake? S ...more
For generations, parents have been struggling to come up with innovative ways to get their kids to eat their vegetables. They'll cut them into fun shapes, bake them in cheese, batter, and deep-fry them. Don't Miss: 5 Ways to Make Your Vegetables Taste Better Japanese food st ...more
It's both a dessert and a centerpiece! For this recipe, you will need: 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 6 egg yolks, 6 eggw hites, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 3 cups cake flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 3/4 teaspoon baking powder, 3/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1 cup ...more
You either hate carrots or you love them. To some, they're super crisp and taste better than chips, while to others they're strictly rabbit food. Whether you love them or hate them, we can guarantee you'll eat up these carrot cupcakes covered with sweet cream cheese frosting. ...more
Pat and Gina Neely show us how to make delicious coconut cupcakes with cream cheese coconut frosting. Start by mixing the butter and sugar together well. Then add the eggs, vanilla, coconut extract and buttermilk. In a separate bowl mix the cake flour, baking powder, baking so ...more
Stephannie teaches us how she prepares her "not so famous" mini cupcakes for a nephew's birthday party. After mixing up the yellow cake mix and putting it into a large plastic bag, you cut the end off the bag and squeeze the batter into cupcake cups within a pan. You should th ...more
Don't buy a carrot cake from the store—make a delicious one right in your own kitchen with your own two hands. A homemade carrot cake is always more appreciated and enjoyable than a store-bought one. So try this recipe out! This gorgeous carrot cake boasts three layers. The va ...more
Whatever the occasion, a multicolored rainbow cake is sure to delight everyone! Luckily, the recipe is easy and this tutorial will show you how to create a colorful dessert step by step. You Will Need • A large mixing bowl • 6 small mixing bowls • Two 9-inch round cake pans ...more
Our favorite Brooklyn home diva, Sarah McColl is going to show you how to make butter cream icing and frost a cake with it. This video follows her "How to make a birthday cake" video, but you don't need to watch both.
Watch this video to learn how to make yogurt, smoked fish, pepper more efficiently, frost a cake quickly, and a cheese cutter. Alton Brown shows how to do all these things on the David Letterman show.
Valentine's Day is right around the corner... which is the perfect excuse to ignite your inner cupid and bake a heart-shaped cake. If you have a heart-shaped cake or springform pan, you're all set. If not, don't worry—you don't need one! With a little ingenuity, you'll have a ...more
In this video, we learn how to make a caterpillar cake and bug cupcakes with Lee Hanson. You will need: 1 box Betty Crocker cake mix, any ingredients the box calls for, 8 drops of green food color, 1 1/2 container of Betty Crocker vanilla frosting, tray covered with foil, 5 ca ...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
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
What's a national holiday without a sheet cake featuring Old Glory? Luckily, it's simple to make….And delicious too! You Will Need * A 12- by 18-inch sheet cake * 1 1/2 pt blueberries, washed * 1 1/2 pt strawberries or raspberries, washed * 6 c. frosting * A serving plate * Wa ...more
Rose Levy Beranbaum demonstrates how to make a simple and delicious chocolate ganache frosting, and gives tips for frosting the cake. Only two ingredients are needed - 12 ounces of semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate, whichever you prefer, and 1 2/3 cups of heavy cream. Grate ...more
You have your gift and a card and now all you need that special cake for mom on Mother’s Day. You’ve tried other cakes now try a hat cake. This festive and spring inspired hat cake is sure to make this year’s Mother’s Day a memorable one. Show your mom how much you appreciate ...more
Don’t be fooled by the use of a vegetable, carrot cake is a delicious dessert that seems to go hand-in-hand with Easter and spring bakes sales. If you’ve made them before or this is your fist time start out the season with this classic cake. This moist cake will be perfect fo ...more
We've already shown you how to dunk a regular-sized Oreo cookie while keeping your fingers pristine, how to upgrade Oreos into different desserts, and even make them into lazy ice cream sandwiches. Now we're going to introduce you to a few other essential Oreo hacks that will ...more
It's very easy to get your hands on a good cake. These days, a store-bought cake or even one made from boxed cake mix will usually be pretty good. Heck, make the first simple recipe you find on the internet, and it's likely to taste fine. Don't Miss: The Secret to Making Del ...more
Chris' Outrageous Cheesecake, a decedent combination of chocolate cake, brownies, cheesecake, and coconut-pecan frosting, is easily one of The Cheesecake Factory's most popular desserts. But, the price of fulfilling your cravings for this addictive treat can get up there (at a ...more
I remember the first time I used coconut oil; the whole kitchen was filled with a fragrant aroma that reminded me of the tropics. After learning it was a healthier alternative to traditional cooking oil—not to mention a great source of the good-for-you saturated fat—I was hook ...more
This video is a demonstration on how to bake a lovely rubber ducky cake for your baby's first birthday. You will need one 8 inch round, one 9 inch round and one small cake baked in a ten ounce custard cup. The dome of the 8 inch cake is cut and kept inverted. The edges of the ...more