How to Cook Birthday Cakes

How To : Make a building block birthday cake

In order to make A Building Block Birthday Cake, you will need the following: a 13 x 9” cake, marshmallows, scissors (pre-treated with nonstick cooking spray), and bright colored frosting. Remove the top of the cake, by cutting it off. Next, flip the cake over. Then, cut th ...more

How To : Make birthday cupcake cakes with jelly beans

Do you have a cupcake fan in your house who's having a birthday soon? Then he/she will just die over these cupcake cakes, each of which contains not just one, but three cupcakes stacked high and proud to form a multilayered "cake." The great thing about this food project is t ...more

How To : Cook Maryland crab cakes

Around the World in 80 Dishes takes you to the Chesapeake Bay with a video demonstration of a classic recipe for crab cakes, prepared by Chef Bruce Mattel of the Culinary Institute of America. You will need eggs, parsley, lemon juice, crab meat, bread crumbs, butter, sour crea ...more

How To : Cook Czech plum cakes

Plum cake is a traditional Czech dessert. Follow along with this cooking how-to video to learn how to make a plum cake from scratch. Watch these two Czech girls as they show you how to prepare it. The ingredients you need for the cake are: butter, salt, milk, yeast, egg yolks, ...more

How To : Cook creamy crab cakes with real crab meat

We're tired of imitation foods. From the "substitute cheese" in our elementary school pizza to imitation crab, we're wondering where all the real food went and just what all those preservatives and genetically modified ingredients are doing to our bodies. Eat food that actual ...more

How To : Cook Thai-style shrimp cakes

This video is about how to cook Thai shrimp cake. The first step that you will have to do is to peel the shells of the shrimps off. After peeling the shells, the next step is to blend the shrimps. Then the next step is to stop the blender once the shrimps have become smooth en ...more

How To : Make Polish coffee cakes - kids can cook!

Watch this cooking video tutorial on how to make Polish coffee cakes - kids can cook! You will get all the necessary information to make this Polish coffee cakes recipe, including a list of all the ingredients needed, all right in the video. Jr. Chefs of America features orig ...more

How To : Sushi Cakes Look Too Delicious to Be Real

I'm a sucker for sushi, both in its traditional forms and its modern fusion creations. When the infamous sushi burritos surfaced, I'm not ashamed to admit that I waited in a ridiculously long line for what is essentially an uncut sushi roll. (As for whether it was worth it or ...more

News : The All-Natural Secret to Turning Food Purple

Even if you haven't heard of ube (pronounced "OO-beh"), you've probably seen pictures of desserts made with this brilliant purple yam. The ube really does look almost too pretty to be food, doesn't it?. While there is often confusion between sweet potatoes and true yams, the u ...more

How To : Make a fire truck birthday cake

In order to decorate A Fire Truck Birthday Cake, you will need the following: 3 chocolate cakes baked in loaf pans, Oreo type sandwich cookies, candies, and brightly colored icing. Level off the cakes, by cutting away the beveled tops. Place one of them onto a your serving tr ...more

How To : Make an adorable Barbie princess birthday cake

In this tutorial, we learn how to make an adorable Barbie princess birthday cake. First, get 3 (8") round cakes and trim the dome off 2 cakes. Now, cut a small circle in the center of each cake, big enough to fit a Barbie body through. Now, spread icing along the inside of eac ...more

How To : Make flip-flop sandals birthday cake

In this video, we learn how to decorate and make flip flop cakes. To begin, grab your pre-made chilled cakes and cut them out according to the shapes you print from www.bettycrocker.com. Now you will spread a thin layer of your choice color of frosting onto the flip flops and ...more

How To : Decorate a princess birthday cake

This video illustrate us how to decorate a princess birthday cake. Here are the following steps: Step 1: First of all colect all the ingredients that is ready made cakes, gems, choclate syrup, strawberry syrup,candytsicks, frost cream,ribbon, eatable doll face. Step 2: Now t ...more

How To : Make a dinosaur birthday cake

Learn from Betty Crocker Kitchens, how to easily and quickly make a dinosaur birthday cake. You do not need a special cake pan for this recipe. She uses two 9" round cakes, to cut all the shapes you need to make the dinosaur. It is only required to cut out 3 shapes, and you ca ...more

How To : Decorate a cake with fondant frosting

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

News : Giant Balloon Birthday Cake Delivery

With all the great cakes on the site, I thought I'd share one from my collection. Straight from the Make Balloon Animals World, I wanted to share this giant balloon birthday cake. This gentleman got his wish for his birthday... A giant cake AND the girl of his dreams.

How To : Make a birthday cake in the shape of a purse

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a birthday cake in the shape of a purse. First, bake two round cakes and place them in the fridge. After this, cut off the edge of both the cakes that are the same size. Then, take some frosting and spread it onto the cake to adhere both ...more

News : Oh Snap. I'm Biz and My Birthday Cake Spins

Via CAKES! CAKES! CAKES!, Wowsa, Happy Birthday Biz! MDV Expressions Cake Design made an edible turntable cake for the rapper and it actually spins! (Biz is best known for his single "Just a Friend" - if you need a reminder, second video in the gallery below). Awesome cake ...more

How To : Make zebra-striped fondant for cake decorating

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

How To : Make buttercream rose sprays for cake decorations

Ever wonder how to professionals make those beautiful butter cream rose sprays for birthday cakes? This eight part how to video sequence shows you how to make rose sprays out of buttercream. Once you've mastered this cake decorating skill, people will be raving about your cake ...more

Angry Birds : The Big Indie Game Success Story

Angry Birds might be the most visible video game franchise in the world today. It has sold 100 million units, as many as all the Sims games put together. It has been incorporated into board games, birthday cakes, and Israeli sketch comedy shows. And yet, this piece of seeming ...more

How To : Make Zanata's Famous Crab Cakes

This Crab Cake recipe comes from one of my favorite places in Rockwall, Texas called Zanata. You can't go wrong fwith anything on the menu. Its always fantastic or wunderbar, as you would say in German. So, let's get started. Ingredients for Crab Cake: 1 lb jumbo blue crab 2 ...more

News : 50 Coolest Mario Cakes Ever

Castles Cakes Always Wow a Crowd Don't Judge: This Birthday Boy is Turning 30 Check out Damn Cool Pics incredible album of Super Mario Cakes: http://damncoolpics.blogspot.com/2010/05/50-awesome-super-mario-cakes.html

How To : Make Alaskan king crab cakes with lemon dill sauce

Make mouths water with this crab cake and lemon dill sauce recipe. In a bowl add 2 eggs, 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup of mayonnaise, 1 teas. Worcestershire sauce, 1 teas. Old Bay Seasoning, 1/4 teas mustard powder, and 1/4 teas. black pepper. Blend mixture until it is all meld ...more

How To : Bake a funfetti cake from scratch

Funfetti cakes are a common site at children's birthday parties, but most of the busy parents who make those happen go with the boxed cake mix version. It's really not too hard to make from scratch for extra flavor! Watch this video to find out how.

News : Let's Bake Away Some of that New Money

HOLLLLLYWOOOD! When I get a Louis V cake for my birthday, I'll know I've made it. Truly, truly awesome cakes by Highland Bakery of Atlanta, Georgia. (Oh Lord, the Hollywood Sign cake kinda leaves me breathless). Previously, Oh Snap. I'm Biz and My Birthday Cake Spins. The Bri ...more

News : Let's Bake Away Some of that New Money

HOLLLLLYWOOOD! When I get a Louis V cake for my birthday, I'll know I've made it. Truly, truly awesome cakes by Highland Bakery of Atlanta, Georgia. (Oh Lord, the Hollywood Sign cake kinda leaves me breathless).

How To : Cook, serve and store cranberries

Did you know that fresh cranberries bounce? This is one of the ways to tell if a cranberry is fresh. Other ways to tell if cranberries are fresh are to make sure they are bright red, plump and firm. To cook cranberries, add sugar and water. They are good in cakes, muffins, and ...more

How To : Make Thai street vendor style kanchanabum

This creative street vendor has invented not only an innovative recipe, but also hand-built the cookware from bicycle wheels and scrap metal. Another example of Thai ingenuity and efficiency, which often expresses itself in the creation of delicious food. He uses a glove to s ...more

How To : Make & decorate a beach-themed cake

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

How To : Bake a coconut raspberry cake with canola oil

In this cooking HowTo video Ellen Pruden features a delicious exotic and fruity cake. Watch as she demonstrates how to make a coconut raspberry cake using heart healthy canola oil. Ingredients for coconut raspberry cake: 1 (18 oz) pkg white cake mix 1/3 cup canola oil 1 cup ...more

How To : 10 DIY Remedies for Common Cooking Disasters

So many things can go wrong when you cook or bake for yourself. Mushy veggies, overcooked pasta, dry meat, crumbly cakes—not to mention too spicy, too acidic, and the ever-dreaded too salty. Thankfully, you don't have to completely throw your food out when things go awry. Kno ...more

HowTo : Bake With Photoshop

As a slightly belated birthday tribute to Photoshop (Photoshop turned 20 this past Friday), here is a clever stop animation short honoring the software. "Adobe Photoshop Cook" by Lait Noir. (Ok, so the "How To" in the headline above is slightly false - no, you can't really bak ...more

News : 101 Ice Cream Flavors That'll Make You Hurl

Recently nauseated by toastykitten's post on Fish and Chips ice-cream (via WonderHowTo World, CAKES! CAKES! CAKES!), I was equally grossed out by toastykitten's additional find on the same topic. Back in '07, Who Sucks posted a collection of 101 disgusting-sounding ice cream ...more

How To : Make chocolate lava cake

The dessert for this particular event was to be individual chocolate cakes, but someone took them out of the ovens to soon and the centers where not cooked enough and still liquefied. Well, there was no time to take them off the plates and cook them more, so the Chef simply ha ...more

How To : Make Crab Cakes with Tartar Sauce

Ingredients 16 ounces lump crab meat 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into small dice 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped 3 green onions, chopped (approximately 1/3-1/2 cup) 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 egg, ...more

Cake Mixx : Psychoanalysis Based on CAKE!!!

NYC photographer Dustin Wayne Harris currently has a show up at Heist gallery entitled, 'Cake Mixx'. Harris' art concept uses the practice of cake decorating (the foremost interest of CAKES! CAKES! CAKES!) as a means of evaluation for romantic relationships. Harris says: "A ...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 : Set SMART Goals In 10 Ways

10 Ways to Make Your Goals Easier to Achieve Do you have goals in your life? Most people do. You may want to lose weight, advance your career, or make your relationship better. You think about where you want to be and then find a way to get from where you are to where you wan ...more

How To : Cook shrimp, crab and lobster

In these cooking videos, get tips for making some delicious seafood recipes. Learn how to cook lobster, both tail and whole, how to boil shrimp and how to make crab cakes. Part 1 of 37 - How to Cook shrimp, crab and lobster. Cook shrimp, crab and lobster - Part 2 of 37. Click ...more

How To : Decorate a horse birthday cake

In this video, we learn how to decorate a horse birthday party cake. First, take two 8 inch round cakes and cut out the shapes to make it into a horse. You can find these templates at www.bettycrocker.com. Once you have these cut out, chill the cake again to make sure it's fir ...more

How To : 11 Crazy Useful Things You Can Do with a Candle

Originally made using whale fat, candles first appeared over 2,200 years ago as a means of illumination. From the 1st century up until the 19th century, candles were primarily made using beeswax or tallow, and aside from providing light, were used as a method of keeping time. ...more

How To : Make Garlic-Infused Olive Oil & Vinegar at Home

Garlic—it stinks so good! It's one of nature's most wondrous foods, being both delicious and incredibly healthy. What's not to love? Well, it is kind of a pain to prep, whether you're peeling a couple of cloves for a sauce or a whole head and trying to mince it finely. One way ...more

How To : Craft a "You Take the Cake" birthday card

Got a cake or cupcake-obsessed friend? Then she'll simply swoon over this "You Take the Cake" birthday card. The greeting card depicts a triple layered cake crowned with frosting. You can certainly use it to give to friends for birthdays, but it can also be a "Congratulations ...more

How To : Make a rubber ducky birthday cake

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

How To : Make an electric guitar shaped birthday cake

In this Food video tutorial you will learn how to make an electric guitar shaped birthday cake. Take a 13 x 9” cake. Trim off the top to make it level. Flip it over, place the template of the guitar on it. The template is in two parts. Then cut out the cake. Now lay it out o ...more

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