How to Cover Cakes

How To : Make cake glue for your fondant covered cakes

We admit it sounds kind of gross that you need to use glue to put your cake together, but we promise this is not even close to your childhood Elmer's. Rather, cake glue is a special concoction made of water and a thickener. These ingredients make the cake glue edible. Making ...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 : Cover a square dummy cake with rolled fondant

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

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 : Cover a square dummy cake with sugarpaste/fondant

Dummy cakes are for stores & cake decorators to show off their designs without the worry of a falling cake or cake spoil. In this tutorial, learn how to perfectly cover a dummy cake (made of styrofoam) with sugarpaste or fondant icing. With a little practice, you'll be coverin ...more

How To : Cover a square cake with sugar paste or fondant

Do you have difficulty covering a square cake? Check out this how-to video to cover a square cake with sugar paste or fondant. Take advice from this Irish woman who knows how to cup her hand "like so." She also knows more about fondant than I do.

How To : Cover and Decorate a Cake with Fondant

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

How To : Cover a styrofoam dummy 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

How To : Cover a cake with fondant sugar paste

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

How To : Cover a square shaped cake with fondant

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

How To : Cover a baked cake with fondant frosting

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

How To : Cover a cake with fondant

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.

How To : Cover a Cake with Rolled Fondant

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

How To : Cover a cake in minutes

Kate Hemmings on The Crafts Channel shows that covering a cake isn't as tricky as you may think. You will need a type of icing that rolls out, such as fondant icing. Ideally, you will want to have fondant icing with glycerine, and so the Pettinice brand is excellent in this ca ...more

How To : Cover a cake board with Fanci-Foil

What to put a cake on can be a dilemma. You can decorate a cake board or purchase a cake turntable. This video will show you how to cover a cake board. You will need: Scissors Cake boards Colored foil Cut a piece of foil. Put the cake board on the wrong side of the foil. ...more

How To : Make a birthday card with a pop-out cover cake

In order to make a birthday card with a pop-out cover cake, you will need the following: card stock, a craft knife, ribbon, double sided tape, decorative sheet, a ruler, stickers, and a pen or a pencil. Cut the card stock into strips: 3 cm and 2 cm 1.5 cm. Repeat with the oth ...more

How To : Cover a cake easily with fondant using The Mat

First things first: The Mat is a large, well, mat that acts as a fondant tool for pastry chefs. You roll the fondant on, flatten it, and use the mat to apply the fondant layer evenly to your cake. If you've never applied fondant to a cake before, or you would just like to lea ...more

How To : Make a three-dimensional weight bench cake

In order to make a Weight Bench Cake, you will need the following: rice krispy treats, fondant, weights, a weight bench, butter cream icing, sheet cakes, weights, and plywood. In advance, you will either need to prepare or purchase Rice Krispy treats and 2 1/2 sheet, sheet ca ...more

How To : Make a mummy cake

In this video we learn how to make a mummy cake. We will need candy melts, eyeball mold, edible markers, a cake that has a crown on it, buttercream frosting, white fondant, sugar veil frosting, brown petal dust, a decorator brush, a cake round covered in foil, spatulas and kni ...more

How To : Bake a soft lemon pound cake with a glossy glaze

Pound cake, with its heavenly fluffy consistency and sweet by not too sweet flavor, is just about perfect on its own. But add a little zest here and a little sugar glaze there and you've got a decadent dessert. Check out this food video to learn how to bake a soft lemon pound ...more

How To : Make Venezuelan cornmeal arepas with Mark Bittman

Arepas, traditional savory cornmeal cakes from Venezuela, are similar to Mexican tortillas and can be stuffed with anything from ground corn to cheese and fish. They are generally more savory than sweet, and their pancake-like dough is much thicker than that of tortillas. Wat ...more

How To : Make delicious peanut butter and jelly cupcakes

Does your little kid love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? Somehow we're thinking that's a definitive "yes." After all, with the sweet jam flavor, crunchy and salty peanut butter, and light balancing taste of bread, they're sugar and salt all in one, a kid's foodstuff dream ...more

How To : Make healthy Halloween apple snacks with Nutella

It's nearly impossible to survive Halloween without gorging yourself out on hordes of cavity-inducing candy, chocolate, cake, and other sweets. That being said, your little kid is probably getting enough sugar from trick-or-treating and school parties as it is, so keep him fro ...more

How To : Make a lady bug shaped smash cake

We'd never complain about eating cake - red velvet, bourbon vanilla, gold old chocolate - but we absolutely burst our bubble when our favorite sweet goodies come wrapped in even sweeter packages. Take this lady bug shaped smash cake, for instance. Covered with a layer of red ...more

How To : Make a pregnant belly fondant cake

Unfortunately, baby showers tend to celebrate the baby, not the mom who's gone through morning sickness, nine months of gestation, and, soon, the most game-changing and painful experience of her life. Tell your mom-to-be she's appreciated by baking her a pregnant belly cake c ...more

How To : Make a caterpillar cake and bug cupcake

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

How To : Make a floral Birthday "cake" table centerpiece

This video describes how to make a "no calorie" birthday cake centerpiece with carnations in soft and sweet hues of pink, yellow, white and cantaloupe. first a flower foam was taken. Then the toothpicks were used to join the flower foam together. Then trace out a circle from t ...more

How To : Make apple upside-down cake

Learn how to make a classic apple upside-down cake with this cooking video. This apple upside-downcake recipe is brought to you by Corey Flynn on How2Heroes. Search How2Heroes on WonderHowTo for more cooking videos. Apples are gorgeous, gooey and delicious when they take fron ...more

How To : Apply a light & flirty makeup look for summer

Caked on makeup is not a good look for summer - instead apply light, flirty & girly makeup this warm season with help from Fashion Face TV. Get pinched pink cheeks & golden eye highlights using this video as a guide. Products used in this video include: Laura Mercier Primer C ...more

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 French toast flavored pound cake

What's better than either pound cake or French toast? The love child of these two delicious bready treats. Check out this tutorial to see how to whip up a French toast pound cake that's light, delicious, and perfect for serving up on chilly fall mornings. In this video, Betty ...more

How To : Make a Noel cake with Sandra Lee

To decorate a noel cake, buy four layers of chocolate (two large sized, two small sized), two layers of spice cake (two medium sized), and a chocolate cupcake. Using a long serated knife, trim the tops of the cake to make the even. Put the one of the large chocoate cakes on yo ...more

How To : Make a mermaid birthday cake

This video shows how to make a mermaid birthday cake that would be perfect for a little girl. To make the mermaid take a fashion doll, or a Barbie doll, and wrap her legs in plastic wrap. Now cover her in green and blue fruit roll-ups to form the mermaid's tail. You will need ...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 and decorate a making her entrance doll cake

Wilton Cake Decorating demonstrates how to make and decorate a Making Her Entrance Doll Cake. To make the cream cheese pound cake, cream together some cream cheese, butter and sugar, then add eggs and vanilla. In another bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Ad ...more

How To : Bake an easy date and walnut cake

Titli Nihaan shows us how to make Date and Walnut Cake. The ingredients are 200 g. of pitted dates cut in half, 100 g crushed walnuts, 100 g of brown sugar, 100 g of white flour, 100 g butter, 1 tsp. baking power, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmet, 2 tsp. honey and 2 eggs. ...more

How To : Make Indian style mango ice cream for dessert

This wonderful mango ice cream recipe was submitted is one the the whole family will love. It is unbelievably easy and so very delicious. Serve up this homemade mango ice cream as a treat on a hot summer day or after dinner for dessert. Ingredients: Mango Pulp - 30 oz can Swe ...more

How To : Make Buttercream Icing Cherry Blossoms

Make Beautiful Cherry Blossoms Out of IcingDecorating a cake or cupcake with cherry blossoms is easy - I'll show you how. First gather what you need: STIFF icing (see below for icing recipe) STIFF icing in brown for stamens, MEDIUM icing in brown for branches (see step #7 belo ...more

How To : Choose the appropriate type of icing for a cake

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to choose the right icing for any cake. This video describes the different types of icings that can be used to decorate cakes. Butter cream icing is very versatile and consistent. Very soft and easy to work with. Royal icing is a type ...more

How To : Transport & store your decorative cakes

In this video, we learn how to transport & store your decorative cakes. First, you need to consider what icing you covered your cake in. If it's made with butter cream icing, you should store it in the fridge for a couple days before transporting. Also, if you're making a whip ...more

How To : Apply liquid foundation evenly using charged water

Even, natural-looking foundation that covers up redness and flaws but doesn't look caked on or fake is the desired basis of any makeup look. But it just so happens that the rudimentary skill of applying foundation evenly is one of the hardest for most women to master. So if y ...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 : Ice a small cake for beginners

The video covers how to ice a cake. According to the video it is best to start by refrigerating the cake. You will need a 16" pastry bag with an icing tip on it. The tip should have a cerated edge on one side and a smooth edge on the other. Set the cake on a rotating plate. Ro ...more

How To : Decorate a simple wedding cake yourself

Beside the frosted cake, you will need some artificial flowers, some pretty ribbon, a ball of Styrofoam and some saran wrap. Start by covering the Styrofoam ball with a piece of saran wrap. Then clip off small pieces of the dried flowers and stick them all around the ball of S ...more

How To : Make & decorate a vintage retro rose romance cake

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

How To : Make king crab cakes stuffed with lobster tails

In the spirit of foods stuffed with other foods such as Turducken and macaroni and cheese stuffed meat loaf, comes this seafood inside seafood dish. This video tutorial shows how to make King Crab stuffed lobster tails. This gourmet meal is surprisingly easy to pull off, provi ...more

How To : Line a square cake tin

This video shows the detailed procedure to line a cake tin. Firstly, the demonstrator cuts off a square paper just smaller than the base of the tin. Then she measures off a length of paper for covering the sides. She folds it in half lengthwise twice. After careful folding and ...more

News : Dreaming of IT'S-ITs...

Right now I'm dreaming of some ice cream, and I just remembered a great Bay Area treat - IT'S-IT! It's a chocolate-covered ice cream cookie sandwich. It is so, so good. I even considered just ordering cases of these for my wedding instead of having a cake. But it turned out th ...more

How To : Make a Filipino-style custard cake

In this episode of Panlasang Pinoy, we are taken through the steps of how to make custard cake. The episode provides a shopping list of ingredients that are easy to find at any grocery store. Each step of the baking process is covered from mixing the ingredients and preparing ...more

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