How-to-make-cupcakes

How To : Make Homemade Vanilla Frosting from Scratch

This is a great quick and easy recipe and a great healthy alternative to store-bought frosting. My husband and children love this frosting, and it's also a hit at my PTA meetings. It goes great on cakes, cupcakes, cookies, or anything you desire to put frosting on. I made thi ...more

News : Barf, Grotesque Cakes That Are TOO Hyperrealistic

Debbie’s cake creations display an amazing level of artistry. However, they don't look too appetizing. In fact, they're pretty stomach churning. Yes, these insane facsimiles are cakes. Pick up some of your own cake decorating skills (if you dare). Previously, Gruesomely-Awes ...more

HowTo : Vattoo Your Vajayjay

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How To : 9 Oreo Hacks That Make Life Worth Living

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

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

Word Nerds Unite : Planning a SCRABBLE-Themed Wedding

Wedding themes are no rarity, but a SCRABBLE wedding? I never would have guessed, until I came across "10 Ways to Incorporate Scrabble Into Your Wedding" at CasaSugar. Now, I'm one of the biggest SCRABBLE nerds out there, but I could never see myself getting hitched amongst SC ...more

How To : Ice cupcakes like a professional

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to ice cupcakes. In order to ice a cupcakes, users will need a piping bag, tips, coupler and a spatula. Screw the coupler at the end of the piping bag and select a tip to put on the end of the coupler. Fold the bag 2-3 inches downward ...more

How To : Make a psychedelic tie-dyed cake and cupcakes

Before this video we had no idea you could tye die cakes (sort of). While tie dying t-shirts, linens, and other wares requires several colors of fabric dye and scrunching up the fabric, tie dying cake involves no toxic chemicals. In fact, the "tie dye" is actually a few vibra ...more

How To : Make miniature sugarpaste bumble bees and ladybugs

The trouble with decorating cupcakes vs. cakes is that cupcakes offer a much more limited amount of space on which to pour on decor. But perhaps this just means you have to miniaturize everything. Make some fanciful, fairytale-like bees and ladybugs for your next batch of cup ...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

How To : Make a ladybird & bumblebee out of fondant icing

In this two-part cake decorating tutorial, learn about the birds & the bees! Nope, not that kind - the cake kind! Learn how to make a small ladybird & bumble bee out of fondant icing to decorate a spring or outdoor-themed cake. These toppers can also be used to adorn cupcakes ...more

News : 13 Delicious Egg-in-the-Hole Remixes You Gotta Try

Okay, so you've read our guide on how to make the perfect poached egg. Maybe you've also read our tutorials on making great hard-boiled eggs and even scrambled hard-boiled eggs. Now comes the question: what's next? Well, it's time to look at what accompanies the egg. You can' ...more

How To : Make a high heel shoe from gumpaste

Cake decorators adore gumpaste because it can not only be formed in just about any imaginable shape out there, but also because it hardens to a consistency that can easily hold these shapes. Take this intricate, Cinderella-inspired high heeled slipper, for instance. Perfectly ...more

How To : Make a Football-Shaped Pull-Apart Cake

What kind of cake goes best with the Super Bowl? If you guessed a football-shaped cake, you guessed right. In this video recipe, Betty Crocker shows you how to whip up a super easy American football cake that's also a pull-apart cake, because Super Bowl fans don't have time to ...more

News : YUMmmy Cheeseburger Cupcakes

Grossly-yummy DIY cheeseburger cupcakes by KateDW: "My boyfriend surprised me on my birthdaywith these amazing little cupcakes. They were a huge hit so we decided to make a how-to page for everyone that always asks about them. " Images below. For entire process, click throug ...more

How To : Sell at Your Local Farmers Market

Are you interested in selling your products at the local Farmers Markets? Many small mom and pop food crafters get started selling their artisan breads, homemade cakes, cookies, pies, biscotti, candy, seasoning mixes or regional barbecue sauces direct to customers who visit lo ...more

How To : Do four different cupcaking icing techniques

In the confectionary world the way you ice or present a cupcake is just as important as how good a cupcake tastes. Thanks to cupcake bakeries like Magnolia Bakery in NYC and Sprinkles in L.A., the age of the yummy and chicly decorated cupcake has officially been ushered in. Ma ...more

How To : All Out of Pancake Mix? Try Cake Mix Instead

If you're a frequent baker like myself, you've probably realized that one box of cake mix makes quite a bit of cake. If your goal is to make a simple Bundt or an easy dozen cupcakes, all you really need is half the box mix—which leaves the other half for another baking occasio ...more

How To : Bake a cupcake flower bouquet for Mother's Day

Say it with cupcakes! Chef Alison McLoughlin of The Culinary Institute of America has a great suggestion: create a beautiful "bouquet" of floral cupcakes for any festive celebration. Watch this tutorial to get useful ideas on how to bake and decorate your own cupcake creations.

How To : Make a cupcake bouquet

This video shows how easy it is to make a great looking cupcake bouquet. You will need half a Styrofoam ball, a flower pot, some toothpicks, a piping bag with a flower tip, some colored icing and, of course, the cupcakes. Place the piece of Styrofoam in the flower pot and arra ...more

How To : You've Been Eating Cupcakes Wrong Your Entire Life

There's a better way to do just about anything, and it's even more apparent when it comes to shoving food down your throat. I'll admit that I usually just down whatever's in front of my face without thinking twice, but to do things faster, cleaner, and more efficiently, you'v ...more

How To : Make soap cupcakes with soapy whipped icing

In this video, Anne Marie teaches us how to make soap cupcakes with whipped frosting! This recipe will make 16 soap cupcakes, which is perfect for parties. For the cupcake base you will need: 40 oz white melt & pour soap, 1 1/2 oz vanilla select fragrance, 1 1/2 oz vanilla col ...more

How To : Decorate cupcakes with buttercream pansy flowers

In this tutorial, you will learn how to pipe buttercream pansy-like flowers. With the proper tools and technique, the decoration process is as easy as it is fun. It's so easy, in fact, that this free video cupcake decorating lesson can present a full overview of this decoratio ...more

How To : Create sunflower and ladybug cupcakes for summer

These cupcakes look a lot harder to decorate than they actually are. Using food coloring, icing, and clevery piping, you can herald the coming of summer with the pretty deliciousness of this sunflower cupcake. You'll need icing, a ziplock bag, food coloring, and oreo cookies ...more

How To : Ice cupcakes into a rose shape with Xanthe Milton

We love cupcakes equally with or without frosting, but sometimes adding that extra bit of vanilla buttercream frosting shaped into a rose or other flower turns the cupcake nomming experience from delicious to divine. Cupcake decorating is an art form all its own, as you'll se ...more

News : Ew. Vajayjay Cupcakes With a Whole Lotta "Sprinkles"

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How To : 5 Baking Substitutions Every Home Cook Should Know

Few things in life are as relaxing and enjoyable as baking. When I'm having a bad day, I make cookies. When I'm stressed out, I bake a cake. When I have a free Sunday with nothing to do but listen to music and drink coffee, I bake a tart or a batch of cupcakes. True, much of ...more

How To : Make icing shell borders using an open star tip

There's no better way to improve your ability to ice masterpieces of cupcakes and cakes than to simply practice. And the tip presented in this cake decorating video is indispensible. Using a #21 tip (called an open star tip), you'll learn how to ice a shell border. A shell bo ...more

How To : 10 Insanely Delicious Pizza Dough Hacks

If I could survive on one food for the rest of my life, it would be pizza. The irresistible smell of baking pizza instantly makes me feel both comforted... and hungry! While frozen pizza can satisfy your cravings, using fresh dough to make your own pizza is definitely much mo ...more

News : (Un)Appetizing Valentine's Day Bleeding Heart Cake

Baking extraordinaire Lily Vanilli has made some just-slightly-too-realistic-to-look-yummy bleeding heart cakes for people to give to their respective beaus on Valentine's Day. While it's pretty tricky to get your hands on one made by Lily herself, you can make one yourself if ...more

How To : Make a simple cupcake swirl with frosting

Little Lady Cupcakes describes how to apply frosting to cupcakes in her easy to follow Cupcake Swirl Tutorial that is simple enough for beginners to follow, but creates a professional look. 1. Select medium to thin consistency frosting and place in piping bag with a 21 10 tip ...more

How To : Make a rosette and a swirl using the star tip

Cake decorating when we were little kids was pretty uncomplicated. Once the cupcakes were out of the oven, we'd scramble over to the counter, maybe secretly take a bite or two, and then whip out a spatula and begin slathering on icing. We would then finish off with a nice hand ...more

News : Amy Sedaris Reveals All

Via WonderHowTo World, CAKES! CAKES! CAKES!: Amy Sedaris is one multi-talented lady. Nude-frosting-sprinkle model. Star and co-creator of beloved cult classic Strangers With Candy (see her in character as Jerri Blank below), sister of famed author David Sedaris, and best of ...more

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