Cake decorating requires A LOT of materials. But that doesn't mean you have to purchase everything you use. In fact, you can make many of the things you need, including your icing bag. Take a gander at this video to learn how to assemble a paper piping bag for icing.
Make Icing for Piping Bags
The way you add icing to a baked good shows whether you're an amateur baker or one with professional cake decorating chops. Make sure your next cupcakes and cakes are smooth and beautiful by checking out this video on how to fill a paper piping bag with icing, minus the mess.
Decorating a cake and realize you don't have any of those professional piping bags? Not to worry! If you have some wax paper, then you have everything you need to be able to make your own piping bag for icing! Ice a cake or pastries without a piping bag. Click through to watch ...more
In this clip, learn how to fill your own piping bags and ice cupcakes freehand that are so beautiful that everyone will assume you bought them at a bakery. Follow along with this step by step and get started icing like a pro.
If you've never iced a cupcake before, then first of all, put down that spatula (we know it's SO much easier and faster, but your cupcake will also look like crap in the end and you know it). Pick up an icing bag and the tip of your choice and then check out this video. You'l ...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
In this video tutorial, viewers will learn about decorating bag basics. A decorating bag is used to pipe semi-solid foods by pressing them through a narrow opening at one end for many purposes, including cake decoration. Viewers will learn about the types of decorating bags, h ...more
In this clip, learn all about the round, star, leaf and petal ruffle tips that you can use to pipe basic designs onto your cakes. These are the most important tips to have in your arsenal and in this clip, Nancy from Wilton will tell you all about them.
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
This method is quick, easy, looks beautiful and does not require any equipment beyond a plastic bag and a pair of scissors. Step 1: Cut the Corner of Your Bag Choose the style of flower that you want to pipe and cut you plastic bag according to the instructions shown in the ...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
Planning a Super Bowl party, or any football-themed party for that matter, can be fun for even the most craft-adverse host, as almost anything brown can turn into a football with just a little decoration. With a little planning, you won't be serving up any Pinterest fails this ...more
This tutorial shows how to make tiny molded roses and leaves that you could put on cupcakes. To start you only need a few ingredients: icing sugar, water, paste coloring, fondant icing sugar, and a piping bag (optional). Mix all ingredients together, then put them in a bag so ...more
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
Cake decorating wouldn't exist without a sturdy, delicious cake for all the decorations to go on. So before you roll out the fondant and slip some icing into a piping bag, check out this cake video to learn how to make the most delicious red velvet cake ever.
Sprinkles are a gateway to excitement, whether it's a birthday party with friends or an ice cream sundae by yourself. It may seem like these colorful creations can only come from the grocery store, but it's actually pretty easy to make beautiful sprinkles in your own kitchen. ...more
In this video, we learn easy cake decorating tips and ideas. To make a pastry cone, you just need parchment paper! First grab a square of parchment paper then fold into a large triangle. Now, open the square up and cut where the line is in the middle. Grab one of the triangles ...more
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
Don't serve your guests a plain old cake. Jazz it up with these decorative borders. You will need a cake stand, piping bags, round and star pastry tips and a coupler. These cake decorating items can be found online or at a specialty food store. You will also need some room- te ...more
This beautiful yellow icing rose looks really difficult to create, but with the right tools it's as simple as practicing (and probably messing up a few times). Whether you want to add a special edible decoration to a Mother's Day cake you're baking or a batch of vanilla cupcak ...more
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
Little Lady Cakes shows how easy it is to make drop flowers for your cakes. These decorations will help make any cake look just a bit prettier. * Be sure to use medium consistency icing and a drop flower decorating tip. * Keep the bag vertical, and twist your wrist while pipi ...more
Dream of one day becoming a world-famous pastry chef, or simply want a quick yet impactful decoration to put on your next cake? Then take a look at this cake decorating video to learn a quick and easy way to make frosting roses. We know you can probably buy these frosting ros ...more
Don't let all your hard work on your gingerbread house go to waste because it collapses due to too soggy, weak icing. Make sure your gingerbread house lasts as long as the holiday season - or whenever you give in to your sweet tooth - by making sturdy royal icing. Royal icing ...more
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
In order to prepare and decorate a Wildlife Safari Cake, you will need to pre-prepare royal icing and a pre-made cake. Use a large leaf tip to make palm trees. Make the leaves of a palm tree on a round dome. Allow it to dry over night. Use pretzels as the trunk of the tree. A ...more
It's the holiday season, which means that more likely than not your kitchen will soon be rife with the sweet, nostalgic wafts of cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar cookies, and gingerbread. If you're going to be baking this holiday season, why not amp up your Christmas cookies by learnin ...more
In this video, we learn how to make & decorate a bearing birthday balloon cake. Use a three dimensional pan to make this and use pound cake for a more firm cake. Start with outlining the mouth and doing the facial features. Then, fill the ears in with pink and place stars with ...more
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
In this tutorial, we learn how to make & decorate a butterfly cake. First, you will use a butterfly shaped pan to bake the cake in so it's already shaped. After letting it cool, you can cover the entire thing in a thin layer of white icing. Then, fill some icing into bags, usi ...more
This video shows you how to use couplers for cake decoration using these steps: 1. Couplers usually come in two plastic pieces, a base and a ring. This system fits inside cake decorating bags or cones and allows you to use the same icing with different tips. 2. Choose which t ...more
As any habitual baker knows, the cake making process doesn't end when you pull out the piping hot masterpiece from the oven. From there, you have to level out the cake - shaving off any areas that are jutting out or not fitting the shape you desire - and also add layers of ici ...more
For those of you who want to learn how the parchment bags are folded, here is a step by step guide on how to do it. Watch this how to video and see how easy it is to use parchment paper to make a piping bag when you don't have one handy.
Grass is one of those things you'd think would be easy to replicate in icing, but actually end up becoming your worst nightmare. The problem that most cake enthusiasts have is that they think grass can be made from just about any piping tip, which is not the case as the result ...more
In order to create Candlewicking Embroidery on a cake, you will need the following: prepared icing, a #4 decorating tip, #2 decorating tip, a cake that has been iced, and decorating bags filled with icing. Use the #4 decorating tip to create and ornate dot pattern along the s ...more
Pancakes are a pretty simple breakfast. You add a few dry ingredients and a few wet ingredients, cook them up, and voilà—a delicious breakfast that's just waiting to suck up all that maple syrup. Don't Miss: Make Low-Carb Pancakes with Only 2 Ingredients But I have a proble ...more
Undereye bags can be removed easily and naturally with nothing more than tea bags and ice water. This process is relaxing and can be done after a long day to reduce puffiness and feel fresh again.
This video cake decorating tutorial shows how to design piped scrolls of frosting on a cake. Start with a tube 44 or 43 at one point and twist it at the top, allow the tail of icing to fall on the edges to cover the edges of the cake. Repeat the same process around the cake. P ...more
Finish decorating your cake by adding a special (and edible) message. Learn how to write frosted lettering on your cake. Write on Cakes - How to Write on Cake With Frosting Video. Finish decorating your cake by adding a special (and edible) message. Learn how to pipe frosted l ...more
No ice cream? No problem! You probably have the ingredients at home to whip some up. Watch this video to learn how to make homemade ice cream in a plastic bag. You Will Need * Two resealable plastic bags, one gallon-sized and one quart-sized * 1/2 c reduced-fat or whole milk ...more
You don't need an expensive ice cream maker to make your own ice cream! All you need is a sandwich bag or Ziploc bag, milk, sugar and vanilla flavoring. Once you've put your ingredients in the bag, mix it up and then freeze it!
This short video teaches you how to make real ice cream with your preschooler with just some plastic bags. This is a wonderful activity for using measuring skills, scooping and pouring skills, and experiencing a science reaction. The best part is the great tasting ice you can ...more
Build a 10-12 foot high half-pipe in the middle of the ice rink. Everything is normal about the ramp with the exception that the flat area is not wood, it's ice. So, essentially it is two quarter-pipes facing each other to make one full half-pipe. Get a bunch of skaters and BM ...more
We all love ice cream, but sometimes we don't know what's in it. The simple way to fix that is to make it at home. You can make ice cream in a bag in under ten minutes with ingredients you probably already have. Video: . What You Will Need: 1 TBSP Spoon of Sugar (We Recommend ...more
Cookies might be delicious already without any additives, but icing is a must have. This video shows you how to ice your cookies to add to the deliciousness. Add a finishing touch to cookies that will leave everyone begging for more. Step 1: Allow the cookies to cool on a wi ...more
This quick how-to video is a demonstration on how to decorate an iced cake with butter cream blossoms. Grab your piping bag and start making some flower petals with some butter cream.
In this video, we learn how to make baby rattle cupcakes for a baby shower. To decorate these, take some pre-made cupcakes and place a coat of icing on the top of it. Now, you can pipe some decoration onto the cupcake using a plastic bag or pastry bag. Making different lines a ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to choose the appropriate color for cake decorating. First, spoon your icing into a bowl and then add in a small amount of food coloring. Start to mix this together, then add in additional icing if you want a darker or a brighter color to your ic ...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
The first time I encountered a deviled egg, the name freaked me out. Why was it called a deviled egg? Was it the spawn of some demonic chicken? If I ate it, would my soul be at risk? I was about eight years old at the time and sought counsel from my grandma. She patted my han ...more
If you've ever stumbled through Pinterest's boards, you'd know that Pinners have quite a penchant for aesthetically beautiful desserts. You can find a whole spectrum of "huh?" recipes, from pumpkin zebra cheesecake to sorbet terrine with plum compote. As an amateur cook, I'm ...more
These cake eggs are a gorgeous treat that also make a delicious April Fool's Day prank. Getting a fairly humdrum breakfast of boiled eggs and fruit and discovering that it's cake instead is an eggcellent surprise, isn't it? If you want to make these for Easter instead, then th ...more
Ah, the joys of bottomless brunch. Paying a flat rate for endless mimosas while having a long gossip over eggs Benedict is exactly how many of us love to spend our Saturdays. However, in practice, this isn't the sophisticated affair we all like to imagine. After refill number ...more
It's that time a year when winter storms begin causing havoc across the United States, and when "rotating outages" are common to help sustain the electrical grid during intense cold periods. That means pretty much anybody with snow and ice in their backyard can succumb to powe ...more
There's no shortage of ice cream recipes out there, but one ice cream shop in London has found a unique recipe to sell to its customers, and of course it's controversial—breast milk ice cream. The Icecreamists make the ice cream from donated breast milk, straight from healthy ...more
In this video, we learn how to decorate cupcakes into sports balls. To do this, start with pre-made cupcakes, any flavor you like. Let the cupcakes cool, then add a layer of vanilla frosting to each of them. If you want baseballs you will use black red and blue icing to pipe 2 ...more
Learn how to frost a cupcake using a 1M tip or large tip. The supplies you'll need are cupcakes and a bag with the frosting and the tip. First, squeeze the bag to remove any air bubbles. Take your cupcake in your hand and start at the outside and work your way in. Then, in one ...more
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
We never thought that yummy chocolate cupcakes could get any better...until we saw this recipe. Combining the godlike perfection of chocolate cupcakes with oodles of chocolate icing, pilled on until tipping point, these high-hat chocolate cupcakes are outrageously overdone tre ...more
Even with all the technological advancements, iPhones and Blackberries look sleek but lack individual style, their backs a basic black or silver. Turn a blah cell phone cover into a fairytale work of art by watching this video. Using 100% silicone and small jewels, pearls, an ...more