A treat for chocolate lovers of the highest order. Omri Shahar, formerly chef at New York's Union Pacific Restaurant shows you how to make an individual sized hot fluffy chocolate cake with a silky warm chocolate liquid middle. It's easy and you can make a Michelin star level ...more
Make Out of Fondant
There's nothing that says "I'm a present" than something wrapped in a bow. Whether you're gifting someone a gift bag or boxed good, adding a bow on top always makes that gift extra special and also pretty. So if you have a friend or family member who's got a birthday coming u ...more
Make a cake that looks like it came from a professional without leaving your own home. Just watch this how-to video. Working with fondant is a lot like playing with playdough. Surprise your family with a colorful and tasty treat, or get them to help! Watch this video baking tu ...more
It's time for the holidays, and you're full of Christmas cheer, all ready to make some homemade decorations. Well, get out your modeling sugar and check out these two video tutorials on how to make a snowman and Christmas tree with modeling sugar paste. These crafty Christmas ...more
You've got the basic recipe. Now learn all the different ways you can decorate those holiday sugar cookies like a pro. You will need: specialty decorating items sugar cookie dough cookie cutters cookie sheets currants, chopped nuts, assorted candy eggs food coloring liquid an ...more
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
Gumpaste and fondant are a fantastic to make regular cakes extraordinary. Once you have mastered the art of making fondant flowers watch this how to video. This how to video will show you how to wire gumpaste flowers together to form cake decorations.
Fondant and gumpaste are a great way to turn ordinary cakes extraordinary. You can make all sorts of decorations using just your hands and from fondant. In this how to video sequence learn how to create a gumpaste rose. Everyone will be impressed by your fondant shaping skills ...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
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
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
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.
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
Fondant is an indispensible tool for pastry chefs, and not because they're good at satisfying a sweet tooth. Smooth in consistency and rolling out just like dough, fondant is often used to cover professional cakes and to make miniature cake decorations. If you'd like to try p ...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
Luxaholics, fashionistas and Sex in the City fans... Here lies the information needed to make the perfect cake for your next chic birthday party or bachelorette party! Learn how to make a shoebox & high heel shaped cake with step by step instructions in this three-part video t ...more
This how to video is a step by step guide on making fondant roses without using any cutters. It is great fondant cake decorating technique for beginners. So watch and learn.
It's almost time for Halloween, which means that it's time for the nastiest-looking food and drink to make its appearance. Severed fingers, brains, vomit... everything that would normally make our stomachs turn at any other time of year makes us cackle with glee instead on Hal ...more
Decorate your own homemade cake with fondant! Learn how to make fondant people for cake decorations in this free video series about decorating a character cake. Learn this technique and you too can make people out of icing frosting for your cake! Part 1 of 15 - How to Decorate ...more
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
Right now is that magical time of year when the general public decides to embrace their inner fattie and get baking in the kitchen. Hello, pies and cakes and cookies and everything carbs. Goodbye, diets—see you in the next year, when you cripple us with unbridled guilt and lon ...more
In order to make baby converse sneakers out of gumpaste, you will need the following: fondant cutter or a pizza cutter, a paint brush, an X-acto knife, edible glue, a small circle cutter, and templates. Roll out your fondant. Cut out the pieces by cutting around your patterns ...more
For those of you who want to learn how to make those beautiful fondant pearls, here is a cake decorating how to video. Learn to make fondant pearl borders the easy way. This video is a step by step guide on how to roll press and attach the pearls to cakes.
It's a little known fact that fondant men too face male pattern baldness. Luckily, bakers aware of this sad issue have created fondant toupes to solve this ever-growing (or un-growing) problem. Watch this video to give your fondant man his confidence back with some shiny, bea ...more
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
Wondering how to shape the fondant into a beautiful rose you can decorate your cakes with? This how to video is step by step demonstration on how to make the center and the the leaves of a fondant rose. Part 1 of 2 - How to Shape fondant roses for cake decoration. Part 2 of 2 ...more
Candy and clay aren't two words you usually hear in the same sentence. But for pastry chefs and bakers, candy clay is a deeply ingrained part of their cake decorating vocabulary. That's because candy clay is a much better tasting sister of fondant, which is commonly used to de ...more
Forget circle and square-shaped wedding cakes - pillowy clouds of icing and cake are the way to go! Be original without compromising your unique style by learning how to bake and decorate this lovely stacked pillow cake. Reminiscent of the pillow that bears the ring, you can ...more
Got a baby shower coming up and want to surprise the mommy-to-be with something truly special and tasty? Then this fondant/gumpaste baby boy, which makes for a cute cake or cupcake topper, could be just the thing you're looking for. Clad in long pale blue pajamas that cover h ...more
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.
This video shows you how to make a rose out of candy clay for your cake decoration. The candy clay is an alternative to fondant or gumpaste. I also use this for figures and the kids have a lot of fun playing with it. I used a wet paper towel to wipe off my hands every once in ...more
So, you've entered the world of cake decorating and fondant icing! What is one to do with their projects once finished? In this video, learn from the best ways to store your fondant icing projects. Take some final precautions and store your cake the best way possible. After al ...more
Via Cakes! Cakes! Cakes!: Wisely-chosen makes her husband squirm with her batch of rainbow vagina cupcakes: "Each of these vaginas are unique. I'd looked for vagina cake and candy molds and was disappointed to see that they didn't look realistic at all, unlike penis molds. R ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make an igloo and penguin cake. For this, you will start with colored fondant or colored gum paste. Next, you will shape your gum paste into the bodies of the little penguins. After this, make sure you make all the shapes for their eyes and be ...more
In this video, we learn how to make and decorate a diva heart cake with roses. Start out with a heart shaped cake and then ice it with a light pink icing and place it in the freezer. Once it's settled, roll some fondant into small balls and then stick to the bottom of the cake ...more
This Independence Day, make a stunning holiday dessert with fondant, butter cream frosting and royal icing. Decorate a Forth of July cake with an American Flag and fireworks in this free holiday recipe video series. Part 1 of 18 - How to Make a Fourth of July cake. Make a Four ...more
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
One of the fastest ways to turn a boring, white fondant-covered cupcake or cake into a beautiful, impressive work of art is by adding roses. And you're even better off if these roses are edible. Check out this video to learn how to sculpt miniature hot pink edible roses for c ...more
In this video, we learn how to create a marbleized water look with icing. This is a colorful and eye catching way to put icing on a cake to make a memorable piece! First, spoon your icing into a small bowl and then make a rice cereal treat and shape it into a circle. To start ...more
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
Decorate a ballet themed cake for your little dancer. Learn how to use frosting and fondant to make a ballet slippers cake in this free cake decorating video series. Part 1 of 13 - How to Make a ballet slippers cake. Make a ballet slippers cake - Part 2 of 13. Click through to ...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
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
Last post, we looked at fractal cookies based off of the recipe by Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories. In this post, we'll follow their recipe for fractal cupcakes based off of the Koch Snowflake, which we used previously to decorate pumpkins for Halloween. This past Sunday, I d ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to roll a smooth ball with sugar paste or fondant. First, start off by crushing your fondant into pieces and turning it around with your hands, pushing it in firmly until it gets softer. Keep kneading until all the little hard pieces are pressed ...more
Coloring your fondant is actually a very simple process. Like coloring water or your cookies, coloring fondant involves adding a few drops of food coloring and then blending, blending, blending. Colored fondant makes your cake decorating projects much more appealing, so it's ...more
Cutting out letters from modeling paste or gumpaste can be very awkward. This how to video shows you how to use letter cutters on fondant with some ease. So watch, learn, and start decorating.
With this tutorial, we learn how to make & decorate the best wishes square cake. After you have rolled the fondant out and shaped it onto the cake, you can do more with it! To make the 'best wishes' cake you can sponge some icing onto the sides of the cake. After this, pipe on ...more
Ever wonder how the chefs on TV make those realistic looking cakes? Well, this tutorial will show you how to make an adorable looking ladybug for the top of your cake. In this two part video, you will learn how to make a shiny fondant (gum paste) ladybug with edible antennae. ...more
This video is a demonstration on how to make a festive and colorful birthday cake. The frosting on the cake is made of rolled fondant, which comes in bright colors already made. Roll the fondant about 1/8" thick. The cake should have a thin layer of buttercream frosting on it. ...more
This is what we'd call a hybrid craft if we've ever seen one. Using a rubber stamp on a cake does sound kind of strange (they usually go on paper, right?), but as long as these stamps are new and unused, they actually function really great for decorating on fondant. With the ...more
Make your gingerbread men come to life! Use some fondant and some butter cream frosting and your cookies will look professionally decorated.
A dead British science nerd figured out the best way to cut a cake to preserve maximum freshness, and it's pure genius (well, sorta). His name? Sir Francis Galton, a polymath infamously known as the founder of eugenics, and apparently owner of a very big sweet tooth. Essentia ...more
Make the perfect cake for any little boy or girl with Sesame Street character cake toppers! In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to make a baby-version of the Cookie Monster out of fondant icing and gumpaste. To make Elmo, carry out the same technique & instructions but ...more
Decorating cakes can be a tremendous way to get imaginative and show off your creative side! In this video tutorial, learn how to make an alligator cake decoration/topper out of fondant icing. Step by step instructions are given to help make this process an easy & fun one!
Awe-inspiring baked goods don't have to be expensive to make, and can come from the most unlikely of sources. For instance, you could hit up Michael's and purchase a pricy cake decorating kit with embossing stencils, but why go through all the trouble when you probably already ...more
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
While it's true that the once ubiquitous cupcake no longer strides the culinary landscape like a mighty colossus, it is still a force to be reckoned with, especially when certain holidays roll around, like Halloween. It makes sense. Not only are cupcakes the ultimate convenie ...more
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