Rolling Fondant

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 : Make rolled fondant for cake decorating

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make fondant. The ingredients required for the fondant are: 1 tablespoon & 2 tsp of unflavored gelatin, 1/4 cup of cold water, 1/2 cup of glucose, 2 tablespoon of vegetable oil shortening, 1 tablespoon of glycerin coloring and 1 tsp ...more

How To : Make rolled fondant at home without a stand mixer

If you've ever gone to the store looking for a stand mixer, your eyes have probably bulged out all bullfrog-like after seeing the price. Stand mixers usually range from $200-$400, and when all you really want to make is some simple frosting or fondant, that's a hefty price to ...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 : 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 : Make a homemade rolled fondant

Like icing, fondant makes any baked foodstuff look prettier, taste better, and look sexy cute when you get the stuff on your nose. Follow the instructions in this video for making a homemade fondant, to which you can add food coloring to change up the shade for your project. ...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

How To : Roll a smooth ball with sugar paste or fondant

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

How To : Make a tire cake using Fondx fondant or gumpaste

This three tiered tire cake is a perfect Groom's cake for a man who loves cars! For this cake, you will need Fondx brand fondant in jet black, rolled fondant stabilizer, powdered sugar, a rolling pin, a pizza cutter, cooking scissors and a tire mold.

How To : Make and decorate a diva heart cake with roses

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

How To : Decorate Christmas sugar cookies like a pro

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

How To : Make a fondant/gum paste anemone

In order to make an Anemone with Fondant/Gum Paste, you will need the following: fondant, a rolling pin, tweezers, luster dust, a sponge, gum paste, glue, a roller, a small round cutter, and paint brushes. Roll out white fondant until it is really thin. It should be nearly ...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 : Make tea (or coffee) and toast with fondant

To start making your tea and toast, roll about a section of white fondant about four inches by six about 1/8th inch thick. Now take a one inch circle cutter and cut out one circle. Now taking a half inch circle cutter, make an impression in the center of the first circle being ...more

How To : Make delicious candy clay for cake decorating

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

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 : 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 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 : 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 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 : Decorate butterfly cookies

This video is a demonstration of how to decorate cut-out cookies to make pretty butterflies and ice cream cones. Use any cut-out cookie recipe that holds its shape well. First spread a little buttercream frosting on the cookie. This will serve as a glue for rolled fondant. Use ...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 : 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 : Make a fondant sushi themed cake

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a fondant sushi themed cake. You will need: brown, yellow, and red for your fortune cookie colors. To get the colors right, mix them together and then combine with fondant. Then, roll out the fortune cookie and lay it over a bowl to make ...more

How To : Make a fondant pig

This is a very easy and quick sugarcraft tutorial using fondant (sugarpaste) which you can follow easily. Decorate your cake with a little pig: Take one ball and shape it nicely by rolling it between your two palms; this is for the head. Watch this video to learn more.

How To : Make & decorate puffed-up petal cupcake

In this video, we learn how to make & decorate puffed-up petal cupcake. Start off by placing the food coloring inside the fondant and then rolling it with your hands. After you roll this out in one color, then cut it into thin strips. Pinch the sides together and then let them ...more

How To : Make flip flops out of gum paste

In this video we learn to make fondant flip flops to decorate cakes. Grab your fondant and mix in your various colors. You can have as many colors as you want but should have at least two. Roll out your first color to your desired thickness. Use a butterfly cookie cutter to cu ...more

How To : Make wine-themed cake decorations

This video shows how to make wine-themed cake decorations.We can see Courtney and Ceasey's birthday cake in this video. The bottles, apples and the grapes are made of fondant. The leaves are made of modeling chocolate. We can make decorations. First take a piece of modelling c ...more

How To : Make and decorate a dazzling day birthday cake

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

How To : Make a rose out of fondant icing

Adorn your decorative cake with hand crafted fondant icing roses with help from this cake decorating tutorial. To make one of these adorable roses, follow these steps: 1. It's important to have a decent sized work area, so make sure you have enough room, and place powdered su ...more

How To : Make a cake decorating fondant/gumpaste bow

1. Use a piece of gum-paste, fondant, or candy clay about the size of a tennis ball 2. I first will roll about 1/2 of the dough through my pasta machine to a medium thickness (#4) or roll your fondant to approx 1/4 in. thickness 3. You could also use a pizza cutter or knife to ...more

How To : Make a 3D Baby Duck Cake with Fondant

This adorable 3D duck cake cake is a great way to celebrate your baby's birthday, while amazing the whole family! In this video, you'll learn about carving a cake, covering it with rolled fondant, and decorating with polka dots. You'll also learn about modeling a 3D duck with ...more

How To : Make & decorate the best wishes square cake

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

How To : Make a pillow-shaped tiered cake for your wedding

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

How To : Use rubber stamps to pattern a fondant cake

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

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 : Make a fondant bow for cupcake and cake decorating

A lot of girly accoutrements we let go of in childhood: pigtails, Barbies, our beloved Easy Bake Oven. But there's something about bows that makes them eternally pretty, whether you're five or fifty. But these days, rather than putting bows in our hair, we're more about attach ...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 : Make marshmallow fondant

This is a video explaining how to make marshmallow fondant. It is a text based video with a picture slide show and music playing in the background. It begins by explaining what ingredients you'll need. The process involves a lot of stirring and re-heating in the microwave. Fin ...more

News : Presenting the Avatart, Just in Time for the Oscars

The 2010 Oscars are coming around the corner, and for those who throw an annual Oscar bash, now's the time to plan the menu. Cakespy posts a HowTo for the "Avatart", the perfect Avatar-viewing snack. "I present the Avatart: a sweet treat wherein pop culture and Pop Tart colli ...more

How To : Make Fractal Cupcakes

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

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 : Create a fondant pearl border on a cake

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.

How To : Decorate a bronze beauty cake with fondant

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

How To : Use fondant when making & decorating cakes

In this video, we learn how to use fondant when making & decorating cakes. Fondant is a dull type of sugar paste that you can form different shapes with and add colors to. When you add the color to the fondant, simply work it with your hands until the color runs all the way th ...more

How To : Make baby Converse shoes out of gumpaste & icing

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

How To : Make a fondant lion

This lion may look ferocious, but your kids will love it once they take a bite out of its sweet buttercream mane. Because the only thing better than lions is sugary lions (at least from a kid's perspective). Watch this video on how to originate a lion from a roll of fondant. ...more

How To : Make mini sunflowers for a dollhouse

This video shows how to make a tiny sunflower from polymer clay. Start with some yellow clay and roll it out using a pasta machine using the number 1 setting on the pasta machine. Wilton cake decorating supplies makes a flower shaped cutter that is designed to cut pieces of fo ...more

How To : Make a gum paste anemone

In order to make a gum paste anemone you first should roll out the gum paste onto a flat surface and cut out about 13 circles of this with a cookie cutter. Use thin foam and ruffle 12 of the petals leaving the last flat. Place your ruffled petal on thick foam and drag a ball t ...more

How To : Decorate cupcakes using different techniques

Pastry Chef Anne Heap demonstrates how to use a pastry bag, as well as techniques for decorating cupcakes. Frosting a cake or cupcakes with a pastry bag is much easier than using a knife. The bags come with many different styles of tips. Just choose the tip you want to use, fi ...more

Killer Cupcakes : 6 Cute & Creepy Halloween Desserts

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

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