Using Royal Icing

How To : Make royal icing with meringue powder

Do you simply swoon over thick homemade icing, but can't get over the fact that you have to mix in raw eggs? Raw eggs, of course, pose the risk of an upset belly and of dangerous bacteria, but did you know you don't even have to add raw eggs to make icing? Take a gander at th ...more

How To : Decorate poinsettia cookies with royal icing

Holiday cookies are a treat to eat and a pain to decorate. This how to video shows you how to decorate baked and cut poinsettia cookies with royal icing. The various colors used to decorate the poinsettia cookies makes this a tedious task, so follow along.

How To : Make a royal icing snowflake for your cake

Create a beautiful royal icing snowflake to top a cake using this simple how-to from http://www.Wedding-Cakes-For-You.com. To start, draw out a snowflake (she shows you how) on a dry erase board or piece of paper, place wax paper over it and then trace your snowflakes with roy ...more

How To : Make royal icing

This is a video recipe for royal icing. To keep your gingerbread house from collapsing, plain old icing won't do – you need royal icing! It's also great for decorating cakes and cookies. Learn how to make royal icing with this guide from Howcast. You Will Need * An electric m ...more

How To : Decorate cookies with royal icing for Halloween

Cookies need to get dressed up for Halloween too! While plain sugar cookies are just fine and delicious, it's always fun to add extra spooky embellishments to your cookies to turn them into memorable Halloween treats for a party. Watch this tutorial to learn how to add extra ...more

How To : Make royal icing for decorating Christmas desserts

Learn how to make royal icing for decorating cookies and cakes this Christmas. It is a simple recipe, with just 2 ingredients: confectioner sugar and egg whites. You can use royal icing to assemble gingerbread houses. This is a strong, adhesive frosting, perfect for dessert as ...more

How To : Smooth out your cake icing using a paint roller

What's the difference between a professional baker and an amateur one? A professional baker presents their baked goods with flawless execution. Yes, the recipe matters too, but we can bet you've never been to a five star restaurant that serves good yet sloppily assembled food. ...more

How To : Mix royal icing for cake decorations

Royal icing is essential when it comes to cake decorating. This how-to video is a step by step guide on how to make royal icing for cake decorations. All you need for royal icing is merengue powder, powdered sugar, and water,

How To : Decorate Christmas tree cookies with royal icing

Holiday cookies are a treat to eat and a pain to decorate. This how to video shows you how to decorate baked and cut Christmas tree cookies with royal icing. Decorating Christmas tree cookies involves a lot of intricate details so follow along.

How To : Make royal icing for cookie decoration

Royal icing is the glue that holds ginger bread houses together, so it is very tough. When you use royal icing for cookie decorations it creates a great layer for more decorations. This how to video will show a quick recipe for making royal icing at home. You will need: egg wh ...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 : Make and decorate a wildlife safari cake

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

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 : Decorate a cake with roses and dotted scrollwork

A rose is a rose is a cake. With this delectable how-to, you'll learn how to decorate a cake with arresting rose flowers and elegant scrollwork. To follow along, you'll need the following tools: Flower Nail No. 7 Tip: 2 Tip: 5 Tip: 12 Tip: 104 Tip: 352 8 x 3 in. Round Pan Fa ...more

How To : DIY Functional Fidget Spinner Cookies

Video: . Step by Step Video Step 1: Ingredients Needed You will need the following: 2.5 Cups of Flour 3/4 of Sugar 1/4 tsp of Salt 1 cup unsalted butter, room temp. 2 tsps of Vanilla Extract 2 Tbs cream cheese, room temp, Royal icing Bottle Cap Straw Step 2: Mixing Mix to ...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 : Assemble graham cracker gingerbread houses

Learn to make beautiful gingerbread houses with graham crackers. Graham cracker gingerbread houses are quicker to make than actual gingerbread houses. This is a fun and easy project to do with the kids. All you need are graham crackers and royal icing. Watch this how to video ...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 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 : 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 : Create a shoebox & high heel cake

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

How To : Make a vodka Chambord Royale Cocktail

Oh my goodness, is there anything more regal than a Kir Royale cocktail? In this video, learn how to make this delicious beverage using Chambord liqueur and give your cocktail that royal purple color it deserves. You will impress any guest or customer with this drink, and it i ...more

How To : Make birthday cupcake cakes with jelly beans

Do you have a cupcake fan in your house who's having a birthday soon? Then he/she will just die over these cupcake cakes, each of which contains not just one, but three cupcakes stacked high and proud to form a multilayered "cake." The great thing about this food project is t ...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 : Make a Jack-O-Lantern cake for Halloween

It's Halloween, and you're looking for some good ideas to make for the next party. Using two bundt cakes, colored fondant, some icing and a little gumpaste, you can make a cake that looks just like a pumpkin. Then add a few decorations, and you've got a jack o lantern cake! Pa ...more

How To : Make an adorable Barbie princess birthday cake

In this tutorial, we learn how to make an adorable Barbie princess birthday cake. First, get 3 (8") round cakes and trim the dome off 2 cakes. Now, cut a small circle in the center of each cake, big enough to fit a Barbie body through. Now, spread icing along the inside of eac ...more

How To : Weigh samples in the lab using a balance

The Interactive Lab Primer (ILP) has been developed as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry Teacher Fellowship Scheme, one of the themes of the Chemistry for Our Future program, and initiative which aims to secure a strong and sustainable future for the chemical sciences in ...more

How To : Make baby rattle cupcakes for a babyshower

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

How To : Make garlic and horseradish mashed potatoes

You've made mashed potatoes before, but we can bet you haven't made them like Martha Stewart makes them. Get a few tips from the royal highness of homemaking by watching this segment of "The Martha Stewart Show." Martha shows us an alternative, tastier way to craft your mashe ...more

How To : Create a mystic purple and blue haze makeup look

The Urban Decay brand is known for espousing beauty with an edge, devoid of frilly girliness but still alluring and captivating. Watch this makeup tutorial to learn how to do a mystic purple haze makeup look using all Urban Decay products. Like the edgy Urban Decay brand itse ...more

How To : Ice cakes using a spatula

You can ice cakes using a spatula and put a “crumb coat” on the cake to seal in the crumbs prior to decorating. Start by putting a large dollop of icing on top of the cake, spreading it completely over the top with a spatula. Use enough icing that you don't pull the crumbs int ...more

How To : Make homemade dessert icing

While topping your cake or cupcake with icing is easiest done using storebought icing, we're sorry to inform you that most grocery store icing has high amounts of saturated fat and even trans fat, both of which clog your arteries and contribute to heart disease. Not so appetiz ...more

How To : Make a paper cone for cupcake and cake decorating

Parchment paper cones, also known as cornets, are an extremely helpful pastry kitchen "tool" that are wonderfully easy to make! Filled with melted chocolate to adorn candies or royal icing to embellish cookies—your decorating possibilities are endless! Watch this how to video ...more

How To : Bake pizza cookies

Craving pizza or some cookies? Satisfy both cravings with pizza cookies. This how-to video shows you how to bake cookies in the shape of a pizza. All you need for this pizza cookie recipe is: sugar cookie dough, red royal icing, white bark coating, and dried fruits.

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 : Frost a cupcake with a spatula for beginners

Please do us a favor and preserve your cupcake's modesty by dressing her nakedness up in a sweet parka of strawberry-flavored royal icing. While we're aware of the challenges that frosting a cupcake produces (we've had plenty of occasions when we've ended up with more frosting ...more

News : Would You Shell Out $15,000 For a Gingerbread House?

For a few select princesses across the nation: Neiman Marcus is selling a $15,000 gingerbread house made of 381 pounds of gourmet gingerbread and 517 pounds of royal icing. Cooked up by Dylan Lauren, the famed Ralph Lauren's daughter and owner of Dylan's Candy Bar. Hmm, gotta ...more

How To : Make a simple gingerbread house

Martha shows Carson Kressley of Queer Eye how to make a gingerbread house. Warm, spicy gingerbread and sweet, sturdy royal icing serve as the brick and mortar for this classic holiday decoration. Gingerbread houses are actually quite easy to construct, especially if the ginger ...more

How To : Make a topsy turvy cake

This video demonstrates how to make a topsy turvy cake. This is a very hard cake to make and requires some previous baking experience. He bakes a cake first and layers them using icing as a glue. He makes sure the cake is semi-frozen first before he starts carving it to be the ...more

SUGARBUILT : If you give a artist a cookie...

New Mexico native Amelia Coulter grew up amongst the rich creative community and natural beauty of Santa Fe. After attending SUNY Purchase as a sculpture major, Amelia settled in Brooklyn and decided to merge her love of patterns, architecture and design with her passion for f ...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

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