Cake Decorating Tips
Want to decorate cakes like the pros? When it comes to cake frosting, cake decorating tips, stacking layer cakes, and making easy fondant, this is your one-stop spot for pretty cake ideas.
11 Fun Ideas for Decorating a Cake with Candy
Make a birthday cake or other special day cake oh-so-adorable with candies! Cookbook author and stylist Libbie Summers shares 11 super-simple ways that cinnamon candies, jellybeans, maltballs, and other sweet favorites can make you look like a professional cake decorator in minutes.
Cake Decorating Two Ways: Pick Candy or Fruit!
Colorful candies and tart lemons take a basic cake from blah to brava. See each adorable cake decorating technique (cookbook author and stylist Libbie Summers shows off candy flowers and lemon butterflies) in action!I think of spring, I think of bright colors, flowers blooming, and birds chirping , and everything fresh and new. And in spring, of course we have a ton of celebrations, and what's more celebratory than a cake. Today, I'm gonna show you how to decorate a cake using some of my favorite things, wonderful colored candies and tart lemons. The first decorated cake I'm gonna show you is a Blooming Flowers Cake and it's made with Jordan almonds, jelly beans , I'm using everything that I love that's all colorful. The first thing I'm gonna do is a Jordan Almond Daisy. The keyof the flower, and then I'm gonna take my first layer of jelly beans . There you go. This cake we're gonna make butterflies out of lemons, and it's the easiest thing in the world to do.
How to Make Fondant
All bakers should know how to make fondant. Watch as we show you how easy it is to make a tastier version of traditional fondant. With our simple steps, you’ll be making beautiful fondant in no time.
How to Make a Layer Cake
Prep work is key to a sturdy, pretty layer cake. Check out our secrets to this cake-decorating technique, including how to level the cake layers and how to keep a clean cake platter.-I??m Sue with Better Homes and Gardens. When we frost a layer cake here in our test kitchen for photos, we follow a few basic steps for prepping the cake beforehand. Let me show you
How to Decorate a Cake with Chopped Nuts
Embellish your decorated cake with a layer of chopped nuts on the sides of your frosted dessert. Picking the right cake pedestal is a good start—we walk you through the entire process, including how to keep the cake moist so the nuts stay in place.
Cake Decorating: Easy Frosting Designs
Use household utensils -- a spoon and a fork -- to create easy frosting designs. We’ll help you achieve beautiful cake decorations on the cheap.or a tablespoon. Swirls are easy to make and soft frostings or whipped cream . Spikes require a stiffer icing like meringue or 7-minute frosting. Use the tines of a fork to make wavy ridges in a frosted sheet cake or ridges around the sides of a smooth, frosted layer cake . Hold the fork lightly against the cake and gently pull it around, turning the plate as you go. With tricks like these,
Cake Decorating: How to Pipe Frosting
When it comes to cake decorating, one of the best tools for piping is already in your house. Watch as we show you how to pipe with supplies that costs pennies.you started. Before actually decorating a cake, practice on a piece of wax paper until you're comfortable. To make simple dots, cut up the corner of a frosting-filled resealable plastic freezer bag and hold the filled piping bag just above the wax paper . Squeeze out the frosting in a steady stream, keeping the tip of the bag still. The frosting will form a natural round
How to Decorate a Cake: Pastry Bag Techniques
Create a beautiful birthday cake or a cake for a special celebration. Our Test Kitchen expert walks you through how to decorate a cake with a pastry bag, including the answer to the question: “Are disposable pastry bags OK to use?”Before tackling the cake, you might wanna practice on a piece of wax paper to work on your squeezing technique and to see how different tips work. Round tips are good for lines and writing while
How to Decorate a Cake with Frosting
We share the secrets for decorating a cake like a pro -- watch as our Test Kitchen expert frosts a gorgeous layer cake, sharing her tips about the tool she uses, plus the best way to keep your cake pedestal clean for a beautiful presentation.