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Cake Baking - Flower Nail Method Tutorial

Posted by rezzygirl Just a quick demo to show what the flower nail method looks like. This method is an alternative to using "bake even strips" for a cake that requires less to no leveling after baking. Hope this is helpful. 1. Spray flower nail with non-stick spray 2. Place nail in the center of pan, touching the  bottom. Bake as usual 3.  Remove from oven. Cover top with cake board or sheet pan and flip entire cake pan over 4. after flipping over the cake pan, nail pops out making it easy to remove. read more

How To Make Fondant Swags

Posted by Tamanna The stp-by-step article will show you how to create fondant swags on your cake. This is most popular with wedding cakes and anniversary cake. Items required: 3 to 4 wooden skewers (knitting needles or chop sticks) Small rolling pin Fondant Gumpaste Garland Marker (optional) Mix together equal amounts of fondant and gumpaste and let stand for 1 hour. Make equal markings on cake covered with fondant. To get the best results, use a garland marker. Roll out small amount of fondant-gumpaste using very little powdered sugar and... read more

How To Make Cupcake Shoes

Posted by BellaCakes2012 I was given a picture from pintrest of the most adorable cupcake shoes made with cookies. I was asked to make them for 13 little girls.I wasnt feeling very confident about making them exactly like the picture because they looked so delicate and they would be traveling in the car for an hour. Im going to show you how I made them strong enough to with stand the trip. The best part is they where very simple to make and the ideas for decorating them is endless. Oh and yes this is my very first tutorial so fell free to let me know if I missed... read more

Leopard pattern inside cake tutorial

Posted by cakerycreation Leopard pattern inside cake tutorial Okay I fell in love with the inside of a cake that was floating around facebook. It was a picture of a cake that had leopard print on the inside. I just had to try to make it immediately!. So this is how I did it..Simple simple! Yellow cake colored light brown: prepared like you are making cakepops with it. Roll into small balls. Chocolate cake: prepared like you were making cakepops with it then rolled out very thin. Take a cirle cutter and cut circles. Then take the yellow balls and place them into the... read more

How To Create Faux Fondant (The Paper Smoothing Towel Method / Viva)

Posted by Jackie This is an easy and quick technique to get your butter cream smooth and creates a "faux fondant" effect on your buttercream iced cake. STEP 1 Equipment list for faux fondant technique · 1 Batch Crusting Buttercream · Viva brand paper towel (no design) · 12" angled statula, bench scraper or equivalent · pop bottle tool outlined in black to show (see step #2) · turntable or lazy susan (not shown) · fondant smoother STEP 2 Pop bottle tool This is the 'trick' tothis look. Cut an empty plastic 2 liter pop bottle with a scissors in the... read more

How to Make a 3D Wedding Dress Cake

Posted by Soepkip [featuredcakes] This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to make a wedding dress cake. This project is perfect for engagement cakes, bridal shower cakes, Quinceañera dress cake. 1. We are going to make an all edible wedding dress cake. Of course you can use this also for making an evening gown. 2. Bake two cakes. I have used 1 half bowl 12cms and 1 small kids cake pan also 12cms. The more people, the bigger your cake pans, the bigger your cakes. 3. Fill your cakes like you are used to with creme and jam or what you... read more

How To Make A Royal Icing Tiara

Posted by carrielynnfields In making this tutorial to teach you all how to put together tiaras I learned a few things in the process as well. #1. When making a tiara with a lot of dots such as this one, ALWAYS start off with using JUST lines for at least the first layer for structure, using just dots as I did will ensure that it will break when unmolding it as you can see in the picture. Next time I will just use the small dots on the last layer of RI or chocolate.#2. If your tiara has many open spaces as this one does, make sure that your Royal Icing... read more

How To Make Chocolate Cigarellos (Nati's Way)

Posted by boonenati This is the cheater's way of doing choc cigarettes, it's time consuming but it's foolproof, and after many failed attempts at real ones, im going to settle for these :D Items Required Scissors Acetate Non toxic marker (suitable for writing on plastic) Bowl Hot water Pot Chocolate Sticky tape Spatula or flat knife Hobby knife Spoon Before starting on this you will need to cut up your acetate. I had really large sheets of acetate for this project so I cut it up in this way. They were all cut even because i wanted to ensure all the cigarettes... read more

Part 1 - Edible Images & Edible Printers

Posted by Anonymous There was a time when only professional bakeries could afford the technology to create edible images. Now even cake decorating hobbyists can print edible images at home using their own computer and their own printer with the only expense being the edible ink and paper. In this introduction to edible imaging, you’ll learn how to create your own edible images including how to set up, use and maintain your own edible imaging system. Lisa’s Tips: Creative Uses for Edible Images Edible images aren’t just for photo cakes. You’ll find new and ... read more

How to Make a Death Star Cake

Posted by Smurfesque This Death Star Cake was such fun to make that you just won't know when to stop! It is made of Dark Chocolate Mud Cake and filled and covered in Dark Chocolate Ganache then grey Sugar-paste. Use two 8.5" or 9" metal kitchen bowls to bake the cakes. List of Materials Dark Chocolate Mud Cake Ingredients to fill two 8.5" metal bowls 500g unsalted butter 500g dark chocolate 2 tablespoon instant coffee 2-2/3 cups warm water 3 cups self raising flour 2 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup cocoa 4 eggs 2 teaspoon vanilla Dark Chocolate Ganache Ingredients 1.2 kg... read more

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