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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

How To Make a 3D Fire Helmet Cake

Posted by thecakemaker Step-by-step Instructions on making a 3-D Fireman's Helmet Cake This cake was made as a “his” cake for a “his and her’s” bridal shower for friends of mine in New York.  It would also make a great grooms cake or birthday cake. It helps to have a picture of a helmet or a plastic fire helmet to get your dimensions.  I was lucky enough to be able to borrow an actual fire helmet for this one. 1. First, the shield for the front of the helmet. You want to make this in advance so it can dry.  I made mine from a picture of a New York fire... read more

Making Buttercream Roses on a Stick

Posted by ntertayneme This is a method of creating roses on a dowel or stick as opposed to using a flower nail. Some cake decorators prefer this method. Click To Enlarge View the video & step by step standard Wilton method of creating buttercream roses on a flower nail 1. Take a short piece of a dowel stick, the kind you'd use for doweling a tiered cake, approximately 6 to 7 inches in length. Tint your buttercream icing and place in your bag using tip 101, 102, 103 or 104. I start off by... read more

Stained Glass Effect with Piping Gel

Posted by pastrypuffgirl Use Piping Gel to Make Complex Designs on Your Cakes and Cookies Photo by: karateka Tint piping gel (Use gel or paste colors) with either paste or gel colors so it is visible against the icing for a cake. For a cookie, tint Piping gel so the design will contrast with it. Put it in a pastry bag fitted with a #1 tip or a plastic squeeze bottle (my favorite). Draw a pattern on a piece of wax paper using an indelible marker. Turn the wax paper over so the ink in on the backside. Spray backside with a light coating of vegetable oil spray. You... read more

Collaring Your Cake Pans (Make A Deeper Cake)

Posted by Jackie Copyright © 2005 This technique is mostly referred to as "collaring". This is very handy to avoid batter over spills in your oven if you accidentally fill your cake pan to full. It can also be used to create a much deeper cake that what your cake pan allows. In this demonstration I have used a 6" x 2" cake pan. STEP 1 Grease and flour your cake pan as normal. DO NOT USE WAX PAPER FOR THIS TECHNIQUE STEP 2 Cut your parchment paper to a length that is a few inches greater than the circumfrance of your pan. Example: If you... read more

How To Do Cornelli Lace

Posted by Jackie Reprinted with Permission from Wilton Industries Copyright © 2003-2004 Wilton Industries - All rights reserved Lacework is a special cake decorating technique that is particularly suited to wedding, shower and fondant-covered cakes. Usually done in white on pastel cakes for feminine occasions, lacework requires nearly perfect pressure control. Continued practice should give you pleasing results. Apply lacework to an entire cake or within a pattern on a cake. Use thinned buttercream or royal icing for buttercream frosted cakes; thinned royal or... read more

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