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17 tutorial submissions by the Cake Central community.

How to Bake Hearts inside a cake

Posted by Jackie How to put an image inside a cake so each piece cut is the same. List of Materials baked cake the color you want inside, shaped cutter, baking nail, raw mix. Cut small wedges, one at a time as needed, out of your baked colored cake. I am using a heart cutter. You want your pieces to be in a wedge shape so they will fit TIGHTLY together. Here are all my pieces cut out ready to go. This pink cade was baked in a 7" x 3" pan so that it would fit in an 8" x 3" pan for the second baking. Now I have placed a little bit of cake batter in the... read more

Save Time Carving A Spiral Cake

Posted by Overboard Somthing I realized when carving my first spiral was that I didn't need an extra cake to make the road. The piece I carved out of my cake could be flipped and used to create that road effect. My cake had 4 different flavors so I wanted each layer to stay the same flavor without baking an extra cake to make my road (I'm pretty frugal and don't like extra work if I can find a shortcut…no pun intended). List of Materials Toothpicks Offset Spatula Very Hot Water Sharp Knife Frozen Crumbcoated cake I used a cake pan to get the curve on top... read more

Edible Lace tutorial

Posted by Carinascupcakes How to create the sugarveil lace look without the mess and stress of using the liquid lace this super easy tuttorial technique created and published by carina bentley of Carina's cupcakes takes you start to finish to acheiving the lace look with a lace embossing mat superwhite and fondant.the quickest easiest lace look around List of Materials lightly treated coloured fondant a sugarveil/lace embossing mat 78mm disc cutter Sugarflair Superwhite flat edged wide tipped paintbrush rolling pin rejuvanator paint... read more

Upside Down Icing Technique for Perfectly Smooth Icing

Posted by Jeff_Arnett This technique works best with an icing containing at least one-third butter, but can be done with an all shortening icing with slight modifications in the chilling steps. 1. To begin with, there are some tools I consider "must have" items: A Turntable A Spackling Knife [from a hardware store] 2. Trace the outline of the pan [top side down] onto a sturdy surface, such as a piece of foamcore, cardboard, or for a more permanent use, masonite. 3. Cover the outline with a piece of parchment paper... read more

Quick & Easy Smooth Icing Using a Roller (Melvira Method)

Posted by Melvira Before and After using the Melvira roller smoothing method on your buttercream frosted cake The “Melvira Method” is intended to help you create a perfectly smooth icing surface on your cake, ideal for decorating. To complete this method you will need to purchase a high-density foam roller at your local hardware or paint supply store.Most discount stores do not carry the high-density foam, please insure that you purchase the high-density foam roller refill heads or you will be left with a ‘spackle-like’ texture on your icing. The rollers... read more

How To Paint Leopard Print on your Cake

Posted by kendra_83 This tutorial shows you how to get the hand-painted leopard print look as seen here and in my cake photos. I’m sure I’m not the first or the only one to do it this way, but after being asked by several people for tips I decided to put my method in writing. Feel free to credit or link to any other tutorials on this subject. List of Materials fondant-covered cake turntable vodka black gel color chocolate brown gel color Super Gold Luster Dust Copper Pearl Dust small, flexible brush wide, flat brush - a fan brush works best two ramekins... read more

Upside Down Frosting Technique

Posted by Overboard At first this made NO sense to me until I saw an actual video tutorial by Jessiecakes (check her out if you want to see this in action it's FABULOSO!). I made my own photo tutorial because I added a step (that made sense to me…maybe not you but, to each his own! :-). List of Materials TapeWax paper or Baking Paper (I find baking paper works better as if it gets wet it won't rip)Wide Turntable (bought mine form IKEA for $8 bucks)Leveler (Can find at any hardware store)Bench Scraper ( or something with a long, flat, sharp edge for smoothing icing) Can... read more

Covering a cake with an edible image

Posted by jayhawkcake In this tutorial you will learn how to cover and entire cake in an edible image. This is especially handy for detailed patterns that aren't easy to recreate with fondant for buttercream. For example, the ACU pattern that is on my husbands Army uniform. It is very detailed and super hard to recreate. List of Materials frosted cake that has been smoothed, edible images, scissors, pan that you baked the cake in, cloth tape measurer Take your cake that has been frosted and smoothed. Measure the height of your cake. This measurement... read more

How to Stencil on a Fondant Covered Cake Video

Posted by Jackie   [youtube id="VTzRuMym7rE" width="600" height="350"] In this "how to" guide, you will learn how to stencil royal icing directly onto a cake covered in buttercream. You will see how quickly and easily you can make the most intricate and amazing designs directly on your cake. Items you will need for this tutorial: Fondant covered cake Small batch of colored royal icing Small spatula or Spackling Knife (from the hardware store) Your favorite Designer Stencil for cake How to Stencil The Top of The Cake [swfobj... read more

How To Create a Frozen Buttercream Transfer

  • by Dawn

Posted by Dawn Frozen buttercream transfer is a method of transferring your art to your frosted cake. You are making a buttercream "plaque" to apply to your cake. It is similar to the more familiar method of transferring a design to a frosted cake with gel on waxed paper, and filling in the design with a star tip. It is also comparable to run-in (flood-work) sugar design work, and it will make a beautiful reproduction of your art in buttercream on small as well as very large cakes.1 Things You Will Need: 1 batch Buttery buttercream Icing ( This is... read more

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