How to make a loop Bow Cake Topper

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How to create video for Chocolate Ribbons

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In this “how to” Guide, you will learn to create bonds of chocolate.estas tape can be used to cover the sides or top of the cake, or can be used in any number of culinary creations.

These are not thick malleable chocolate tapes made with sugar syrup but thin tape of chocolate, which can be used to weather the sides of cake, cake of cheese, cupcake or helado.Aquí ball is an idea why not do your own designer tape chocolate cupcake holders?

May also want to see the “How To” video of stenciling on fondant

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How to make a Gumpaste Stargazer Lily (Asian Lily)

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HOW TO MAKE A GUMPASTE STARGAZER LILY (Asian Lily)

Photo by Avaie


Equipment needed:24/26g wire (white taped)
Thin wire (very thin)
Thick glue (cellogen/tylose etc)
Ground rice/Rice flour – coloured
Lily cutter & veiner
Mould for drying petals
Scalpel / exacto knife
Rolling pin
Balling tool
Buttercup Yellow Luster Dust
Orchid Pink Luster Dust
Tweezers

* note, I use white wire as
the petals are quite fine and green would show through.


PistolTo start with take a small ball
of paste & roll it into a sausage shape.
Once you have a the start of
the sausage shape insert 24/26g wire up the full length of the
sausage making sure you do not pierce the end.
Work the sausage on the wire,
working it down the wire to make sure it has a firm hold.
There is no need to glue the wire before this step. You can roll
with your hand, or alternatively use your balling mat as shown –
this ensure that the pistol is straight and has no “finger grooves”
from your rolling.
Once it has thinned out
nicely, measure it up to the length of the petal cutter – it needs
to be no bigger than 1/2 the size of the largest cutter – this gives
balance – anything longer than half will look odd. With your
scalpel cut a top of the stamen with three cuts – like the “peace”
symbol. – sorry tried to photograph this but it was too fine to show
up.
StamensWith the very fine wire – is
finer that what you normally use, it is very very flexible and
covered in cotton – most cake decorating stores will stock this.
Cut 6 pieces approximately 10cm long.
With your tweezers bend about
1cm from the end so it looks like a number 7.(see diagram (a))
Then at about 1/3 along from
the bend, bend it back on itself (see diagram (b)).


With the thick glue, dip the
end of the stamen into the coloured ground rice (I have mine yellow,
but if you look at real lilies, the stamens come in a multitude of
colours). Shake off any excess.
PetalsRoll out your paste, and cut out
3 small petals and 3 large petals. Make sure you don’t roll
the paste too thin – this is a flower that tends to look better if
it has a little thickness to it – and it will give you less
heartache with breakage if you don’t make them too fine when it
comes to colouring them.

Then take a very small piece
of paste and roll it into a ball.


Then roll it into a
teardrop/tiny sausage shape.

And thread with 24/26g wire
white wire.
Place this onto the dusted
base of your veiner and brush with a very small (and I mean very
small) amount of glue.
Place one of the pre-cut
petals over, dust the top of petal then cover with top of veiner and
press down firmly.
Gently remove the petal from
veiner and place on balling mat & ball the edges of the petal to
make gentle ruffles. Some of these lilies are naturally very
ruffly, others not quite so much – really up to you how frilly you
want to make them. You will need to make 3 smaller petals and
3 larger petals.

Find a container or shaping
tool to lay the petals on. Make sure the curve is not to
excessive or you will have great difficulty in holding the petals &
taping them later on. As you can see, I have used a very high
tech equipment of a Tupperware container! (I really liked the gentle
curve it gave the petals). So as you can see anything can be
used.At this point you
need to leave the petals overnight or in a very hot dry place to
dry. They need to be 100% dry before you go any further.Now the fun begins! I
found the best way to colour with luster dust is to leave the petals on
the container that they have being laying on to dry. Some
people prefer to hold them by the wires, some with the petal in
their hands… I found that if I held the petals I would have
breakage. And yes, I broke one this way also – that is why we
should always make extras! This breakage, however, was care of
my 2 year old “helping”. Commercial lilies (ones you buy
pre-made) will more than likely only have 5 petals – is cheaper and
faster for them to make, however, the natural lily does have 6
petals. Unfortunately, this tutorial now has five petals! The
same principals apply, you just need to tape in an extra petal which
will become clearer as we go along. For the colouring – have a
look at some real flowers – they tend to have green/yellow at the
centre of the petal and colouring on the rest of the petal varies –
some with alot of colour, some only a smattering… I’ve gone half
way. After you have dusted the petals, there are two different
ways to create the dots. This example is done with dots of
food colouring gel with a broken toothpick (so it has a rough edge
rather than a point). The alternative is when you are steaming
the petals to use Orchid Pink Luster Dust and brush on a light layer
over the still tacky petals. This was how I did the first
petals in my photos folder. The dots are less obvious when
looking at them, and as you can see, hardly come up in photos at
all. The pistal needs to be
coloured green/yellow from the base to up to about 2/3 of the length
of it. The last 1/3 needs to be dipped in thin glue/cellogen
and then dipped in the coloured rice flour mix. As for the
stamens, I have left them white for this particular flower, but
again, if you look in nature they can be pink, yellow, green – a
variety. To colour, paint them with coloured dipping solution
of your choice.TapingOnly use the glossy tape – not
the crepe paper type – it has a much better finish for this flower.
Firstly, tape down the length of the stamen wire to cover the green.
Then tape the stamens to the pistal (stamens DO NOT need additional
taping as you will have covered them). Take three stamens and
line them to the top of the pistal and tape around to hold in place.
Take the next three stamens
and tape on the alternate side that you have just taped. Even
move the stamens around the pistal.All the flower stems need to
be taped in green – this not only makes it look natural, but it
helps hold the wires together as you tape. Take one of the
small petals and bend to the desired effect with teasers.Tape to the pistal/stamen
combo; then add the other 2 small petals so that they create a “Y”
formation.The petals need to be secure.
To do this tape around the wires, then thread back through the
middle (between petal and pistal/stamens) and then continue taping
in the opposite direction. This is a little tricky, but you
will find it will hold the petals nice and securely. Once you
have taped the small petals, take the larger petals and tape as
close to the smaller petals in the gaps of the Y.Completed!

If this had six petals it
would look much better, however, it could pass as a lily – just not
competition level! Cut off the excess wire at the base leaving
a bit to bend and help “stand” into place on cake or plaque.

I hope this tutorial has
helped – I am by no means an expert and if there is anything that
needs to be clarified/explained better, please feel free to PM me.

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How to Stencil on a Fondant Covered Cake Video

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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. You may also want to see the “How To” video for stenciling on buttercream, or cookies

Cake By: CoutureCakeCreations

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How To Stencil On Cookies Video – Great For Monograms!

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In this “how to” guide, you will learn how to stencil royal icing directly onto a cookie. You will see how quickly and easily you can make the most intricate and amazing designs directly on your cake. You may also want to see the “How To” video for stenciling on buttercream cakes, or fondant

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By: Designer Stencils

Tags: cookie, designer stencils, stencil

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Easy Cakes To Make

Homemade cakes have a unique flavor, which ready-made cakes can never have! If you are a fan of cakes, but like most other people avoid to bake cakes at home only because it takes lots of time, then you should definitely read on. Here are different kinds of easy cakes to make, which will surely save your time…

Cakes are the main foodstuff at almost all parties. And so it is a must for the cake to be perfect, which in turn means long hours of tedious work! So, though we all unanimously agree that homemade cakes taste better than ready-made cakes, we cannot afford to invest hours to make one. But what if there are recipes for cakes which require less ingredients and less time compared to the normal cakes you bake? Here is a list of recipes for such easy cakes to make at home. Read more on cake recipes from scratch.
Easy Cakes to Make at Home

Chocolate Cake
Whenever the word cake is uttered, the first cake that comes to anyone’s mind is chocolate cake! It is also one of the most demanded cake at parties. And so chocolate cake comes first in our list of very easy cakes to make.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar

For Frosting

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup cocoa

Process

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Flour and lightly grease two 9-inch round baking pans. Take a large bowl and add in cocoa, sugar, baking powder, salt, flour, and baking soda, and mix well. Then add in oil, milk, eggs and vanilla. Again blend well and then beat on the mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, stir in boiling water and pour the batter into prepared pans. Bake for about 30-35 minutes, and when well baked, cool for about 10 minutes in the pan and then move to wire racks. Only when completely cooled, use the frosting recipe given below. Read more on easy cake mix recipes.

For frosting, take a bowl and melt butter in it. When butter melts, add in sugar and milk, beat well. After beating, if it is not to the spreading consistency, add milk. When done, add in vanilla, mix well. Read more on chocolate cake recipes.

Lemony Sponge Cake
Sponge cake can not only be served at parties, but can even be eaten at breakfast! So the sponge cake recipe should easy enough to be made every day. Here is such a sponge cake recipe which can be added in the list of quick and easy cakes to make.

An ‘Icing Friendly’ Cake Recipe…

There are thousands of cake recipes in the world but some types of cakes simply have the buoyancy, mass and support that is needed to support fillings and icing.

Here’s a traditional and fail-proof recipe for an Icing Friendly Cake…

Butter Cake

This is the classic recipe that is used to create tiered confections for wedding cakes.

Butter cake has a firm, moist texture that makes it perfect for tiered designs.

The almond extract is optional but if you are making a wedding cake it is a very traditional additive.

You could also add extra vanilla, rum flavoring, cognac or brandy, orange blossom water or rosewater instead of the almond flavoring if you prefer.

1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
5 eggs
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
3/4 teaspoon Almond Flavoring (optional)
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk

Baby Shower Cakes

What is it? A yummy confectionary treat? Oh yes it is! Yes, I am talking about baby shower cakes, and not if you want your baby shower party to be original and fabulous, its time to start thinking out of the box and come up with some of the best ever ideas for baby shower cakes.

Before you get all set to go to your local bakery to check out the different cakes available there, it is important to know what kind of a cake you are looking for. Do you want a cake that serves purely as dessert or do you want something that is doubled as both dessert as well as a centerpiece. Secondly, why even go to a bakery when you can bake the perfect cake all by yourself, in your very own kitchen? You will be surprised at how easy it can be to bake and decorate a cake.

You can your baby shower cake as a taste dessert to win all your guests over, or you could simply use it as a wonderful centerpiece to make your party even more special. The creative cakes that my friends baked for their baby shower parties still remain fresh in my memory.A baby shower is probably one of the happiest occasions in every mother-to-be’s life; it is fun and entertaining and is perfect for the fun loving people.

So, turn your cake baking it’s a fun task instead of a tedious chore. Here are a couple of baby shower cake ideas to help you make your final decision.

Interesting Ideas for Baby Shower Cakes

  • Unique Designs – Unique cake designs create a mouthwatering treat with tasty messages delivered from and to the baby. There are many designs like the rubber ducky cake and the 3-D ducky baby cake.
  • Alternatives for Baby Shower Cakes – Instead of your regular, traditional baby shower cakes, try baking a batch of cupcakes. Diaper cakes are also a very popular option.
  • Baby Shower Themes – Theme ideas for cakes are very popular and can successfully set the right tone for any party. Ideas include stork cakes, Disney characters, baby block cakes, and even family photo cakes.
  • Autograph Cakes – This is a sheet kind of a cake that has a standard inscription of the word ‘Congratulations’ written over it. These cakes are becoming extremely popular as the guests get to sign their name on the cake on their arrival. How cool is that?

So, no matter what kind of a cake you are looking for, when you put your whole soul and energy into planning the baby shower cake, the ideas will just keep flowing.

Baby Shower Cake Recipe

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs.
  • 3 tbsp milk.
  • 1 ½ cups of cake flour, sifted.
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla essence.
  • ¾ tsp baking powder.
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar.
  • ¾ cup + 1 tbsp soft butter.
  • 3 tbsp poppy seeds.
  • 1 tbsp lemon peels, finely grated.
  • ¼ tsp salt.
  • Lemon syrup: ¼ cup lemon juice and ¼ cup sugar.

Procedure:

  • Start by preheating the oven to about 350 degrees F. grease your loaf pan and line it with waxed paper or parchment paper and then grease and flour this paper. In a medium-sized bowl mix the eggs with the milk and the vanilla essence.
  • In a large bowl, mix all the remaining dry ingredients and blend them on a low speed for about 30 seconds. Add the butter and half of the egg mixture and then mix on a very low speed until it becomes moist. Increase the speed to medium and then beat for a minute or so. Scrape the sides of the blender. Slowly add the remaining half of the egg mixture in 2 separate batches and keep beating for 20 seconds after you pour it each time. Again, scrape the sides.
  • Butter and flour the loaf pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake for a little more than an hour until a toothpick when inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cover the dish loosely with buttered foil for half an hour to prevent over-browning. Heat the lemon juice and the sugar in a saucepan until it is completely dissolved.
  • Once you take the cake out of the oven, place it on a wire rack. With a wire tester or a wooden skewer, poke the cake all over and then brush some of the glaze over it. After about 10 minutes, start loosening the sides of the cake and invert the pan onto a greased wire rack. Poke the bottom half of the cake and then brush some glaze over it and then re invert back onto the wire rack. Allow the cake to cool down and then wrap it in plastic wrap.

Cake Decorating Ideas.

If you think having a home-baked cake is a thoughtful gesture on special occasions, appetizingly beautiful cake decorations are a must. It is a common notion that decorating your cake with the finesse of professional bakers is impossible, here are some easy cake decorating ideas that will give your cake the perfect look!

Cake Decorating Themes

  • Floral Theme
    The classic and the most popular cake decorating theme. Floral patterns with enchanting pink and lavender flowers and green leaves would make for a perfect floral cake. Floral themes usually go with wedding cakes, or birthday cakes for girls, or mothers’ day cakes.
  • Fun and Frolic
  • Fun themes make use of a lot of color, splash and sparkle. Use of different shapes like, stars, circles and balloons, can help you make the perfect fun cake, which is perfect for almost any joyous occasion.

  • Cartoon Themes
  • Although kids love cakes of all sorts, what better way to surprise them than by combining their most favorite things- Cartoons and Cakes ! Cakes can be decorated either by drawing cartoon characters or using the molds and readymade icing figures. Cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse , Donald Duck, Tom n Jerry or Garfield will definitely make your kid cheerful.

  • Romantic Theme
  • Be it the Valentine’s day, your wedding anniversary or simply your sweetheart’s birthday, a beautiful cake is the best way to express your love. Romantic Cake decorations can include any soft-color icing, topped with some icing hearts, or even cupids for that matter. To add the final touch, you can use some sparkly candy sprinkles to woo your love.

Cake decoration supplies that will help you

  • Professional Icing Smoother: Very useful in order to cover your cake with a uniform layer of icing, just like the ones at the Baker’s shop.
  • Decorating Moulds: Decorating molds help you create fun shapes starting from the easy ones like triangles, stars, circles and squares to the more complex ones like flowers, hearts or even smiley faces and cartoon characters. Some of these molds also have text imprints for numbers and alphabets that can help you personalize your decoration by adding names, or age or personalized messages on the cake.
  • Icing Bags:Icing bags enable you to create wonderful icing patterns on your cake. Using an icing bag is as simple as using a pen, you just have to apply a little pressure for the icing sugar to flow through the tip and then go ahead to draw interesting shapes and borders or even write with it. Icing bags also come with specialized changeable tips that help you to create specific shapes like flowers stars and leaves.
  • Readymade flowers If you don’t have enough time to make your own icing flowers, the readymade icing flowers are the easy way out.
  • Edible decorative sprinkles:Colorful and sparkly sprinkles can make for excellent decorating for your cake. These sprinkles can adorn your cake even if they are randomly spread on the surface of the cake.
  • Edible Color Sprays:Edible color sprays are very easy to use and can single handedly transform your humble cake into a vibrant and stunning one. You can also use it creatively to create patterns on your cake
  • Printed Photographs: If you are looking for something far more trendy and hi-tech then there you can get a special printer which uses edible ink and prints on a edible icing paper that you can easily place on your cake. A cake with a clearly printed edible photograph is a unique and great idea.
  • Cake Stand: Finally a beautiful cake stand is a must to add the final touch to your cake decorations. Classic glass cake stands or ornamental cake stands can definitely add to the beauty of your delicious cake.

Things to keep in ming while decorating your cake

  • Keep it simple and sweet: Decorating a cake can be a fun process but make sure that the end product has to look beautiful. Using too much color, and over-the top ideas may not create the desired effect for your cake.
  • Use the right colors: Remember that at the end of it, the cake has to look delicious. Use of strange color combinations can not only make the cake look less attractive but less appetizing as well.
  • Avoid Clutter: Using too many decorating items can make your cake look overloaded. Avoid using all the sparkles and toppings, use the toppings wisely and place them in a way that makes the cake look aesthetic but clutter-free.
  • Know your audience: The decoration of the cake has the suit the mood of the occasion or the party. For example a floral or ornamental topping with pinks and reds would be perfect for a girl.

In addition to all this, if you are still confused about the supplies and cake decorating accessories, you can simply choose from customized cake-decorating kits, which include all the decorating essentials for you to get started. So the next time you see a spectacular cake at the Baker’s display window, do not just stare in awe…you can do it too!

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