Cake Decorating Tips And Tutorials

Cake Decorating Tutorials and Tips for All Skill Levels

removing the cake lace from the lace mat

A Homemade Cake Lace Recipe, And What Different Ingredients Do

I decided to try another cake lace DIY recipe recently because I was curious about the unbreakable gel recipe and whether it could be adapted for lace. Edible cake lace is a good medium to use to make realistic lace for wedding cakes that’s more delicate than using fondant in a mold. There are a

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Will Black Icing Bleed On White Buttercream? A Real Life Test

Will black icing bleed onto white icing? It’s a common question, especially since most cakes need to be decorated and stored overnight, giving dark icing time to bleed onto the cake if it’s going to do that. As a general rule, you should assume that any dark-colored icing, including buttercream or royal icing, has the

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chocolate seashells

How To Make Painted Chocolate Seashells, A Photo And Video Tutorial

Making chocolate seashells is a fast way to decorate a cake, and they taste better than fondant or gumpaste.  If you want to do some shells that have a few details in contrasting colors on them, it’s pretty easy to do. How to make the chocolate shells. Materials you’ll need: Melt the candy melts or

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chocolate branches

How To Make Chocolate Branches And Twigs, An Easy Photo Guide

Branches on cakes must be tricky, because I’ve seen a ton of cakes that have branches that look like snakes or large ropes, or worse, on them. If you’re going to do branches or vines, look at some photos of real ones first.  Don’t just start piping a snake of brown icing on the cake, that

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luster dust on gumpaste jewel

How to Use Luster Dust on Gumpaste Jewels To Get The Best Shine

When you color gumpaste or fondant with luster dust to get a good shine on edible jewels, you can end up with streaks or a mediocre shine. That’s because luster dust is dry and it’s not formulated to be used as a paint, so it doesn’t always dissolve evenly.  You can mix it with water,

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fondant popcorn

How To Make Realistic Fondant Or Gumpaste Popcorn For Cakes

Fondant and gumpaste popcorn that most people make is pretty cartoon-y, which is fine if you’re going for that look.  If you want to make more realistic popcorn, though, you should get some real popcorn to study first, then ditch the cutters, since you don’t need them.  If I’m going to go to the trouble

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