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Learn To Decorate The Best Cakes Ever
Would you like to learn how to decorate your own cakes?
I did, so I'm putting together a resource to help others on their journey to learn how to decorate cakes for themselves, or others. I enjoy all types of cake decorating, from buttercream icing, to rolled fondant creations, and everything in between.
I put together this cake decorating guide as a central location for some of my favorite cake decorating tips, tools, and photos.
I got this recipe from my sister, and I've had great luck with it.
1/2 cup butter (softened but not melted)
1/2 cup shortening
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
5-6 tablespoons of warm water
Cream the butter and shortening together until smooth, add the vanilla. Dissolve the salt into the warm water completely. Mix the water/salt mixture into the creamed butter and shortening. Put the mixer on low, and add powdered sugar slowly, mixing constantly.
The amount of water can be increased or decreased to achieve the desired consistency, I usually have the best luck with 6 tablespoons.
Add food coloring to make the color you need, and ice away.
Featured Wedding Cake Book: Martha Stewart's Wedding Cakes
Book Description from Amazon:
Of all the decisions that go into planning a wedding, choosing the cake may be the sweetest. Much more than dessert, this beloved wedding symbol should be as special as the bride and groom themselves. Whether you imagine a majestic cake blooming with fresh flowers, a pristine fondant-covered masterpiece, or a homespun take on strawberry shortcake- or even if you don’t know where to begin- Martha Stewart’s Wedding Cakes will provide you with more than 100 delicious and inspiring ideas for timeless and beautiful confections that are perfect for every style of wedding.
Not just visually inspiring, these pages are filled with information you won’t find anywhere else. Martha Stewart and Wendy Kromer, the master baker and decorator who has been creating cakes for Martha Stewart Weddings for more than a decade, guide you through everything you need to consider when selecting a cake- and even how to bake and decorate one yourself. Novice and experienced bakers alike will find recipes and insiders’ techniques to create truly memorable wedding cakes.
You will learn:
Where to begin- how to decide what style and flavors are right for you, taking into account the season, location, and theme of the event
Buttercream or fondant? Ganache or meringue? Useful charts explain the delicious materials bakers use, so you can choose the ones that suit your taste and style
Creative ways to display your cake so it takes center stage at the reception
How to find and hire a baker, including questions to ask and contract considerations
Ideas for cutting costs without sacrificing quality or beauty
How to incorporate traditions from around the world
Everything you need to know about baking a cake yourself, with complete recipes as well as how-to decorating techniques with color photographs and reference charts
A treasury of inspiration, Martha Stewart’s Wedding Cakes will ensure that your cake, whether homemade or professionally baked, triple-tiered or a tower of cupcakes, embellished with fresh fruit or elaborate sugar roses, is every bit as magical as your big day.
Wilton Cake Decorating Guide
- Every party needs cake!
- You can decorate it exactly how you want it.
- It feels good to say you decorated it yourself.
Wilton Cake Decorating Sets
Choose a set of decorating tools for the beginner or the experienced baker. Complete with all you'll need to transform your simple layer cake or cookies into a work of art.
In one handy caddy you'll find a generous selection of tips and colors as well as all the other tools specified as needed in the Wilton Cake Decorating Course I. For anyone about to explore the world of royal icing scrolls, flowers, stars, ruffles and bows this would be a hugely successful send-off.
Decorate sheet cakes, petit fours, muffins, cookies and more using this master tip set. The decorating tips you'll need are housed in this plastic storage case. The master tip set includes these tips: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 22, 24, 27, 30, 31, 32, 42, 45, 46, 47, 48, 54, 59, 61, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 73, 74, 78, 96, 97, 98, 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 108, 109, 123, 124, 129, 134, 136, 195, 199 and 2C. It also includes two standard tip couplers and two 1.25-in. flower nails (#9).
Add decorations to any dessert or appetizer in minutes using the Dessert Decorator Pro by Wilton. Thisdessert tool is ergonomically designed for both right- and left-handed use; it's easy to hold so you onlyneed one hand while operating. It's made of stainless steel, the material preferred by pastry chefs becausestainless won't transfer flavors; it also maintains the temperature of the fillings. The Dessert Decorator Pro includes Decorator Tool, Tips (#366 Leaf, #125 Petal, #230 Bismarck, #4B, Star, #21 Star and #1M Star), Two Tip Couplers, Dishwasher and Storage Bag for Tips and Couplers and a Recipe Book with Instructions.
Links To Find The Cake Decorating Supplies You Need
Wilton Cake Decorating Examples
How To Make Icing Roses
How To Make Butter Cream Icing
Cake Decorating Guides - Vote for your favorite. Or, add what's missing!
These are all cake decorating books I love, add your own if you have a favorite.
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