You just baked a yummy cake, but who can eat it all? If you're lucky, you don't have a gang of family members gobbling up your leftovers—it's just you and one delicious slice a day for the rest of the week. But you don't want your cake getting stale on you. The secret is all in the way you slice it—and a spare apple doesn't hurt, either.
A dead British science nerd figured out the best way to cut a cake to preserve maximum freshness, and it's pure genius (well, sorta). His name? Sir Francis Galton, a polymath infamously known as the founder of eugenics, and apparently owner of a very big sweet tooth.
In this episode of Ask Nancy, you will learn how to safely decorate your cake with real flowers. Make sure you know which buds are poisonous before you add them to your dessert so that you don't make anyone at your party sick.
Salmon cakes are a true New England treat. This tutorial shows you how to make your own quite easily. The video uses onion powder and garlic powder, but you can mince your own instead. Don't forget the lemon to garnish!
You've probably heard of pineapple upside-down cakes before and may have even made some. But what about pineapple upside-down cupcakes? These little tasty zingers are easy to make and will be a hit at your next get together!
What could be more perfect for a summertime barbecue than an All-American flag cake? This sponge cake is easy to make and covered in berries to give it a fresh, warm-weather flavor. If you need a dessert for Memorial Day or the Fourth of July, this is the perfect one for you. Start from scratch with the Food Network's Ina Garten, aka the famous Barefoot Contessa, in this clip.
Wilton Cake Decorating demonstrates how to make and decorate a beautiful World of Swirls Cake.
Its a flavor explosion! Take some cilantro, add in a little Calcium Chloride and Sodium Alginate, and give some crab cakes a new twist! The pearl is one of the most useful treats of Molecular Gastronomy. Learn how to make corn cake with bbq crab and cilantro pearls.
Nothing completes a fresh-made cake more than a sweet coating of icing. Learn how long you should let a cake cool before frosting it, and also how to ice a crumb coat. You will need a cake stand, offset spatula, icing and cake.
This video tells us the method to decorate an angel food cake with cranberry garnish. Cut the cake into half horizontally by using a serrated knife. Remove the upper portion of the cake. Mix together half cup of raspberry jam and two teaspoons of orange peel. This mixture is spooned over the top of the lower portion of the cake. Put the top of the cake back on the lower portion. Take 8 ounce of whip topping and apply it to the outer portion of the cake. Now, take frozen cranberries and thaw t...
We like to think that anytime is a good time for cupcakes. So if you're down with the wintertime blues and need something warm and toasty - not to mention addictively sweet - to cheer you up, check out this cake decorating video.
Peach cobblers aren't traditionally the fastest desserts to make. They require creating the pie crust, cutting up the fresh peaches, and then assembling it all together into a pretty looking cake.
In this episode of Panlasang Pinoy, we are taken through the steps of how to make custard cake. The episode provides a shopping list of ingredients that are easy to find at any grocery store. Each step of the baking process is covered from mixing the ingredients and preparing the 9x13 pan to baking the cake. For an easy to follow recipe and guide to making fresh Filipino-style custard cake, follow the steps in this video.
Ever wondered how could you make a molten chocolate cake? You'll love it!!! The molten chocolate cake is fairly simple to make and makes a delicious Valentine's Day dessert. All you need is 20 minutes prep time. Top your molten chocolate cake with fresh cream, whipped cream or ice cream.
A brick oven makes baking cakes so much easier. Now you don't have to prepare the cake fully before your guests arrive, now you can bake it while they're there, tempting them with a cake "straight out of the oven!" This chocolate soufflé cake is delicious warm, too! Watch the full video recipe for baking chocolate soufflé cake with Chef Hubert Keller.
Making cakes usually scares the hell out of us. It doesn't matter what kind of cake it is; if it requires us shoving it in the oven, it'll come out sad looking and usually burnt. Which is why we're digging this no-bake cake.
Betty Crocker will always have a fond place in our hearts, but every now and then we find it fun - and okay, maybe a little ego boosting - to bake a cake all our own from scratch (gasp!). While the concept is unheard of amongst busy adults and college students, baking using only what you have at home (and not something premixed) is well worth the effort.
Perfect for breakfast! This video shows you everything you need to be able to maek these delicious mini blueberry cakes (or muffins). Make sure that you get fresh, in season blueberries for the best results, and check often during baking.
Sandra Lee in this video shows how to make triple orange angel food cake. She takes a pack of angel food cake mix in a bowl and adds the juice of mandarin oranges with water to it. A tablespoon of orange zest is added to the bowl and mixed well. This goes into a pan sprayed nicely and generously with cooking spray. Half a can of the mandarin oranges are popped into the cake batter. This is baked in a pre-heated oven to 350 degrees. The uneven top of the cooked cake is removed. The rest of the...
Dream of one day becoming a world-famous pastry chef, or simply want a quick yet impactful decoration to put on your next cake? Then take a look at this cake decorating video to learn a quick and easy way to make frosting roses.
This how-to video is about how to bake and frost a carrot cake. Ingredients required:
In this tutorial from Food Wishes, learn how to make delicious crab cakes from chef John... A classic entertaining idea great for a warm meal with friendsand family! Make sure to get fresh ingredients and to take your time. These are worth the work!
It is important to know how to keep your cooking and baking ingredients fresh. Many have either an expiration date or a "use by" date on the containers which should be followed. Shortening can turn rancid if it is kept in a warm environment. To keep it from going bad it can either be stored in your refrigerator or in a sealed container in a cool, dark, dry place. Sugar doesn't generally go bad, but it can develop moisture which causes lumps to form. If this happens then you can usually either...
Before you start rolling out fondant to assemble a fantastical, impressive swan and before you even slather on that top coat of icing, you have to know how to assemble your cake and insert icing between layers of cake.
Cake decorating is a real art so who better to learn from than from a professional cake artist? This video is full of professional advice and takes you through the process of how to use butter cream to frost and decorate your cake.
Wilton Cake Decorating demonstrates how to make and decorate a heart fireworks tiered cake. Roll out the pliable edible cake clay so that it is about 1/4 of an inch thick. Cut out heart shapes with cookie cutters. Let them dry for a few hours. Attach the hard hearts to wire with an icing adhesive. Create a bouquet out of the candy flowers by crooking the end of the wires and sealing the bases with floral tape. Create three-inch panels for the six-inch cake out of the cake clay. Cut out heart ...
Luxaholics, fashionistas and Sex in the City fans... Here lies the information needed to make the perfect cake for your next chic birthday party or bachelorette party! Learn how to make a shoebox & high heel shaped cake with step by step instructions in this three-part video tutorial. Using primarily gumpaste, fondant icing and modeling chocolate, learn how to shape the high heel sole, inseam and heel, creating a realistic looking & unique cake sure to wow your guests!
In order to make A Building Block Birthday Cake, you will need the following: a 13 x 9‚Äù cake, marshmallows, scissors (pre-treated with nonstick cooking spray), and bright colored frosting.
Cake pops are generally made in a circular shape from vanilla or chocolate cake, then dipped into chocolate or candy melts and sprinkled with adornments, but that doesn't mean you can't have some fun tweaking the shape a bit.
This three tiered tire cake is a perfect Groom's cake for a man who loves cars! For this cake, you will need Fondx brand fondant in jet black, rolled fondant stabilizer, powdered sugar, a rolling pin, a pizza cutter, cooking scissors and a tire mold.
Who doesn't love a cake? And what could make a cake better than some hand made flower decorations on top. This how-to takes you step by step through the process to make your first gumpaste peony. It takes a bit of practice, but you can do it! Now you can make flowers like Cake Boss!
Looking to decorate the perfect wedding cake for a loved one's special day? In this video, Sue McMahon, cookery editor at Woman's Weekly magazine, explains how to go about decorating a beautiful pink flower filled wedding cake, perfect for a springtime wedding! Learn everything you need to know to re-create this cake in the comfort of your own kitchen!
Cake pops can be made easily with basic cake mix and chocolate or candy melts for the coating, but if you want to take your cake pops to the next level then you gotta bring in the big guns.
It's your birthday and your tired of the same old typical cake you buy every year. Well its time to change things up. This video shows you how to make a delicious chocolate chip cookie cake. Perfect for both adults and kids, and of course everyone is welcomed to make it. You'll get step by step on how to achieve this delightful dessert or birthday cake. Remember to include the whole family on the process, make it a delicious bonding experience over chocolate chip cookies, icing, and fresh str...
Crab cakes are best when kept simple and light. Try the recipe in this video for an authentic Chesapeake Bay taste. You'll need to gather these ingredients: two eggs, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, lemon, bread or cracker crumbs, seafood seasoning, baking powder, parsley, and crabmeat. If you can't make it out to the shore or a nice restaurant (economic downturn and all), check out this video cooking show and learn how to make your very own Maryland crab cakes. And remember-...
In this video, we learn how to make and decorate a diva heart cake with roses. Start out with a heart shaped cake and then ice it with a light pink icing and place it in the freezer. Once it's settled, roll some fondant into small balls and then stick to the bottom of the cake all around it. From here, color fondant with hot pink and then roll into the shape of a rose. Then, cut out green leaves from green fondant and stick with the roses. Then, decorate this all around the cake along with ic...
The video covers how to ice a cake. According to the video it is best to start by refrigerating the cake. You will need a 16" pastry bag with an icing tip on it. The tip should have a cerated edge on one side and a smooth edge on the other. Set the cake on a rotating plate. Rotate it and put a layer of icing all the way around the cake and then fill in the center. Once the cake is covered use a spatula and smooth out the icing. Then set the second cake on top of the first and put the icing on...
Decorate your own homemade cake with fondant! Learn how to make fondant people for cake decorations in this free video series about decorating a character cake. Learn this technique and you too can make people out of icing frosting for your cake!
Belinda Gregor, specialty cakes designer at Ettore's European Bakery and Restaurant shows Gwen Schoen how to add and decorate a fondant cake. This is a great skill for pastry chefs, cake decorators and over-achiever moms alike. Make your kids' birthday cakes look more por than wedding cakes with fondant! Check out this video recipe from the Sacramento Bee.
Most cakes are round, so it's only natural that most cake decorating tutorials only focus on how to ice and apply fondant to round cakes. But sometimes you want to think outside of the box by decorating, ironically, a box-shaped cake instead.