Piping messages and names is a great way to add a personal touch to any cake design. Join cake designer Anita Algiene in the kitchen as she demonstrates how to pipe “Happy Birthday” two ways with her favorite American crusting buttercream. First, she shares an easy method to piping by tracing with parchment paper. Then she practices on a flat surface that has a thin layer of buttercream. Watch and learn as Anita gently attaches each letter and lets the buttercream fall into place. Anita helps you recognize common mistakes with buttercream consistency, temperature and piping speed. Also included are her pointers on piping straight and curved lines, achieving perfectly spaced and even letters and fixing mistakes with crusting buttercream. Anita encourages you to grab a bag and practice on a flat buttercream surface before taking it to the cake. Eventually you will develop your own style and gain the confidence you need to pipe with ease.
A smooth buttercream finish with straight sides is the start to almost every cake design. Join cake designer Rachael Teufel as she demonstrates how to final coat a buttercream cake after the crumb coat has been applied. A few basic tools are needed to apply the final buttercream coating: Cake decorating turntable Offset spatula Straight…Watch Now >>
Between pleated, arched, and full romantic cascades, fondant draping and swags can add an elegant element to your next cake design. Join cake designer Rachael Teufel as she shares her easy-to-master technique for forming and attaching delicate fondant drapes. With only a rolling pin and a small knife, Rachael proves you don’t need any expensive…Watch Now >>
Using a cake or icing comb is an easy way to transform your next buttercream cake! They are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, patterns, and materials that can easily create symmetrical designs with one or multiple colors of buttercream. Follow along with cake designer Rachael Teufel as she introduces you to the…Watch Now >>
Are you ready for winter? You and your holiday guests are sure to warm up with a fresh batch of these cozy cookies! Watch and learn how to create a beautiful set of unique and whimsical cookies for any cold weather party. In this video, cookie expert Maddie Gartmann shows you how to create a…Watch Now >>