• 1:16

    Storing Royal Icing

    Not sure what to do with that leftover royal icing after decorating your cookies? Cookie expert Maddie Gartmann shows you just how easy it is to store your royal icing so nothing goes to waste! Use the helpful “2-2-2” rule for storing royal icing: – Store for 2 days at room temperature – Store for…

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  • 9:51

    Making & Filling Parchment Bags

    There are a variety of different styles and sizes of piping bags available to cake designers—everything from disposable plastic bags to more eco-friendly canvas bags and paper cones. In this video, cake designer Rachael Teufel demonstrates how to create one of the simplest tools out of an item you likely already have in your kitchen:…

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  • 12:17

    Naked and Barely Iced Cakes

    Rustic buttercream cake designs are a popular choice among couples saying, “I do.” These cakes have been gaining more and more popularity as many couples opt for outdoor weddings. Head into the kitchen with cake designer Rachael Teufel in this free video to explore two popular styles of rustic cakes. Naked and barely iced cakes…

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  • 12:27

    Sanding Sugar Finish

    If you watched Rachael Teufel’s video on internal structural support, you may have been wondering how she achieved the unique, shiny texture on the bottom tier. In this lesson, cake designer Rachael Teufel demonstrates an easy cake decorating technique to add sparkle and elevate any cake. Starting with a fully iced buttercream cake, piping gel,…

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  • 24:39

    Piping Basic Borders

    When transferring final iced cakes onto base boards or stacking them on top of another cake, you may notice a slight gap between the cake board and base board or the cake below. Piping a basic buttercream border is one easy way to finish the bottom edge and cover any small gaps or damage caused…

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  • 3:27

    Fondant 101: Rolling

    You made it! No doubt your arms are sore from kneading and storing all that fondant in our previous Fondant 101 videos! You’ve put in all the prep work and now the time has come to join Rachael Teufel once more as she shares how to prepare and roll out fondant for your cake. Whether…

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  • 6:18

    Coloring Fondant

    If you’ve mastered fondant and are ready to add bright, bold colors to bring your cake creation to life, you’re in the right place! Adding color to fondant is an easy way to drastically change the entire look of your cake design. Soft, subtle pastels can transform a plain, white cake into a romantic wedding…

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  • 5:17

    How to Use a Coupler & Piping Tips

    Piping tips and couplers are some of the most affordable and versatile decorating tools available to cake designers. Whether you are piping a border, a message on top of a cake, or small intricate designs, every beginning cake decorator should invest in a few basic tips of varying sizes. Head into the kitchen with cake…

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    22:47

    Paneling Round Cakes with Fondant

    When covering cakes to create a smooth flawless base, most cake designers choose to cover them in fondant using the traditional enrobing method. Did you know there is another way that create sharp edges and cover difficult extra tall tiers and irregular shaped cakes with ease? In this lesson, cake designer Rachael Teufel introduces you…

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