Saturday, April 26, 2014

Filming Frosting Tutorials

Here is the link to the videos from the filming, the first series is on simple but delicious frosting recipes.My favorite is the browned butter frosting and the Lavender Frosting.

Here is a link those two icing recipes which I added them to the website. Lavender and Browned Butter

Its been a busy month at Wedding Cakes For You preparing for the ehow collaboration was challenging, but very enjoyable and exciting. I hope you enjoy the videos. If you do please leave me a comment and share them with your friends.

Happy Baking and Cake Decorating!!!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Win The Cake Decorating Contest

 Ongoing Cake Decorating Contests

Here are the latest FACEBOOK WALL Cake Decorating Contest winners everyone.

Join Wedding Cakes For You  Facebook page to be a part of the excitement

Join the weekly short and sweet ezine too. If you want to be kept up to date on all that is happening there and get FREE stuff. Here is a link to the Top Tier at the website.

Share a cake, some advice, a recipe ideas and stories about you and your cakes. 

Hope to see you there soon

Valentine Anniversary Cake  
Holly Hobby Cake
Designer Bag Cake

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Think Spring Cakes Contest

 Do you have a Spring Cake that you would like to share?

Do it over at my Facebook page. 

You have a chance to win this pretty vintage apron at Wedding Cakes For You Facebook. But hurry. The entries have to be in by Sat 11:59 EST.

Just upload a picture of a cake you have made that could be used as a Spring design. Any ocassion is fine, it does not have to be a wedding cake. Get as many Likes and Comments as you can from friends and family and you WIN!!!

Do you love cake decorating and baking? Well join the club. Do you like helping other people? Than check out the website and browse around, there are many ways to help other cake lovers. And  if you have not yet made a wedding cake? I have the perfect book for you!!! Here is the link to the Step-by-Step ebook that I wrote. Its for all levels. Have fun and Happy Baking and Cake Decorating.
You can read reviews at the site, on Amazon and on Readers Favorite. :-)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Cake Decorating - Making A Paper Piping Cone

I often am asked how to make the paper parchment piping bags for cake decorating. They are super easy and all you need is some parchment paper or waxed paper, some tape (optional) and a pair of scissors to cut the tip. In the video I show how to make a large cone and small ones from a 15 inch piece cut in two. (economical) and a waxed paper one in case you don't have parchment in the house.

You can also cut the tips into various sizes openings for your piping and even make a leaf tip by cutting a triangle into the tip. Use regular decorating tips by plopping them in and cutting a hole large enough for the tip to fit through. That's it. Hope you enjoy the video.

These are great if you have a lot of different colors to work with. This way you will not have to keep washing the bags and drying them between colors. Also great for piping chocolate and fine details.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Buttercream Daisies

Buttercream Daisies are pretty simple to make. all you need is a rose tip/ I use #104 Wilton brand, a piping bag, coupler and a batch of buttercream. You will want a firm icing for these so they hold there shape. You will see how to add depth to an arrangement of flowers by making a base of icing, and then piping over it.

I would like to credit Roland Winebeckler for these, he is an amazing buttercream artist. His book Buttercream Flowers and Arrangements is my all time favorite for learning how to make interesting and fairly realistic looking flowers. His are much better than mine. LOL

These daisies would be a nice accompaniment to Roses, Violiets, Dahlias or Black Eyed Susans. I sometimes add little snippets of fresh greenery around my cake decorating flowers, if they are available. You could make a sweet valentines Day cake using Daisies too. Have fun, give this a try, and add these these pretty little blossoms to your repertoire. Here is a link to the recipe I use for these.