Archive for the ‘How To’ Category

How to Cut a Square Cake

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Cake is the best part of any celebration, however for those lucky ones tasked with cutting the cake, it can be stressful! Slicing nice, even pieces can be quite the feat, and if you’ve ever fretted about achieving cake-cutting glory, worry no more!

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How to Transport a Cake

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

The cake is baked and decorated – now it’s time to party! Whether you’re traveling 20 miles or 20 feet, these helpful tips and tricks about how to transport cakes will help ensure that your treat gets to wherever it’s going safe and sound.

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How to Crumb Coat a Cake

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Getting a smooth finish on your fondant or buttercream cake is easier than you may think. All you need is a simple crumb coat.

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How to Make Black Frosting

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Black frosting has the potential to make any dessert stand out, but getting true black icing can be a bit of a challenge. Most of the time we continue to add icing color only to discover our frosting is just dark gray – not black.

Well all of that is about to change! We’ve put our black icing colors to the test to determine just how much color is needed to achieve your desired shade of black. Whether you’re using Color Right base colors or traditional icing colors, you’ll be able to get rich, deep black icing in no time.

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How to Thin Candy Melts

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

If you’re wondering how to thin Candy Melts candy to the proper consistency for dipping and dunking, you’re not alone. No matter what method you use, it can be tricky to get your candy to the proper state for your project.

Before we dive into the details, let’s discuss the difference between melting and thinning your candy. Melting candy is the act of taking your candy from a solid state to a semi-liquid state. Thinning candy, on the other hand, is the act of changing the consistency of already melted candy. For example, your candy may be technically melted, but a thicker consistency. Thinning your candy would mean changing your melted candy from a thicker state to a more viscous state.

There are a couple ways to properly thin candy so your candy stays workable and sets well. Best of all, it’s very easy if you have the right tools on hand!

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How to Soften Butter

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

So many delicious cake and cookie recipes begin with one simple, yet important, ingredient: room temperature butter.

Firm enough to maintain its shape but soft enough to be whipped and creamed with ease, room temperature butter is essential for making smooth batter and lightly-textured baked goods – but how do you do you soften frozen butter to room temperature without melting it?

Whether you’re making chocolate chip cookies, a soft yellow cake or whipping up some homemade buttercream frosting, these tips and tricks for how to soften butter quickly to temperature butter will help you churn out better bakes in no time!

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How to Make an Ice Cream Cake

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

Hi friends, Jenny here from JennyCookies.com!   One of my favorite summer desserts to make is an Ice Cream Cake.  My whole family loves to help make them, especially when they get to choose the flavors.  You won’t believe how simple they are to make.  So easy even small children can help! Plus, ice cream cakes are great for any summer birthday party you might have coming up!

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7 Types of Buttercream Frosting

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

From classic American buttercream to the less traditional boiled icing, there are all types of buttercream frostings that will take your cakes and cupcakes up a notch. While most contain the same or similar ingredients (eggs, sugar, butter), these buttercream frostings are each prepared differently, yielding different textures, tastes and consistencies.

Whether you’re looking to ice, fill, decorate or just lick the spoon, there’s a buttercream here for everyone!

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How to Cut a Round Cake

Friday, May 31st, 2019

The games have been played, the presents are unwrapped and now comes the best part of any party – dessert! However, if you’re the lucky one who’s been tasked with cutting the cake, it can be stressful to make sure your slices are cut evenly (especially when someone ‘just wants a sliver’)!

Well, we’re here to share our secret strategy. Whether your cake is 8 in. or 16 in., you can learn how to easily cut a round cake into uniform slices – great for appeasing frosting lovers and cake lovers alike!

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How to Cover a Cake with Fondant

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

How to Cover a Cake with Fondant

If you’ve always wondered how to cover a cake with fondant, you’ve come to the right place! Perfect for giving you that nice, clean finish on your cake, fondant is an edible dough that can be used to cover cakes and make decorations.

In this article, we’ll cover prepping your cake, smoothing your fondant and everything in between. We’ll prepare you for any troubleshooting issues and tell you how to get the best results with ease.

Beginners, never fear! Fondant can be fun and we’re here to show you how!

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