Archive for the ‘How To’ Category

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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How to Make 6 Easy Buttercream Cake Borders

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Ready to graduate from spatula icing to learning how to make buttercream cake borders? We’ve got 6 techniques for you to try that will give you professional-looking results, even if you’re a buttercream beginner.

We’ve arranged these buttercream border techniques in order of difficulty, from “not so scary” to “I’m feeling brave today.” If you feel like you need a little practice, try them out on some parchment paper or a countertop before attempting to pipe them directly on your cake.

All of these borders will work on a round, square or loaf cake—just pick a technique and follow the shape along the top or bottom border. Still need a visual? Scroll down for our helpful video.

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How to Decorate a Cake: 4 Easy Ways

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

If you’re wondering how to decorate a plain cake quickly, we’ve got 4 easy ways to make Insta-worthy cakes for a birthday, shower or party. A perfect cake doesn’t have to be complicated – it can be as easy as adding a few colorful sprinkles. All you need are a few basic tools and some bold color to deliver picture-perfect results that are trendy, memorable and won’t wreck your budget (or your kitchen).

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Buttercream Frosting Tips and Tricks

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Did your homemade buttercream come out runny or too dry? Are your buttercream flowers drooping or is your icing filled with air bubbles? We’re here to help!

Making your own buttercream from scratch is a great way to add flavor and personal flair to your cakes and cupcakes, but if your butter is too soft or the room is too hot, your icing may not come out as desired. Thankfully, once you know these little tips and tricks for making buttercream frosting, you’ll be enticed to ice every cake that comes your way!

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How to Use Candy Molds

Friday, March 29th, 2019

Making edible cake decorations or delicious toppers for cupcakes is easy when you know how to use candy molds to create delicious homemade candies. They’re an excellent way for beginner bakers to add personality and flavor to their baked treats with minimum effort. With hundreds of designs to choose from, you know there’s one to match your mood. Read on for our candy mold FAQ.

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