Archive for the ‘Icing’ Category

Hot Time, Summer in the City – Cake Decorating at its Most Challenging

Monday, June 14th, 2010

I’ll never forget that morning last August walking into the Bake, Decorate, Celebrate! taping studio.  Before leaving the night before, my assistants Joann and Linda, and I had decorated the many projects needed for the next day’s tapings – all in various stages of being decorated with fondant, buttercream or both – and set them on racks in the studio. What I found the next day was floppy fondant flowers drooping off cake top borders, icing colors bleeding from soft royal icing decorations and buttercream bubbling off the sides of cakes.

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Start with a Crumb Coat for a Smooth Cake Finish

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Crumb coating a cake certainly does not make any cake decorator overly excited, but it can be the difference between a perfectly iced cake and one that is, well, “crummy.” (more…)

How to Make Red Icing Red

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Do you ever have any problems getting red icing red? I know I do. It can happen for a couple of reasons: didn’t add enough icing color or used shortening with a high yellow dye content, such as butter flavored shortening. Do you have a lot of minerals in your water that could make a difference (like well water)? (more…)