Monday, December 9, 2013

cake decorating tutorials

In the past couple of months, I've been practicing the art of cake decorating.  It's actually quite fun and can be really simple to do with the right tools and techniques.  I learned and developed these skills through YouTube and practice.  And you can too!  Take a look at some of the cakes I've decorated!

Chocolate Petal Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Filling and Chocolate Ganache Frosting
Red Velvet Cheesecake layered Rosette Cake

Pumpkin Cake with Ginger Mousse Frosting covered with Toasted Pecans


Aside from posting the links to the YouTube videos where I learned these techniques, a tip that I can offer you is to decorate these cakes while they are frozen.  Meaning, after baking these cakes and allowing them to moderately cool down on a baking rack, wrap the cakes in parchment and plastic wrap and lay flat in the freezer.  This allows the cake to maintain its moisture without drying out in room temperature.  Then after the cakes are frozen, they will be easier to level and stack.  Once the cakes defrost, excess moisture returns to the cake with nowhere to evaporate since it is now covered in icing.  

Petal Design Tutorial: http://youtu.be/jtGaOcXYmHA
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Rosette Design Tutorial: http://youtu.be/DBbgmoe8EAA
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Good luck everyone!

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