How To Mix Your Cake Lace

Once your cake lace has arrived. If you haven’t ordered the premixed cake lace, you will need to mix your own. It’s very easy and quick. This video shows you what to do.

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Unboxing Cake Lace Order from the UK

This is my first order from cakelace.co.uk. I live in New York, so was impressed that the order arrived in 2 days. I haven’t used this product before, so am looking forward to seeing what it’s like.

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Cake Lace Spreader – http://amzn.to/1vcsXcU
Cake Lace Premixed Pearlised White – http://amzn.to/1y5l6ee
Cake Lace Premixed Silver – http://amzn.to/1rNRsxo
Cake Lace Silicone Mat Butterfly – http://amzn.to/1HSpRjc
Cake Lace Silicone Mat Chantilly – http://amzn.to/1vGw78O

How to Make Your Cupcake Glamorous

By using a piping bag, nozzle and store bought (or homemade) decorations, your cupcakes can go from basic to WOW!

You will need:

Buttercream icing
Piping bag
Nozzle (I’m using a Wilton 2D tip)
Silver edible balls/dragees/cachous
Fondant butterflies (optional)

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Butterfly Plunger Cutter Set – http://amzn.to/12pOfZz
Fondant – http://amzn.to/1yconZd

How to Make Fondant Flowers with a Plunger Cutter

Make beautiful fondant flowers for your cakes and cupcakes.

You will need:

Fondant Icing
Flower plunger cutters
Icing/Confectioner’s Sugar
Rolling pin
Small spatula (optional)
Edible gold dragees/cachous (optional)
Paint brush (optional)
Clear vanilla extract (optional)

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Daisy Plunger Cutter Set – http://amzn.to/12lHgQt
Small Rolling Pin – http://amzn.to/1rNTLR9
Silver Dragees 2mm – http://amzn.to/1AdOge6
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Clear Vanilla – http://amzn.to/1FJiPLI
Wilton Angled Spatula, 9-Inch – http://amzn.to/1vst9os

How to Make a Fondant Butterfly with a Plunger Cutter

This video uses a plunger cutter to cut butterflies out of fondant to use to decorate cakes and cupcakes.

You will need:

Fondant Icing
Butterfly plunger cutter
Rolling Pin
Icing/Confectioner’s Sugar
Baking paper – for shaping butterflies
Egg carton lid to hold butterflies while drying
Shimmer dust (optional)
Paint brush (optional)

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Small Rolling Pin – http://amzn.to/1rNTLR9
Decorating Brushes – http://amzn.to/1I4XZZf
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How to Color Fondant Icing

This video shows how to color white fondant icing using concentrated paste colors.

You will need:

White fondant icing
Concentrated gel/paste food colors
Toothpicks
Icing/Confectioner’s Sugar
Plastic wrap

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How to Decorate Cupcakes 3 Different Ways – 1M, 2D, 2A Tips

This video shows you how to decorate cupcakes with 3 different Wilton tips – 1M, 2D, 2A. The recipe for icing is great for adding color or flavoring and you can easily change to consistency to suit your needs by varying the amount of water added.

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Ingredients:

1 cup vegetable shortening
1 lb icing/confectioner’s sugar
1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract, or to taste
2 tablespoons water (add more to achieve desired consistency)

Directions:

1. Mix shortening and sugar in bowl. Add vanilla and water.
2. Mix until creamy and desired consistency is achieved.

How To Make Carrot Cake and Decorate with Cream Cheese Icing

This is a moist, easy to make carrot cake. The cream cheese icing or frosting is very simple too. I’ve just done a very quick and easy way to decorate the cake using a bread/table knife, so no fancy decorating equipment required!

Ingredients for Carrot Cake:
1 1/3 cups flour
2/3 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups carrot, grated
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup crushed pineapple

Directions for Carrot Cake:
1. Preheat oven to 350 F
2. Grease and flour 2 x 8″ or 9″ cake pans
3. Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, and salt in a bowl
4. Mix in oil and eggs
5. Stir in carrots, walnuts and pineapple
6. Pour into prepared pans and bake for 30-35min or until toothpick comes out clean
7. Cool in pans for 10 min and then remove cakes from pans and cool completely on wire rack

Ingredients for Cream Cheese Icing:
2 x 8oz packages of cream cheese
2 sticks of butter, cubed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 lb icing/confectioner’s sugar

Directions for Cream Cheese Icing:
1. Beat cream cheese in bowl until light and fluffy
2. Add butter and beat until fluffy
3. Add vanilla and mix in
4. Add icing sugar and mix well
5. Place bottom cake on a serving plate. Add a large spoonful of icing and spread to cover cake.
6. Add second layer of cake. Add remaining icing to top and spread over cake from center outward.