How to Make Chantilly Cake Lace

The Chantilly lace is a beautiful addition to any cake or cupcake…and is very easy to make.

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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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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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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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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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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 Make an Banana Upside Down Cake

This recipe works great with pineapple as well. I usually serve it with some ice cream or whipped cream.

Ingredients:

2-3 bananas
2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup sugar, plus more for dusting
1 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 eggs

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 F or 180 C.
2. Grease and sugar an 8″ loose base round cake tin. Line base with baking paper, if not using loose base tin.
3. Peel bananas and cut into even slices. Line bottom of cake tin with banana slices. Set aside.
4.In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
5. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together.
6. Mix in eggs, one at a time.
7. Mix in vanilla.
8. Stir in flour mixture until just incorporated.
9. Pour into prepared cake tin and smooth out top.
10. Bake for about 40 min or until toothpick comes out clean.
11. Cool in pan for 10 min and the turn out onto plate.

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 My Favourite Chocolate Cupcakes

This is a great recipe because it uses cocoa, which I always have on hand. It works great as a cake as well and will make a 2-layer 8 or 9 inch round cake.

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Ingredients:

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 stick butter, softened
2 eggs

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350F or 180 C.
2. Line 2 standard cupcake trays with cases and set aside.
3. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
4. In another bowl or 4-cup measuring cup, whisk together 1 cup of sugar, buttermilk, cocoa and vanilla. Set aside.
5. In a large bowl, cream together butter and remaining 1 cup of sugar. Mix in eggs, on at a time.
6. Completely stir in 1/3 of the flour mixture and then mix in 1/2 of the cocoa mixture. Next, stir in 1/2 of the remaining flour mixture and then mix in the remaining cocoa mixture. Finally, stir in the remaining flour mixture.
7. Divide evenly into cupcake cases.
8. Bake for about 20min or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
9. Cool in pan for about 10min and then remove cupcakes to wire rack to finish cooling.