Cupcake Ingredients: (Makes appx 24) 3/4 cup strong hot coffee 3 tsp instant espresso powder 3/4 cup dark cocoa 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 2 cups brown sugar 3 large eggs, room temperature 2 1/2 cups flour 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tbsp sour cream, room temperature Preheat oven to 350°. Line cupcake pans with 24 cupcake liners Whisk together cof...
This time I would like to showcase the famous hello kitty cakes posted here on CakesDecor.com. I can’t show you all Hello Kitty Cakes posted, but I hope I picked the most of them. Enjoy Hello Kitty Cakes!
Browsing through the web, I ran across “glam sticks.” To be honest, I had never seen or heard of them before – but what a wonderful idea – kudos to whoever thought of it first! You can purchase them on-line, but they are very easy to make – so after trying a handful at home, I thought I’d share the process with you. Materials: glam ribbon (you can purchase these on line or at Michael’s); lollipop sticks; hot glue gun; measuring tape (not in pict...
I’ve been doing Cake Decorating for the last year, without any training. It is now a full-blown business and I’m so thankful for the talent I’ve been given, but still have lots to learn. One of my biggest questions is this: How do I price my cakes? How much profit do you ad? Unfortunately, some people do not realize the work that goes into making these wonderful creations. They think you just bake them and say some magic word and it is done. Now what is acceptable. ...
Or am I just a weirdo? Whether I am working on a cake, or planning one, or even in between cakes…I dream about them. I get some of my best ideas in my sleep. A way to make it look the way I want, or a technique to try. I guess that just goes along with having a passion. This is my passion. Decorating cakes is the best form of creative expression I have found.. for me anyway. I get told a lot that I under-charge for my cakes. How do you charge someone for giving you the opportuni...
Adding Silhouettes to a cake.I wanted several dancers around edge of my cake firstly I googled to find appropriate pictures and sized them accordingly and cut out. (Check them against the height of your cake.)Black sugar paste was mixed with a little tylose powder, wrapped in cling film and left for at least an hour.Pieces of waxed paper were cut so the silhouettes could sit comfortably on each one then taped down to a board.The black sugar paste was flattened slightly then run through a ...
Super Moist Carrot Cake or Cupcakes & Cream Cheese Frosting2 cups sugar1 1/2 cups vegetable oil4 eggs2 1/4 cups flour2 tsp salt2 tsp baking powder2 tsp baking soda2 tsp vanilla3 tsp cinnamon2 lbs grated carrots1 1/2 cups chopped walnutsCombine sugar, oil, and eggs. Beat at medium speed for 2 min. Mix dry ingredients together. Add to oil mixture a little at a time and beat at low for 1 min. Add carrots and nuts and beat until mixed together. Spread batter evenly in 2 round 8” cake pa...
We are very excited about the launch of CakeDecorPros.com and after 2 days I can say that it was very successful so far. There are 300 cake decor pros / bakeries in 24 countries already listed and still growing. We have so many ideas to be added to the site, and so little time to make them all. What we added already We added a counter on the home page and some links to hot locations as well, so you can see how many of you joined this worldwide directory. Also, we increased the number...
I have made a tutorial on how to make the lovable Cookie monster – great one for kiddies and hobby bakers to get involved with as no special tools are used to give a really professional effect. Things you will need:Dessicated coconut 75gButterfrosting – You can find a suitable recipe here for 12 cupcakes Or use shop bought buttercream http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/basicbuttericing_73263Chocolate chip cookies – 1 per cookie monsterGiant Milkybar buttonsChocolat...
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