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My Bakery's Buttercream Icing - great for cupcakes!

This is the icing recipe I use in my bakery for cupcakes and for filling Macarons 1pkg powdered whipped topping mix ½ c. cold milk (International Delight French Vanilla coffee creamer works the best) 2 to 2 and 1/2 cups shortening (hi ratio)...

Sprinkle Cake Tutorial

Material list: Cake Buttercream Icing Turntable or Lazy Susan Angled Spatula 2 Cardboard Cake Circles (Ideally the same size as your cake but no less than 1" smaller and definitely not larger) Cake lifter Large Shallow Tray Approx...

Buttercream Ombre Ruffles Tutorial

I like taking things that are done in fondant, and creating the look and feel in buttercream. This weekend, I worked on this cake and I thought I’d share the process of how I did the buttercream ombre ruffles. The cake shown is has a 9" base...

How to make a Mini "Taco" Cake

So how did I do it? Start preparing the “Taco Shells” a day or days ahead the cake is needed. (Since I can only work on cakes at night due to my regular work – I prepared the “Taco Shells” 3 days ahead). TACO SHELLS – What to use to...

Luxurious chocolate icing (hybrid)

I’ve created a wonderfully delicious dark chocolate icing… I’m a night owl and do some of my best thinking at night, after everyone else is asleep. It’s both a blessing and a cursing, really. Sometimes, my body fights desperately with my...

Anchor, and nautical, sea related cakes #1: Anchor design w/ stripes

2-layer round cake frosted and smoothed buttercream icing. Anchor design was free handed w/ a tooth pick, but you can use a cut out pattern to use. Outlined anchor in pink #4, then filled in in royal blue #5 or 6 tip.. then...

Tiered birthday cakes #1: Diving and Plane themed cake w/ shark.

I frosted an 8 & 10-inch round 2-layer cakes in blue buttercream icing. I made diver, treasure chest, and shark out of fondant, and allowed to dry for several days. I placed clear cake columns through 10- in. tier to...

Designer Print Cupcakes

Just thought I’d share a fun idea for cupcake designs that’s easy to do and really has unlimited possibilities. The print used for the flower is an edible image. You can really come up with some funky designs just by choosing different...

Buttercream floral designs #1: Pastel 100% BC floral design w/ filling

2-layer 8-in. round butternut cake w/ buttercream icing, and all buttercream flowers. Pastel roses in 2-tone pink, lavender, yellow, and sage green leaves and ivy~ Grass bottom boarder and pink rosebuds around sides of cake~...

Buttercream floral designs #4: Forget-me-nots in beautiful tones

Frost 1/4 sheet red velvet in buttercream. I pipe a little buttercream in opposite corners to raise bouquet a little. I then make vine design, where I will place flowers, so you will probably not see much of that, after I...