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16 December 10

Holiday Gift-A-Thon - 3 - Massive List Of Free Cake Decorating Tutorials

I spent weeks researching this, a lot of time reading and watching videos to find all of these tutorials. I was thinking of putting it online somewhere as a file for people to download. Instead I’m going to put it on Tumblr and it will be linked to the “Tutorials” link on the right side of my page, so you can find it there after the holidays. It’s got everything on decorating cakes from beginning basics to advanced techniques, even some recipes and cake related how to’s. There are also several tutorials to make your own cake stands instead of spending a fortune on buying or renting them.

This also might give you some ideas on making a special holiday cake.

Cake Decorating Tutorials


Baby Shower Cake Tutorial - Welcoming William
http://www.cakedalaska.com/Caked_Alaska/Welcoming_William.html

Blue Tiffany Box Cake Tutorial
http://www.semihomemade.com/entertaining/01_tiffany.htm

Bows - Gumpaste Package Bows Tutorial
http://www.theredhotkitchen.com/PackageBowInstructions.html

Cake Jewelry 101
http://artofdessert.blogspot.com/2008/09/making-cake-jewelry.html

Chocolate Curls, Fans - How To Make
http://candy.about.com/od/workingwithchocolate/tp/Chocolate-Curls.htm

Chocolate Transfer Sheets - How to Use
http://candy.about.com/od/phototutorials/ss/sbs_transfers.htm

Crocodile Skin Texture Effect On Fondant
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahjj/3130508427/

Double Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Leaves
http://www.semihomemade.com/entertaining/02_anniversaries.htm

Flowers - Fondant Lilies Tutorial
http://foro.univision.com/t5/Club-de-Reposteras/Un-tutorial-de-alcantras-o-lirios/m-p/329811994

Fondant - How to Cover A Cake With Fondant
http://candy.about.com/od/phototutorials/ss/fondant_cake_sbs.htm

Fondant - How To Create Faux Fondant (The Paper Smoothing Towel Method / Viva)
http://cakecentral.com/articles/71/how-to-create-faux-fondant-the-paper-smoothing-towel-method-viva

Fondant Pearls
http://candy.about.com/od/fondantcandyrecipes/r/fondant_pearls.htm

Frozen Buttercream Transfer 1
http://cakecentral.com/articles/73/how-to-create-a-frozen-buttercream-transfer

Frozen Buttercream Transfer 2
http://www.learn-cake-decorating.com/frozen-buttercream-transfer.html

Icing a Cake with Step by Step Photos
http://baking.about.com/od/frostingsandicings/ss/sbsfrostacake.htm

Lace Molds - How To Make Your Own
http://cakecentral.com/articles/754/how-to-make-your-own-lace-molds

Mushrooms - How to Make Meringue Mushrooms
http://candy.about.com/od/candybasics/ss/mushroom_sbs.htm

Pastry Bag - How to Fill a Pastry Bag
http://easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/recipestepbyst2/ss/fillpastrybag.htm

Pregnant Belly Cake Tutorial (In Spanish, but with good pictures)
http://foro.univision.com/t5/Club-de-Reposteras/Un-Tutorial-de-pregnat-belly-cake/m-p/329809353

Simple Baby Buggy Cake Tutorial (In Spanish, but with good pictures)
http://foro.univision.com/t5/Club-de-Reposteras/CARREOLITA-DE-BEBE-PAS-A-PAS/m-p/322174211

Teapot Cake Tutorial
http://cakespace.blogspot.com/2007/12/teapot-cake-tutorial-in-pictures.html

Wedding Cake Decorating Tutorials
http://www.pastrywiz.com/wedding/wedding5.htm

Wedding Cake - Step by Step Guide to Baking and Decorating a Wedding Cake
1)  http://weddings.about.com/od/weddingcakesfoodmenus/a/weddingcakedeco.htm
2)  http://weddings.about.com/od/weddingcakesfoodmenus/ss/decoweddingcake.htm





Sites With Multiple Tutorials

Art of Dessert (Plus some egg-free non-cake recipes)
http://artofdessert.blogspot.com/

Bake Decorate Celebrate! - Techniques, Projects   
http://www.bakedecoratecelebrate.com/

CakeBaker contains over 160 articles and some videos
http://www.cakebaker.co.uk/

CakeCentral (Some Really Good Ones)
http://cakecentral.com/articles/

CakeWorks Central
http://www.cakeworkscentral.com/tips-hints/index.htm

Clear Sugar Ice Directions
http://www.theredhotkitchen.com/HTSugarIce.html

How2Cakes (Includes easy Chocolate Cigars/Tubes)
http://www.how2cakes.com/index.html

Sharing and Caring - Cake Decorating and Sugar Art Tutorials
http://sugarteachers.blogspot.com/

Wilton Cake and Dessert Decorating 101
http://www.wilton.com/decorating/decorating-basics/



Video Tutorials

American Flag Cake
http://video.about.com/homecooking/Decorate-an-American-Flag-Cake.htm

Brush Embroidery
http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=FqbDTaauGO0&feature=related

Cake Decorating 101 Videos
http://www.epicurious.com/video/technique-videos/technique-videos-cakes/1915458772

Cake Decorating Basic Techniques - A Series
http://www.monkeysee.com/play/980-cake-decorating-tools

Cakincrazy - Many How To Videos
http://www.youtube.com/user/CAKINCRAZY

Chocolate Curls How to
http://video.about.com/candy/How-to-Make-Chocolate-Curls.htm

Chocolate Lattice How to
http://video.about.com/candy/Make-a-Chocolate-Lattice.htm

Crumb Coat A Cake
http://www.howdini.com/howdini-video-10457855.html

Daisies My Way by Glenda Galvez
http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=ySaj24CsHKA&feature=related

Decorate Cake Borders
http://video.about.com/baking/How-to-Decorate-Cake-Borders.htm

ExpertVillage Cake Decorating Videos
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Expertvillage%20cake&search=Search&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&spell=1

Flowers - Icing Flowers and Roses
http://video.about.com/baking/Icing-Flowers-and-Roses.htm

Fondant - How to Cover a Cake in Fondant
http://video.about.com/baking/Covering-a-Cake-in-Fondant.htm

Frost a Cake How to
http://video.about.com/baking/How-to-Frost-a-Cake.htm

High Heel Shoe Tutorial - Gumpaste
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eIZO9fe09w&feature=related

How to Ice Cakes Using a Spatula
http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=G47XxjZfnLc&feature=related

Learn how to Tort, Level and Fill a Cake
http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=mNix3qZ3qnk&feature=related

Pastry Bag Decorating Tips
http://video.about.com/baking/Basic-Piping-Bag-Skills.htm

Purse Cake
http://www.howdini.com/howdini-video-7073794.html

Rose Romance Cake (Easy) - How to Make and Decorate
http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=PSGo_WbEBZQ&feature=related

Shoebox and High Heel Cake
http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=NhuDKQAaHTM&playnext_from=
TL&videos=kRdgzRTGRAo&feature=rec-LGOUT-exp_stronger_r2-2r-3-HM

Smoothing Buttercream Icing (Faux Fondant) - The paper towel trick
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cuIVgDqSW8

Space Shuttle Cake
http://www.howdini.com/howdini-video-7073979.html

Sports Shoe Cake - Carve And Ganache
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi0QaATf5_o&feature=related

Stenciling on Fondant Cakes
http://video.about.com/baking/Stenciling-on-Fondant.htm

Sugar Glue - How to Make
http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=g_1vtYY-wFQ&feature=related

Topsy Turvy Cake
http://janellscakes.blogspot.com/2009/02/how-to-make-topsy-turvy-cake.html

Various How-to Cake Decorating Videos (Basics, Stacking Layers, Etc.)
http://designmeacake.com/tuts.html

Various How-to Cake Decorating Videos
http://www.wonderhowto.com/food/cake-decorating-video/

Various How-to Cake Decorating Videos
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Expertvillage%20cake&search=Search&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&spell=1

Various How-to Cake Decorating Videos (Do a search for “cake decorating”)
http://www.monkeysee.com/

Various How-to Cake Decorating Videos (Easy Party Cakes)
http://www.howdini.com/howdini-category-80.html

Wilton Cake Decorating - Various How-to Cake Decorating Videos
http://www.youtube.com/user/wiltoncakedecorating

YouTube Various How-to Cake Decorating Videos
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cake+decorating&aq=f

Watermelon Cake
http://www.bakedecoratecelebrate.com/projects/coolestwatermeloncake.cfm?cat=1

Wedding Cake - Make Your Own - Step-By-Step Instructions
http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/holidays/weddings/cake

Write on Cakes With Frosting
http://video.about.com/baking/Write-on-Cakes-With-Frosting.htm


Search Terms For Tutorials In Spanish

There are a lot of great videos in Spanish. I don’t understand Spanish, but I got alot of ideas and learned a lot from watching the videos.

"decoracion de tortas"
"decorando de tortas"


Sites Dedicated To Cake Decorating

WonderHowTo World - Cakes! Cakes! Cakes!
Main page, useful links, forum
http://cakes-cakes-cakes.wonderhowto.com/

CakeCentral - The world’s largest social network for cake decorators
http://cakecentral.com/

Cakes We Bake Cake Decorating Community
http://www.cakeswebake.com/

Idea Galleries, Projects, Patterns
http://americancakedecorating.com/index.html


Misc. Cake Related Tutorials

Bow Loop Hanger - Make Your Own
http://www.shavkin.com/maridatool.html

Cake Boards - Making And Covering Your Own
http://www.earlenescakes.com/pkgckconst.htm

Cake Stands - Cake Stand for Cupcakes
http://www.pompomemporium.com/content/how-make-a-cake-stand-cupcakes-and-more-ideal-a-wedding

Cake Stands - Design Sponge Recycled Cake Stands
http://www.designspongeonline.com/2008/05/diy-project-kates-recycled-cakestands.html#more-9719

Cake Stand - DIY Interchangable Tiered Cupcake Stand
http://www.giverslog.com/?p=6600

Cake Stand - DIY Tiered Cake Stands With Food Safe Paint
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5845936/diy_tiered_cake_stands.html?cat=30

Cake Stand - Faux Mercury Glass Cake Stand
http://www.craftjr.com/make-a-faux-mercury-glass-cake-stand/

Cake Stand - Make Your Own
http://armellejewelry.blogspot.com/2007/03/make-your-own-cake-stand.html

Cake Stand - Milk Glass Cake Plate
http://www.craftsbyamanda.com/2010/07/milk-glass-cake-plate-diy-project.html

Chocolate And Marshmallow Rolled Fondant Recipes
http://www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/misc/homemadechoco-pan.htm

Chocolate, Date-Nut, Royal Cream, Peanut Butter And Other Fondant Recipes
http://www.ifood.tv/network/choco_pan_fondant/recipes

Chocolate And Hard Candy Making
http://www.sugarcraft.com/D-candy.htm

Decorating 101: Icing & Glazes
http://www.baking911.com/decorating/icing_glaze_choices.htm#GLAZE,%20ICING

Edible Candy Clay Recipe & Projects (3D Basket and Roses) Plus Ganache
Glaze Recipe
http://www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/candies/candymaking/candyclay.html

Edible Flowers
http://www.pastrywiz.com/wedding/eatflower.htm

Edible Photo Resources
Using food coloring printed on edible paper
http://www.sugarcraft.com/D-pictures.htm

Fresh Fruit Bouquet With Pineapple Flowers
http://foro.univision.com/t5/Reposter%C3%ADa-y-Pasteler%C3%ADa/ARREGLO-DE-FRUTAS-PASO-A-PASO/m-p/235414569

Homemade White Chocolate Fondant
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&printertopic=1&t=600935&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0

Spanish Windtorte - How to Make (Cake shell made of meringue, filled with whipped cream and berries)
http://easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/hungariandesserts/ss/windtorte.htm

Styrofoam Hints & Tips
http://www.mgilbert.net/foam.html


Cake Recipes

Country Kitchen SweetArt - Ideas and Recipes
http://countrykitchensa.com/ckideas/

Joy Of Baking
http://joyofbaking.com/cakes.html

Red Velvet Cake Recipe - Moist (Read comments for tips on it)
http://artofdessert.blogspot.com/2009/02/my-red-velvet-valentine.html

Very Best Baking
http://www.verybestbaking.com/default.aspx

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How To Emboss Thin Metal (Like From A Soda Can)

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Tutorial - Holiday Stocking From A Man’s Shirt And Tie

Here’s a video tutorial on YouTube on how to make a Christmas or Holiday stocking out of a man’s shirt and tie. Via Threadbanger

Man’s Holiday Stocking From Shirt And Tie

4 December 10

Painting Old (Already Glazed) Ceramics Tutorials

This is the first of my tutorials on various useful crafting techniques. Sometimes I will do a tutorial myself, sometimes I will just link to tutorials elsewhere.

How to paint glazed ceramic pieces - Get some fine grit sandpaper and
gently rough up the glazed surface. Then spray the item with Krylon porcelain finish. Then you can paint it with regular paints. After the paints are really dry, spray or paint on a clear sealer. Use a matte sealer for a flat finish, and glossy for a shiny ceramic look finish. When using spray paint or sealer, several very light coats work better than heavier coats, which get runs and drips in them. Here’s some more tutorials on painting over already glazed ceramics:


Spray Painting Ceramics Tutorial

Ceramic Painting With Water Based, Oven Baking Ceramic Paints

How to Paint Glazed Ceramic Tiles

Easy Instructions for Ceramic Tile Painting - Air Dry Method

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh