Saturday, August 24, 2013

How to make a bassinet cake - Beginner cake project

Today's cake project is an easy one, the actual decorating time is approximately 30 minutes. If you anticipate being pressed for time I suggest baking and frosting the cake in advance and then placing it in the freezer until you are ready to decorate. The whole cake can be decorated before it has time to thaw and then returned to the freezer. 

I suggest taking it from the freezer to the refrigerator the night before your party then to room temperature that morning.

Watch my complete bassinet cake video tutorial here.

Here is my buttercream recipe.

For this cake you will need the following supplies:

I googled the 406 Wilton piping tip with little success, I found this one if you want  to check it out.  406 piping tip link.



My buttercream icing recipe

Many of you have asked for my icing recipe so I made a video tutorial for you, watch it here.


Recipe:

300 grams of unsalted butter (approximately 3 sticks)

300 grams of unsalted margarine

1 tbsp of clear vanilla

1 squirt of light corn syrup

Mix the above ingredients together for 5 minutes or until well combined with your stand mixer.

Return the mixing bowl to the scale and add 750 grams of powdered sugar.

Mix this once again starting at the lowest speed until powdered sugar gets moist then increase to maximum speed to whip the ingredients for 10 to 15 minutes.

*This icing will be too stiff to work with once refrigerated, leave it out at room temperature before decorating your cake.






Sunday, August 4, 2013

If you have to pick between the Kopykake or an airbrush?

Not everyone can afford every decorating gadget out there nor do you need them ALL. If I personally had to pick between a projector & and an airbrush my choice would without a doubt be the airbrush!


In today's tutorial I will show you why, I will demonstrate how you can easily transfer a character onto a cookie surface using stencils & the airbrush. This decorating technique can be used with almost any design, once you have made your stencil it can be used over and over again.

Here is the template for the design used in the shark video, the cutter is by Wilton from the 50 piece animal set. Click here for more animal templates.


Here is the video tutorial.

Some of the supplies used in this video:


Thanks for watching,

Marlyn