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Thanksgiving Turkey Cake

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For this Thanksgiving, I put together a Turkey Cake. To save time on the video, I pre-iced an 8 inch round with lime-green colored buttercream icing. This color was made by mixing yellow and green gel food coloring into the icing. The lime-green icing was put in a 21" disposable pastry bag with an easy icer. The side of the cake was scraped using a decorative comb. Taking a cap off an arousal container, I used it to make an indentation about the middle of the cake, as a guide for the belly of my turkey. I took made a parchment pastry bag containing only a mum tip #80 was filled with light brown colored icing. With this bag, I filled-in the outline with a circular motion. Another parchment bag is filled with two stripes of colored icing, orange and purple, using leaf tip #69. Long strips of "feathers" are squeezed out covering about 2/3 thirds of the background of the circle. Switching to a smaller leaf tip #67 and changing the stripe colors to gold (egg yellow) and a darker brown icing, additional feathers are added. With chocolate frosting, in a parchment bag containing a #10 writer tip, I made a large chest with a long neck and head. The legs and beak were made using a small parchment bag filled a mustard brown colored icing and the tip of the bag was clipped to the desired opening. With small bags, I made big white icing eyes, put a red icing tuff of skin of his along his nose and dots in the eyes with black icing. I wrote "Why Me?" in black icing. The borders are made with gold colored icing and leaf tip #67 and coupler in a 21" plastic disposable bag with a back and forth motion. Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone! Toni

November 11, 2013  Tags: 8 inch round cake, cake decorating supplies, cakestoyoututorials.com, decorating tips, decorative comb, easy decorating tutorials, Fall cake, food coloring, Frosting, holiday cakes, homemade, Inspiration, parchment pastry bags, pastry bags, plastic pastry bags, Seasonal, Thanksgiving cake, Turkey cake, Write  Posted in: Cake Decorating, Cake Decorations, Cake Frosting, Kitchen Gadgets, Pastry Bag, Video Tutorials  Comments Closed

Veterans Day Cake

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Let's honor veterans this year with a cake dedicated to the military men and women who served our country. Using an 8 inch round cake pre-iced in buttercream with an easy icer and combing the side. I used a small scraper to make a guide straight line. A cookie cutter is used to make star outlines. The points of the stars are put on the line to keep them in a straight row. Gold colored buttercream is filled in a disposable bag with a coupler and writer tip #20. Each star is filled in with the icing. The bottom shell border is made by using navy blue colored icing in a parchment bag with no coupler and a #20 border tip. A small spatula was used to make marks on the top of the cake as a guide. First half, then quartering and then lastly it was marked into thirds. To make the draping in red buttercream, I used a rose #103 in a parchment bag with no coupler. The red icing was squeezed out of the bag, making a ruffle with the narrow end of the tip down. While draping it down the side of the cake, I moved the bag in a up and down motion to create a nice ruffle. To print U S A on the stars, I filled three small parchment pastry bags. Each bag contained a different color, one red, one white, and one navy blue. The tip of each bag was cut to the desired opening. I then wrote one letter on each star U in red, S in white, and A in blue. Using the blue writer, I wanted to write Remembering Our Veterans. With olive green icing in a small bag I made an olive branch and cut the tip into a paper leaf tip to make tiny leaves. Toni

November 9, 2013  Tags: 8 inch round cake, buttercream, cake decorating supplies, decorating tips, decorative comb, decorative side borders, easy decorating tutorials, Frosting, holiday cakes, homemade, icing stars, Inspiration, parchment pastry bags, ruffle border, Seasonal, special occasion, Veterans Day Cake, Write  Posted in: Cake Decorating, Cake Decorating Tutorials, Cake Decorations, Cake Frosting, Cake Scrapers, Kitchen Gadgets, Pastry Bag  Comments Closed

Breast Cancer Football Cake

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The ladies at a neighborhood bank inspired me to make this cake. They were having a bake sale to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness. I wanted to support their effort by making this 8 inch round cake. I iced the cake with an easy icer filled with pastel pink gel colored buttercream icing. The side of the 8 inch round cake was scraped with a decorative comb. The outline of the football was made by putting two small cuts on the lip of a medium size deli container and pressing it into the pastel pink buttercream. Using a #20 border tip in a disposable bag, I filled it with chocolate icing. The oval shape was filled in with the chocolate buttercream to give it the general shape of a football. The pink string pattern on the football and the writing were made by filling a disposable bag without a tip using darker pink icing. The tip of the bag was cut to the desired opening. To make the dark pink ribbon shape, I fill a disposable bag containing a #102 rose tip. It would be a good idea if you practice making the ribbon pattern a few times before you put it on your cake. The top and bottom borders were made with a #20 tip in a disposable bag squeezing out a dark pink gel buttercream shell design. This cake is a great fund raiser idea. Toni

November 3, 2013  Tags: 1/2 sheet cake, 1/4 sheet cake, 8 inch round cake, Breast Cancer Awareness, buttercream, cake decorating supplies, cakestoyoututorial.com, Chocolate, chocolate buttercream, Creamy, decorating tips, decorative comb, food coloring, Football, Frosting, fund raiser idea, homemade, Icing, Inspired, parchment pastry bags, plastic pastry bags, sports cake, Write  Posted in: Cake Baking, Cake Decorating, Cake Decorating Tutorials, Cake Decorations, Cake Frosting, Cake Ingredients, Cake Pans, Cake Scrapers, Kitchen Gadgets, Pastry Bag  Comments Closed