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Sketching with SugarVeil

Posted by emilyg In a similar fashion as 'Brush Embroidery', you can create sketch-like effects with SugarVeil Icing. List of Materials SugarVeil Icing Icing Dispenser, parchment cone, or piping bag fitted with small tip Flat toothpick parchment paper (greased) 1. Start with a simple flower design outlined with frilled edges. 2. Mix SugarVeil Icing as directed. After mixed, stir in a few drops of additional water to use in the SugarVeil Icing Dispenser. Place cartridge over mixture and, using plunger, fill cartridge 2/3 full with the icing. Here's... read more

How To Get Perfectly Smooth Buttercream Icing

Posted by tutugirl This tutorial shows you step by step how to frost your cake in buttercream icing, and smooth it to a perfect finish. Commonly referred to as the "VIVA Paper Towel Method" After so many of you asking how I do it here it is.... List of Materials VIVA® Brand Paper Towels (will not work with other quilted brands)Decorating Tip #1818 inch Icing BagAngled SpatulaFondant Smoother (aka fondant paddle)VERY HOT Water With a tip 18 and an 18 inch bag pipe up and down the side of prepared crumb coated cake Continue all the way around the cake.... read more

How To Make Multi-Colored Cookie Press Flowers

Posted by sugarkissed_net Those of you that are cookie nerds and gadget lovers need a cookie press! A cookie press is basically a dough gun. You fill the barrel with dough, pull the trigger, and (presto!) dough lands on your cookie sheet in a custom shape. Easy-peasey!   List of Materials Cookie Press Spritz Cookie Dough Pink, Orange, and Yellow Food Coloring Use a recipe specifically designed for a cookie press. Cookie presses require a certain consistency dough that can be pushed through a stencil (or disc) and stick to the cookie sheet. I used... read more

Chocolate Fudge Buttercream Icing

Posted by MrsJenn This icing/frosting is rich and yummy and is better served at room temperature. Once chilled it becomes hard and fudge like. It is a great base for black icing for decorating, the strong fudge flavor over powers the black paste coloring. Ingredients 1/2 Cup Margarine, softened 1/2 Cup +1 Tbls Vegetable Shortening 5 Cups 10X Powdered Sugar 1 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips (Ghirardelli is my preference) 1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla 4 Tbls Milk Instructions Mix margarine and 1/2 cup shortening until blended. Slowly add 4 cups powdered sugar,... read more

The BEST Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting!!!

Posted by stettiecakes I looked and looked for a Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting and could not find one that I like. So I made my own. Its pretty simple and just the right mix of flavors....ENJOY!!! Ingredients 1 stick of butter (room temp) 1/2 cup shortening 4 cups confectioners sugar (sifted) 1 tsp vanilla 4 tbsp milk 3/4 cup cocoa powder 1 cup peanut butter (creamy) read more

No Cook Dark Fudge Icing

Posted by dimensionsincake I discovered this recipe by accident! While making chocolate rolled buttercream, I noticed that before I finished adding all the sugar called for in the recipe, it looked like a rich, dark fudge icing. So I decided to try it, and it works beautifully. So easy, too, because there is not cooking! Ingredients 1 c. Crisco 1 c. corn syrup 1/2 tsp. fine-grain salt 1/2 tsp. vanilla 3/4 - 1 c. cocoa 8 drops butter flavor 1 lb. powdered sugar 2-3 tbsp. water Instructions Cream first six ingredients together in Kitchen Aid... read more

chocolate cream cheese buttercream icing

Posted by BarbieAnnPlaysWithHerFOOD I wanted a buttercream that was a little less sugary and buttery that could be used to ice the outside of the cake but also be used as a good filling and this is what I came up with. I use this frequently with the triple chocolate fudge cake ( recipe that I found here on cake central ) for a super decadent chocolate cake. Ingredients 2 cups :confectioners sugar 1 cup: cocoa powder 8 oz. (2 cubes ) : unsalted butter softened to room temp. 4 oz. cream cheese softened to room temp. 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream* (... read more

"Semi-Homemade" Nutella Icing

Posted by Janine406 I was very short on time and literally whipped some things together, but it came out great! Very simple, but its very very yummy. Spreads on the cake better than buttercream does - has a great consistency. Ingredients 1 Can of Fluffy White Icing About 4 Tbsp of Nutella Instructions Beat together in mixer! Ta-da all done. The taste of nutella isn't overwhelming. Add more if you want intense chocolate-hazelnut flavor. I was able to generously ice a 2-layer 8" cake with this amount. read more

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