How to Make a Gift Box Cake: Part II
This method provided by PerfectWeddingDay.com, details how to assemble a gift box cake using one of the methods discussed in How to Make a Gift Box Cake : Part I.
How to Make a Gift Box Cake: Part III
Another method I found to create a Gift Box cake was more time consuming, but yielded the most consistent results. A cake is crumb coated, then measured. Next, fondant is rolled out and cut to the measurements of the cake. The pre-measured pieces of fondant are adhered to the cake to finish the look.
How to Make a Polka Dot CakeHere’s an interesting method to assemble a Polka Dot Cake. The key to this technique is to slightly under bake the Polka Dots (via a Cake Pop pan), place them into another cake pan, then cover with fresh cake batter. Once baked you’ll be left with a dotted interior. Learn how to assemble this cake by clicking on the Polka Dot cake photo. __________________________________________________________________________________________
How to Pipe Two Toned Buttercream RosesI first learned of this method at my Wilton classes. In this tutorial, Zoë François–author, recipe creator and Culinary Institute of America grad provides recipes and method photos to help anyone create professional looking buttercream roses. Try these roses on your next cake or cupcakes… __________________________________________________________________________________________
How to Make a Roses (and decorate a Cake with them)
This photo tutorial by Misobakes.com demonstrates how to make a rose using Gum Paste or Fondant. Instructions on how to assemble a cake using the beautiful roses are included.
How to Make a Lattice Top Pie Crust
This photo tutorial demonstrates how to make a perfect Lattice Top Pie Crust. Practice now so you’ll be ready by the holidays.
They Didn’t have Almond…
François Payard gives an excellent demo on how to make quick Almond Croissants. You can find a recipe for croissants by clicking on The French Culinary Terms Bread and Pastry link or buy day old croissants from your local baker for this recipe.
How to Remove a Cheesecake from the Pan
This demonstration illustrates how to successfully remove your cheesecake from the pan.
How to Flood Sugar Cookies
This tutorial demonstrates how to decorate Halloween themed cookies. If it’s not Halloween when your viewing this, take advantage of the thorough tips provided and learn to seamlessly flood, then apply designs to sugar cookies –remember, you can make any type of cookies you like!
I used to eat these, but now I eat the others: Making Butterhorn Pastry
My brother loves Butterhorns like, too much. When he was a small child, he asked for them. As a teenager and now adult, he still buys more than his fair share. He loves them sooooo much he’d probably allow me to pay back a loan in Butterhorns instead of cash.
Imagine my surprise when one day in class, I learned we would be preparing a Re-make of the Svenhard Butterhorn. I captured some photos of the demo below…Via my own very thorough research (lol), I learned the Butterhorn pastry could be shaped a variety of ways, but the recipes were very similar. The major difference between the school’s recipe and the recipe I am providing was our Cinnamon Sugar filling and resting. For a similar filling, add 2 1/2 teaspoons of Cinnamon for each 1/2 cup of Granulated Sugar. Also, after mixing the dough, we laminated the dough and allowed the dough to rest for several hours before shaping. Don’t skip the step of laminating the dough–it makes a difference in the finished quality. Last, we baked our pastry with a streusel, then finished it with only a Vanilla Glaze (This glaze is from a cinnamon roll recipe that is also good!). Get the recipe for the dough here. Use the following method for making the dough. The Joy of Cooking also has a great recipe.
How to Make Sticky Buns – Technique
This technique on how to make sticky buns is a winner. Cinnamon rolls can also be made using this method.