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How to Prep and Frost a Cake
I'm gonna show you how to prepare a cake for frosting. I have recipe here called the chocolate snack and cake , which instead of baking in a 13 x 9 ..... which lends itself to more of a celebration cake . I'm gonna take one of the roundsRachael Ray Magazine. Today, I'm gonna show you how to prepare a cake for frosting. I have recipe here called the chocolate snack and cake , which instead of baking in a 13 x 9-inch pan, I did it in 2 rounds, which lends itself to more of a celebration cake . I'm gonna take one of the rounds, and right here I have. I'm gonna show you what I'm working it. I have a spinning cake stand, which you can get at cake supply store, at a craft store. Sometimes, you get plastic ones or you can get heavy duty metal ones, which are great too. Then, I have a beautiful plate that I'm gonna put my bottom layer on, but I'm gonna start working with the top layer first. I have this on a cardboard round, which you can also get at a baking store or craft supply store, and the first thing we wanna do, we wanna make sure that both of the layers are level on top, so the cake looks perfect when you frost it and doing this is much easier than you think. As could see, there's a little bit of lift to the cake , so I'm gonna start with my serrated bread knife. Now, since this is a 9-inch cake , this is a perfect size knife to use. If I was gonna make a bigger cake , I would want a bigger knife for ease. I'm gonna start at one edge and my knife is perfectly horizontal. I'm gonna turn the cake as I begin to slice into it. I don't wanna slice across. I wanna go all the way around. Okay, I'm allgonna put that on the decorative plate. Now that both of my cake layers are trimmed and ready, I'm gonna show you how to use a pastry bag. I have a 16-inch long canvas pastryhand to kind of keep it stable as you go around the cake . First thing I wanna do is pipe a ring around the top of the cake right by the edge and I guess I'm right above the cake just barely above half an inch to an inch above the cake . Now, I'm gonna keep the pastry bag in my hand just like this so doesn't empty out and spoon some frosting in the middle. And this is the kind of technique you wanna use if you wanna just do a different kind of filling. We're icing and filling the cake with same frosting. The ring around the outside keeps the filling from oozing out of the cake . Use a little offset spatula or you could use a butter knife even to spread the filling in, and if you feel
How to Decorate a Cake
Rachael Ray. I'm gonna show you how to decorate a cake with everyday treats. I have a cake that's frosted with vanilla butter cream and ..... don't have to worry just about the top of the cake . You can decorate the sides of the cake with lotsDay with Rachael Ray. I'm gonna show you how to decorate a cake with everyday treats. I have a cake that's frosted with vanilla butter cream and I have fruits and nuts and lots of candies for us to work with. I'm gonna start by-- well first, I wanna tell you that you don't have to worry just about the top of the cake . You can decorate the sides of the cake with lots of things. I have some chopped [unk] here. You wanna make sure that the nuts are finely chopped so that there'll adhere to the icing well. You can also use chocolate Jimmy sprinkles or multi-colored sprinkles and you can use chopped cookies too. Now you wanna hold the cake over the bowl of the nuts and just pick up a handful of nuts in your palm. Put them up against the cake and lightly pat. Now some of them are gonna fall off but we'll clean that up later on. So you can go all the way around and have a nice nutty edge of the cake . Okay. Another thing that we can do is use fruit. I have sliced kiwis and I have strawberries and I'm gonna put those on another section of the cake . Using fresh fruit is a pretty way to simply put a nice edge to a cake . Another fruit in that idea is to make flowers with sliced almonds and raspberries and blueberries. To do this, you're gonna useas the petals of the flower. Now this works better if you're cake is at room temperature and then you could chill it after you get the flowers put on the cake . You can-- you also do these on the side of the cake too. Since we're doing the berries, it's a fun idea if this is for birthday or special celebration for a particular person. You could do a monogram on the top of the cake with the berry. I'm gonna mark with a toothpick [unk] on top of the cake . It comes out nicer if you use-- if you have a guide so the toothpick is a great way to have-- make a guide for yourself. And you can just align the berries along the line. And so that's a really cute, really cute version there. And next I'm gonna work with candies, try to keep your area clean as you work so you don't get foreign crumbs all over your cake . Now for this one, on top of the cake , I'm gonna make a stencil out of coco powder. And my friend Vanessa made me a nice simple stencil which I probably couldn't do if I tried. Gotta lay this on top, just lightly touch it on the cake . Some coco powder or if you have a chocolate cake , you can use confectioner sugar and just lightly tap. Wanna be thorough but not too heavy with the coco dusting. I'm gonna move this out of the way and carefully lift off the stencil. And that looks really sweet. Okay, I'm gonna move this first cake out of the way so we can have fun with the second one. Okay now, we can use-- we have lots of candy here. I like to use two different size candies it makes it look very whimsical. Candy coated, chocolate candies are great, have nonpareils. I have jellied fruit candies but will do believes these and I would just press them in, into the sides. You want the cake to be room temp for the things to stick on the side better. I'm gonna use some big ones and little ones sort of, you know, not to be in a particular pattern. It's more fun if they are all over the place. Okay, I'm gonna try a few nonpareils so you could see what that looks like. These look really great on a chocolate iced cake , the white dots really pop and kids love jellied fruit candies. So again, I'm gonna try the different colors all around. Here we have some really fun ideas for decorating a cake with candy and fresh fruit. I'm Tracey Seaman and thanks for watching.
How to Pipe Frosting on a Cake
m going to turn-- turn the cake around and do one on the far ..... slightly up at the side of the cake as I curl. And then, again ..... just going to finish off the cake with birthday candles. And ..... beautifully decorated celebration cakes . I'm Tracey Seaman from Everycover up the cardboard going slightly up at the side of the cake as I curl. And then, again, when you're getting to the end, you just sort of fake your way into the other edge. Okay. Now, I'm just going to finish off the cake with birthday candles. And so, we have two simply but beautifully decorated celebration cakes . I'm Tracey Seaman from Every Day with Rachael Ray. Thanks for watching. I'll see you next time.
Instant Appetizer: Goat Cheese Cake
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How to Style a Buffet Table
tips that I like to use when I'm setting up a buffet. So if you don't have lots of footed bowls or footed plates or even cake stands, here's an idea. Why not go to your kitchen and pick up some of the stuff that you have in your kitchen to createyou don't have lots of footed bowls or footed plates or even cake stands, here's an idea. Why not go to your kitchen and pick up some of the stuff that you have in your