Yum June 2015
You can dance...you can sing...but you can make a delicious cake the easy way!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Creamy Buttercake #CakesAndDecors

Creamy Buttercake



1 cup butter, cubed at room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk

Butter Glaze

⅓ cup butter
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons vanilla


(1) Preheat the oven to 325°F/165°C

(2) Grease a 10" bundt pan with butter or shortening very liberally. Dust the pan with flour and set aside.

(3) Place all the cake ingredients in the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low for 30 seconds and then increase the speed to medium and mix for 3 minutes.

(4) Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 65-75 minutes until a toothpick entered into the center comes out clean.

(5) When the cake is done make the glaze. Combine all ingredients into a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir continuously until the butter is melted and the sugar is dissolved. Do not bring to a boil.

(6) Poke holes all over the warm cake using a knife and pour the glaze evenly on the cake while still in the pan.

(7) Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan and then invert the cake onto a serving plate.
I actually like to make this cake a day in advance, finding it to be more moist and flavorful when it rests overnight.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Time Tested Ways to Learn Cake Decorating Techniques Using Fast and Easy Methods #CakesAndDecors

Time Tested Ways to Learn Cake Decorating Techniques Using Fast and Easy Methods #CakesAndDecors

If you want to learn cake decorating techniques, you'll be glad to know that the internet is filled with them! Whether you're brand new to cake decorating or simply wish to improve your skills, you can learn everything from basic techniques to more advanced ones at home on your computer.

Whether you are a novice to cake decorating or simply want to improve upon your skills, you can learn everything from basic techniques to more advanced ones on your own home computer. Online courses are the way to go because they allow you to learn at your own pace and practice techniques over and over again. Plus, they cost a LOT less than onsite classes! When you are trying to learn a new technique, do not allow yourself to become discouraged. Even if you make an enormous mess, do not give up. Keep practicing until you learn your new skills.

There are a few easy things you can do to make cake decorating techniques easier to master. For example, you must make sure you?re using the right pastry bag. You should not use large bags because they can be awkward to handle. When beginning, smaller ones will make adding color and writing a lot simpler.

Using the smaller pastry bags will also help to prevent you from wasting a lot of icing. The larger ones may be useful later on but you only need to practice the techniques---not perfect them! Practice makes perfect after all.

One more thing you can do to make sure that your practicing goes well is to learn to cut the pastry bag the right way. It must be cut so that it fits the coupler perfectly. Do not forget that the bigger end of the coupler faces up towards the tip of the bag. Position it down inside and then slice the end of the pastry bag so that the smaller end of the coupler sticks out a little bit.

It might take a few tries before you master how to prepare the pastry bag and coupler precisely, but once you get the used to it, it will make learning cake decorating techniques A TON easier! Cake decorating instructions can call for thin, medium, or thick consistency icing. As a novice, you might find assessing the correct consistency to be quite confusing, but you will catch on soon enough.

Whether you want to learn basic cake decorating techniques or more advanced, intricate ones, you need to accept the fact that you probably won?t learn everything in just one night. You may find yourself talented at one style but not so much with another style. Just take your time, don?t get discouraged, and good luck!

Learning cake decorating techniques does not have to be frustrating! Here's a tip: Get a comprehensive online class, take it in the privacy of your own house and then make a fabulous cake for your extended family. They are going to be STUNNED when they see what you can do! Hey, you can even turn it into your new house business and make extra cash each month!

Source: Maria Campbell@cakedecoratinglesson