Making an Icing Rose

Are you sick of watching endless videos where people are good at things? Then I have something fun for you! Watch as I begin my journey to learn how to decorate cakes. In this episode, I try to create my first icing rose.

In the video, I joke that comments should be directed to Emmy Made in Japan. Her videos are awesome. If you like my videos, you will love hers.

I also welcome constructive feedback on how I can improve my technique. I’m pretty sure that I’m using the wrong petal tip (I’ll talk about that in my follow-up video in a few days), and I think that my icing needed to be chilled a bit more. It was a warm day, and my icing was straight out of the room temperature tub.

 

Unboxing: Cake Decorating Kit

To make up for the long hiatus, here’s the first episode of Eat at Lu’s from my new apartment. In this episode, I unbox a cake decorating kit in preparation of things to come.

Also, it’s called an icing spatula. That’s the phrase I was trying to think of.

Egg Dyeing Techniques

In this video, I use some interesting techniques that I got from the Home and Gardens website to make some very pretty dyed eggs. The first technique is to swirl rubber cement on the eggs before dyeing. The second technique is supposed to give a tie-dye look to the egg. And the third technique gives a cool speckled/splattered look to the eggs. To prepare my dye, I used 1 cup of boiling water, two tablespoons of white vinegar, and about 40 drops of food coloring.  For the third technique, I added 1 tablespoon of oil to the dye bath and swirled the oil around before I put the egg in.

There was a little mishap with the pink egg that I put the rubber cement on.  I was having some trouble getting the salty rubber cement off the egg, so I tried to rinse it off.  Unfortunately, that also rinsed off some of the dye.  I put it back in the dye bath, so it would be a little more blue.  I think it turned out kind of neat, but it doesn’t really show off the rubber cement technique very well any more.