I am constantly referring people on the Wilton.com forum to videos on your site. (The ones referred most often are "Cake Construction" and "How to cover a cake with fondant using The Mat". ) New bakers have SO many questions and your videos hit the cake nail right on the head!
I began cake decorating at the age of 56 with the first of the Wilton classes at my local Michaels store. Like many others, it has turned into a passion. I have spent hundreds of hours online learning and videos like those from Sweetwise, Inc. are a blessing.
(p.s. I bought The Mat, but haven't used it yet--I'm looking forward to my next fondant cake!)
Create beautiful buttercream flowers with these Russian piping tips.
Using these tip can be tricky at first, it's almost like piping a drop flower. For best results use a stiffer buttercream icing in a piping bag with the tip of your choice.
Place the tip on a 90 degree angle on the surface of the cake or cupcake.
Squeeze the bag until you build a nice base.
Then pull the bag straight up releasing the pressure at the same time.