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Cake decorating is a fun task that anyone can do. Many courses are provided
through local colleges on cake decorating, but you don't have to enroll in those
courses to learn how to decorate cakes like a professional. The best thing about
cake decorating tips and tricks is that many of them translate over well to many
Unusual Cake Decorating Ideas
Learn to make
wafer paper butterflies
that look just like real life.
Family Fun offers several different cake and cupcake recipes and ideas for
is an excellent resource for those looking for cake decorating ideas and advice
Cake Central is a
community for those who want to learn more about cake decorating, or those who
want to share their expertise. The
Royal Icing Tiara
is a cute idea for a little girls birthday and only one of the ideas you can
find on this website.
Cake Decorating Tips and Tricks
an icing bag, use a standard sandwich bag with the corner cut off. It will
save you money and give you the same effect. When filling it with icing,
stand the bag up in a plastic cup to keep it sturdy and make the job a bit
Decorate the cake on a plate with a piece of wax paper covering the
plate to protect it as you decorate. This will keep your serving platter
looking nice as you decorate the cake. When the cake is finished, you can
remove the wax paper.
Brush crumbs off the cake and spread
a thin layer of icing on it to prepare it for the remaining icing and
Paste food coloring creates the most vivid
color for cake icings. Use a toothpick to add color to your icing gradually.
Let the cake rest for 15 minutes after icing before decorating. This will
create an easier environment to work with.
Do not let the spreader touch the top of the cake as you ice, so crumbs
don't get in the frosting.
Making Your Own Icing
Making your own icing doesn't
have to be hard. Many people prefer to buy the icing along with the cake mix,
though making the icing from scratch is generally cheaper, tastier and works
well for sugar cookie
gingerbread cookie recipes too.
has a quality Royal Icing recipe courtesy of Alton Brown.
offers a wide assortment of cake and icing recipes for you to try.
provides a variety of icing recipes.
Something most people realize is that while some techniques require
there are many different cake decorating tricks that can be done using
commonly kitchen items that you already have on hand.