Cake Decorating Ideas
Buttercream frosting, fondant, and decorations can turn even a simple cake into something very beautiful. There are many different types of cake that you can make. If you have an event to attend and need to bring desert, a cake is the perfect thing to bring as most people love to eat cake. Deciding on the type of cake to make may be a difficult decision as there are so many to choose from. There are many different cake decorating ideas that you can use when you decorate your cakes.
Type of Event
Think about the event that you are attending to determine the type of cake that you should bring. For example, if it is a birthday party you obviously need to make a birthday cake. You then have many options of birthday cakes to choose from. Talk with the person who is having the birthday and find out what their favorite hobbies are, and ask them what their favorite kind of cake is. If it is a child’s birthday cake, ask the child or parents what the child’s favorite things are, favorite cartoon characters, etc.
If you are attending a graduation, there are many different types of graduation cakes that you can make for the graduate. A simple cake with their name and year of graduation, and you can include their school logo or mascot. Make the cake with buttercream or royal icing. Ask the graduate what their favorite cake is.
If you are attending another kind of event where you can make your own choice of what type of cake to make you have many more options. It is probably best to simply make your favorite cake. There are many cake decorating ideas that you can choose from. Look online or in cake decorating magazines to get some good ideas on what types of cake you can make.
More Cake Decorating Ideas
You may simply be making a cake for your family to have for desert. In this case, try to make something that everyone in your family will enjoy eating. If you have small children, let them help you make the cake. They can always help with the frosting or adding other decorations to the cake. Let them help you make daddy’s favorite cake for desert, for example.
Things to Use for Decorating
Below are some cake decorating ideas that you might want to use when making your cakes:
Berries and Cookies
Fresh fruit and cream-filled cookies are great items to use when decorating cakes. Make a chocolate layer cake and press halved cream-filled cookies and sliced strawberries to the sides of the frosted cake. Add additional cookies and strawberries to the top of the cake.
Add toasted coconut, whipped cream, maraschino cherries and sliced bananas to the top of a frosted vanilla or banana flavored cake to give the cake the taste of eating a banana split. This cake is great for a hot summer afternoon.
Place pieces of waffle cone, miniature marshmallows and peanuts on top of a layered chocolate cake. Drizzle chocolate syrup over the cake when you are finished decorating. These are three ingredients that you may already have in your pantry.
This is a few cake decorating ideas that you can try. You can find many more online, in magazines, or in the local bakery.