Cake Decorating Ideas

Tastessence Staff Nov 28, 2018
Who doesn't love a gooey, plump, and decorative piece of cake? Here are some tips and tricks that you can choose to decorate your cake.
If you think having a home-baked cake is a thoughtful gesture on special occasions, then you should also know that making it look appealing and appetizing is also important. Cakes can be decorated into various patterns and designs depending on the choice of people or the theme of the party.

Floral Theme

The classic and the most popular are flowers on the cake. Floral patterns with enchanting pink and lavender flowers and green leaves make a perfect cake. Floral themes usually go with wedding, anniversary, or birthday cakes for girls, or mothers' day cakes.

Fun and Frolic

Fun themes make use of a lot of color, splash, and sparkle. Use of different shapes like, stars, circles, and balloons, in different colors, can help you make the perfect fun cake, which is perfect for almost any joyous occasion.

Cartoon Themes

Although kids love cakes of all sorts, what better way to surprise them is to have a cake in the shape of their favorite cartoon character.
The cakes can be decorated either by drawing the characters or using the molds and ready-made icing figures. Cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse , Donald Duck, Tom n Jerry, or Garfield will definitely make your kid cheerful.

Romantic Theme

Be it the Valentine's day, your wedding anniversary, or simply your sweetheart's birthday, a beautiful, romantic-looking cake is the best way to express your love. The decorations can include soft-color icing, topped with hearts, or cupids.
For final touch, you can use candy sprinkles to woo your love.

Must-Have Utensils and Ingredients

Professional icing smoother: This is used in order to cover the cake with a uniform layer of icing, just like the ones at the Baker's shop.
Decorating molds: These help to create shapes like triangles, stars, circles and squares to the more complex ones like flowers, hearts, smiley faces and cartoon characters. Some also have text imprints for numbers and alphabets that can personalize your cake.
Icing bags: Icing bags enable you to create icing patterns on your cake. Using this is as simple as using a pen, you just have to apply a little pressure for the icing sugar to flow through the tip and move it around for interesting shapes, borders or to write. Icing bags come with specialized changeable tips to make shapes like flowers, stars, leaves.
Edible decorative sprinkles: Colorful and sparkly sprinkles can make for excellent decorating for your cake. These sprinkles can adorn your cake even if they are randomly spread on the surface of the cake.
Edible color sprays: Edible color sprays are very easy-to-use and can transform your humble cake into a vibrant and stunning one. You can also use it to create patterns of different types on your cake.
Cake stand: Finally a beautiful cake stand is a must to add the final touch to your cake decorations. Classic glass cake stands or ornamental cake stands can definitely add to the beauty of your delicious cake.

Things to Remember

Keep it simple and sweet: Decorating a cake can be a fun process but make sure that the end product has to look beautiful. Using too much color, and over-the-top ideas may not create the desired effect for your cake. Avoid using too many items for decorations. It is best to keep it simple.
Use the right colors: Remember that at the end of it, the cake has to look delicious. Use of strange color combinations can not only make the cake look less attractive but less appetizing as well.
Know your audience: The decoration of the cake has the suit the mood of the occasion or the party. For example a floral or ornamental topping with pinks and reds would be perfect for a girl. The types of color you choose, should be liked by the kind of people you are inviting for your party.