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Cake Decorating Ideas For Beginners

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 2

Here are some cake decorating ideas for beginners that can help you create the perfect cake. There are many ways in which you can create different effects on any cake. Anyone can learn how to do this skill properly and you will need to practice this often.

The first step is to take some basic lessons and to have the essential baking tools such as a spatula, piping bags, food coloring, stencils and a good oven thermometer. Many of your tools can be bought online or at your local cake decorating store. For many this is a fun hobbie for themselves and their kids. It can also help you save some money throughout the year, also for some it may be a business or a way of making some extra money.

The next aspect of cake decorating is the icing, this can be made by yourself or you can buy it already made. Stencils are also very popular for beginners as they are very easy to use. You can also use different types of icing by creating a border around the cake and adding edible candies or flowers.

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Another idea is to use icing sugar dough also called fondant to cover your cake. You can also try using ganache to create a smooth surface over the cake, it is simple to make and involves melting chocolate. The most difficult part of this process is making sure that the surface of the cake is smooth and even.

Other cake decorating ideas for beginners include sprinkling powdered icing sugar over the cake once it has been frosted. You can use stencils as I mentioned above, place the stencil over the iced cake and sprinkle powdered sugar over it. If you want your cake to have a theme you can buy ready made decorations or miniture objects to place on the cake.

Other toppings you could add are chocolate shavings, shredded coconut, fruit slices, nuts and candy. For a beautiful effect you can buy various decorating combs to help you decorate your cake. All you need to do is drag the comb along the frosting which leaves a pattern in the frosting. The combs come in metal or plastic varieties. This is a great method to use as a beginner if you are having trouble making the surface of the icing smooth.

Another method of decorating your cake is to use glace icing, this is a simple mixture of confectioner's sugar and a liquid such as lemon juice. If you want the icing to be a lot thicker just add more icing sugar. After that is done you will need to wait until the icing is chilled and then you can begin to decorate your cake with writing or creating a border. Once you have developed enough cake decorating skills you can think about double and triple layered cakes.

To develop your skills in cake decorating, you can do some courses online or offline to learn more about basic and advanced techniques. You will learn more about how to use a piping bag to help design a cake and how to use fondant properly.

Cake decorating is enjoyable and fun and can be very rewarding. By learning the basics and learning a few tips it will not be a stressful experience. Experiment with different techniques and methods and practice on cupcakes to help develop your skill.These cake decorating ideas for beginners will help you get started so you can create a cake for any occasion.

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Comments

Dec 17, 2011 2:22am
AuroraWindsor
Cake decorating is one of those things that can come in handy. Good article.
Mar 7, 2012 3:13pm
Lynsuz
Great tips on cake decorating. I like to use fondant.
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