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Cake Decoration Ideas : How To Decorate The Perfect Cake

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 3

Learning about the best Cake Decoration Ideas is one of the ways to get the right technique to decorate any type of cake for any occasion that it might be for. Any celebration is incomplete if their is no cake to celebrate the occasion. If you decided to make your cake at home, here are a few cake decorating ideas that you might be interested in.

A perfectly decorated cake has to be appealing to the eye as well as soothe your taste buds. If you have never done any cake decorating before, don't worry as it is easy to do and it can be very daunting for some people if you are doing it for the very first time.

Before decorating the cake, you must first decide on a certain theme, for example if the cake is for a wedding, you may use pink and white rose frosting with a silver trimming on the cake. By learning more about cake decoration ideas, you will have more confidence in designing cakes in the future.

Using Icing.

Cake Decorating

Once you have baked your cake, doing the icing is one of the most important steps to decorating your cake and making it look appealing. You can either make your icing from scratch or you can now buy already made icing, no matter what you choose, you will still have a professional looking cake at the end.

If making the icing yourself, make sure the base of your icing is mixed well and start to spread a thin layer of icing over the cake, you can then put the cake in the fridge for a while to set before applying the second coating. The second coating should be a little bit thicker, to get that smooth effect.

Marbling of the icing is also popular when it comes to decorating your cake. Take a darker or lighter shade of icing and dip in the edge of your knife, you can then spread it over the icing on the cake to give it a marbleized look.

There are many different colors of icing that you can choose from, so it is important to decide what colors you will be using first to make the decorating process a lot easier. By using these cake decoration ideas, it will make it a lot easier to choose the right colors for your cake.

Frosting For Your Cake

Cake Decorating Ideas

Using frosting is perfect for a birthday cake and it is also very easy to do. It can be bought pre - made or you can easily make them yourself. You can spread it on the cake smoothly or it can be piped or swirled on the cake as well.

Here is a easy simple recipe on how to make frosting for your cake, this will allow you to cover the whole cake with this frosting.


4 and a half cups of powdered sugar
half cup of butter (butter must be at room temperature)
1 lemon


1. Sift the sugar into a bowl.
2. Put butter in another bowl and beat well until smooth and creamy
3. Then add the sugar, a little bit at a time
4. Then grate some lemon rind ,about one teaspoon into the mixture
5. It is then time to add lemon juice to the mixture, add approximately 3 - 5 tablespoons.

When making a cake for a special occasion, it sometimes can be hard to choose what type of cake to bake. The most easy and quick cakes to make are sponge cakes and they taste absolutely amazing as well. Here is a recipe for a sponge cake that is light and fluffy and perfect for any special occasion.


1 cup of self raising flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
half cup of castor sugar
half cup of soft butter or margarine
2 eggs

Important: Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before you start making your cake.


1. Firstly grease the cake tin with margarine or butter to avoid the cake sticking to the tin. After that cut a circle of non grease paper, you can use your cake tin as a template.
2. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit
3. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl. Then add the castor sugar,butter or margarine and the eggs.
4. Using a hand mixer or wooden spoon beat until mixture is well combined. Make sure the mixture is not too thick, if it is add some luke warm water to the mixture.
5. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and put it in the oven for approximately 25 minutes.
6. Once it is cooked, turn the cake onto a wire rack and remove the non grease paper

Writing Messages On Your Cake.

Many cakes especially for birthdays have a small message on the cake. This can easily be done and it is recommended that you do it in a curved font to make it more appealing. If the cake is for a child, you may want to use different color icing to make it stand out more.

If you have never done any message writing on cakes before, you may want to practice first and get the hang of it, over time this process will get a lot easier and it is also very fun to do.

Borders Of The Cake.

When decorating a cake is concerned, making a border can make a simple cake look absolutely amazing. It is recommended that if you want a border, try to make the center as simple as possible or the decorations could look very crowded.

Make sure that you do your center decorations first before starting the border. To make the border you can use jelly,icing or even candy to decorate your cake, just try to make the border small and do not over crowd the cake especially if you have written messages on your cake.

Try to be creative with your designs as these types of cakes are more unique and stand out more. There is no right or wrong way when it comes to decorating your cake, so just do what you feel is right.

These are only a few cake decoration ideas that you can do, there are so many more, it is up to you to be creative and design the best cake for whatever occasion it might be.



Dec 22, 2010 12:33am
Nice article! Love the colored headings, very eye-catching!!
Dec 22, 2010 1:35am
Thanks Introspective for your comment
Jan 1, 2011 9:25pm
Nice. Cake decorating is a real art. ^^
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