Cake decorating is among the most popular and versatile sugar arts which employ a variety of edible decorative items and decorations to create beautiful yet simple cakes more aesthetically appealing. In addition, these types of cakes can also be molded and sculptured to look like three dimensional objects, individuals and places. While the techniques for making cake decorating designs are quite basic, you will be surprised how some advanced techniques can give your cake a completely new appearance.
Before you start decorating your cakes, it would be good if you can familiarize yourself with the basic techniques and tools. To begin with, you need to have your basic tools such as cookie cutters, piping bags and cookie sheets. In addition, you will need a mixing bowl, measuring cups and spoons. You should also have two or more dessert pans for preparing and decorating your cakes.
The first and the most basic technique in cake decorating are making the design and pattern out of fondant. Fondant is the liquid or semi-solid icing used in the creation of various designs, patterns and textures on cake decorating cakes. A common example of fondant used is white chocolate fondant, which you can use with plain, ivory, cream or even dark colored chocolate cake. If you prefer to add your own touch to your white chocolate fondant, you can add a few drops of red wine or even a pinch of food coloring to the mix.
The second basic technique for cake decorating is using a template in baking your cake. You can either buy a pre-made template or design and decorate your own design by using the free software available online. Once you have done this, you can simply print your template on the computer and stick it on the cake.
Another popular technique for cake decorating is baking a cupcake. Instead of buying a ready-made cupcake, you can design and decorate your own cupcakes with icing and other decorative items like chocolate chips, sprinkles and even decorative designs. This is quite a popular hobby in some parts of America.
For the third and final technique in cake decorating, you will need the use of decorations in the form of decorations such as decorations made from fondant. or edible decorative items. In this case, you need to purchase a fondant decorator. or cookie cutter. These devices are specially designed for this purpose and they can be bought at a variety of places.
After you have prepared your desired decorations, you can now start decorating your cakes by removing the decorative items from the edible decorative items, removing any air bubbles from the icing, and then decorating each item individually by inserting the fondant into the center of the decoration. Now you can place the icing around the decoration to ensure that all the decorations are perfectly placed.
The final step is to decorate the top layer or top of the cake. After you are done with that, you can use the top of the cake as a base and start decorating it using small decorative pieces to give it a completely new look. Finally, decorate the sides and bottom of the cake, and finally decorate the rims.
One of the most popular decorative items that people choose to decorate their cakes is edible decorative items such as small candies. However, you should make sure that you buy candy from a reliable source because candy can easily become contaminated with bacteria that can cause a number of unpleasant health problems. One of the safest ways to go about it is to use sugar.
Chocolate is used as a filler when baking the decorations, but if you really want to decorate a cake using chocolate, you can use milk chocolate, or white chocolate. However, if you cannot afford to buy candies, you can use white chocolate coins.
After you have finished decorating the edible decorations of your cakes, you should always remember to put them back into the freezer or refrigerator to keep them for later. Because the longer they are frozen, the better.