There are hundreds of cake decorating techniques out there. The choices can be overwhelming. But with a little bit of practice and insight, you’ll soon see how simple cake decorating can be when done right. And as you become more experienced, the sky’s the limit. If you have ever eaten a beautifully decorated cake, you know that it was made using only a few simple techniques. Here are a few simple techniques that are a must-have if you want to make great-looking cakes.
Why not use flowers to decorate your cake? It’s quite common these days for people to use edible flowers such as dried flowers, cardamom, orange peel, mint leaves, and coconut pieces to decorate their cakes. Why not combine flowers with edible flowers to create something totally unique and eye-catching? You’re guaranteed to get a lot of compliments once you share these adorable cake decorating techniques with your friends and family.
One of the best cake decorating techniques to try is bluprint. This is a technique wherein you use piping bags filled with bluprint to decorate your cake layers. Piping bags are ideal since you can apply the designs to all corners and surfaces of the cake without having to worry about spilling liquids. Bluprint looks best on dark frosted cakes, which makes it the perfect addition to a Valentine’s Day cake.
Another one of the best cake decorating techniques is creating beautiful and eye-catching roses using only white icing. You’ll need approximately three to four generous teaspoons of icing to make a layer of rose-colored icing. Start by mixing together three to four drops of rose petal paste with one and a half teaspoons of white icing. Use a single round tip to pipe the petals onto your pre-made or purchased cupcake liners.
Combine three to four sponges that have been soaked in hot water with one and a half teaspoons of edible flowers. Dip the sponges into the hot water for approximately thirty seconds before proceeding to the next step of cake decorating techniques. Gently blend one tablespoon of powdered sugar with an egg yolk until you have a smooth paste. Once you have blended the paste, add a few drops of rose petal powder and blend again. Finally, add a generous portion of icing to the finished product and pipe small dots of petal over the cake.
One of the creative ways to make cakes look more attractive is to decorate them with edible gold leaf. You can achieve this by using powdered gold leaf and a bit of water to create a paste that can be dotted onto the cake with your finger. You will need enough paste for at least twenty pieces. Once you have created this paste, dip a clean finger in hot water and swab the paste on your cake to create a glittering effect and accentuate the golden design you have created.
The most difficult techniques in cake decorating techniques require the use of specialized equipment, which will be detailed in the following paragraphs. When it comes to applying these techniques, you will want to choose a good dessert recipe so that you are creating a work of art. First, you will need an assortment of non-stick pans, baking strips (these are inexpensive plastic strips that will allow you to bake your cake without heating the pan), non-stick spray, a food coloring if you wish to add additional shades to your cake, some edible flowers such as fondant, some edible ink and gum paste, royal icing, and piping tips. These supplies may seem intimidating, but they are all very easy to use and apply. Once you have gathered your supplies and you are ready to start learning cake decorating techniques, you will want to read through any written instructions carefully so that you do not ruin your cake decorating techniques by guessing at what to do.
One of the easiest cake decorating techniques that anyone can learn is creating layers. To do this, you will need at least two cake pans. Next, you will want to line each of the two pans with a piece of cake, then fill one of the pans with cake and press it down into the second pan. You will want to do this over again until your cake comes out the way you want it to. This is a great cake decorating technique for beginners because it is not very difficult and can be done quickly and easily. In addition, you can build up your cake decorating skills simply by practicing this once basic technique on practice boards.