Cake decorating is probably the most popular of all the arts and is often considered to be a skill as easy to learn as learning how to bake a chocolate cake. However, cake decorating isn’t as simple as that and is rather an art form, not to mention it involves a good deal of creativity, imagination and skill.
Cake decorating involves the use of buttercream or icing or some other edible decorative materials to make cakes visually appealing. Alternatively, decorating cakes can also be molded and sculpted into various three dimensional objects, people and places. Cake decorations are normally done for special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and so on. Some of the popular cake decorations are birthday cakes, wedding cupcakes, sweetie cakes, dessert cakes, fruit cakes, wedding cake, sponge cake cupcakes.
Cake decorators can either be professional or amateur artists depending on their skills and experience in decorating cakes. A person with years of expertise and creativity in decorating cakes can surely turn out some stunning results, especially if he/she has the necessary tools and supplies.
Basic tools include: cake mixers, mixing bowls, measuring spoons, piping bags and cookie cutters. It is best to have your own set of tools as you may need them to create cakes according to your personal taste. You will find a large variety of tools in the market today. However, it is best to choose one that is easy to clean and that is also functional for your needs.
In case you already have your own special cake baking experience, you may consider getting an experienced cake decorator to do the decoration work for you. The first step to start your search is to ask around. Check your friends, family members and colleagues and see if they can recommend a professional cake decorator. Once you’ve got someone you think you would be comfortable working with, you should schedule a meeting or phone interview with the decorator.
There are many cake decorators work online and offline and you may want to check out the websites to see what they offer. You can read their previous clients’ feedback and even ask them if they have any recommendations about their work. Another great way of finding the right decorator is by searching the internet for the cake decorator reviews on the internet.
The decorator should be very qualified, experienced and have a lot of practical experience in decorating cakes. In order to get an idea of the decorator’s skills and experience, you can try some sample cakes with the decorator before making a decision. Make sure that the decorator uses the correct tools and supplies and does not use old, used or broken equipment or tools that could harm the finished product.
Once you have decided on your decorator, you may then decide on a theme to go with your own cake. You may even want to include the decorator as a customer so that you can ask him/her about the design and theme of your cake. You can have your cake decorated professionally if you don’t know how to do it yourself.
Before you start your work, you should take note of the cake decorator’s tools, supplies and experience. You will find that there are many different tools you will need, but here are some of the most important ones:
– Piping Cone: This is necessary for ensuring the smooth icing and the uniformity of the cake’s surface. It is important to keep a pastry bag with you at all times for transferring icing from one area of the cake to another.
– Spatula: This is the most basic tool, but is used for the purpose of rolling out the icing and for creating a smooth surface for the icing. and also as a scraper for removing the cake from the pan. It has several shapes for different purposes.
– Round Sponge: This is also called a pastry scraper and is used for scraping out excess icing from the cake, this is especially used for preparing the frosting. when the sponge is removed.
– Round Cookie Cutter: It is used for making round cookies, cupcakes and cakes. This is a must-have when it comes to creating cupcakes, as it helps in producing more cakes and cupcakes in a shorter time.
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