The hobby of DIY cake decorating can be very exciting for the young and old alike. It allows the individual to make personal creations without having to spend a lot of money. You can save money on decorations and ingredients. There are more cake decorating experts out there that can help you get started in this fascinating field. Here are some simple pointers to get you started with this fun craft.
Use a good quality cake kit. There are a number of inexpensive kits available that include everything you need to decorate cakes. These kits will come complete with all of the materials you will need along with easy to follow, step by step directions.
Get quality equipment. When starting out with your diy cake decorating business, you are going to need some high quality cake decorating tools. You will want to have a mixer, icing tips, non-stick mixing bowls, pans, and bake even strips. This will ensure your designs and icing looks great and you won’t end up spending money on expensive tools to replace them.
Learn the basics of icing. The icing is the key to any great looking design. Learn how to apply icing to your cake and the tools that you will need to do so. The outline stage is the most important part of the process. You need to outline your cake with the correct color and texture of icing.
Plan ahead. Many people don’t plan ahead when making their own cakes and end up rushing to get the icing on and frosting on before they can get to the filling. Plan your cakes out at least a month ahead of time.
Get a piping bag. A quality piping bag will make the process go a lot faster and easier. Make sure your piping bag is large enough to pipe the entire cake without being overfilled. If you overfill a bag, the cake will spring back and be uneven.
Use a cake kit for all of your cake decorating needs. A basic cake kit includes everything you need to make at least one cake. They include the cake, baking pans, frosting and tips for the different colors of icing. You can buy individual cake kits for different flavors of cupcakes or make up a special flavor combination cake. For the smallest projects, you can use a cake kit to provide you with the materials you need without breaking the bank.
Do your research. You can spend a lot of money making an elaborate cake but unless you know what you are doing, it’s a waste of money. Ask others who have more experience in this area to give you advice. Even find out from your local bakeshop. With a little bit of effort and some patience, you can make a wonderful cake without having to pay professional prices.
Find a good guide to making frostings. Some people think that applying icing to a cake is a difficult process and they wonder how someone could make a complicated-looking decoration. However, there are many books on the subject of icing that show you exactly how to apply icing so that it doesn’t look like a forest of hearts. Using a piping tip makes things look better too.
Buy the right tools. When it comes to cake decorating, there are a few tools that are absolutely necessary. For example, you will need a mixer to mix the batter. Other tools that you may need include a pastry bag along with a spatula, a food processor or a food chopper.
Practice makes perfect. There is nothing more frustrating than spending hours perfecting a design only to have it look like a jumbled mess. Spending time working on your designs will ensure that you don’t make that happen. It also gives you an opportunity to develop new techniques. It is also a good idea to practice at home. That way you can make a nice fresh batch of icing to use when you are planning your next decorating event.
Take your time and enjoy. This is a hobby that you will have for years. It is worth it to take your time and learn as much as you can before you start decorating cakes. The finished product will look like a professional did it, not just an amateur trying to get the design right. That’s why it is worth it to spend time getting the details just right.
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