Cake decorating is perhaps one of the oldest and most popular sugar arts, in which use of edible ornaments such as frosting or icing creates beautiful shapes on top of flat cake layers. Alternatively, elaborate cakes can also be shaped and sculpted into 3-D figures, objects and people. One of the most popular themes is to create a cake that looks like it belongs to a famous person. In the past, the most common cake decorating themes were those based around flowers, animals and fruits.
These days, however, cake decorating has evolved so much that new and less traditional cake decorating themes have become very popular. Some of these new cake decorating themes are:
Baby Birthdays: Baby birthdays are an especially special occasion for parents, and a decorated cake can add a unique touch to your special day. The cake can either be decorated by the mother or the father; or you can opt for the baby’s image to be printed on the cake. For example, if your partner has a newborn baby, he can have his picture printed on the cake along with his name and his date of birth. If you want to add a little more fun, you can put a photo of your newborn child on top of the cake. A cake decorated with a baby’s image can look really cute when the child grows up and is ready to take his first steps!
Birthday Parties: For children, a birthday cake is probably one of their favorite things to have on their birthdays. A cake decorated with a favorite cartoon character or a favorite color can add a lot of fun to a child’s birthday party. You can use various edible decorations such as icing to create the design of a cartoon character, and the frosting can also be printed onto the cake so that it can then be decorated according to the cartoon character.
Wedding Cakes: When a person is married, he or she may have many cakes that are decorated according to the theme of the wedding. A wedding cake is the biggest of these cakes, and is a big deal on the big day. For this reason, a small, personalized cake can really make your special day a big one, and something that everyone will remember for a long time to come.
Anniversary Cakes: Anniversary cakes are another popular cake, especially when a couple has been together for a long time. The cake decorating theme can be as simple or as it can be elaborate. With many layers of fondant icing, the cake can look like a cake that is decorated with an ornate design. For instance, when your partner has three children, a small, personalized cake can look like a wedding cake that they received from each of their parents.
Chocolate Cakes: Cakes are not only made to be eaten, but also for decoration. Chocolate cakes are particularly attractive when they are decorated with the best edible ornaments and decorated in a way that makes them look like real chocolate bars.
In addition to cake decorating themes, there are many other ways to decorate a cake; you can choose from cake decorating classes offered in the neighborhood pastry shop or even buy professional decorations at any store that offers cake decorating services. If you don’t feel up to the task yourself, you can always hire a cake decorator to do it for you, or you can even decorate a cake by yourself by using some of the cake decorating books available at your local bookstore.