It is very exciting to think about baking a birthday or Christmas cake at home, but do-it-yourself cake decorating can be done very easily if you have the right tools and materials. Here are some easy cake decorating ideas that will really make your DIY cake looks more like it has come straight from a professional bakery than it did in a local grocery store!
First, you need a ready-made cake which is as versatile and simple as possible. Since the real icing is what will set your decorations on top of the cake, it does not have to be perfect. You might also decide to decorate the cake without icing at all. This is called “DIY icing.”
Next, you should buy a cake decorator’s palette. The palette can hold all of your supplies, including glitter, fondant and other decorative tools. You might also want to buy a small container or glass dish that you can use to hold your tools and supplies so you can quickly pour them into your palette after you are done. Just be sure that you keep the bowl on a counter-top that doesn’t get too much heat from your kitchen table.
When it comes to decorating the cake’s layers, you do not have to use a cake leveler. Using a flat knife along the first layer of cake will give you a better idea of how to decorate each individual layer. A ruler is a good idea if you are going to add decorations to the cake’s center or other areas. The last thing you want to do is to ruin your decorations by applying them to an area that is too high up.
When it comes to decorating the cake’s top, do not use any sticky stuff for the decorations. Stickier materials will cause problems with frosting and cake toppings. Use a non-stick spray and a small brush to decorate the cake. You can also paint your own decorations on the cake.
If you want to add icing to your homemade cake, there are plenty of dry cake decorating ideas available. The best ones are to use fondant and edible paint. to decorate on the cake. Another option is to use fondant for the decorations that you do not want to use for the cake itself.
For example, if you want to use icing to frost the cake, but do not want to use icing for the cake itself, you could use a mixture of vanilla pudding and a little water. and mix them together until you have a thick, spreadable consistency.
If you have the time and patience, there are a lot of different DIY cake decorating ideas that are very simple to do. And don’t forget the fact that baking is a great way to spend quality time with your family and friends. Whether you have a cake decorator or a friend or family member who has experience, both ways will create a beautiful cake that you can enjoy for many years to come!
To begin, you will need a mixing bowl and a spatula, either one for baking and one for decorating. To make a simple cake, you will only need the baking bowl and a measuring cup. If you are baking a cake for a large group of people, you will probably need the larger bowl to make the frosting.
Next, you will need a cake pan with no lids. You may want to add a decorative lid if you plan to add decorations to your cake. As a rule, you will need at least a square or rectangular cake pan so that the cake pans fit well on top of one another and won’t stick together when you are decorating.
Next, you will need a non-stick baking spray and some non-stick decorating tool or pastry bag. You will use this to paint the cake with the icing. and decorating tools that you have prepared and laid out on the cake pan. The only rule that you will need to follow is to not paint too much on top of the cake.
Use the non-stick paper to spread it evenly over the cake and then use a cookie cutter to trace the design you have made onto the icing. Be sure to use a small amount of icing and leave a gap between the design and the cake.