Cake decorating is probably one of the least difficult of all of the sugar arts and uses either icing or fondant to create more aesthetically interesting plain baked cakes. Alternately, edible decorations can also be carved into the shapes of objects, people and places. The use of embellishments on cakes is also a popular method of decoration. Most edible designs are quite simple in design but the use of elaborate designs adds to the charm and appeal of the cake.
Edible cake decorating techniques are used in a variety of baking and decorating situations. Some of these methods include making individual frosting recipes to suit any taste and the availability of an array of different colored icing colors. While there are no specific recipes for edible designs, you can find several pictures online or at some bakeries. These pictures can be helpful in giving you ideas about the types of designs you might like to try.
Cake decorating does not have to be difficult and is often an enjoyable and educational experience. It can take some practice but it can also be done with friends and family. A perfect result can be achieved when there are a large number of guests at your party.