Cake decorating is probably one of the oldest forms of sweet artistry, dating back to ancient Egypt. In fact, a cake, in Egyptian times, was simply the first meal served to the new royal families after their families had accepted and embraced the new religion of Islam. While the Egyptian tradition of making a cake was largely forgotten, the artistry of decorating cakes has been passed down throughout history.
The traditional method of decorating cakes for the masses is to use frosting with a very thin layer of white icing. This means that while you will get a pretty white cake, it will be almost transparent. Instead, many bakeries today are using various designs, patterns and colors to create stunning designs on cakes. This not only makes cakes more appealing to the eyes, but they also help to keep your customers coming back for more.
Another popular method of cake decorating today is to add some edible decorative items, such as ribbons and decorations. There is even an option to add edible petals to a cake for a small fee. One very popular style of decoration is the use of edible flowers. A lot of flowers can be used to create beautiful patterns on a cake, which looks even more decorative when they are arranged in tiers. Petals and edible flowers can be used to create a bouquet or a simple arrangement on top of a plain cake.
One very popular design that many people use to decorate their cakes is using a layered cake as their design. Rather than simply frosting on the cake with a thin white coating, you can add some edible layers to the cake, giving it a three dimensional effect. For example, instead of just frosting a cake with white icing, a person may decide to layer the icing on top of one another in order to create a very artistic effect.
The most popular type of cake decorating today involves the use of different colored fondant for the top layer of the cake. This is not something that you would normally see used in an upscale restaurant, but is quite common in bakeries all over the world. Many cakes are decorated by adding different types of colored fondant, such as yellow and red for a fun twist, or even black for a nice, dramatic look.
Finally, some cakes are decorated with edible fruit and nuts. A person might choose to use fondant for their cake as a way of adding texture and color to their creation. These cakes are typically very elaborate and very colorful, especially when topped with chocolate icing.
You can also choose edible fruit as your design on your own cake, such as nuts or strawberries, which can be incorporated into the design or applied to a cake by hand. The edible fruit will make your creation looks like it is filled with flavor as well as the design. However, this is the most labor intensive form of cake decorating.
Whatever you decide to do for your cake decorating, it is important to remember that if done properly, it can really add an extra dimension to your cake. If you take the time to learn the basics, you can have your cake made and delivered for your next special event without much trouble.
In addition, there are many other methods of cake decorating out there, ranging from professional custom designs to completely free patterns. Once you find one that you like, however, it will be easy to find one that fits perfectly with your decorating style.
With so many different options available, it is easy to find the perfect design for your cake. Just remember to keep things simple, and don’t overwhelm your guests with too many decorations at once.
Cake decorating is fun for everyone involved. If you want to have a great time decorating your cake, then it is time to get out the tools and start decorating!