Cake Decorating Ideas.

If you think having a home-baked cake is a thoughtful gesture on special occasions, appetizingly beautiful cake decorations are a must. It is a common notion that decorating your cake with the finesse of professional bakers is impossible, here are some easy cake decorating ideas that will give your cake the perfect look!

Cake Decorating Themes

  • Floral Theme
    The classic and the most popular cake decorating theme. Floral patterns with enchanting pink and lavender flowers and green leaves would make for a perfect floral cake. Floral themes usually go with wedding cakes, or birthday cakes for girls, or mothers’ day cakes.
  • Fun and Frolic
  • Fun themes make use of a lot of color, splash and sparkle. Use of different shapes like, stars, circles and balloons, can help you make the perfect fun cake, which is perfect for almost any joyous occasion.

  • Cartoon Themes
  • Although kids love cakes of all sorts, what better way to surprise them than by combining their most favorite things- Cartoons and Cakes ! Cakes can be decorated either by drawing cartoon characters or using the molds and readymade icing figures. Cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse , Donald Duck, Tom n Jerry or Garfield will definitely make your kid cheerful.

  • Romantic Theme
  • Be it the Valentine’s day, your wedding anniversary or simply your sweetheart’s birthday, a beautiful cake is the best way to express your love. Romantic Cake decorations can include any soft-color icing, topped with some icing hearts, or even cupids for that matter. To add the final touch, you can use some sparkly candy sprinkles to woo your love.

Cake decoration supplies that will help you

  • Professional Icing Smoother: Very useful in order to cover your cake with a uniform layer of icing, just like the ones at the Baker’s shop.
  • Decorating Moulds: Decorating molds help you create fun shapes starting from the easy ones like triangles, stars, circles and squares to the more complex ones like flowers, hearts or even smiley faces and cartoon characters. Some of these molds also have text imprints for numbers and alphabets that can help you personalize your decoration by adding names, or age or personalized messages on the cake.
  • Icing Bags:Icing bags enable you to create wonderful icing patterns on your cake. Using an icing bag is as simple as using a pen, you just have to apply a little pressure for the icing sugar to flow through the tip and then go ahead to draw interesting shapes and borders or even write with it. Icing bags also come with specialized changeable tips that help you to create specific shapes like flowers stars and leaves.
  • Readymade flowers If you don’t have enough time to make your own icing flowers, the readymade icing flowers are the easy way out.
  • Edible decorative sprinkles:Colorful and sparkly sprinkles can make for excellent decorating for your cake. These sprinkles can adorn your cake even if they are randomly spread on the surface of the cake.
  • Edible Color Sprays:Edible color sprays are very easy to use and can single handedly transform your humble cake into a vibrant and stunning one. You can also use it creatively to create patterns on your cake
  • Printed Photographs: If you are looking for something far more trendy and hi-tech then there you can get a special printer which uses edible ink and prints on a edible icing paper that you can easily place on your cake. A cake with a clearly printed edible photograph is a unique and great idea.
  • Cake Stand: Finally a beautiful cake stand is a must to add the final touch to your cake decorations. Classic glass cake stands or ornamental cake stands can definitely add to the beauty of your delicious cake.

Things to keep in ming while decorating your cake

  • Keep it simple and sweet: Decorating a cake can be a fun process but make sure that the end product has to look beautiful. Using too much color, and over-the top ideas may not create the desired effect for your cake.
  • Use the right colors: Remember that at the end of it, the cake has to look delicious. Use of strange color combinations can not only make the cake look less attractive but less appetizing as well.
  • Avoid Clutter: Using too many decorating items can make your cake look overloaded. Avoid using all the sparkles and toppings, use the toppings wisely and place them in a way that makes the cake look aesthetic but clutter-free.
  • Know your audience: The decoration of the cake has the suit the mood of the occasion or the party. For example a floral or ornamental topping with pinks and reds would be perfect for a girl.

In addition to all this, if you are still confused about the supplies and cake decorating accessories, you can simply choose from customized cake-decorating kits, which include all the decorating essentials for you to get started. So the next time you see a spectacular cake at the Baker’s display window, do not just stare in awe…you can do it too!

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