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You can make the coolest birthday cakes using very simple cake decorating ideas. In fact, you can do this for any occasion. Cake decorating dates back a long time ago. It has evolved over time with new creativity from cake decorators. I will describe a few techniques that you can easily do to liven up your cake decorations.
In the recent past flower decorations have become very popular. I suggest that you use small edible flowers that you have cleaned properly. You have a choice of where to get them. However, if possible, that you get them from your own garden or from someone you are sure does not use poisonous chemicals on their flowers. Use clean lukewarm water to rinse them and blot them dry using a paper towel. It is best to pick the flowers when you are just about to use them. It is important for them to be fresh. You can brush them with a bit of luster to give them a wet look if you so desire. That makes the coolest birthday cakes.
Another popular cake decorating theme uses fruits. You can use oranges, mandarin oranges, grapes or other fruits. You should slice them first. Then apply beaten egg white on the pieces. Thereafter dip the pieces in either clear or colored sanding sugar.
Fondant icing can make very beautiful cake decorations if you know how. You have options. It is possible to make 3D cake decorations or flat decorations. It is very similar to modeling with clay. Look for items to model and make them.
Nowadays you can easily get ready to use frosting in tubes. You can buy various tips to make your decorations. The icing tubes are available in a few colors. You can keep them in a pantry shelf after use for use another time. Just remove the icing tip and put back the cap on the tube.
Did you know that you create variety on your decorations by adding different colors on your icing when frosting a cake? Food colors in can are available for spraying on cakes. This works for lightly colored frosting. If you have created a scenery, you can spray the colors to make look natural. For example you could spray trees green and the sky blue. If you have grass, you can spray it green also.
These cake decorating ideas can spice up your cake decorating for friends and family with variety at each birthday party or other celebration. You can surprise them with new ideas every time.
Cake decorating finishing touches can be done in a number of ways. One of the ways is to use sugar-frosted fruit and fresh flowers. These are very popular cake decoration garnishes. They add a contrasting texture and color to your beautiful creation. They allow you to spruce up a plain cake.
Another good way of decorating your cake is to use fresh berries for a garnish on your cake. They make a colorful and flavor rich addition. You can roll them in sugar, or glaze them or just use them plain. You can some splash of color to your cake by placing fresh strawberries and mint leaves around the top of a chocolate cake. Alternatively orange sections, grapes, and strawberries glazed with shiny syrup can be placed on the top of a cake for a beautiful finishing.
Dollops of whipped cream and fresh figs arranged tastefully on a cake are very appealing to the eye. Frosted whole fruit, such as grapes, seckel pears, small apples and figs are great cake decorations for late summer and fall weddings. Berries will last longer than sliced fruit therefore serve the cake soon after adding the fruit as it tends to bleed onto the frosting.
Flowers For Decorations
You can make a cake more appealing to the eye by use of fresh, edible flowers in cake decorating. It really beautifies a cake. Start with a cake dusted with confectioners sugar or a frosted cake then add flowers. There are a number of flowers that are edible such rose petals, sweet violets, honeysuckle, bachelors buttons and calendulas among others.
You might actually want to add a generous dollop of whipped cream to the center or just off centre of the cake. Then arrange the flowers around the whipped cream.
To create an elegant look and a sparkle effect you can dust the flowers with super fine sugar. Candied rose petals and candied violets are wonderful cake decorations. Ensure that the flowers that you use are edible, clean and free from pesticides.
Decorating With Nuts
Candied and toasted nuts can are great on carrot cakes and spice cakes. You can press coarse or finely chopped nuts into the icing on the sides of the cake or along the bottom edge to improve texture and flavor.
You can add a unique look to any cake by using fresh fruits and flowers. Cake decoration is now a more bold hobby and choice career. You can if you desire to do so open your own cake decorating business and cater for friends, family and your community. Even though it can appear to be time-consuming, cake decorating is fun and it is a lucrative business.
Artistic cake decorators are able to name their price for unique cake decorations. This depends on your locality. A place like New York will tend to be more expensive than a little town. The other factor is the standard of living. If you live among the more sophisticated and affluent, you would be able to charge more for cake decorating services. Regardless of your locality, you will still be able create good demand for your cake decorating among the majority if you offer unique and attractive cake decorations.
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