All the Best Cake Decorating Tips

You don’t have to be Martha Stewart to follow these easy and simple cake decorating tips. All you need is the desire to create a beautiful cake and the guts to try something new and different in the kitchen.

One of the best cake decorating tips you will ever get is about supplies. The secret to beautiful and creative cake decorating is working with the proper tools. If you don’t have the right tools, the process will be more difficult, less enjoyable and probably even a bit less attractive. There are number of different tools used in the cake decorating trade, so plan ahead and make sure you have everything you need before the cake goes in the oven.

The basics of cake decorating starts at the beginning – with the cake pan. Everyone has the generic 13 by 9-inch rectangular pan that most cakes are made in. Some people even splurge and purchase a Bundt pan or a couple of round cake pans for making a layer cake. There is a much wider world of cake pans out there to be had, and they come in all shapes and sizes – from Barbie to Superman to flowers to giant cupcakes.

Probably the simplest way to make a fun and different cake is to use a decorative cake pan. Depending on the design and shape of the cake, you may be able to frost and decorate it just as you normally would but using a few different colors of frosting. Most specialty cake pans come with ideas and cake decorating tips, so check the package before you throw it out.

Sometimes creating a special and unique cake is an easy as cutting the cake into a few different shapes. For a small child, cut the cake into a bunch of squares, frost them and mark them with letters to create a cake of blocks. For older children, cut the cake into their initials or their age. A sharp knife and a bit of creativity are all you need for this little trick. It is also handy to use a cardboard or paper cutout as a cutting guide if you’re a little shaky with the knife. It just prevents mistakes and helps get it looking just right.

Kids love to help out in the kitchen, so get them into the cake decorating party too. This is especially sweet for a parent’s birthday. What Mom or Dad wouldn’t be thrilled with a birthday cake that was decorated specially for them by their kids? It doesn’t matter what goes on top of the cake. Put out sprinkles, candies and whatever you have on hand in little bowls. Frost the cake and then let the kids have at it. They will have a blast and the result will be a unique and special birthday surprise.