How to Decorate a Cake

Planning to bake a cake at home? Can’t figure out how to give it the perfect look?

Here are some easy decorating ideas to help you get cracking with it!

  1. Marzipan

This almond infused fondant with its nutty crunch is a delightful option. It’s delicious to say the least and is extremely easy to work with.

  1. Fresh whipped Cream

Using fresh whipped cream to decorate your cake is bound to give it a classic touch. You can pipe it in swirls or spread it evenly across your cake and top it up with chocolates or fruits.

  1. Spreads

Time crunch?  Don’t worry. Spreads like nutella or marmalade can help you save the day. Just ladle the top your cake with a spread and garnish it with nuts, choco chips, sliced fruit or anything that you find handy.

  1. Butter Cream/Frosting

A concoction of all things nice: milk, butter, icing sugar and flavoured extracts. That’s butter cream for you.  To turn butter cream into a frosting, simply replace butter with cream cheese. You can pipe swirls of these or put an even spread on the top of your cake to give it, a heart warming touch.

  1. Royal Icing 

If elegance is what you are looking for in your cake, then royal icing is the thing for you.  It’s perfect for decorating a Christmas cake as it lends an ethereal snowy white look to it.

  1. Coconut Shreds

As a healthy alternative to icing sugar, dry shredded coconut can be used to decorate a cake. A layer of butter cream on top provides the perfect base for the shreds.

  1. Chocolate

One way to ensure that your cake is a hit is to use chocolate.  You can use it in any way that appeals to you. Melt it, mix it with cream, use coco powder as a light dusting- the possibilities are practically endless.

  1. Fondant

Fondant shapes make cakes visually delightful.  You can have multiple shapes dotting the top layer or just a single attractive centrepiece on the top of your cake.

  1. Marshmallows

Little ones love them. Topping up their birthday cakes with marshmallows is a great way to give them a wonderful treat on this special occasion.