Best Ways to Decorate a cake

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Nuts and Chocolate Ganache

In a bowl melt some chocolate, butter, and whisk in some icing sugar. Combine everything in a runny paste and let it cool a bit. Pour this on your chocolate or vanilla cake and leave it in the fridge for 20 minutes. You can put walnuts, almonds, raisins, pistachios, and roasted peanuts on the cake for a perfect evening snack.

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Written by Sammy Hawkins
7 months ago
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Decorate with Chocolate Bars

People who like candy, go for candy as cake decoration and those who like chocolates, or cookies decorate the cake with their favorite chocolate bars. If you are a chocolatier and KitKat is your favorite chocolate bar, separate the chocolate fingers, and lay them on the top of a frosted cake. You can also cut the bar into small pieces and roughly drop it on top for a basic chocolate cake look.

To make it appear exciting, make flowers with your frosting on the sides and put a piece of half a KitKat finger on top of each flower. 

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Written by Annette Kelley
4 days ago
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Start with the basics

If this is your first time baking a cake, you'll want to start with the very basics. You'll need four things: cake, frosting, parchment paper, and a dull knife with a straight, non-serrated edge. Optionally, you can add decorations such as sprinkles, candles, fresh fruit, edible flowers, or whatever you'd like to top your cake with.

Lay your cake on a platter or other flat surface and ensure that it is completely cool. If you want to make a multi-layer cake, spread a thick, even layer of frosting along the top of your cake and place another cake round of the same size on top. Press gently. Repeat with as many layers as you'd like, keeping in mind that the more layers you add, the less stable your cake will be.

Place small bits of parchment around the base of the cake, going in between the platter and the cake. This will keep your platter clean while you decorate.

Start placing generous amounts of frosting on the top of your cake. Using your knife, gently coerce the frosting to coat the top of the cake, and slowly moving onto the sides. Run your knife vertically along the sides of the cake to spread the frosting and smooth the edges. Smooth the top and shape to your liking until the cake is completely coated.

Now that your cake is frosted, you can start having fun with decorating. Add sprinkles, candles, or fruit in any way that you like. Scrape frosting from the edges of the cake for a "naked" look. Arrange fruit decoratively on the top. Press edible flowers along the sides. It's all up to you.

Start with the basics

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Written by Kay Weber
2 months ago
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Make a drip cake

If you've already mastered the basics of assembling and frosting a cake, then you're ready to move onto the real decorating. Drip cakes have become very popular these days, as they're beautiful and fairly easy to do.

Make a drip cake

Start with an already frosted cake. This can be one you've already made, or one you've bought at the store. Any cake will do as long as its edges run straight downwards.

Take a squeeze bottle and fill with any edible thick liquid of your choosing. Many people use melted chocolate ganache (equal parts chocolate and cream melted together). It's thick enough to drip but not thin enough to ooze everywhere. As a bonus, it's delicious, so ganache is a great place to start.

Starting at the top, run your squeeze bottle's nozzle around the circumference of the cake, turning the cake as you go. Let the chocolate drip down at intervals while you're distributing the chocolate, how far or close they are to each other is entirely up to you.

Once done, squeeze chocolate around the top of your cake and smooth into an even layer.

Then you're done! Decorate with chocolate, sprinkles, or fresh fruit as desired.

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Written by Ramona Terry
8 months ago
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Decorate with Oreos

Everyone is a fan of Oreo deserts. If you want to try a new way to eat Oreos, add them to your cake. Cut the cookies in halves. On a chopping board, lay your cookies and with a large knife, cut them from the middle with a quick push. Don’t cut it slowly as it may break the cookie. Hold it on top of the cookie and push it hard at once.

Use vanilla buttercream or whipped cream frosting on the cake and then make flowers with a pipping bag near the edges. In the space between each flower, stick a halved Oreo. If you don’t want to make flowers, just lay them or stick them on the cake and drizzle some caramel or chocolate syrup.

If you like, you can also add crushed Oreos to the frosting. 

Decorate with Oreos

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Written by Glenda Reese
2 months ago
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Use Fresh Fruits

No desert can beat fresh fruits so why not add them to your cake? For a fresh fruit cake, decide what you would like to have on your cake. Most people like cherries, blueberries, raspberries, pineapple, and strawberries. Find one of them or a combination of them.

Frost a cake nicely with whipped cream for a clean appearance. Put the fruits in the middle, on the edges leaving space empty in the middle or on one side of the cake. You can also add mint leaves to make it even more tempting. 

Use Fresh Fruits

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Written by Margie Mann
7 months ago

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