Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Edah Deborah
Founder & Owner of: EbonyDebbie
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Food, Healthy Living and Successful Living Writer
The feeling of creating something from scratch and then knowing you did it yourself is fulfilling. Now you know how to bake cakes. That cannot be all you would like to know. Baking a cake doesn’t really ends when you bring it out from the oven. Go a step further, get creative, bring out your creative side and get decorating. Cake decorating gives you the opportunity to bring out your artistic side.
GIVE IT A TRY
Sometimes having the courage to try is the biggest obstacle one has to overcome. You might make mistakes at the beginning but it is okay. Do not let that deter you from what you want to achieve.
MAKE YOUR OWN ICING
The first thing you have to do is learn how to make your own cake icing or covering. Butter cream icing and fondant icing are the most common type of cake icing used. Once you learn that, the sky’s your limit. Homemade icing has its own unique taste. It doesn’t taste like the ones bought from the store. It is cheaper and one bright side is that it can be tinted to any color. To get started check out my recipe on butter cream icing and fondant icing.
KNOW YOUR TOOLS
Knowing the type of tools to use for a specific decoration gives you an edge over the next cake decorator that uses anything. Cake decorating tools in the market are so much. They are like paint brushes in the hand of an artist, the irony here is that cake decorators also use paint brushes. For butter icing you need piping tips. They can be attached to a piping bag. They come in different sizes and different tips. Essential piping tips include round, open star, closed star, basket weave, petals, U-tip and drop flower.. While for fondant icing you will need cutters and there are so many shapes of cutters.
GET CREATIVE AND PRACTICE
There are a million things that can inspire decorating a cake. Cake decorating is a fantastic way to fully express your creativity. The basic key is practice practice practice. You might find that you not get that perfect rose yet. But with time and a lot of practice you will. Perfectly decorating a cake can take time. Even professionals take their time when decorating a cake. It can become overwhelming before you know it. Professionally decorated cakes can take a lot of time, generally as from 2 to 3 days, at times even more.
Article Credits: Edah Deborah
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor