5 Things to Do When Learning How to Decorate a Cake

Learning how to decorate a cake can be a little difficult at first, especially if you’re learning without any help from people who already know what they’re doing.

With these five tips, though, you can take some of the frustration out of the cake decorating process, and you’ll start making beautiful cakes in no time.

Here are five things to do when you’re learning how to decorate.

1. Get the crumbs under control. Crumbs can be one of the most frustrating parts of decorating a cake

To keep them under control, let your cake cool totally before touching it with icing. Before you get ready to put on the first layer of icing, brush crumbs off the top and sides of the cake.

Then, put on one thin coat of icing. Stick the cake in the fridge for a bit to let this icing set. By the time you get ready to add your second layer of icing, you should have very few crumbs left to deal with.

2. Keep the cake plate neat. It’s always a good idea to decorate on the plate you’re going to serve it on.

You can protect the plate and keep it clean by sliding strips of waxed paper under the edges of the cake. Pull them out once the cake is decorated, and your cake plate will stay clean.

3. To use icing bags for decorating, fill them only halfway.

You might have to refill them more often, but you’ll be able to control them much more easily.

4. Make your colored icing with paste food coloring.

It will give more vivid colors than the liquid kind in the little droppers.

5. Be patient! Learning how to decorate takes time. It won’t be perfect on the first try.

Start by making cakes for unimportant events so you don’t get frustrated trying to make the perfect cake for a very special occasion.

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