Quick Cake Decorating Ideas
Part of the Cake Decorating For Dummies Cheat Sheet
If you’re running short on time, you can still create a cake that will draw oohs and ahs of admiration. Try these last-minute cake decorating toppings and methods:
Top your cake with chocolate shavings or curls.
Group nonpoisonous fresh flowers, such as roses or daisies wrapped with a grosgrain or organza ribbon, atop your confection.
Use a stencil and sift confectioners’ sugar or cocoa over your creation.
Decorate cake plates with sauces — such as hot fudge or raspberry purée — that complement a cake slice.
Place evenly spaced milk chocolate, butterscotch, cinnamon, white chocolate, or mint chips all over your cake for a Swiss dot effect.
Use hard candies, sours, or jelly beans to create festive swirls, spell out a name, create a flower, or form a geometric pattern.
Create a tableau with small fruits, or if it complements the cake’s flavor, thinly slice and place citrus fruits in a decorative pattern.