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We all know baking a cake isn't the hardest part of the dessert process. It's the decoration that stumps many of us. Why can't cake decorating be easy? How come the cake never looks like the picture that inspired it? How can you make it pretty without spending hours in the kitchen? Help is finally here!
These easy cake decorating ideas we found on Pinterest will make a world of difference in your baking. They use ingredients that are readily available at the grocery store or may be purchased online. The best part? These decorating techniques are incredibly forgiving so you don't have to be afraid of screwing things up.
Whether you are baking for a birthday, making a lavish cake for Mother's Day or other special occasion, keep these easy cake decorating tips in mind and you'll be well on your way to creating stunning desserts.
1. ASSORTED BERRIES
image via My Soulful Home
Here's a simple way to create huge visual appeal without having to ice a whole cake. Add whipped cream or buttercream to the center and top of the cake then place carefully arranged berries on top for a beautiful summer look.
2. CHOCOLATE SHAVINGS
image via Moje Wypieki
Blueberries and chocolate shavings are a lovely way to dress up a cake iced in buttercream. The trick is to press the tiny blueberries into the icing and let the chocolate shavings "fall" gracefully over the cake.
3. FIGS AND EDIBLE GOLD
image via Burnetts Board
This is an easy cake decorating tip that's great for elegant occasions such as weddings. Top an iced cake with an assortment of whole and halved figs. Make it extra special by spraying a few figs with an edible gold dust mist.
4. BERRIES AND EDIBLE FLOWERS
image via La Peche Fraiche
Coat your cake in powdered sugar (or in this case matcha powdered sugar) and make a half moon design with whole and cut strawberries, raspberries and carefully placed edible flowers.
5. CITRUS AND HERBS
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Sliced oranges, lemons, limes or grapefruit make a simple yet pretty topping for a citrus-flavored cake. A sprinkle of herbs (such as mint) adds a nice burst of color and flavor.