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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Easy And Quick Cake Decorating Ideas

A chocolate cake decorated with icing, strawbe...A chocolate cake decorated with icing, strawberries, and silvery sugar beads. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Jen Coleman

Were you aware that the first cakes baked in America where tiny loaves of sweet bread? Look how far we have come. Home bakers should not be threatened by the elaborate cakes being made today. You do not need to be a pastry cook to make stunning cakes; you only need the knowledge and practice. Naturally the correct tools will go a great distance in your cake decorating endeavours. Here are one or two ideas you may like to try.

Every cake worth merit starts with a smooth icing. The cake needs to cool completely before they're iced and decorated. To keep crumbs from ending up in your topping and ruining the look of your cake, commence with a thin base coat of frosting that isn't quite as stiff as the regular layer will be. Once this coat is on, set the cake in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. This will set the topping and any crumbs will be caught in this first layer. Now you can spread a regular layer of topping without being worried about crumbs.

Use an icing spatula to carefully apply and smooth out the 2nd coat of icing. Once the icing is on the cake, start smoothing on the sides by running the spatula around the fringe of the cake. One trick for smoothing the frosting is to dip the metal icing spatula in cold water, this will help in smoothing the frosting. To smooth the top, dip the spatula in cold water and holding it horizontally overboard of the cake. Begin at the point farthest from you, holding the spatula in both hands; skim the apex of the icing by bringing the spatula straight towards you.

Straightforward Designs

Some cake decorators say learning how to buff the icing is the toughest part of cake decorating. Practice will help make you a professional in no time. When you have it down, show it off, even a cake without many decorations that is clean and smooth will make a perfectly elegant offering.

Instead of topping, cake tops can be dusted with ground sugar. You can choose to utilise a stencil for a rather more decorated appearance, or simply the powdered sugar for a clean look.

Eatable decorations are a lovely yet simple cake decorating method. The utilising of spatters, candy, nuts, and coconut pressed into the topping before it sets, will make your cake stick out.

To apply a textured look for your cake decorating, use a little cardboard brush, available in baking supply stores.

Piping is attained by employing a pastry bag fitted with a metal tip that is held on by a coupler. This is your most vital tool for cake decorating. You can make lines, words, shells, flowers, and lots of other designs on the top or sides of the cake. Fill the bag with only 1 cup of topping at a time, twist the pinnacle of the bag and keep steady pressure when piping the design. Use your other hand to lead the tip. It is wise to find out everything you can about piping before you begin.

Fondant a smooth white paste is employed in complex cake decorating. Fondant is kneaded and rolled to cover cakes with a sleek smooth layer of topping. It's also used to make designs that are 3-D. It is less tasty than butter cream, but the cake will look sleek and stylish.

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