Cake decorating is a great way to let out your creativeness at the same time, this skill can be used to earn a decent income. Whether you’re decorating cakes for birthdays and weddings, coming up with beautiful, elegant decorations will make any special occasion more memorable. You do not have to become a professional baker or pastry chef to make amazing cake decorations. Learning how to decorate cake is easy – it takes practice and a creative eye.
Trying elaborate designs without mastering the basics first – like everything in life, you’ll have to learn how to walk before you can run. When it comes to decorating cakes, start out with simple designs. Once you have enough practice, you can then move on to more elaborate designs.
If you’re a beginner to cake decoration, I would recommend looking at pastry magazines or browsing the internet for images to use as a reference. Concentrate on creating simple designs as you let your hands get used to the basic techniques. Once you’re steady and have learned all the basics, you can let your imagination run wild!
If you’re ready to create more elaborate designs, identifying a motif or central theme will help a lot. Go to the drawing board and create a sketch of how you would like the design to turn out. This gives something to go back to and would give you less room for mistakes. If you’re designing a cake for children, it would be good to know what the little one enjoys. Find out what his or her favorite cartoon character is. A playhouse decoration would make a great cake for a little princess while a sports-themed cake will be a pleasant surprise for a little boy. Similarly, when decorating cakes for adults, say a cake for your co-worker, manager or parents, it is an excellent idea to start knowing what their interests are and what they enjoy most.
Fondant is a good frosting to use in producing more complex designs. Aside giving the cake a smooth and elegant base, you’re also able to mold anything under the sun – from ribbons and flowers to cartoon characters. Decorating wedding cakes combine fondant and frosting like buttercream frosting. Go ahead and start experimenting, the more practice the better. After becoming an expert in cake decorating, you can eventually turn it into a business. And what better way to market your art by showcasing them in your shop! Search the net for good cake displays that will suit your needs.