Other Cakes

Yummmm….cake! Is there any other thought that enters your mind when you hear that word?! If this isn’t your favorite dessert ever, I shall remain forever confused by your logic. According to the history books, we have the Egyptians to thank for this scrumptious delight that has evolved into a multitude of diverse taste bud blessings over the years!

The actual word “cake” has Viking origins and can be traced back to the 13th century, where it was derived from an Old Norse word called “kaka”. See, you learn something new everyday!

slices of Old Fashioned Gingerbread on white plates with fork and bread knife

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How to Decorate Cakes

Decorating your cake is the best part of the process in my opinion! It’s a super fun way to give the cake your own unique twist. If you’re new to cake making, start with easier techniques like creating simple designs on a frosted cake or adding some decorative toppings. But experienced cake bakers can play around a bit more!

First, you need to select a frosting for your cake. Make sure it’s thick enough to stick to the top and sides. If your frosting looks a bit runny, just add some powdered sugar until it thickens up. Once that’s done, you can use an icing smoother to ensure the sides are frosted evenly. Keep going until the sides are coated and then run your smoother around the cake to even out the surface.

cake decorating

To create your design, fill a piping bag and use it to pipe a pattern on your cake. There are various piping tips to choose from depending on the design you want, so make sure the one you choose is right for the design you’re looking for. For example, a pipe with a petal tip will create ruffled edge to the cake and a pipe with a plan round tip can be used to simply pipe dots on top. You can also add some embellishments like various shapes, words, or flowers by changing the tip on your piping bag. There are even some tips designed for specific shapes that you can use, which makes it even easier. Using the back of a spoon to create swirls in your frosting is also a super easy way to decorate your cake!

There are lots of other decorative options too, such as arranging some fruit to the top of your cake, dusting your cake with some powdered sugar, or adding figurines (such a wedding cake staple!). The options are endless and lots of fun to try.

Where Can I Buy Edible Images for Cakes?

You’ll pick up edible cake images in most cake shop or craft stores, but there are also tons of options online! Most of the online sites will allow you to upload your own custom image requests. Even Amazon has a good selection of edible cake images available.

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