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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cake Decorating Tips (Beginners Only)

I would like to share this knowledge and ideas with newcomers.  I'm not an expert.  I'm still learning on the decoration and doing experiment on the recipes from time to time.

Ok, did you know that the first cakes baked in America where small loaves of sweet bread? Look how far we have come. Home bakers should not be intimidated by the elaborate cakes being made today. You do not need to be a pastry chef to make beautiful cakes, you just need the know-how and practice. Of course the right tools will go a long way in your cake decorating endeavors. Here are a few ideas you might like to try.

Every cake worth merit starts with a smooth icing. The cake needs to cool completely before they are iced and decorated. To keep crumbs from ending up in your icing and ruining the look of your cake, start with a thin base coat of frosting that is not 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 icing and any crumbs will be caught in this first layer. Now you can spread a regular layer of icing without worrying about crumbs.


Watch these videos on how to crumb the cake, divide it, filling it and icing it.  But let me tell you first, it is easier watching than trying out ourself.  Anyway, practice makes perfect. :)
How to Crumb, divide, fill and icing


How to Smooth The Icing


Use an icing spatula to apply and smooth the second coat of icing. Once the icing is on the cake, start smoothing on the sides by running the spatula around the perimeter of the cake. One trick for smoothing the frosting is to dip the metal icing spatula in cold water, this will aid in smoothing the frosting. To smooth the top, dip the spatula in cold water and holding it horizontally over the top of the cake. Start at the point farthest from you, holding the spatula in both hands, skim the top of the icing by bringing the spatula straight toward you.

Hope you find the tip helpful.  Remember, practice makes perfect and don't give up.

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