August 29, 2010

What Choices Do You Need To Make When You Are Cake Decorating

Cake decorating is not a very hard thing to do. It takes a bit of practice and some imagination but it can be done easily. One of the best ways to get ideas is from one of the many cake decorating books available at local book stores. You can start decorating any way you would like.

It might not seem like it but the beginning of how to decorate cake starts with the baking. You need to think about the size and shape of your cake before you actually bake it. There are a lot of different designs of cake pans.

For round cakes a traditional round cake pan will do. There are other nontraditional cake baking shapes as well. There are ovals, stars, rectangles and just about any other shape you can imagine. For a rectangular cake you can even use a 
roasting pan. You can also use various other cooking tools and pans to get different shapes or patterns on your cake.

When you picked your shape and size you can figure out if you want a lot of tiers or only one or two. The taller it is the harder it will be to move or keep together so you want to consider that. Once you choose these two things you can bake your cake. After it is done and cooled you will need to choose a frosting. There are all sorts of frosting flavors and types. Choose one that fits the occasion as well as the climate. You will need to consider where your cake will be. If it is in the heat you will want to use a non-melting frosting.

They make frosting in just about any color you can imagine. Those that are not available off the shelf can be made by combining existing colors. Each frosting is different and has different qualities, textures, and flavors. You can also add small decorations to your cake.

These little decorations come in editable and plastic. They can easily be put on a cake anywhere with a bit of sugar cement. This is a product made of sugar that acts like glue. It is available in most grocery stores and bakeries. These decorations are usually small roses, toys or anything else you can think of.

When decorating a cake you have to keep the climate, movement, and occasion in mind. Cake decoration is not particularly difficult. You only have to have some patience to get a perfectly decorated cake.