Fancy Food Friday: How to Decorate a Cake
To celebrate all the fall birthdays around, we’re going to teach you how to decorate a cake! Everyone will admit that baking the cake isn’t nearly as hard as frosting it properly. Keep reading to learn all the secrets to frosting a cake like a pro!
The easiest way to decorate a cake is to frost the entire surface with icing. There are a lot of tips to keeping the crumbs out of the cake, the most important of which is to never touch the spatula to the cake. If you only make contact with the frosting, you’ll have a better product.
Make sure your timing is right in decorating a cake. After baking the cakes, make sure you allow them to cool completely. Warm cakes are more fragile, and they change shape as they cool. You’ll probably notice that the volume of your cake is a lot bigger when it’s warm, but it will sink as it cools.
There is also another long waiting period after frosting the first layer on the cake. Let the first coat of icing/frosting harden before embellishing it with further decoration and frosting.
Tell us: What’s your favorite cake and frosting combination?