I want to Decorate a Cake like a Pro
I want to learn Professional Cake Decorating
I want to decorate a cake, if not like a skilled professional at least like a gifted, artistic amateur. Can I do it?
How do real cake decoraters do it?
Cake decorating skills come with practice I'm sure and having the right tools, but where does the inspiration for beautifully decorated cakes come from?
First bake your cake
Make yourself a basic cake.
1 and a 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup milk
3 and 1/4 cups self raising flour
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine all ingredients and bake in a well greased pan in a preheated 350Â°F degree oven until the cake tests as done, about 30-35 minutes.
Magnificent Wedding Cakes
The Icing on the Cake
Why can't I make this decorated cake?
This may look hard
Just because something looks hard, it doesn't mean that is hard.
In the case of cake decorating, there must be an easier way, a method of cake decoration that can be done by a fumble-fingers like myself.
I'll need tools for cake decorating
I'll need these tools too
These look slightly easier
The Australian Cake Decorating Method
We like to experiment in Australia - at least with our cakes.
The Australian method uses overpiping on fondant covered cakes, with ornate scrollwork and lots of curtaining.
To get the effect of a beautiful beaded curtain cake in the Australian method, I'd need seed beads, pearls and little candies.
The lovely violet cake to your right is from The Australian Museum of Cake Decoration and Sugarcraft.
,But how could you bring yourself to actually cut into this work of art?
From the Australian Museum of Cake Decorating and SugarcraftClick thumbnail to view full-size
How do you feel about Cake Decoration?
What do you prefer?
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