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Decorating a cake from scratch can be a pretty hard job especially if you do not have any idea where to start. In this article, numerous tips for cake decorating will be given to you, the reader, that you can use to help you decorate your next cake. If you can decorate a cake and style it elegantly, the satisfaction that you will be able to get is one that cannot be measured through words.

First off on our list of tips for cake decorating is to steer away from the use of butter if you do not want to have a sloop texture for the base of your cake. Butter as a cake ingredient is very high in water content which makes it melt very easily during the baking process. Whether you like it or not, butter is actually the factor that spoils the base of the cake you are trying to design.

If you are just a beginner in cake decorating, you might want to choose a design that is simple and not very detailed so that you will have a good chance for it to turn out well. Being ambitious and goal-oriented is good in some sense but when it comes to decorating a cake; choose themes and designs that will actually suit your level of abilities.

In making your icing for the cake, choose the one with the right consistency. For flowers like roses and carnations that you want for your cake, stiff icing works best. For the cover of the cake, the borders and other decors like stars, medium icing should be used. While thin icing is best utilized for writing and thin decorations is for leaves and linings.

Make sure that you have gathered all your tools and ingredients before starting to decorate. If you are making use of a ready-made kit, read and understand all the instructions to avoid confusion. Do not be too hard on yourself, especially if you are just a novice. Give yourself enough time to finish your project so that the pressure from a looming deadline, will not ruin your cake decorating.

Avoid using excessive water or oil as this may cause your cake to puff up. One of the most important tips for cake decorating is for you to use the right baking dish and make sure that the temperature is evenly distributed and not too warm or cool in your oven. Before putting on the frosting, it is necessary to cool off the cake completely by putting it on a rack for fifteen minutes or so after you took it from the oven. Some even recommend either freezing the cake or at least refrigerating for several hours to allow the cake to firm up before applying the frosting layer.

When using a decorating bag, one of the tips for cake decorating should be that you ensure that you are exerting the right amount of pressure so that only the right amount of icing will go out of the bag. There are a lot of classes offering tips for cake decorating that are available online or in your community. You can also try and read some books, magazines and newspapers. As long as you put your heart into it, cake decorating can be fun and handled very well by everyone.


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