The Top 10 Easy Cake Decorating Products

The team from Itsabakingthing.com share their top easy tips for cake decorating for Cake Cetera readers.

When it comes to making amazing bakes, it’s a great idea to have a cupboard filled with tried and tested fuss-free ingredients that aren’t going to let you down. Here are our top 10 easy cake decorating products that you can turn to time and time again:

  • Frosting

 

cupcake bouquet

Whether you use frosting to fill, coat, or add flavour and texture to your cake, it’s a fantastic and versatile product that has limitless options. Challenge yourself to top a large cake with frosted flowers or make rose cupcakes that swirl nice and high.

  • Sprinkles

 

Cute, fun, and versatile, sprinkles are easily one of our favourite cake decorating products. These teeny tiny treats look great whether sprinkled subtly over icing or covering an entire rainbow cake.

sprinkles

Follow the link to buy coloured sprinkles like those pictured above.

 

  • Fondant

 

If you’d like to include cake toppers in your creations, fondant makes sculpting figures and shapes easy. Ready to roll fondant is the most straight-forward option for covering your cake in a thick blanket. It can be found in a variety of colours, but if you can’t track down the one you need, expand your colour palette by adding a few drops of food colouring to white fondant.

fondant

  • Chocolate

 

There are so many quick and fuss-free ways to introduce chocolate to your cakes. In fact, if you’re not in the mood for conventional baking, there are plenty of chocolatey no-bake recipes out there. No-bakes are perfect for sweet-toothed cake lovers who want their chocolate fix without the need for the oven. Why not try a ‘No Bake Oreo Bar’

  • Colour melts

 

Colour melts are one of our favourite cake decorating products as they’re just so fun to use. All you need to do is remove the lid of the tub and place it in the microwave. Once you’re left with a liquid, you can either dip your treats straight into the tub to get an even covering, or you could pour the colour over your cake.

  • Nuts

nuts

If you want to add some crunch and texture to your bake, nuts can be a great addition. Embellish a frosted cake with a layer of chopped nuts, or add them to your cake mix in the first place. We’re big fans of hazelnuts, particularly when combined with chocolate and cherries.

  • Marzipan

 

If you love the taste of sugar and almonds, marzipan could prove to be the perfect cake decoration for you. Rather than covering your bake in icing, create a sheet of marzipan and drape it over your creation.

  • Glitter

glitter

If you want to give your cakes some sparkle, edible glitter and lustre dust are your friends. A tiny amount of glitter goes a long way, so we recommend using a small paintbrush to add a little bit at a time to keep everything under control.

  • Fruit

fruit

Fruity cakes are a sure-fire people pleaser and particularly ideal in the summer. You could add a cherry fruit filling or garnish the top of your cake with everything from strawberries to oranges. Fruity bakes make us all feel a little less guilty about the amount of cake we’re eating!

  • Modelling paste

modelling paste

Whether you want to top your cake with cute cartoon figures or delicate sugarcraft flowers, modelling paste is a brilliant tool to use on your bakes. Modelling paste can come in a variety of colours, but if you can’t spot the one you want, you could use colour melts to change the appearance of your creations. It’s a Baking Thing stock a rose pink modelling paste that would be perfect for replicating the flower above.

Images used courtesy of http://www.istockphoto.com

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cake delivery

A cake delivery is one of the most stressful jobs ever so this photo really made us smile. Here at Cake Cetera we have been hand delivering cakes for almost 3 years and we thought we would share some stories and tips for a successful cake delivery. Thankfully we now send all our cakes by post but we really feel your pain as we experience lots of disasters when first starting out.

cake delivery

 

After spending hours perfecting your masterpiece with your mind completely on wine, the last step is a simple journey to deliver your cake. What can possibly go wrong? Whilst driving like an OAP no one else on the road realises that you have a cake, yes a fragile cake inside! A cake that you have spent most of the night on with no sleep and you really want a funeral style following….infact you have not prayed for something this much since last at church.

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Please God let this cake arrive. Here are some great tips to avoid any cake delivery disasters:

1. Leave early

Like most cake decorators you will be rushing against the clock so always try and research delivery location beforehand.  Avoid giving customers an exact time for delivery and consider charging more for a timed delivery – Your safety is much more important than any order. Enter your delivery postcodes into a multi-route planner which advises best routes in the quickest time.

2. Contact venues

Delivering to a wedding or venue? Liaise with the owners/manager in advance to find out opening times and the earliest time you can arrive to deliver. Find out where the cake should be set up and the door to enter. Count how many doors you have to open or stairs you have to go up and consider if you will need to bring someone to help you or assemble on site. This will avoid less stress and give you more time on the day.

3. Package correctly

Use good support in the cake when travelling and use a non-slip mat under the cake in your vehicle. Don’t let anyone touch or move the cake once it’s set up.

4. Bring an emergency kit

Always take a little kit with you containing extra fondant/buttercream and tools that you would require to repair any disasters enroute.

5. Bring Ice Packs

If you are doing a cupcake delivery, buttercream can be prone to melting. Consider freezing cupcakes before delivering on really warm days or consider taking ice packs and laying them on top of your boxes. Our website lets you send cake by post anywhere in the UK next day delivery. Check out our creations

 

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Cake Cetera is always in search of new cake tools and supplies to make our lives a little easier. Take a look at some exciting and new products that we absolutely love.

1. Lace-Look Silicone Icing Mat

Lakeland icing mat

These silicon mats from Lakeland enable you to create beautiful, edible lace for cakes, cupcakes and biscuits, taking your cake decorating to new levels! The mats work alongside Lakeland’s icing powder which sets then peels off to reveal the most delicate decoration that’s pliable enough to be wrapped around cakes and bakes. We need this in our lives!

2. Dual Icing Kit

dual icing kit

Piping with 2 colours can be messy and time consuming so we were really excited to find this new kit from Lakeland which consists of a 2 compartment bag and split coupler. The coupler lets you change decorating tips without changing the bag meaning you can pipe two different colours/flavours at once.

3. Flower pot Cupcake Cases

cupcake bouquet

Bake your own little cupcake bouquets in these cute silicon flower pot cases from Lakeland. Simply place your mix in the little cases then decorate with buttercream and flowers. A lovely way to impress your friends over afternoon tea.

4. Rainbow Cake Pan

rainbow cake

Rainbow layer cakes have been a huge trend over the past years – they are so colourful and impressive. Baking rainbow cakes  usually involve preparing different batches of mix and baking separately. We love this new pan from Wilton which lets you create an amazing cake in just one go – easy peasy layer cake! You can buy the pan here

5. Cupcake Stencilling Set

cupcake stencilling set

Stencilling is a great way to give your cupcakes the wow factor. This amazing little tool from Lakeland holds your cupcake in place letting you create beautiful designs with edible glitter an icing.

You can buy all these cake tools and gadgets from Lakeland and get 50% off limited styles with the link below!



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