The art of cake decorating is an enjoyable and rewarding one. You can decorate cakes for hobby or for profession. Impress all your friends with a beautiful flag cake around the 4th of July. Or take an artfully decorated cake to your next family potluck. You can even delight all the children in your family on their birthday with a cake that is decorated with their favorite cartoon character or super hero. If you wish to get started with a hobby of cake decorating, there are some things that you need and some things you ought to know. Keep reading to begin practicing this satisfying art form.
If you’re ready to start cake decorating, there are a couple of supplies you require. In addition to pans and mixers, you will need a cake decorating set. These usually consist of several piping bags and many different decorative frosting tips. They are quite affordable and are available at department stores and grocery stores. You might also choose to purchase any number of other decorative equipment such as stencils, supplies to make sugar flowers and other sculptures to your cakes, and assorted cake plates and cake boards.
Now that you have the basic cake decorating supplies, you’re ready to start. It’s a good idea to allow yourself plenty of practice before planning to make a cake for anyone. You may choose to use cake mixes, or create cakes from scratch. In any event, start small. Make a cake in your favorite flavor, and stick in the freezer. It’ll be much easier to decorate the next day when it is hard. Frost the cake in a fun color, and then practice using your frosting tips and other supplies to decorate the cake in any way you choose.
Once you’ve practiced cake decorating several times this way, you might be ready to begin decorating cakes for occasions and other men and women. You can practice making cakes from scratch and adding sugar sculptures and stencil drawings to your cakes. You can also begin practicing making tiered and stacked cakes and experimenting with different cake fillings. Just think of yourself as a cake scientist!
Now that you have practiced all types of cake decorating, you could consider turning your cake hobby into a career. If you’ve been making all sorts of cakes and getting all types of praise, you just might have what it takes. If it goes well, you might look into getting your own bakery and a few employees!