Friday, July 10

Cake help?


I am not a cake decorator, but I would like to get better. Suggestions? I taught myself to knit online so I'm thinking some ubber cake expert out there can point me in the right direction. My daughters 7th birthday cake. Not BAD...but not good either. I don't want to be perfect by any means. Just something I can be more proud to show. LOL

15 comments:

Nutmeg Nanny said...

To be honest I'm not a fantastic cake decorator either. I just wanted to tell you that I think your cake looks great:) I bet your daughter loved it!

Bob said...

This is the lady to talk to: http://ddpiesslice.blogspot.com/
She is a cake decoration goddess. :)

Amy said...

I think it looks wonderful...

Missew said...

Love it K .. I think its great!

Donna-FFW said...

Looks pretty darned good to me.

I think certain craft stores offer cake decorating wilton classes reasonably priced.

Susie said...

I davel in cake decorating and I have found that practice makes perfect. Also, Wilton has some great lesson on their site too:-)

Julia said...

Butterflies are always good! I could not even get close to that. I usually get toys and put them on the top of the cake.... "cheating"

Calm In The Kitchen said...

I wish I were more of a decorator too, but I think that I have a bit of a perfectionist attitude when it comes to the whole thing.

I think your cake looks great!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm no help. But I like your cake!

Samantha said...

Hi, just found your blog through farmchicks, I think. :) Your cake is cute, I'm sure that your daughter loved it. As for a cute, easy way to decorate cakes...I think I can help. You'll need a coloring book page with a design that you like (this will be reversed so it doesn't work for words), waxed paper and cake decorating gels in the colors of your choice. Lay the waxed paper over the coloring book page(tape it to the table if it helps) and trace the design with the gel (I usually use black for this). Very carefully, lift the waxed paper and lay it lightly on the frosted cake making sure that your design is completely transferred, then carefully lift the paper off again. You should have a pretty good outline at this point, but you may want to go over it again to perfect it. Then you just fill it in with the colors of your choice. Super fun, super easy. Wilton used to sell clear gel that you could tint with icing colors, but I'm not sure if they still do...really good for custom colors though. Hope that helped. :)

Samantha

Samantha said...

Ooops! Thought of another one...been awhile since I've done cake decorating so this is good brain excercise. :) You can use a cookie cutter to lightly press a design into a cake then use a small round tip to outline the design and fill it in. This one is cute and easy if you are using real toys to decorate the top and just want to accent around them. Have fun!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I'm new to your blog. I bet it tastes really good having just perused your blog for a minute! Found you through the Farmchicks site!

the wild raspberry said...

making my daughters birthday cakes every year is one of my favorite traditions....they love it and look forward to it so much~ they don't care how smooth the icing is ...
great job on yours~
chasity

The Jolly Bee said...

I think practice will make perfect. I'm sure the birthday girl thought it was beautiful -- afterall, it was made with love. And trust me, it's much better than anything I've attempted!
PS. I'm having a drawing for an embellished Country Living apron on my blog-site. Head on over to enter and maybe you can be wearing the apron when you try your next cake!

Anonymous said...

Hi sweetheart!!!

I live in a developing country and i have recently started my cakes business. I am very impressed by your designs. I know I'm going to be asking for too much but could you please please please give me a hint on how you make those cake decorations ? please...

visit my desserts page so u get an idea of what kind of cakes i make

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frosted-Fantasies/293834163452?ref=ts

I hope you will help or at least guide me please :)

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Hugs, Chocolates, Cookies and Cream,

Shanze'

P.S. even if you can't help me its ok but can you at least tell me so i don't wait.. thank you..

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