The art of cake decorating is an enjoyable and rewarding one. You can decorate cakes for hobby or for livelihood. Impress all your friends with a beautiful flag cake around the 4th of July. Or choose an artfully decorated cake to your next family potluck. You can even delight all the kids in your household on their birthday with a cake that’s decorated with their favorite cartoon character or super hero. If you wish to begin with a hobby of cake decorating, there are some things that you need and a few things you ought to know. Keep reading to get started practicing this satisfying art form.
If you’re ready to start cake decorating, there are a couple of supplies you need. Along with pans and mixers, you’ll need a cake decorating set. These usually include 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 gear such as stencils, supplies to make sugar flowers and other sculptures for your cakes, and various cake plates and cake boards.
Now you have the basic cake decorating supplies, you’re ready to start. It’s a fantastic idea to allow yourself plenty of exercise before intending to make a cake for anyone. You may choose to use cake mixes, or make cakes from scratch. In any event, start small. Make a cake on your favorite flavor, and stick in the freezer. It’ll be much easier to decorate another 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. When the cake is decorated, let it thaw then serve it to your immediate family or enjoy it yourself.
Once you’ve practiced cake decorating several times this way, you may be ready to begin decorating cakes for occasions and other people. You can practice making cakes from scratch and adding sugar sculptures and stencil drawings to your cakes. You can also begin practicing creating tiered and stacked cakes and experimentation with different cake fillings.
Now that you have practiced all kinds of cake decorating, you could consider turning your cake hobby into a career. In case you’ve been making all kinds of cakes and receiving all kinds of compliments, you just might have what it takes. You should consider starting small, decorating cakes for friends of friends and charging small fees. If it goes well, you may look into getting your own bakery and a couple of employees!