Expert Cake Decorating Made Easy audio and ebook + FREE Gift
For some cake decorating is a hobby, and for others, it is a career. The
amateurs are those who find it fun and gratifying to bake the cakes and then
decorate them for their family and friend, save money by doing it themselves.
With expert training along with good decorating tips and ideas, any one can
master this art. With this art form you will be able to stretch your imagination. If
you continue building your skills, you will experience the joy of making others
happy with your expertise.
The art of decorating cakes takes place when a man or woman has turned the
kitchen into an art studio. When a cake is decorated in an artistic design it is
pleasing to both the creator and the recipient. Creating a cake does not have to
be a stressful experience, you just need to get creative. Dont be afraid to try
new ideas and techniques. For the amateur, it is the simple cake decorating tips,
which are the best ways to help you get started. Decorating can be as simple as
using a stencil and dusting confectioners sugar or cocoa powder on the top of a
Cakes can be iced with butter cream, royal fondant, or cooked icing. Adding to
the icing cakes can be topped with flowers, spun sugar, or candy. Cakes can be
created to look like a hot dog, pizza, or just about anything you have the
imagination to create.
If you want to be an amateur cake decorator, you will need to learn the basics
and pick up as many of the tips you can. There are many tips and ideas widely
available. You may decide to continue making and decorating cakes as a
pastime or you may decide to look into making a career out of decorating and
The Wilton schools have several students who have a professional goal in mind.
Wilton schools have classes designed for anyone who loves cake decorating.
Wilton classes are taught at several local retailers through out the United States
and Canada. Here are some of the Wilton school tips and hints on icing a cake.
Wilton schools prefer to use Duncan Hines cake mixes because the batter
volume is the same every time you make it.
Adding a teaspoon or two of Wilton Meringue Powder to the mix will make the
cake rise higher.
When preparing your pans, use a 2-inch wide paintbrush to paint on the
shortening. If an area is still shiny, apply more shortening and dust with flour.
Only fill your cake pans half full.
Let your cake cool completely rest in an airtight container for a day or even
overnight before you ice it.
Cut the mounded portion of the cake off with a leveler or a serrated knife to make
the cake level and fit together easier.
Turn the cake over and brush the cake with a wide paintbrush to remove the
Use a lot of icing to ice the top of the cake. Never let your spatula touch the
cake. You will have crumbs in your icing if you do.
If you are having a difficult time in icing the sides of the cake, Wilton has a tip,
number 789, which is made just for icing the sides of the cake.
Let the cake rest for 15 minutes after you have iced it. Then smooth out the cake
by using parchment paper. To do this, place the parchment paper on the cake
and gently smooth out the icing.
If you have a cake mix, which only makes one layer. Then turn it into a torte.
Slice the cake horizontally. By adding a ring of icing from a decorating bag
through a tip, you will be able to create a dam on the outside of the bottom half of
the cake. For a filling use the pudding from a childs pudding cup, and spread it
inside the ring. Top with the other half of the cake and ice as directed.
You will need to choose a source of instruction. The culinary schools are
colleges and will give you a degree making you more marketable if you choose to
look for employment in this line of work. However, if you just want to be an
expert there are many types of schools and classes you can take to achieve this.
Some of the courses can be taken on location online or you can find web sites,
which will give you instruction by video or walking you through it, step-by-step.
A professional cake baker is a culinary expert who specializes in creating cakes.
Most of these cakes are made for special events and weddings. There are a
number of cake bakers who have their own bakeries. Cake bakers do some
cake baking, whereas some pastry professional only specialize in cake
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