You can decorate a cake at home,using homemade recipes that are available at your nearest local market or supermarket.
Things needed in decorating a simple cake
- Cake decorating tools
- Icing Sugar
- A plain cake
1.CAKE DECORATING TOOLS
There are various types of cake decorationg tools but for a simple cake you will need the foolowing important tools:
2. ICING SUGAR/Buttercream frosting
How to make icing sugar at home?
The following are simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.
- 3 cups of powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup of butter/margarine
- 1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
- 2 tablespoon of milk/water
- Add food color,red
- Apply the first layer of icing to your cake,and use your offset spatula to smoothen the icing
- Now,Apply the icing to the sides of the cake by the cake icer bag
- Use icing smoother to smooth the icing,every angle of the cake
- Pull the excess icing around the cake to fill in gaps, then wipe off the icing using smoother.
- To do the edges and top,use spatula to smoothen it,Pull the icing in towards the middle of the cake.
- Next, use the paper towel and fondant smoother to finish smoothing any imperfections that are left from the offset spatula.
- You can use the same icing sugar but color white
- use a toothpick to outline your letters with tiny dots, and go over the toothpick dots with little dots,with piping bag full of icing
- Continue tracing your letters until you finish your phrase