Cake decor, though fairly easy, may prove complicated for beginners. As a beginner, you just don’t delve into the art of cake decor. If you want your cake to turn out well, there are some tips you should follow. We discuss how to make the best decorations for your healthy cake recipes.
Split Cake Making And Decoration Into Stages
To make and decorate a cake, you may have to spend a lot of your time on it. It can be quite stressful and unproductive trying to finish the making and the decoration of your cake in a day or two.
So, to make things easier on yourself, split the job into stages. You may bake and prepare the cake for decor at the start of the week, then make the decoration by weekend.
Freeze Your Cake
Another reason to space your cake making, freezing and decoration over the week is to make frosting easier. When you bake and freeze your cake in advance, frosting becomes easier.
Freezing your cake prevents it from crumbling when the crumb coat is being applied. Also, it’ll be easier to level a frozen cake than an unfrozen one.
Level Your Cake
Your cake’s top needs to be flat to avoid leaning or wobbling when you stack cakes together. This is why you need to level your cake. It is easier to level a frozen cake on a cake turntable.
To level your cake, make use of serrated cake knives, or serrated bread knives. However, ensure that the knife’s blade is longer than your cake’s width. As you turn the cake turntable, you start at the cake’s edge and cut through it in circular motion.
Apply The Crumb Coat
Before frosting your cake, you have to apply a crumb coat. A crumb coat is that light layer of frosting you apply before applying the final frosting coat. This coat seals crumbs in, so that none is left to be seen when you apply the final frosting.
To apply the coat, place your cake on the turntable upside down, and apply the crumb coat to the bottom layer. Then apply to the other cake parts after turning back up. Freeze for some minutes to allow the crumb coat set before finally decorating with icing.
It is not enough to have healthy cake recipes, you also need to know how to make the best cake decorations. Decorating your cake for the first time can’t come easy. As a beginner, you should follow some tips to ensure you get it right. This is why we discuss how to make the best decorations for your healthy cake recipes.