You have found out about how to decorate a cake and are now wondering what you will do next. There are many ways to decorate a cake and all you need is some extra time and energy. Actually, I was very interested in how to decorate a cake when I was a child but got fed up after a while and only wanted to bake deserts! In fact, many people was there for cake decorating years ago, but now made it over to the other side to give you 10 tips to help you make your cakes stand out more professionally and look even more beautiful than ever!
– First layer: In case you didn’t know, the first layer of your cake is the crumb coat. To create this coat, use a pastry brush to first dust the crumbs off the bottom and sides of the cake. Then make a smooth paste out of corn starch and butter. When you have prepared all the crumbs, mix them with water to form a smooth paste.
– Second layer: The second layer is a very important part because it gives your cake a finished look and also gives it more flavor. Use a non-stick spatula to carefully run the spatula over the cake, being careful to avoid hitting the sides of the cake. After you are done, you should then run a fork under the crumb coating to remove it from the pan. This is also where you will spread the icing.
– Third layer: The third layer is the frosting. Spread the frosting on the cake and using an offset spatula, turn it over to create a wire frame. It is easier if you place the hot water bottle on the counter below the hot water to avoid spilling. The frosting will be heavier and stick to the cake.
– Fourth layer: Now that you have the frosting on the cake, you should remove the crumbs. You can use a teaspoon to crush the crumbs but when using a food processor or a mixer, make sure the crumbs are completely crushed before using them. It is better if you let the crumbs cool down because they will harden as they cool and they can affect how the frosting looks. Once the crumbs cool, you can then add them to the bottom of your serving plate.
– Fifth layer: Using a pastry bag with a small amount of food coloring, draw on the frosting design. This is a great idea because you can choose different colors for each different decoration. Continue adding the crumbs all around the cake. As you go, remember to cover the entire cake with the crumb coat so that the crumbs do not disappear.
– Sixth layer: Once you have finished with the crumb coat, you can then add the frosting. Use an offset spatula to spread the frosting over the cake. Make sure to smooth it out well. When you have finished spreading it, turn your oven off. Wait for the cake to cool before removing it from the oven. You can then finish decorating it by using your offset spatula to frost the top and bottom layers.
– Seventh layer: After you have finished your first layer, you can now add the buttercream. Using a small dollop, apply the buttercream all around the cake. Let the buttercream sit for about ten minutes before removing it from its container. Frost all the way around the cake, including the sides. Frost the top of your cake and put it in the refrigerator so that it does not harden.