Cake Decorating Ideas For All Occasions

Cake Decorating Ideas for​ All Occasions
you​ really don’t need a​ special occasion​ to​ decorate a​ cake, but some events that can be made unforgettable and​ extra special with a​ decorated treat are holidays, birthdays, graduations, religious occasions, showers, weddings, and​ other personal special events.
Here are some cake decorating ideas that will help you​ make any occasion​ special:
New Year’s Champagne Toast
Bake one 9-in​ .​
round and​ one 9x12-in​ .​
rectangle cake.
Cut the round in​ half .​
Use one half for​ the top of​ the champagne glass.
Cut a​ 2 or​ 3-inch long strip for​ the stem of​ the glass and​ a​ 2 x 4-inch section​ for​ the base of​ the glass .​
Piece them together to​ form the champagne glass .​
To be sure all the pieces stay together, lightly frost each piece separately before you​ piece them together.
Place the pieces on​ a​ cake board .​
Ice the top part (straight edge) of​ the half-round cake and​ the stem and​ base sections in​ white icing .​
Ice the bottom part (rounded edge) of​ the half-round cake in​ light yellow or​ light pink icing to​ resemble champagne .​
Easter Egg Hunt (So easy kids can do it!)
Bake 6 large muffins .​
Cool and​ frost them with green icing .​
Generously sprinkle green shredded coconut* on​ top of​ the frosting to​ resemble grass .​
Place colored jelly beans within​ the coconut so they are half-hidden .​
Place small bunny toppers on​ the top of​ the muffins so they look as​ if​ they are finding the jelly beans.
*To tint shredded coconut, place coconut in​ a​ plastic bag .​
Add a​ few drops of​ food color .​
Knead color into coconut .​
Dry on​ waxed paper.
Spooky Halloween Brownies (Let the kids help!)
Bake your​ favorite brownies .​
When cooled, cut into 3-inch circles, using a​ cookie cutter or​ a​ pattern and​ sharp knife .​
Place a​ Halloween stencil (available in​ most stores) in​ the center of​ each brownie .​
Sprinkle the stencil with confectioner’s (powdered) sugar .​
Remove the stencil .​
Edge the top and​ the bottom of​ brownie with tip 14 white icing stars.
Shiny Christmas Ornament
Bake a​ one or​ two-layer round cake .​
Ice the cake smooth with white icing .​
Pipe tip 5 white icing lines across the top at​ 1-inch intervals .​
Vary the shapes of​ the lines, making one straight, one zigzag, one curvy, etc .​
to​ resemble decorations on​ an​ ornament .​
Randomly pipe tip 5 icing balls and​ tip 16 stars between the lines also to​ resemble decorations .​

Let Me Call you​ Sweetheart
Bake a​ heart-shaped cake and​ a​ heart-shaped mini-cake .​
Ice the larger cake smooth with pink icing .​
Place the mini-cake in​ the center of​ the larger cake .​
Cover the mini cake in​ tip 16 red icing stars .​
Add a​ tip 14 red icing shell border at​ the bottom of​ the mini cake and​ a​ tip 16 red icing shell border at​ the top and​ the bottom of​ the large cake .​
Write your​ message in​ pink with tip 3 on​ the mini-cake.
Rainbow Train​
Bake four mini-loaf cakes .​
(about 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches each.)
Ice each one smooth – one with red icing, one with blue icing, one with green icing, and​ one with yellow icing .​
Use the cake iced in​ red as​ the engine: Make a​ smokestack for​ the engine with 2 large marshmallows .​
Frost them together with green icing .​
Attach the marshmallows to​ the top of​ engine with a​ toothpick .​
Using green icing, attach a​ piece of​ white curly ribbon​ or​ candy on​ the top of​ the smokestack for​ smoke and​ attach two white or​ yellow gum drops to​ the front of​ the engine for​ headlights .​
With a​ spatula, place a​ small mound of​ yellow icing on​ top of​ the yellow car; add small chocolate chips to​ resemble coal .​
Place two or​ three small plastic cars on​ top of​ the blue car .​
Stick small stick candies, such as​ licorice pieces on​ top of​ the green car to​ resemble metal parts .​
Decorate the sides of​ the cars with various small hard candies for​ decorations .​
for​ wheels: With icing the same color as​ the car, attach 4 large candy discs, such as​ peppermint swirls, to​ the bottom of​ each car .​
Connect the cars with one-inch licorice whips or​ pretzel sticks.
Up! Up! and​ Away
Bake two each: tulip, flower, butterfly and​ dragonfly cookies (eight total) and​ a​ 9x12-in​ .​
rectangle cake .​
Ice the cookies smooth in​ various pastel colors with thinned royal icing.** Decorate the iced butterfly cookie with tip 3 colored icing dots .​
Ice the bottom half of​ the 9x12-in​ .​
cake smooth with green icing and​ the top half smooth with light blue icing to​ resemble grass and​ the sky .​
Place two small mounds of​ white icing on​ the blue half for​ clouds .​
Pat down the clouds with your​ fingers dipped in​ cornstarch .​
Place the tulip and​ flower cookies in​ the grass and​ pipe tip 3 green stems and​ leaves, if​ necessary .​
Place the one butterfly cookie near the flower cookie and​ the other butterfly cookie and​ the dragonfly cookies in​ the sky .​
Write your​ message on​ the cake with tip 3 white icing.
**Royal Icing Recipe
2 cups sifted confectioner’s sugar
2 scant tablespoons meringue powder
3 tablespoons water
Beat all the ingredients a​ low speed until the icing forms peaks.
(Makes about 1-1/2 cups)

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