Basic Cake Decorating Ideas For Beginners

A close up of a slice of cake on a table

Cakes are nothing without decoration. The frosting that you do on these cakes can break or make it. it is important for you to take extreme care of this decoration when you are doing it. Most of the people bake cake with perfection but they lose when it comes to decoration. In this article we will be seeing some of the simple yet effective cake baking ideas that will make the frosting easier.

First things first, you should get the basics right and half of your job will be done. The basics of decoration are the most important aspect and you should be very careful with it.

Get Ready To Spend Some Money

Anything that comes easy isn’t worth keeping. It is the main reason why you should be ready to spend some extra amount on the cake decoration equipment. Apart from the piping tip and icing bags, there are so many other things that you should spend your money on. Although it won’t cost you a fortune, it won’t be cheap either so if you are interested in learning the cake decoration perfectly, then invest in good quality equipment.

Some of the items that you need are

  • Pastry bag- either disposable or fabric ones
  • Food coloring
  • Set of spatulas
  • Decorating tips basic set
  • Turntable stand for cake
  • Icing bags
  • Cutters in various shapes

Make Your Own Icing

The icing is the most important part of any cake decoration. The butter isn’t so easy to manage and you will face some issues with it. You can make your own icing without any hassle but you should get some practice first. Go through the online videos that describe how to make the perfect icing.

Basic Cake Decorating Ideas For Beginners
Basic Cake Decorating Ideas For Beginners

Left Handers Are Different

If you are a leftie, then welcome to the club. The way left-handers take care of the cake and icing will be a lot different than the usual way that you adopt. It is important for you to be extremely careful when it comes to the icing. You should start icing on the right and go towards the left but not the other way around. There are high chances of messing up if you go from left to right.

Parchment Paper Can Do Wonders

The parchment paper has so many benefits that you don’t know.  Did your kid draw something and you want to add it on the cake, then all you have to do is just place the parchment paper on it and outline the figure. Then keep the paper on cake and highlight the drawing with the help of icing gel with a small tip. Flip the paper over and with the help of a brush put it on cake, you are done. The art that your kid drew is now on the cake.


Finally all you have to do is practice. The icing and cake decorating isn’t a child’s game and you are bound to spend good amount of time doing it. The more you practice the better you will get at frosting. It all depends on the time and dedication you show towards decorating.

Basic Cake Decorating Ideas For Beginners
Basic Cake Decorating Ideas For Beginners
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