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15 Fantastic Cake Decorating Techniques to Learn

We’ve always had a sweet tooth, so it makes sense to everyone around us that we eventually became avid bakers as we got older. We can bake all kinds of things but lately we’ve been really obsessed with cakes. The more we make cakes, however, the more we want to make them look just as impressive as we taste! That’s why we’ve been on the lookout for simple, DIY cake decorating techniques of all kinds.

Just in case you’d love to learn about simple but impressive cake decorating techniques as well, here are 15 of the best tactics, ideas, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our process!

1. Trix cereal rainbow polka dots

Trix cereal raibow polka dots

We adore the idea of decorating the surface of a cake in Trix cereal like little rainbow polka dots for so many reasons! They’re brightly coloured, they taste fantastic, and they give each bite a fun crunch that contrasts with the soft sponge of the cake. Get more details on this idea from A Beautiful Mess.

2. Edible glitter stripes

Edilble glitter stripes

Are you looking for something a little simple and more straight forward that your kids could help you make but that they’ll also get a huge kick out of? Well, if you haven’t already discovered the joys of edible glitter in baking then you’re in for a real treat with this sparkling stripes idea outlined on A Subtle Revelry.

3. Watercolour effect cake

Watercolour effect cake

Did you know that you can actually get very creative indeed with classic hand painting techniques but in the baking world? That’s right, edible “paints” exist and you can make all kinds of effects and details with them! We adore the way Sugar & Cloth created a look that’s simple, fun, colourful, and abstract.

4. Rainbow Twizzler edible garden

Rainbow twizzler edible garden

Perhaps you’re still thinking about the idea of embellishing the outside of your cake with different kinds of sweet snacks but you’d like to stick to candies because you like the idea of making a double treat? Then we think you’ll get a huge kick out of the way Handmade Charlotte used strategically cut pieces of Twizzlers to create cutely coloured floral motifs!