3 Easy Cake Decorating Tips

Easy cake decorating tipsDecorating a cake can be as complex or as easy as you wish. However, you don’t need to use complicated cake decorating techniques to make an amazing looking cake. You can use simple tools that you already have at home that can be highly effective if used creatively.

Today I will share with you easy decorating tricks that you can try on a single or multi-layer cake and impress your family and friends with your creativity and professional looking cake design.

With the following 3 simple cake decorating tips you can turn an ordinary cake into an amazing piece of food art:

Cake Decorating Tip #1

Use what ever tools you already have at home for your cake decorating such as a spoon, knife or fork.

When talking about patterns in the icing it mainly refers to using a spatula or a knife for frosting the cake but cake decorating tools can be as simple as a spoon or fork.

  • The first thing to do is to place your knife completely flat on the frosting and make a quick upward movement. This will help create a peak or a flat effect with the frosting
  • Then you can use the knife or back of the soup or tea spoon to create swirls in a soft frosting or whipped cream
  • You can use a fork to create a line pattern on the sides of the cake or drag a fork in an “S” design through the cake. Maintain the “S” curve pattern so that it appears wavy

Watch the video for the easy cake decorating tips on how to use a spoon and fork to create simple but beautiful looking patterns in your frosting.

Cake decorating tip #2

Make a paper and/or plastic bag cone for cake decorating  instead of buying it at a specialty store.

Many women don’t realize that they don’t necessarily need to buy expensive tools and an expert piping starter kit to create piped design. In other words, a plastic bag and a tiny cut at the tip of one portion can work perfectly for this purpose.

There are always some “little things” that you should know. For instance, here is a cake decorating tip if you are using paper cones for decorating. It is important to secure the edge of the cone simply by applying scotch tape or masking tape. It will prevent the paper bag cone from opening when you are squeezing it and give you more control.

Depending on how you cut the tip of the cone bag you can do different patterns of flowers, rosettes and shell borders. In case you want to make a shell border, simply squeeze a portion of frosting material from the bag cone over the cake. The next step is to move the topmost part of the bag cone down beneath the end of the shell and discontinue squeezing.

Watch the video below to see what materials you can use to make your perfect bag cone at home, how exactly you should cut the tip to get different types of piped design and cake decorating tips on creating frosting patterns.

Cake decorating tip #3

Use edible toppings such as fruits and chocolate for your cake decorating.

The easiest and fastest way to decorate your cake is to sprinkle edible toppings on the top or sides of the cake. You can use nut pieces like sliced almonds, sugar sprinkles, crushed candy canes, shredded coconut, fruits, strips of chocolate, gumdrops or a combination of any of them.

You will never fail if you choose a combination of fresh strawberries, whipping cream and rich dark chocolate ganache for your cake decorating. You can add fresh strawberries and some frosting between the cake layers and then cover the top of the cake and around the edges with the rest of the whipping cream.

Once covered pour the chocolate ganache over the cake, place sliced strawberries on the top of the cake and sprinkle with some chocolate ganache. As you can see there is no need to be a professional cake decorator to make this delicious cake.

Watch the video tutorial below to see how it is really easy to do.

For more easy cake decorating tips and how to frost the cake Click Here

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28 comments on “3 Easy Cake Decorating Tips

  1. Just found your blog through the Show & Tell Hop. Great tips. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Lauren on said:

    These are great tips. Just in time for making my daughter a bday cake! Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

  3. I’m so glad we found your blog!! Thanks for linking up with us at One Sharendipity Place this weekend!
    Sue @thet2women.com

  4. I have never thought to use a fork, spoon or knife to decorate. That’s a great idea!

    Thanks for sharing your favorite post at Raising Imperfection! We feature our favorites on Friday, make sure to come back and check.

  5. Thank you for sharing this at Raising Imperfection today! I am going to make my daughter’s third birthday cake this year and wanted to do a princess cake but the decorating had me weary! So glad to find this resource!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. 🙂

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  6. Would love for you to share this at my up where we pin all those who join to our party board All Things Pretty

  7. I love using fruit for cake decorations! It’s classic and elegant.
    Visiting from A Round Tuit. 🙂

  8. Awesome post!! I love the videos, too. So very helpful. 🙂

  9. Pinned! Thanks for the tips.

    Popping in from Oh, Mrs. Tucker!

  10. great tips! thanks for bring this to the Penny Worthy Project–it’s always great to know how to do things for yourself–a great way to save money

  11. Those are all great tips. I like that you made the post for people like me, who usually don’t decorate cakes. Glad to know some tips on how to do it with just using things from around my house. Thanks for linking it up at Monday Funday!

  12. Thanks for sharing this post. I am currently taking a class on cake decorating and it was quite costly for the supplies. I learned more in your post than I did at the class.

    • I am going to a cake decorating class in October to learn how to use fondant, however the supplies were included and we can take the cake that we decorate during the class home. I will keep you posted how I liked it and if it was worth the money.

      In my area I have to book a class 6 month in advance…. This is a long time to wait… 🙁

      So I found cake decorating video tutorials online and think to join their monthly membership at


      The price seems to be very reasonable and the cakes look great!

  13. Oh, this is so much fun! I wish I had seen this many years ago when I was learning to do cake decorating for my children. Maybe I wouldn’t have given up so quickly!! Thanks for linking this with me this week.

  14. Thank you for linking up to The Great Blog Train!
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  15. Thank you so much for sharing at Sweet Treats & Swanky Stuff, I definitely enjoyed watching all of the tips, I love cake decorating!

  16. Hey there! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up your yummy idea! Stop by again next week and link up another awesome project!

    Have a great week!

  17. Hey, I could probably do something like this, lol! I love beautifully decorated cakes but have never really had any skill in decorating them myself. Thanks for the tips!

    Thanks for linking up to the “Making Your Home Sing Monday” linky party today! 🙂

    • I decided to publish cake decorating tips that are easy to implement and anybody can make it at home using the tools that they already have. I guess my goal to inspire you to try can be considered as accomplished LOL!

  18. Maegan L. on said:

    Thanks for linking up to Tutorial Tuesday.

  19. 🙂 These are very helpful tips! I’ll have to remember them next time I need to decorate a cake! 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!

  20. Great tips!! Thank you for sharing on Sharing Saturday!!

  21. I went to a cake decoration class years ago but I still sucked! I want to try it again, cause I am good at baking but not good at making it look cute! Thank you for including videos too! That should be super helpful!

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