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6 Cake Decorating Tips for Beginners

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Have you always dreamed of making the perfect cake by decorating it beautifully? But are you not a professional pastry chef? Then these tips are for you.

  1. Baking the cakes in advance and freezing them will make it easier to decorate the cake. Frozen cakes do not crumble so much, this greatly facilitates the application of the cream. These cakes will stay fresh in the freezer for up to a week. You can also prepare the cream in advance and store it in the refrigerator, in an airtight container, for up to a week.
  2. It is no coincidence that the stands are used by professional pastry chefs. This allows the cream or glaze to be applied easily and evenly on all sides. And also make any decor without mistakes, apply drawings, decorative elements, and so on.
  3. Leveling the cake layers is important as they must be completely flat. Otherwise, they may tilt when you stack them on top of each other, making the cake uneven. A serrated knife is ideal for this purpose. Just make sure the blade of your knife is longer than the diameter of your cake. The goal is to cut off any domed top. To make it perfectly flat.
  4. The next step is assembling the cake. Lubricate the first crust with a spatula. Place the second cake on it with the bottom side up and apply the cream again. Do this with all the cakes. Now apply a layer of cream all over the cake and refrigerate for 15-30 minutes. This allows the layers of cream to cure completely before applying the last layer of cream.
  5. Place the collected cake layers on the turntable and apply a layer of cream using a spatula. A pastry spatula is a flat piece of metal with one flat edge and one serrated edge. To use the tool, drag an edge along the sides of the cake, rotating it in the opposite direction.
  6. Making decorative flowers and other decorations using a piping bag and various pastry attachments takes practice. This also applies to decorating with royal glaze. A great way is to practice on a piece of wax paper instead of the cake itself. Small single flowers can be transferred from wax paper to cake. Practice is key. And over time, everything will turn out perfect for you!
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