"There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way."
- Thich Nhat Hanh
How many times have we watched those super-skilled bakers on T.V, wishing we were as superbly talented as them? Be it simple baking or cake decorating, we all get amazed looking at the gorgeous cakes. But the truth is, you don’t have to be a self-proclaimed artist to turn your cake into a work of art. Whether you choose to use simple or fancy decorating materials, you can really take a plain cake to the next level by using a few decorating tips and ideas.
So here are some ways to make sure that your home-made cake is the centre of attention at the next celebration.
Think of your cake as an empty canvas and use your imagination to create smooth brushstrokes on it by using gel food colouring and a paintbrush. You can use pastels, bold colours or even edible glitter paint. Just have fun with colours!
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Yes, you heard that right. Breakfast cereals actually add a fun twist to your cake and make every bite crunchy. Some of the interesting cereals that you can stick onto your cake are Fruit Loops, Chocos, Corn Flakes and Cheerios. You can even make fun shapes out of them.
These are quite a common sight nowadays. The best part about using sugar flowers is that you can make any flowers by using a simple sugar paste and food colours mixed together. There are a lot of online tutorials about simple sugar flower art from where you can take inspiration.
Cookies and cake – such a heavenly combination! Just put your favourite cookies on the cake to make it super delicious and visually appealing. You can use either whole cookies or crush them.
There is nothing prettier than colourful sprinkles all over the cake. You can even make specific designs on it to give the cake a fancy, elaborate look. Sprinkles are delectable and loved by all.
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You can make your own chocolate toppers by melting chocolate bars and then giving them different shapes by using moulds. There are a lot of fun shapes to choose from – hearts, circles, squares, flowers, etc. So go make your special day even more memorable with chocolate.
Imagine colourful, sweet candies on your cake. All you need is a packet of store-bought candies and your creativity to give the cake an interesting twist. It will surely satisfy your sweet tooth!
Fruits make for wonderful cake toppers. If you want to make your cake slightly balanced calorie-wise, then you can use a variety of fresh fruits like apples, kiwis, oranges and a whole load of berries. They will give your cake a tropical and unique edge.