Everything to Create the Perfect Traybake!

Feb 26, 2024My Store Admin

Who doesn't love a beautiful traybake filled with delicious treats? Whether you're hosting a party or simply want a visually pleasing addition to your kitchen, traybakes offer the perfect solution. However, creating a stunning traybake involves more than just selecting and arranging items. The decoration is key to making your traybake look polished and eye-catching. In this blog post, we'll explore everything you need to create the perfect traybake decoration.

Ideal Traybake

Traybake Selection and Size

The first step in creating the perfect traybake involves selecting the right tray. Make sure you choose a tray that fits comfortably in the available space and isn't too deep to ensure a clean presentation. A copper, silver, or gold-coloured tray makes a beautiful backdrop for your display and works well for any occasion.

Colour Selection

The next step in decorating your traybake involves selecting a colour scheme. If you're hosting a party, choose colours that match your décor. If it's a family gathering, choose colours that represent the occasion, such as red and green for Christmas or orange and black for Halloween. Select a minimum of three colours or go for a monochromatic look, such as all whites and off-whites.

Arrangement and Display

Next up in creating the perfect traybake displays is arranging and displaying your items. Start by creating tiers using cake plates or boxes. Place larger items, such as cakes or pies, in the centre of the tray and work your way outward, adding smaller items, such as cookies and fruit. Make sure you leave enough space between the items to showcase each one.

Edible Decorations

To add a creative touch to your traybake, consider incorporating edible decorations. Fondant flowers, chocolate curls, and candied fruit are just a few options. Use shaped cookie cutters to make themed cookies that complement your colour scheme. Incorporate edible decorations in subtle ways, so as not to overpower your tray.

Final Touches Once you've laid out your traybake, add final touches to bring your creation together. Use fresh flowers, leaves, ribbons, or signage to make your traybake even more special. Label items with pretty cards or place decorated utensils in mason jars.

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In summary, a perfect traybake display can be challenging, but with the right tools and techniques, it's easy to create an eye-catching and delicious presentation. Use Windsor Cake Craft’s guide to traybake decoration to help make your next gathering more fun and memorable. Remember to choose the right tray and size, select the right colours, arrange items in an orderly manner, incorporate edible decorations, and add final touches to bring it all together. With these tips, you'll be well on your way to becoming a traybake decoration expert!

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