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Super Simple Techniques To Decorate Your Cake

Decorating a cake does not have to be complicated. In fact, it can be incredibly easy. All you need is a few simple techniques that anyone can do, and you can then decorate any cake and make it look impressive.
Powder with Icing Sugar
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Use icing sugar as a simple cake decoration technique by dusting it onto the cake. Alternatively, cut a template from paper, place the paper on the cake and dust over it to create more complex shapes. Just make sure the cake is cool to prevent the icing sugar from melting.
Mix Up Some Quick Buttercream
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Create buttercream with ease by mixing butter, icing sugar, some drops of milk and flavoured extract. This makes for a fantastic cake topping that is easy to apply, and it allows you to add colour and variety to your cakes.
Use Fondant
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Ready-to-roll fondant icing is a great tool for any cake decorator who wants impressive results with little effort. It comes available in many colours, and you can also add food colouring to white fondant to create your own colours. You will simply need to roll it out using icing sugar to prevent it from sticking to the surface, then place it over the cake to create a professional appearance.
Throw On Some Marshmallows
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Marshmallows are very effective, they look great and they are tasty. You can find a range of marshmallows from small to large that you can place on top of your cake or cupcake, or you can even melt them down and pour the mixture over the cake. Kids will love helping with this just make sure they don't eat them all before putting them on the cake.
Use a Selection of Sweets
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Sweets look great on cakes. They are so easy to use to decorate cakes, and they are ideal for kids' birthday cakes. There are no rules when it comes to using sweets. You could add chocolate buttons around the side, stick jelly-beans in the icing, or go for a colourful mix using a variety of sweets. It is best to use a buttercream cover and stick the sweets into it. Chocolate fingers placed around the side is another great option not only does it look great, but it also helps to hide imperfections.
Add Some Strawberries & Raspberries
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Fruit has long been used to decorate cakes. Strawberries and raspberries look fantastic, so simply use your imagination to decorate the cake. They will look especially good for summer celebrations.
Sprinkle On Some Mixed Nuts
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Mixed nuts look great when used to cover the whole cake or just around the side. This adds a lovely effect as well as texture, and it tastes great too.
Spread It On
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Spreads are simple to apply and they look great. There are plenty to choose, from Nutella to a variety of jams, and you can apply them all over the cake using a palette knife for a quick and effective decorating technique.
Create a Stunning Cake Design
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You don't have to be a professional designer to create stunning cake designs. Use the techniques here to get creative with your cakes, and get the kids to help as well. Then see if you can create some stunning cake decorations to impress your guests at your next even
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