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Your next cake will be tasty AND beautiful if you follow the baking, frosting, and icing tips and tricks in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- An apron
- An icing spatula
- A turntable or lazy susan
- A pastry bag
- Assorted piping tips
- Cookie cutters
- Assorted candies
- Assorted cookies
- Nuts, sprinkles, or popcorn
Prepare work area
Lay out all your tools and decorations so that everything is easily accessible. Put on an apron, as things may get messy.
Apply an even coating of room temperature frosting using an icing spatula and a turntable or lazy susan to spin the cake around as you work.
Etch words or designs
Use toothpicks to gently etch designs or words into the frosting. If you make a mistake, just re-frost and start over.
Pipe words and designs
Use a pastry bag and piping tips to personalize your cake with words and original designs using different colored frostings.
Cut out fondant shapes
Cut shapes out of fondant using cookie cutters and attach them to your cake.
Add candies, cookies, nuts, and even popcorn to create detail and let your creativity shine.
Remember the candles
Add birthday candles and you'll have a completely original birthday cake.