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How to Decorate a Birthday Cake with Candy

Learn how to decorate a birthday cake with frosting and candy from professional pastry chef Katie Rosenhouse in this Howcast cake decorating video.


So now my cake is ready to go. What I'm going to do with this is just start with my border. I'm going to do little shells kind of all the way around. To do that, let's even start on the bottom, I'm going to push away from me, and pull. You can see I get that beautiful little shell kind of wide on one end coming to a point. What you're going to do is start a little bit away and push, and pull towards you again. I'm going to do that all the way around the bottom of my cake.

Don't feel like you have to rush and do this quickly. If you have to take your time, take your time. It's important to kind of get it as even as possible. But, remember, at the end of the day it' cake. Everyone will like it even if your shells are uneven.

You can see I'm using my turn table to turn my cake around as I go and just make a nice, even border all the way around the bottom of my cake. If you feel like your frosting is getting too soft you can always pop it in the refrigerator. Put your bag in the refrigerator if you have to. But that's it. We have a cute little border around the bottom.

And now I'm going to do the same thing along the top. So, again, just push away from you, and pull. You get a really cute, very easy, it looks easy because it actually is easy. All you have to do is push, and pull. Push, and pull. I'm keeping it right onto my cake not too far over that they'll end up kind of falling down the sides, but just right around the edge. Really cute birthday cake.

Once you have your border you can decorate really in any way you like. I'm going to take some candy, and you can see when I get to the end I just do one just to fill in right in between. I have cute little gumballs. You can choose any colors. This is a great job for kids actually. They can pick out the colors that they love.

You can just do cute little kind of dots all the way around. Just push right into the top. No fuss. Very cute. And the same thing right on the bottom. I like purple and yellow because it's going to stay with my theme of purple and yellow. If you don't like gumballs there are a million options. You can use M&M's. They sell all kinds of little candies, round colorful things. A couple more. I just need two more. Okay. Beautiful.

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