Learning How To Decorate Flowercakes
A great way to show appreciation and affection for a spouse, parent, child, or friend is by creating a special occasion cake in the shape of flowers. A flower cake can be more attractive and impressive than a traditional cake in any number of ways. Not only are they easier to transport and easier to assemble but once you have seen the finished product you will wonder how you ever managed without decorating a flower shaped cake! These cakes can be decorated at home or taken to a local florist to have them made. In this article we take a look at some basic information on how to decorate beautiful 3D flowers using only a few simple tools.
There are a variety of different methods for decorating your cake. If you have selected a specific flower design you should make sure you have the correct type of icing and tools to complete your job. Icing can be bought from any grocery store or specialty craft store and the tools required to complete the job are minimal.
The most important tool when learning how to decorate flowers with a cake is an icing tool with which you will outline your flower arrangements
Begin by lining the bottom of the cake with a thin layer of icing just large enough to outline the entire cake. Next use a large round cake knife to gently remove the amount of icing that you need to create the outline. This will allow you to use a larger and thicker outline for your flowers.
Next brush a single layer of white icing on the flower pattern and allow to dry before starting any additional work. This will create the color of the flower. Next select a single round cake pin and place it into the center of the flower outline. The flower should not face up or upside down and you want the base of the pin to remain level. Using a small decorative tip you will cover the pin with a little flower design so that the cake pin remains hidden. You can use your pencil to draw around the design in a clockwise motion until you reach the bottom of the flower.
Once you are happy with your flower outline use a single flower design and create a border of this design on the cake. Use a small circle cookie cutter to create round sections of flowers around the base of the pin. These should be covered in a coordinating color of icing. Finish off these sections of flowers by using one more border of a different color to finish off the design.
When learning how to decorate beautiful 3D flowers with a cake and decorating accessories, it is very important to create the correct scale of the flower arrangements
This means that the flower is properly proportioned to the size of the cake. Do not forget to add in extra decoration on top of your flower arrangements as this will give your final creation a finished look.
The last thing you should do when learning how to decorate beautiful 3D flowers with a cake is to pipe or drizzle icings over the flower arrangements to give them a finished look. A very popular method is to pipe icing over decorative ice cream sandwiches that are used for decoration. It is also possible to pipe icing over floral lace that is placed on the cake. Icing can also be used to decorate the cake table. Piping icing over a fork or knife will give a very nice finish.
When learning how to decorate beautiful 3D flowers with a cake and decorating accessories it is very important to create the correct scale of the flowers. This means that the flower is properly proportioned to the size of the cake. Do not forget to add in extra decoration on top of your flower arrangements as this will give your final creation a finished look. These are some basic tips that will get you started on learning how to decorate a cake with flowers.