A final package of a thing contributes to the decision of a person to buy it, whether it be a gadget, equipment, tool, dress, shoes, other garments and especially food. The way a restaurant or a lakeshop presents its products affects the buyer's decision to buy it. The more appealing is the food, the tastier it looks like. The same goes with a cake. An un-designed cake makes you think that its look is equal to its taste. But when there are decorations which make it look lively and sweet, it speaks for it. This is to prove that cake decorating is essential. Although having a colorful decoration does not directly embarrass that it tastes better than the simpler one. It is just that you have to make your cake look presentable so that the buyers or guests will be enticed.
Now, have you ever wondered how those cakes from the birthday parties, graduation parties, weddings and thanksgiving were made? Do you want to have that skill on cake decorating? Before you proceed to cake decorating, you need to know how to bake a cake beforehand. If you already know how to bake, let's now proceed on decorating the cake. Here are some decorations popular to most cakes.
• STAR / FLOWER
Get a decorating bag and put a star-shaped tip on it. You will make stars or star-shaped flowers. Hold the bag upright, while the tip of the bag is quarter of an inch above the surface of the cake. Squeeze the decorating bag so that the icing will let out and form a star. As you squeeze down, pull the tip straight away from the cake. To make a flower, add a dot at the center of the star.
Make a green icing and choose a leaf tip to be put on the decorating bag. Do the same steps just like how you do the star or flower.
Use a star tip or a leaf tip when applying the whipped cream to the edges of the cake. Match both the top and bottom edges for a nicer look.
When decorating a cake, always remember not to overdo it. Too many decorations in a cake make it look messier than appealing. Cake decorating is very fun and rewarding when the people are amazed with its design.