Cake decoration for special occasion cakes is not only a great way to
celebrate an important event, but it can also be creative and lots of
fun. We show you how to achieve the look you want to suit the occasion
using the following cake decoration techniques.
Decorating can be as simple as a quick
dust of icing sugar or cocoa. Try sifting icing sugar or cocoa over a
lacy paper doily, strips of greaseproof paper or a patterned cardboard
stencil. Or you may prefer to finish your cake simply with a brushing of
warm melted jam and brandy. Try topping your cake with fresh fruits,
such as berries or slices of mango. Sweets, chocolates, nuts, citrus
rinds and glace fruits also make quick and effective decorations. Just
remember the old rule - keep it simple. You will soon discover that
often the cakes that are the least fussed over can look the best.
A drizzle of chocolate or caramel sauce
and a spoonful of thick cream can take almost any cake from teatime to
dessert. Serve your cake warm with a dollop of custard or thick clotted
cream for a truly decadent after-dinner treat.